Judo is one of the martial arts that requires physical and mental focus. It can be both a competitive and a recreational sport where players attempt to take down or throw their opponents to the ground and then pin them or force them to submit by armlock or strangle.

Perfect for learning physical skills such as pulling and pushing, falling and rolling, this sport is great for teaching fundamentals movements before developing the more sport specific sports skills.



*Please speak to Stephen if you are not sure which session your child should be in.  


Derived from the study of jiu-jitsu, Jigaro Kano created judo as a martial art used for self-defense in 1882. JudoScotland is recognised national governing body for the Olympic sport of Judo.

Judo can be practiced at the Movement Park facility.

How to play
Judo will be practiced with an instructor that will teach the proper moves, throws and how to break a fall. Judo sessions are available for ages and levels 

Suggested equipment
- Gi (uniform)
- Mats                                                                                                                        

Movement Park includes everyone, regardless of any ability or circumstance. Some sports and activities may, however, require a few adaptations to make them as accessible as possible. Below you’ll find recommendations and suggestions on how to accommodate individuals that may have limitations or different needs. With a positive attitude and a little ingenuity, any activity can be made enjoyable for all.


Judo is a Paralympic sport for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Judokas can start off with their hands on their opponent’s shoulders instead of starting from a distance. Provide a mat that has tactile cues. Ensure that opponents have similar skill levels. For participants who are Deaf or hard of hearing, referees/coaches would need to use visual cues to signal when the sparring begins and ends.

Learning/Cognitive Disabilities

When teaching judo use lots of demonstration. Break moves down into smaller parts. Adjust the rules as needed. Ensure that opponents are of similar skill levels. Reinforce fun and be positive.

Mobility Limitation

Judokas with mobility limitations can participate in the sport and learn the different techniques. Ensure that opponents are of the same skill level. Start with basic moves and progress to more difficult ones.


Learn more about our Judo Moral CODe

What is Judo - Click

The Art of Judo Episode 1 - Click

The Art of Judo Episode 2 - Click

The History of Judo - Click

Movement Park flavor 1 - Click


The kai Club - for kids 5-7ys

The Kai Club is designed to both recognise the role wider physical activity plays in the development of judo skills, while also allowing parents and carers the opportunity to learn, play and to reward the young Judoka’s progress.

At Movement Park, we deliver this methodology throughout all our sessions especially the Tot and 4-7yr old classes.

Watch out little videos to give you an idea of what it's all about.

Judo Moving Freely - Click

Judo moving with an Uke (partner) - Click

Judo Uke Snap - Click

Judo rolling forward & backward - Click

Judo rolling using numbers - Click

Judo rolling using clapping - Click

Judo Dots - Click

Judo Cones - Click