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When is judo on at the Paris 2024 Olympics?

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Judo Paris Olympics by Koka Kids

Judo Paris Olympics: Let the Dreams Begin!

 

An Olympic Games is the perfect opportunity to inspire a life-time love of judo.

LET’S GET THE WORD OUT AND LET YOUR JUDOKA KNOW WHEN THE JUDO IS ON!

You can use this free, online booklet to do just that: Paris 2024 Judo at the Games Booklet by Koka Kids

Please credit Koka Kids if you do. 

 

 

OLYMPIC JUDO BOOKLET RESOURCE

 


Who is fighting on what day at the Paris Olympics?

 

 

The booklet lets your judoka

  • know when the judo is on

  • know which weight divisions fight on which day

     

There are prompts to get them thinking and learning

  • can they spot different throws?

  • which was their favourite contest of the day?

  • who was the champion who most impressed them and why?

     

And space to record the results

  • fill out the names of the eight medal winners each day

  • write down their thoughts on the day’s judo

 


Use this resource to get your 🥋🥋🥋 judoka watching and learning from the best in the world.


 

Judo Paris Olympics - who is fighting on what day
Print off individual pages and give them out to your judoka!

Let the dreams begin! Chances are there is a judoka at your dojo who will be inspired by these Games.


Which weight divisions are on on which days at the Paris Olympic Games?

When is the Judo on at the Paris Olympics? The judo event begins in Paris on the 27th July, with two weight divisions per day, finishing on August 3rd 2024.

For more exact timing see this official Olympic Judo Schedule here.

Monday 27th July – u48kgs and u60kgs

Tuesday 28th July – u52gs and u66kgs

Wednesday 29th July – u57kgs and u73kgs

Thursday 30th July – u63kgs and u81kgs

Friday 31st July – u70kgs and u90kgs

Saturday 1st Aug – u78kgs and u100kgs

Sunday 2nd Aug – +78kgs and +100kgs

Sunday 3rd Aug – Mixed Team Event


Watch the GOAT Teddy Riner going for a record breaking fourth Olympic gold, and don’t miss the invincible Abe twins with their incredible technique.


Paris Olympic medal winners print out

How can you use the Judo Paris Olympics Booklet to get your judoka involved in the excitement of the Games?

You can share, download or embed…

  1. Share the booklet by email

  2. Share to your social media

  3. Download as a pdf and print

  4. Embed on your website

 

How to share or download:

From a phone

  1. Click on three dots

  2. Click the Share

  3. Click on the Social Media Network icons or email icon

  4. Or copy link and share link

     

From a computer

  1. Use the individual icons (bottom right menu bar)

  2. Each icon allows you to share, download or embed.

 

 

You may also embed the booklet into your own club website. Here is the embed code:

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Top 10 Judo Books for Children by Koka Kids

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Ten Judo books that will help kids take their judo to the next level

Top 10 Judo Books for Kids

Which are the best books for children?

Koka Kids is the leading publisher in the world for children’s judo books, and you can see the full collection on amazon or here on the Koka Kids website.

Koka Kids Best Seller List

What are the best selling judo books for children?

«40 Judo Throws» has consistently topped the list since its first publication, and its Spanish amigo «40 Tecnicas de Judo», only published last year has zoomed up into 8th place. Other foreign books that are proving popular with judoka, is the German «Lerne Judo» and the French «Le code moral du judo.»

Here is the list of the Koka Kids Top 10 Judo Books for Children by Koka Kids (2019 until 2024)

Top Judo Books for Children

As a beginner in judo which books will help me with Technique?

That’s a great question, and good to see you are looking to improve your judo In judo you can improve your tachi-waza technique (standing) and newaza technique (groundwork). For complete novices we recommend «Learn Breakfalls» which also has great agility movements and also «Ten Hold Downs» – these are appropriate for white, red and yellow belt judoka.

Here is a list of the Top Ten Judo Books for Technique that might come in handy for beginners looking to learn more about judo.

Judo Hold Downs Book

Can I learn judo by myself?

