Best practice to adopt during a judo class
Judo is a martial art that comes from Japan. When it arrived in France in 1920, it kept all its traditions, and that is why in a dojo the Japanese language is mixed with the French language. Here are a few examples of words that your children will very quickly assimilate when practising.
Hajime: This word announces the start of the exercise. To stop an exercise the instructor says: Matte.
The instructor has a wide range of exercises to call upon.The most common are exercises where techniques, with or without a throw, are repeated.
Uchi Komi: Repetition of movements
Nage Komi : Repetition of movements with a throw
Then comes the key moment in the judo class: the randori. Even though the word doesn't sound very nice, it signals sparring. During the class, sparring is the opportunity to put into practice what was covered during the class and the previous classes. The purpose of randori is at once the opportunity to exert yourself during energy sapping one-on-one combat whilst also growing in confidence, developing your motor skills, coordination and assimilating judo techniques of which there are plenty:
Uchi mata, ippon seoi nage, tai otoshi, o soto gari, tomoe nage, kata guruma to mention only the most well known.