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Give the Gift of Learning Judo

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Why gift judo books?


Judo books make the perfect present. Judo books keep kids learning judo! In the run up to Christmas, can you help me spread the word about the Koka Kids books? Help me in this favour and make the judo community even stronger.


Give the Gift of Learning Judo


Five reasons why judo books make the perfect gift

1/ Judo books are not just any gift, they are a valuable learning resource. They provide the reader with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in the art of judo. 📚🥋

2/ By gifting judo books, you are encouraging continuous learning and growth within your club. 🌱💪

3/ Judo books also promote independence and self-improvement. Judoka can refer to these books whenever they want to brush up on their techniques or seek inspiration for their next training session. 📖🥋

4/ Furthermore, judo books make for long-lasting presents. Unlike other gifts that may lose their novelty over time, these books can be cherished and referred to for years to come.  🎉📚

5/ You could also personalise each book with a handwritten note to make the gift even more special. It shows your fave judoka how much you value their dedication and progress in judo. 💌✨

Happy gifting and happy judo-ing! 🎅🥋


How do I know which judo book to buy?

Picking the right book for your child’s age and level can be confusing, so please take a minute to read through this guide especially designed to help parents. This way you can make a more informed choice about which book suits your child’s age and technical ability.


Where can I buy the Koka Kids Judo Books?

Amazon. All the books are available on amazon, and most books are now available in French, German, Spanish as well as English. So go to your country’s amazon and search on “Koka Kids Judo Books”, this will give you the full range of titles. 



What about other judo related gifts

There is more information available in our section Books for Kids Who Love Judo, and more judo gifts available in the Shop, including t-shirts and judo suits and even a judo monkey.


Judo Monkey Koka Kids

Koka Kids Judo Monkey






Teaching Osoto-Gari: Unlocking Four Levels of Mastery and Earning Certificates Along the Way

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Osoto-Gari Skills

Osoto-Gari 4Skills Certificates are now available to download from the Koka Kids 4 Skills website.

Judo coaches can sign up for more Coaching Resources like these here: Coach Resources

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Get your copy of the Everest Judo Book today!

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Olympians, Miriam Blasco and Nik Fairbrother are trekking to Base Camp Everest. On the way they will stop at Everest Judo Club at an altitude of nearly 4000m to hold judo classes and give the children a special edition Everest Judo Club Koka Kids book.

Want to help them and make a difference?

You can support the development of judo in the remote Everest Region by purchasing a copy of The Everest Judo Book

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Five Free Judo Colouring Page by Koka Kids

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Koka Kids has free judo colouring pages for judoka! Here are five fun judo drawings to choose from. Get arty! Colour these characters and techniques and make them jump off the page with added energy! 🖌️

Judo Colouring Pages by Koka Kids

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Introducing Koka Kids 4 Skills

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Koka Kids 4 Skills is a new way to keep kids engaged and loving judo. Track students progress, keep them motivated, and watch them excel. Let’s dive into the details!


Koka Kids 4 Skills has been designed to track and encourage progress. Each judo throw has a set of four certificates.




1/ There are four levels and four certificates for each judo throw: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert.

2/ These certificates provide a visible way for parents to track their child’s progress and see their achievements.🌟

3/ Allows judoka to progress at their own pace, as it encourages and motivates attendance and effort. 🎁🏆

4/ There’s also a task sheet for each level to tick off as skills are mastered. This helps kids stay motivated and on target.

5/ I have suggested some sample recommendations for each level on one task sheet. But coaches have complete freedom to adapt the requirements for each level, and a blank task sheet is provided for this purpose.


Sneak preview of the upcoming Koka Kids 4 Skills certificates!


I am just finalising design, and will be sending out the files to all paid subscribers next Monday, but here in the meantime is a sneak preview of what to expect:




Judoka or Coaches can tick off the task sheet as they move up through the levels.



These recommendations are based how I learnt judo, taught by Sensei Don Werner, 7th Dan at Pinewood Judo Club

Of course, there are many, many different teaching methods, so I’ve left the framework open.

🌟 There’s a blank template where coaches can add in their own requirements for each technique and each level.



Coming soon to all paid subscribers!


Koka Kids 4 Skills is almost ready to release … and I’ll be sending it out to all paid subscribers very soon.

All paid subscribers will receive

  • Every month, a new throw with four certificates and the task sheets

  • Every week ideas and drills for each level of progression

  • High res pdf files to print, easy to download and use.

  • Plus more of the usual flyers to promote your classes


Find out more on how you can subscribe and how much that costs.


📣 Attention! 🥋


If you’ve been on the fence, wondering whether to take out a paid subscription to Koka Kids Coaching Resources, now is the perfect moment to upgrade.⏰

1/ On September 1st, prices will be going up, so now is the time to take advantage of the current rates.

