|Starting situation||The children are two by two, on their knees, facing each other.|
|Description||The children will try to push/pull the opponent to the ground, onto his back; The goal is to press the opponent on their back long enough to say a moral statement, for example "Honour means always keeping your promises."|
|Security rules/tips||- Its forbidden to touch the face and grab the hands of the partner. - It's forbidden to hit the opponent to the ground.|
|Variations of the exercise||Ask the children to do a specific ne waza technique, e.g. "If you achieve to do yoko-shiro-gesa-gatame, you win 2 points."|
|Teachers tips/comments||- This exercise gets the children used to grappling and pinning each other down for several seconds. - Let the children say the moral code out loud each time. It will make them have more fun, and will sometimes give tips to the other children. - After the exercise you can ask the children what values they told their opponents and give feedback.|
|Judo techniques||Osae komi waza|
It’s being brave.
It’s not hurting anyone.
It’s to keep your promise.
It’s being kind and nice to everybody.
It’s telling the truth.
It’s to congratulate your opponent after you win because he or she played well.
It’s to stay in control of your emotions and energy.
It’s to help each other and share your things.
|Author||IJF Judo for Children Commission|
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