You can certainly improve your judo by studying judo books at home, and doing some shadow judo, use uchikomi bands to practice your technique however we here at Koka Kids recommend the best way to learn judo is to join an affiliated club, with a qualified instructor. This is especially important if you are completely new to judo and just starting off.

For reminder of how to do the throws, as well as the judo books, Koka Kids has a great online resource with each technique in the Judo Gokyo animated.

chico con libro de Koka Kids judo

Teaching Tachi-waza Judo

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Tachi-waza

Teaching Tachi-waza can become easier, with visual coaching aids, which help young and older judoka alike quickly comprehend the stages that go into a judo throw.

Every month a new technique is added to the growing Koka Kids Coach Resource Library. You can become a member, and if you do, the resources will be sent directly to you by email. Just sign up here.

Teaching Tachiwaza Judo with Koka Kids

Tachi-waza Visuals for Coaches

Teach Harai-Goshi

Harai-Goshi by Nicola Fairbrother

Step-by-step teaching cards + certificates

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Here is more information on Harai-Goshi

Teach Uchimata

Uchi-Mata by Nicola Fairbrother

Teach uchimata using this visual step-by-step guide and award your judoka a certificate when they can do the throw.

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Here is more information on Uchi-Mata

Teach Deashi-Barai

Combination Judo – Deashi Barai by Nicola Fairbrother

Help your judoka learn faster with visuals.

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Here is more information on Deashi-Barai

Teach Kouchi-Gari

Kouchi-Gari by Nicola Fairbrother

An essential judo throw

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Here is more information on Kouchi-Gari

20 Judo Combinations

Teach judo using books

Teaching Tachi-waza and Ne-waza is also easier with the Koka Kids books – books for kids who love judo – aimed at children, but used by a LOT of coaches for teaching purposes. You can see the full collection here, which is available on amazon.

How Sensei Jörg Bischoff created his own Koka Kids Judo Book

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Case Study: How Sensei Jörg Bischoff created his own Koka Kids Judo Book by Nicola Fairbrother

«Every new member gets a copy of the book and I use it a lot during training and always tell the kids to look at it at home.»

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«Every new member gets a copy of the book and I use it a lot during training and always tell the kids to look at it at home.»

In this post, I’d like to focus on a judo coach who created his own Koka Kids book: Jörg Bischoff. You can read the full interview here.

Sensei Jörg and Iris Bischoff direct the Sportschule Bischof, in Germany with 200 students and are constantly on the look out for ways to improve their dojo. 

Jorg and Iris Bischoff with Koka Kids Book

Jörg got in touch with me with the idea of creating a book specifically for his club. Could it contain techniques that they taught at their dojo ? Could it be in German? 

And so the idea began. A few months later, and between us Jörg and I, had produced “Lerne Judo”, a one-hundred page book for Sportschule Bischof.

Judoka with judo books
Lerne Judo - a Koka Kids book made for Jorg Bischoff

Recently, I got back in touch with Jörg to catch up and ask him a few questions about how he is developing judo at his club using Koka Kids materials. Here are his answers. I hope they trigger ideas and inspiration for your own dojo.

The full Interview with Sensei Jörg Bischoff, Sportschule Bischoff, Germany is on the Koka Kids Substack (open to read).

More Case Studies with Judo Coaches using Koka Kids to benefit their dojos

In this growing section of Judo Coach Case Studies you can read about how coaches are using the Koka Kids material in unique ways at their dojos.

Case Study: How Sensei Stas Trener is using judo resources to motivate 300 juniors in Kazakhstan

Download: Motivational Judo Certificates

Case Study: How Sensei Stas Trener is using judo resources to motivate 300 juniors in Kazakhstan by Nicola Fairbrother

Children have become much more interested in learning!

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Case Study: How two dojos used the Parent’s Night Posters to create community.

Download: Bring a Parent Night Flyer

Case Study: How two dojos used the Parent’s Night Posters to create community. by Nicola Fairbrother

Make Parents feel they are a part of the Dojo, too!

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Judo Activity Sheets

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Fun stuff to print out for judoka to do at home.

Get the Judo Activity Sheets and help kids learn more about judo. Here are three judo activities you might like to try out at your dojo this week: download the print-outs here.

