Judo is one of the martial arts requiring physical and mental focus. It can be both a competitive and a recreational sport where players attempt to takedown or throw their opponents and pin them to the ground or force them to submit.
Derived from the study of jiu-jitsu, Jigaro Kano created judo as a martial art used for self-defence in 1882. JudoScotland are 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
- Gi (uniform)
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.
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.
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.