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This class is for children ages 4 to 5. It meets twice a week and we encourage you to bring your child on a consistent basis. The objective of this class is to teach kids discipline, lateral, movement patterns, balance, basic tumbling, posture, judo grips and basic judo techniques. The class is taught using a wide variety of games. Expect your child to expend lots of energy!
INTERMEDIATE I & II
If your child is in the intermediate class, he/she has graduated from the Fundamentals class. This class moves at a quicker pace. It is mandatory that your child come to practice a minimum of 2 times per week, but it is preferable that they make all 3 sessions. At this level, your child may be asked to compete a few times a year. Competition is an integral part of your child’s judo experience. Through competition, the student gets to test their skills and the coach gets to observe holes and weaknesses in your child’s game or character. Students will first begin competing in developmental/in-house tournaments, which serve as a stepping stone to full sanctioned events. We stress that it is not our philosophy to pressure our kids or teach them to win at all costs. We do believe in teaching them to have a desire to win, to never give up and to apply the skills that they have been taught. Competition is a great character builder. As a child faces fears, unfamiliarity and learns to perform under pressure, he/she develops life skills that they will call upon during their childhood, adolescence and adult years.
At this level your child will be encouraged to compete 4-6 times a year at bigger and full sanctioned events.
This program is reserved for the children who have proven themselves through dedication, attendance, attitude and skill level, to be ready for our most demanding practices and expectations. Generally for kids 9 years old and above, but certain exceptions can be made at the coach’s discretion.
Students participating in this program have 2 hour weekly training sessions (see schedule) and in addition, monthly Saturday workouts. They also compete in at least one out-of-state tournament a year. Additional skills such as refereeing, mental imagery, and strength training are taught.
Additional monthly fees apply. The elite program is optional. If a child is selected by the coach to be a part of the program, parent ultimately decides since it is an additional expense and time commitment.