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.
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’.
Judo 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 providing a fun and safe introduction to the sport of Judo. We use ‘Judo Games’ as a tool to develop the agility, coordination, spatial awareness, confidence and strength required to play Judo.