Judo for children

Judo for children

24.05.2022 0 By admin

Judo is a Japanese martial art, literally translated as “soft way”. Indeed, of all types of martial arts, judo is a rather soft direction (there are no blows to the head and body). The basis of the fight is throws, sweeps, painful holds and, of course, philosophy. According to the teachings of judo, the victory over the opponent will be won by the one who can turn his aggression against him.

The benefits of judo for a child

Pros and Cons of Judo for Kids

  1. Physical development. Judo develops not only strength, but also flexibility, endurance, coordination of movements.
  2. Observation and attentiveness. Judo is a tactical sport in which it is necessary to predict the opponent’s movements.
  3. Self defense. Judo philosophy: use strength to protect the weak and self-defense, but not to attack. Give preference to peaceful resolution of conflicts.
  4. Self-confidence. Self-confidence boosts a child’s self-esteem.
  5. Discipline. The basis of the philosophical teachings of judo is unquestioning obedience to the sen-sei (teacher).
  6. Mental stability. One of the necessary skills in judo is the control of one’s own emotions.

Judo is an Olympic sport. Children are taken to the section, starting from 3 years.

Cons of Judo

  1. Injury hazard. In addition to bruises and bruises typical of all martial arts, more serious injuries are possible. For example, fractures and sprains.
  2. Lesson cost. In addition to direct payment for sections, it is necessary to purchase and regularly update equipment.

Equipment

Kimono for judo for a child

Judoists wear a white or blue kimono made of dense fabric (jacket, pants and belt). It is necessary to choose a kimono according to the standards of the child: the form should be comfortable and not hinder movement. It is important to know how to put on a kimono correctly:

  • boys (men) put on a kimono on a naked body;
  • girls put on a T-shirt under the jacket, which is tucked into their pants;
  • The jacket is put on so that the left floor is on top. The jacket is wrapped from the left side to the right, as according to the traditions of Japan, the living wear clothes in this way. On the deceased, it is wrapped on the opposite side;
  • the kimono is wrapped with a belt around the waist twice. The knot of the belt should be flat.

Judo for girls

Judo is a good choice for girls. In this sport, flexibility, endurance, plasticity, good posture and a beautiful feminine figure are developed. In addition, the girl receives self-defense skills and self-confidence.

Judo for girls

Contraindications for judo

Restrictions for practicing judo can be such health problems as:

  • diseases of the cardiovascular system;
  • diseases of the musculoskeletal system;
  • kidney pathology;
  • vision problems (significant “minus”);
  • some skin diseases.

The decision on the admission of the child to classes is made by the doctor after an appropriate examination.

Judo or sambo

Judo is often compared to Sambo. The date of appearance of judo is considered to be 1882, when the Kodokan school was founded in the Tokyo Buddhist temple. Sambo originated on the basis of judo in the USSR (in the 1920s). The main differences between sambo and judo are presented in the table.

Peculiarities

Sambo

Judo

Position of the wrestlers

Parterre (position when one of the partners lies or touches the floor with his knee, or is in a half bridge)

Rack

Ban

Chokes

Painful kicks in the legs

Equipment

Shoes and light jacket

Kimono

Floor covering

Square tatami

Round tatami

Olympics

Not in the program

Is in the program

Athlete level

Discharges

Awards

Are given

Belts

Judo or karate

Although both martial arts originated in Japan, they have different foundations.

Peculiarities

Karate

Judo

Philosophy

self defense

Demonstration of physical superiority without the use of force

Self-defense Using the enemy’s aggression against himself

Basic Techniques

blows

attacks

throws

throws

grips

creases

Equipment

Kimono

Kimono

Develops in a child

Strength

Endurance

Flexibility

Education system

Different schools, each with its own characteristics

An Olympic sport, a unified training system around the world

Ease of mastering the program

It will take a long time to learn all the punches and tricks

The main direction is self-defense

There are fewer tricks and they are simpler in execution technique.

Judo or taekwondo

Taekwondo is a martial art from Korea. The technique is reminiscent of karate, but has a judo philosophy, the main principle of which is self-defense and protection of the weak.

Peculiarities

taekwondo

Judo

Philosophy

self defense self control

Patience

Self-defense Using the enemy’s aggression against himself

Basic Techniques

Protection

Kicks

throws

grips

creases

Close contact combat

Equipment

Kimono

Kimono

Develops in a child

Flexibility

coordination

Flexibility

Endurance

Education system

Olympic sport

Olympic sport

When choosing a type of martial arts for children, pay attention to their preferences. Go to trial classes together, watch your child, ask what he liked best. And remember: there are no perfect combat systems, there are those suitable for a particular fighter. Good luck!

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Bibliography

  1. Pasmurov A.G. THE GENESIS OF JUDO IN THE CONTEXT OF ETHICAL TRADITIONS \ Pedagogical-psychological and medical-biological problems of physical culture and sports, 2010, V. 5, No. 3, P. 88-91.
  2. Rafalsky V.V., Voronov A.V. INTRODUCING CHILDREN TO JUDO AS A LIFESTYLE \ Modern research on social problems, 2010, no. 1 (01), pp. 67-68.

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