Judo Activity Sheet by Koka Kids HONOUR

1. The Moral Code – Honour

The first judo activity sheet gets our judoka thinking about the judo moral code, and in particular the meaning of : “Honour.” Here is a good article by the IJF on Honour.

You could use the sheet to provoke a discussion

  1. What does the word HONOUR mean to them? 
  2. Can they think of examples when they’ve acted with honour in the dojo?
  3. Is there a role model you can talk about, and an example of how this person acted with honour?

Or allow them to take it home and complete it in their own time

  1. They can colour in the Japanese Kanji
  2. In their own words, they can take time to write down what Honour means to them.

Download the teaching material:

Judo Activity Sheets by Nicola Fairbrother

Keep the kids coming back to the tatami week after week. Here’s how.

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2. Five Japanese Judo Words

Next up, let’s test those brain cells, and brush up on some Japanese judo terminology. 

You could print these work sheets up, and leave them on a dojo table for anyone who would like some judo homework.

  1. Check back in a week and see the answers. 
  2. Use these Japanese words as you teach and see who has grasped the meaning.

Instead of printing, you could send to your membership by email for parents to print out and give to their children.

  1. If the judoka (or parents!!!!) need help then you can point them towards this free online book which has all the answers: Learn Japanese Judo Words

3. Colour a Throw

Last up, a black and white print-out that your youngest judoka can bring to life with colour. 

You could organise a colouring competition

  1. Put the entries up on a wall for all to see
  2. Give a small prize to those who make an effort

Join the Koka Kids Judo Coaching Library!

You can choose either

Here is what you get

Full membership:

✦ Every week, a new judo resource sent to you by email

✦ Immediate, full access to download all previous resources

✦ Bonus Gift! A free Koka Kids book

Sensei! Join the Koka Kids Coaching Library and get visuals to teach judo and market your dojo

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Welcome to Koka Kids Judo Coaching Resources Library, created by Olympic silver medallist, Nicola Fairbrother.

 

Where you can get all the visuals you need

 

✦ to teach judo

✦ market your dojo

✦ keep members motivated

 

 


 

 

You can choose either

 

Here is what you get

 

Full membership:

✦ Every week, a new judo resource sent to you by email

✦ Immediate, full access to download all previous resources

✦ Bonus Gift! A free Koka Kids book

 

Free membership:

✦ Occasional posts and news from Koka Kids

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s what members are saying:

 

“I recommend this to everyone! The children’s knowledge has become much higher and their technical performance has become better.” Sensei Stas Trener

 

“We have posters of randori rules, basic techniques and the 20 combinations hanging in our dojo. The pictures are very child friendly.” Sensei Jörg Bischoff

 

 

 

“The children love the certificates as it inspires them further.” Sensei Ross Goodwin

 

“Each term, I print out certificates and teaching sheets for the techniques I plan to teach.” Sensei Paul Jones

 

“We handed out 200 of the flyers and we got lots of interest for the new class!” Sensei Connie Halporn

 

 

 

Judo Coaching Resources by Koka Kids is a growing library of downloadable flyers, posters, certificates and teaching cards for judo coaches to use.

 

✦ choose the resource

✦ download the pdf file

✦ print and use

 

 

 

Ippon!

So don’t wait any longer. Seize the day. Score an ippon.

Go on, treat yourself and your dojo: JOIN HERE!

 

 

 

 

 


About Nicola Fairbrother MBE, 8th Dan

The Koka Kids Judo Library is run by me! Hi! I’m Nicola Fairbrother. I’m a double Olympian (Barcelona 1992 Silver and Atlanta 1996 5th), light-weight World Champion (1993), triple European Champion. As well as doing this, I also publish a range of children’s judo books (Koka Kids)


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Want to Teach Tachi-waza Techniques?
 
Visit this page to find all tachi-waza resources, including throws and combinations. 
 
 
 
 
Looking for Newaza and Groundwork?
 
Go here to get hold downs and turnovers and some useful groundwork warm up drills and games.
 
 
 
Want free stuff?
 
Who doesn’t!? Check out this section for some great freebies, created for everyone to use freely