KOKAKIDS - Junior Judo Magazine
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How to Teach Newaza

How to Turn Toketa into Osae-Komi

Teach Judo Groundwork

 

Teach this ne-waza drill to help your judoka get past defences and into a hold down. At the end of this post there is a free Certificate for you to download and give to your judoka once they’ve learnt this skill.

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5 Benefits for Your Dojo when you Subscribe

Why subscribing to the Koka Kids Magazine will benefit your dojo.

Ready-made lesson plans. A way to retain judoka. A platform to communicate to your judoka about what’s going on. A gift for new members.

Coaches use Koka Kids for these and many more reasons to benefit their dojo. Take out a Club Subscription and see the benefits yourself.  Read more


Sneak Preview: What’s in this issue of Koka Kids?

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2018 Judo Dojo Banners

Dojo Marketing

Simple.

Eye-Catching.

Just enough information, so that passerby looks up your club website, or maybe steps inside the door to ask you how their child can join the next class. Read more


Be Santa at Your Dojo

 

A Club Subscription – could be a great gift for your judoka!

 

It’s not too late to get the Christmas Edition of the Koka Kids Judo Magazine ordered for ALL your club members! Give it out at your Christmas party, on the last session of this term – and keep their interest in judo going.

 

Order for Christmas now

 

6 Easy Ways You Could Use Koka Kids at YOUR Dojo and Keep Judoka Interested in Judo!

 

1 – Laminate the judo technique pages, have the kids point to the throws, name the judo techniques or demonstrate the throw.

 

2 – Use the drills in the magazine to give you some new ideas on how to teach a technique. In the Christmas edition there are 8 drills to help practise Ippon Seoi-Nage and Tate Shiho-Gatame and Mae-Ukemi.

 

3 – Give the magazine as a prize to reward outstanding effort or attendance.

 

4 – Publish a club advert inside the magazine letting your members know about camps and classes that are coming up.

 

5 – Inspire your judoka. Let them read about famous players and understand that they are part of a wider judo world. In the Christmas edition we interview World Number 1, Natalie Powell. There is a poster of Natalie for the juniors to keep.

 

6 – Keep some copies in your club to give out to new children or at taster sessions, it helps to break down nervous barriers as they come into the club for the first time.

 

7 – Print up the certifcates and posters

 

So, how to Subscribe?

See the rates here at the Koka Kids. If you need more than 100 copies get in touch for a discounted rate.

Then it’s easy. You sit back, and every term we will send your magazines to your doorstep, for you to hand out to your judoka just like Santa.

 

 


Become a JudoInside hero

You can become a JudoInside hero

A guest post written by Hans Van Essen, the mastermind behind JudoInside.com

As a young athlete you have set your ambitions, the end of the line is the Olympic title. One of the things is judo is to become Olympic Champion as a person. However the values of judo come along with your own milestones. You want to become a champion, or at least win a medal. That may give you access to another milestone: have your name in JudoInside.com

JudoInside provides you all the information of your Judo heroes. Look up what achievements Nicola Fairbrother had during her career, how triple Olympic champion Tadahiro Nomura peaked, or stylist Shohei Ono. All your judo heroes are in this online database.

Not just the current heroes, but the ones from the past. Heroes that you may have not heard of, they were the Ono’s, Basile’s and Riner’s of the past.

Use JudoInside to analyse the heroes, become one yourself. Become part of judo history and learn from the heroes of the past.

Judo ambassador, Olympic champion and triple world champion Ilias Iliadis said: “We are all human, we all have our technique, our ambitions, but dare to dream big. In Judo it’s all possible.”

Discover the opportunity and dare to dream big. Your next medal starts with JudoInside.com

 

 


Kesa Gatame – certificate

Here is another of our great Dojo Drills – this one is to help you improve groundwork judo.

Coaches – you can use this free download of the Kesa Gatame certificate and give this to your judoka once they have mastered freeing their leg and applying the osae-komi.

Want to download more digital resources to help children learn judo? Take a look at Top Ten Throws (for beginners to intermediates) and Advanced Judo (for err… well advanced judoka)

 


Judo Kids reading favourite magazine!

Some of your favourite pages inside this judo mag!

Congrats to Koka Kids reader, Aidan who won the star prize this Koka Kids Judo Hoody in our regular Snap a Selfie Competition.

To enter this prize competition – judoka need to take a photo of themselves with their favourite page of the Koka Kids magazine.

To enter the next prize draw, email your photo and tell us why you like that particular page.

Here were some of the best entries:


Dare to download Blushido

Yeah, you make your own luck we know but a bit of extra has never done any harm. So, download this e-card and send it to a judo friend (only nice ones though)

Click on the image and use the buttons at the bottom to share or download.

 

 


Ultra-Warm Judo Hoody

Buy the hoody from our shop – available in grey, too!


Kids Judo Fun Colour In

Download Uchi Banani and add some different facial expressions. If you like this cheeky judo monkey you can get a t-shirt of him to wear to your dojo.

To download, double click the image below then use the buttons on the bottom.


Read the Sally Conway Interview

From issue 48 of Koka Kids, here is the full six page interview with Sally Conway for you to read online. Read Sally’s fight-by-fight account of winning an Olympic Bronze medal, and see how she escaped from being held down  to turn the tables and hold the French double world champion, Emane for ippon.

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