Thursday 28 November 2013

Big Judo Equals Big Fashion

The iconic Big Judo T-Shirt modeled by Ben, Jordan and Daisy is now available to the public. Great way to show the colours when we are at tournaments or at club events and even better cheap too!

                                                                   Kids Tees  $25

                                                                       Adults $ 30 

If you want one just drop Ben an email and we will order it right away.

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Big Judo Central Kids Get Ready for Grading

Great to see all the kids getting ready for their grading on 7 December 2013. Here are some photos of the city team.  Even though Ben is off the mat with a ruptured Achilles tendon Jordan, Tracey and the team have done an awesome job keep things on track and making sure the kids are prepared properly.

Saturday 16 November 2013

Big Judo Auckland Update

Some photos from Big Judo's two kids classes in Auckland. Awesome watching the kids develop and the parents getting involved in Auckland we have three Dads who regularly attend and it is neat to see kids and Dads all participating in Judo.

Beginners 1-2 pm 

This class is aimed at kids starting Judo.  Big Judo is a Kosen style Judo club and we focus entirely on ground fighting skills for the first 6-12 months.  Fighting on the ground is a great medium teaching the kids gross motor skills that transfer into their stand up fighting later.

Jordan and Trev teaching the kids about fighting in the 'guard' position

The kids always have a good wrestle 
Big Kids 2-3 pm

The big kids class continues to have a solid ground work and grappling element but we extend the teaching to include throwing.

Thursday 14 November 2013

Big Judo Pukekohe

Big Judo Pukekohe photos.  The class is going real well.  After six months of focusing on the basics; break falls, balance breaking and ground fighting the kids are really starting to come along nicely. 

Geoff and Tracy teaching the kids O Goshi (Major Hip Throw)

At Big Judo we find that the best way to teach is to do! Crash mats are a great tool for letting kids practice throwing. 

But we follow a Kosen Judo tradition so we always do some ground fighting.

And trophies at the end for the best players.