Kids Judo Books by Koka Kids
Judo Books by Koka Kids

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Nik Fairbrother

Olympic silver medallist, Nik Fairbrother is the creator of the children’s judo programme Koka Kids.

Hi, I’m Nik Fairbrother …

At the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games, I won the Olympic silver medal.

A year later, I achieved my life long ambition of becoming a world judo champion.

It had been my dream, since reading Kashiwazaki’s Fighting Judo to become a judo world champion.

I won the judo world title in Hamilton Canada throwing (see the video) Chiyori Tateno of Japan for waza-ari.

I wanted to give something back to the sport that had given me so much, and so, when I retired, I created Koka Kids.

What is Koka Kids?

Koka Kids publishes books for kids who love judo and supplies coaching material and teaching aids to judo coaches all over the world through the KK+ Coaching Judo Resource Library.

I’m also available and open for work. If you are a National Governing Body or judo coach and looking for a help on specific project or book – please get in touch.

Scroll down to see examples of my work with judo clubs and NGB’s like the United States Judo Federation, British Judo, JudoScotland and the Irish Judo Federation.

My goals are to inspire and educate children.

Over the years, I have published thousands of judo books and magazines.

Judo & Life – it’s the same isn’t it?

I started judo at the Pinewood Judo Club in Berkshire, England, taught by Don Werner (7th Dan) Sensei.

Don was an incredible teacher, who taught me much about life, as well as judo.

Don helped me form my core values, of what I believe to be important in life and in judo.

Nik Fairbrother Judo

What I believe is important

When I create a Koka Kids product or resource I aim to:

100% Junior Judo

Create with the junior judoka in mind.

Encourage and engage this age group.

Get kids to read more using a subject they love.

Technique Matters

Use world-class technique, drills and tips to teach from. Don’t dumb it down!

Use the lessons I’ve learnt during 40 years in judo to keep it real.

Ask the Coaches

Understand what judo coaches need.

Create Coaching Resources to reinforce lessons.

Visual Learning

Build a library of visual judo graphics.

Provide step by step guides to techniques, newaza and judo throws.

Links to Products

Hopefully you’d like to see some of the Koka Kids products? Follow these links to jump straight to the item.

Judo Books

All Koka Kids Judo Books are available on Amazon.

To buy as paperbacks or as Judo ebooks to view on your device.

Roller Banners

Eye-catching, promotional Dojo Roller Banners are available in various designs.

Add in your club branding.

You can include club photographs and our designer will do the heavy work free of charge!

See Dojo Banners.

Downloadable Resources

Get coaching materials and teaching aids.

Available as print-ready, high resolution pdf files. Just download and use!

Don’t miss the KK+ Library hosted over at Substack, with 100+ downloads and growing every week.

Also, you can get Top Ten Throws for ready-made lesson plans – and the Newaza bundle.

Case Studies

Scroll down to see a variety of projects to help grow and retain membership.

Maybe you have your own idea?

United States Judo Federation Interactive Syllabus

The full USJF Rank Requirement Recommendations, in eight interactive books. Animated, with quizzes, techniques and movement designed to promote progression up the ranks from white yellow belt through to purple belt. See the USJF books.

Irish Judo Association Syllabus

Irish Judo Syllabus by Koka Kids

A 100 page book designed for the Irish Judo Association, with clear step-by-step tutorials for all the techniques in the Shamrock and Mon Grading Syllabus.

Lerne Judo Book for Sportschule Bischoff

A book translated into German for Sportschule Bischoff which covers all techniques taught at the club up until orange belt.

Read more about the project and why Sensei Jörg Bischoff wanted to produce a book in German.

JudoScotland Kai Club Sticker Scheme

A poster plus 12 collectable stickers for JudoScotland’s Kai Club Scheme, an initiative to encourage under 8s to improve fundamental skills and key movements.

British Judo Mon and Kyu Grading Diaries and Posters

Two Judo Diaries for British Judo, with the Mon Grade Syllabus fully illustrated plus information on training, diet and competition.

A Training Diary for Kyu Grades, containing technique guides, and illustrations on stretching.

A set of 7 posters for the British Judo Association. Shows requirements for each of the judo belts from red through to brown belt.

Download them from British Judo Grading Resources.

The Koka Kids Magazine

The Koka Kids Judo Magazine. The first 100% JUNIOR judo magazine in the world.

I published the first edition in 2001, and we are still going strongly today!

Now this magazine is managed by Fighting Films and you can subscribe here.

International Judo Federation

Read more about Nik Fairbrother’s influence and efforts here: IJF World Teaching Tour

Get in touch

Contact Nik Fairbrother and suggest your project.