Kids Judo

Kids judo classes teach confidence, self discipline and cooperation. It's also fun!

Judo is well known as the best kids martial art. It’s both a martial art and an educational system. It teaches confidence, self discipline and cooperation. Although it’s a combat sport, one of the central principles of judo is “Mutual Benefit”. Learning judo is all about cooperation with your training partner. Self discipline is central to the practise of judo and application of judo techniques. Children get all of these benefits learning judo at the Judokan in Cape Town.

Kids will learn a respected form of self defence

Judo techniques originate from traditional Jiu-Jitsu. This was a martial art practised by the Japanese Samurai. Techniques include throws, submissions, and hold downs. As a sport it’s a system that is designed to prevent injury. However, all of the techniques of judo can be effectively applied in self defence situations.

Judo is great physical exercise that gets kids fit and strong!

Judo an intense form of exercise that combines aerobic and anaerobic movement. In kids judo classes at the Judokan, children develop strength, agility, and coordination.

Children learn to compete and challenge themselves

Judo is a competitive sport. Competition provides the opportunity for children to challenge themselves and develop their competitive nature.

It’s global Olympic sport practised in over 200 countries

Judo is a global sport. Over 100 million people in more 200 countries practise judo. It is one of the few martial arts recognised as an Olympic sport.

Judo’s belt system provides children with goals and ranking

Judo’s belt system provides kids with clear goals and allows them to track their progress as they move up the ranks. All judoka start as white belts work their way to ultimately becoming black belts.

Our Training Times

We offer weekly judo classes at our dojo in Observatory. Come and train with us at the following times:

Kids Martial Arts Classes

Mondays: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Wednesdays: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Adults & Teens Martial Arts Classes

Mondays: 6:30pm – 8pm
Wednesdays: 6:30pm – 8pm

Your first training session is free of charge.

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