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Gosport judo Kwai

FAQ's

FAQs about starting Judo

 

All you need to know ....
1. How old do I have to be to start judo ... ?
2. What special equipment do I need ... ?
3. What will I be taught ... ?
4. What kind of sport is judo ... ?
5. Will I get the chance to enter competitions ... ?
6. How much fun will I have ?

 1. How old do i have to be to start Judo...?
Normally you have to be 5 years old to start judo. Gosport Judo Club will take individuals from the age of 5.
 
2. What special equipment do I need ... ?
You will need a judo suit - this can cost between £15-£200 ... but you can borrow a suit for the first few weeks.
 

3. What will I be taught ... ?
As a junior you will be taught how to fall correctly and throws and hold-downs. As a senior judo player you will also learn how to apply strangles and arm-locks.
 
4. What kind of sport is judo ... ?
Judo is a fun sport! It is a recognised Olympic sport and as such all coaches awarded coaching awards by the BJA have to demonstrate that they are fit to take the role.

 5. Will I get the chance to enter competitions ... ?
Yes, if you wish. Not all judo players enter competitions but many do - the choice is yours. There are competitions and gradings aimed at beginners as well as advanced judo players.
 

6. How much fun will I have ... ?
Lots ... the more you do judo the more you will learn. A good judo club will encourage its members to learn and have fun at the same time.

 

 

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