IJF Judo in Schools

IJF Judo in Schools is a pedagogic exercise program to develop children’s mental and physical health. Judo in Schools contributes to children’s social-emotional development, and improves social safety at schools.

Problems, opportunities and challenges can vary considerably, depending on country, economic situation, composition of population and political climate. Each country has its own specific situation. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ way to set up judo programs or at least not to a high degree. However, the IJF came up with a number of fixed and flexible stepping stones for a strong global judo program in schools.

The IJF Judo in Schools methodology is based on the eight core values of judo: Friendship, Honour, Respect, Modesty, Politeness, Courage, Self-control and Sincerity. We added a ninth value, the catalyst of IJF Judo in Schools: Fun. With Judo in Schools, learning is all about having fun and enjoying being together on the tatami.

Support IJF

The methodology that is build around the moral code of judo will help children teach skills for life. Amongst others it includes a proper curriculum, well-build lessons and a feedback method.

The IJF Judo For Children Commission supports countries in building a strong program for Judo in Schools. There is different kind of support available, depending on the situation of the country. Support can vary from inspiration for lessons, communication materials to financial help.

Please contact us if you want to know more about possibilities to support.

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