For just $7 a month or $70 a year, you can gain access to 100+ downloads, Plus the new Koka Kids 4 Skills technique certificates.

2/ With a paid subscription, you’ll have a ton of educational resources at your fingertips.

3/ Here’s the best part! Once you lock into a price, then you only pay that forever. Even if prices go up, you will continue to enjoy the rate you initially signed up for.


👉 Remember, prices go up on September 1st, so act now and secure the current rates.

(Please note: Existing subscribers will automatically continue to pay the original rate they subscribed to, and this applies until they decide to cancel their subscription. If they remain subscribed, the renewal will also be at that original rate.)




Everest Judo Club – judo on top of the world!

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Nik Fairbrother and Miriam Blasco to hold judo classes and give judo books to the judoka to the kids at Everest Judo Club – the highest dojo in the world.

Olympians Miriam Blasco and Nik Fairbrother will trek to Base Camp Everest. On the way they will stop at Everest Judo Club at an altitude of nearly 4000m to hold judo classes and give the children a special edition Everest Judo Club Koka Kids book.

Note from Nik Fairbrother: So, it’s going to happen! We’re off to Base Camp Everest with our judogi and a load of Koka Kids judo books packed in the rucksacks. Why? What? How? Here’s a few answers to the questions being asked…

What’s happening?

We’ve decided to take on the challenge of trekking to Base Camp Everest! 

Miriam (Blasco) and I are going to be surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the world’s tallest mountains. But what makes this journey even more special for us, is that along the way, we will be stopping at the Everest Judo Club (see more about EJC on Facebook)

Wait! There’s a judo club on Everest?

Yes, there is! It’s the highest judo club in the world, at almost 4000m! Half way up the world’s tallest mountain, you’ll find the Everest Judo Club. It’s quite unbelievable how it has been built. Judo mats were flown in by helicopters, and then carried by Sherpas to reach the high altitudes!

How did we find about this?

We found out about the judo club through the Austrian Olympian, Sabrina Filzmoser. About the time we were planning our trek to Base Camp, Sabrina was attempting to summit Everest. We’d been following her journey. Totally inspirational! But not only the fact she successfully summited Everest, but also the work Sabrina has been doing in Nepal to develop judo in the Everest Region. 

Sabrina inspired us. It made us think what can we do? How can we help? 

We knew we could hold judo classes on the way through, but we also wanted to take something special out to give the children at the judo club. 

We decided on creating a specially designed Koka Kids book, that we hope will inspire the kids and motivate them with their judo.

Educational judo books for the children.

I publish children’s judo books, so for me it was an obvious way to help. Books always inspired me when I was younger, and it’s my hope this book will do the same for the young judoka in Nepal. 

We have created an illustrated book that tells the remarkable story of Everest Judo Club – the highest judo club in the world! The book will also help the young judoka learn judo throws and promote Olympic and Judo values.

A copy will be given to each child at the club. We will take the books with us, and present them to the kids as we visit the different dojos.

The first stop on our journey will be at Monjo Dojo, a primary school, located at an altitude of 2850m where the children are taught by Kazi Sherpa, the Sensei of the Everest Judo Clubs. 

Continuing on the trek, we will then make a second stop at Khumjung Dojo, situated at an even higher altitude of nearly 4000m, where the children go to secondary school. 

Here, we will, (lungs permitting!), once again hold judo classes and give out more books.

All going well, we will then continue to Everest Base Camp at 5,364m before retracing our steps home. 

How is Everest Judo Club helping the region?

They are making a truly making a remarkable impact on the local community. 

Miriam and I last trekked the Himalayas in 2019, when we hiked the Annapurna Circuit. During our journey we were met by kindness, and always lots of laughter but it was clear to us the challenges the locals faced every day are real. Some children have a three hour walk just to get to a school. 

The Everest Judo Club, led by Kazi Sherpa and his team, provides the children with an education, a home, and a direction.

How does judo help children?

Judo teaches values; respect, friendship, courage, etc and these values help guide us in our lives. The ultimate goal of judo is to help others.

The number of children doing judo in this remote region around Everest has grown from six to almost one hundred. The club now boasts three black belts, and these older kids are helping the younger kids learn. Scholarships allow the kids to travel to Kathmandu to take their first belt-exams. 

Everest Judo Club is a real example of how judo values help people and how judo is changing lives. 

How can you help? If you are interested on buying the Everest Judo Book (all proceeds will go to Everest Judo Club) please leave a comment below. More info on how to purchase will follow soon.

With grateful thanks to GB Olympians for championing this initiative and to the World Olympians Association (WOA) for funding the printing of the books through their Service to Society grant scheme.

The World Olympic Association has provided a grant to cover the costs of printing of the book.

Please note our personal journey is self-funded. Miriam and I will be covering all our personal costs, flights, food, ground travel ourselves.