|Big Judo teaches Kosen Judo so we always start training with some ground grappling.
| A good example of a ground hold called kesa gatame.
We used to give the kids a chocolate fish when they used this hold in wrestling matches but now they are getting too good and the instructors were getting too poor buying chocolate fish.
|Practising throwing techniques.
Teaching in the Kosen tradition we start with lots of ground grappling then teach throwing and we find that this is a good way to teach kids the gross motor skills used in throwing techniques.
|Big Judo maintains a disciplined teaching environment.
|But there is always an opportunity for the Dads (and the odd Mum) to come on at the end of the class and have a wrestle.