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1st4judo has been conducting
judo sessions within schools
in the Nottinghamshire Area
since 2008, and can offer
various types of sessions,
to meet the needs of the school.
Steven Wilkins
28A Linby Road
NG15 7TS
Tel: 0115 9521346
Mobile: 07807 163104
E-Mail: info@1st4judo.co.uk



About Judo

What Is Judo?

Judo (meaning "the gentle way") is a martial art and a sport, started by Professor Jigaro Kano in 1882.
Judo is derived from Jujitsu techniques that were traditionally used in Japan to kill or severely injure opponents on the battlefield - these techniques have been refined and modified
and contest rules have been applied to make them safe. Punching, kicking and gouging for example is not allowed. 
The object is to throw your opponent largely onto their back - this scores "Ippon" and ends the contest.
It is also possible to score "Ippon" by pinning the opponent to the mat for a period of twenty seconds, or to make them submit by applying pressure to arm joints or to the neck (over 16yrs.).
In addition to the sought after "Ippon", the smaller score of "Waza-ari" s is given for less successful throws, and hold-downs broken before the twenty second limit.

Does Judo Get You Fit?

Judo is an ideal form of physical education.
The beginner concentrates on getting the technique right, and during this process inevitably improves general fitness.
The bonus is stamina improvement, which equips on better for the rigors of day-to-day life.
Judo training is an ideal form of physical exercise and it serves as a great cardiovascular workout, which improves stamina, general health and overall fitness.
Physical strength is also improved as a direct result of trying to control and dictate the movement of the opponent and as well as enhanced power; a Judo player will also improve their flexibility.
For the same reasons the balance and posture of a player will also be enhanced.
Physical co-ordination can be seen to develop dramatically from participation in Judo and reflexes are also improved together with mental reaction time.

Benefits Of Judo

Benefits For Pupils

Benefits For Schools

   All pupils can take part in judo (there are no barriers)
   Teaches etiquette & respect
   Self discipline
   Confidence building
   Healthy lifestyle
   School club links
   Fun & enjoyment
   Integration (judo) into key stages of Physical Education
   Extra syllabus for pupils to follow
   Good community links, (courtesy etiquette & respect)
   A sport in which all pupils can participate
   When taught correctly it offers fun & enjoyment
   Links to elements of GCSE & A Level
   Allow each participant the opportunity to provide feedback during the lesson
Cross-Curricular Links
In-school judo classes can be linked to the following components of the National Curriculum: Physical Education, English,Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Citizenship.


1st4judo Information

With the government trying to keep children active with 5 hours of sporting activity per week, have you ever thought of introducing the Olympic sport of Judo as one of your sporting activities into your school?
1st4judo has been conducting judo sessions within schools in the Nottinghamshire Area since 2008 and can offer various types of sessions, to meet the needs of the school.
These Include:- Breakfast Club, Lunchtime Club, After School Club, Taster Sessions, Curriculum Sessions & Holiday Club Sessions.

We like the idea of having judo in School, but?..

Do we need to buy Judo mats?
No, the mats are provided. These mats are 1m x 1m square and 40mm thick, and can be made into a 7m x 7m area.
Do the children need Judo suits?
No, for the first term at least the children can wear their school PE kit. (Jogging bottoms recommended) If they would like to purchase a judo suit these can be obtained at a reasonable price.
What qualifications does the coach have?
The coach holds a British Judo Association (BJA) Level 2 coaching certificate.
To achieve this certificate all coaches need to have an up to date First Aid qualification, a DBS Check and to have been on the Safeguarding and Protecting children workshop.
Does the Coach have a Full D.B.S check?
Yes, the coach has a Full DBS Check. The certificate can be seen at every session along with the coaches other documentation.
Is the coach insured?
Holders of a valid BJA coach award have public liability insurance cover from the BJA whilst delivering authorised activities and systems £10,000,000 professional indemnity.
Are the children insured?
Yes, if they are being taught by a BJA qualified coach, the coach is insured through the associations professional indemnity.
If the children take out a Judo licence with the BJA, they also have their own insurance.
Children that are being taught in school by a qualified coach that do not take out a licence and the school has authorised the activity the children are covered
through the Local Education Authority (L.E.A).
How does the payment work?
Taster Sessions / Curriculum Sessions / Holiday Club Sessions are invoiced after each block of sessions.
OSH Club Sessions are invoiced after each block of the sessions. (If their parents are paying for the sessions then payment is required on the first session).
How much do the sessions cost?
£3.50p/hour per child. (If their parents are paying for the sessions)
All session charges will include all travel costs, set up time, mats, coaching time and break down time.
How many children are allowed on the session?
Normally for the taster sessions & class sessions up to 30 pupils, and for the OSH / Holiday Clubs 20 pupils.
I like what I have read, what do I do now?
If I have managed to answer your questions, and you would like to discuss me coming into your school, please contact, Steve Wilkins on 0115 9521346.