- In 2012 UNESCO declared Judo as the best initial training sport for children and young people & the International Olympic Committee has declared Judo as “the most complete sport, improving the quality of life of those who practice it”.
- The Ward School of Judo has been Ireland’s leading School Judo Programme since 1996.
- We specialise in teaching Judo to children aged between 6-18 years within the school environment.
- Judo has been an Olympic Sport for over 50 years and has become increasingly popular in schools as it has much to offer boys and girls of all ages and abilities.
- It develops co-ordination and agility and is equally good at giving self-confidence to the more timid child and self-control to the more aggressive spirit.
- As not all children enjoy our traditional school team sports Judo is an ideal alternative activity.
- Although Judo is an individual sport, participation ensures that a child will still develop the important social skills associated with team play.
- The Ward School of Judo has coached over 5,000 local school children in the last decade providing a fun and safe introduction to the sport of Judo.
- All our staff are current qualified coaches of the highest pedigree and are trained in Child Protection Awareness, Judo Specific First Aid and AccessNI vetted.
- Many of our former school pupils have gone on to enjoy international success, including 2014 Commonwealth Games Medallist and London 2012 Olympian, Lisa Kearney.
Would you like to consider Judo tuition for your pupils?
If you are interested then please contact us using the contact form on this page.