Kids Judo Books by Koka Kids
Judo Books by Koka Kids

Judo books for kids who love judo

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Welcome to our judo books for kids collection, designed to get kids to read more and help junior judoka learn more about judo.

Learn Judo through Books

These books make learning judo easy and fun.

Whatever, your judo ability.

Whatever, your judo goals.

You will find a book here that is right for your level.

Beginners can learn judo basics and get to grips with hold downs and breakfalls.

Advanced judoka can master the judo throws, learn new training drills, and become a groundwork turnover specialist.

Here are five of our best judo books for kids. Read on to find out which ones are best for you.


How to buy the judo books?

You can buy these five judo books at amazon, as paperback with delivery to most countries in the world. They are also available in ebook format.

Links to buy as paperbacks



What do you want to learn?

It’s our objective that by the end of each book the reader will have learnt new judo skills.

Each book focuses on a different area of judo knowledge.

Want to find out what you will learn from reading each book? Read on…

The Judo Book Collection

40 Judo Throws: Learn every technique in the Gokyo

Having trouble remembering all the judo techniques and their names?

With so many judo throws this is a common problem for all judoka.

This book makes learning easy.

Easy-to-remember illustrations walk you through each technique. From grip, to entry, to lift, to rotation to finish.

Use this book to help you prepare for gradings. Learn the Japanese names and terminology.

All 40 judo throws in the Gokyo are included. Each technique name is clearly shown alongside the step by step tutorials.

This is our best selling judo books for kids.

It is a great book for judoka of all levels who want to improve their judo.

What you will learn:

  1. 40 different judo throws and their names
  2. Master how to do each technique by following step by step illustrations.
  3. Use this book to prepare for your next grading or belt promotion.

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judo books to help kids learn holds

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Review by Jad Harris, St Albans Judo Club Sensei: A great little book for junior (and not so junior) Judoka, both absolute beginners and those who’ve been training a while. Wonderful images and detailed descriptions to get going with the basics of Judo groundwork. Fun and engaging for everyone.

Learn Judo Hold downs & 10 Osaekomi Challenges

Want to get to grip with judo basics? This is one of our best judo books for kids who are just beginning judo.

This book will help you learn one of the most important skills of the all – hold downs!

This judo book for beginners makes learning judo visual, fun and easy.

There are tips on each page to help you learn the judo rules and words.

Plus there are ten fun groundwork challenges set by world champion, Nik Fairbrother for you to complete.

What you will learn:

  1. Master ten hold downs (called Osae-komi)
  2. Develop your judo groundwork skills and learn how to win at newaza.
  3. Learn how to escape and improve your ability to change from hold to hold.

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10 Judo Throws and 20 Dojo Drills

Want to become faster on your entry to a technique? Improve your footwork? And generally get better at doing 10 key judo throws?

This judo training book offers 20 drills to improve 10 throws: Kouchi-Gari, Ouchi-Gari, Harai-Goshi, Ippon Seoi Nage, Tai-Otoshi, De-Ashi-Barai, Morote Seoi-Nage, Osoto-Gari and Kosoto-Gari.

This is one of our best judo books for kids looking to work on technique and becoming a better all round judoka.

What you will learn:

  1. Step by Step guide to how to do each of these throws.
  2. How to train those same throws, with 20 different drills
  3. How to improve your footwork, timing, balance and entry.

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judo breakfall book by koka kids

Judoka Review

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Review by E, age 8: It was great. I loved it. My favourite page was about duo rolls which I tried with my dad. He was a bit scared but it was really fun. This book is good for beginners but people who have been doing judo a while would also find it useful. The judo characters have funny names which I like. I would recommend this book!

Learn Judo Breakfalls & 10 Agility Tests

How to do a Judo Breakfall? Learning how to roll and fall correctly is key to building confidence for judo. This book covers the four main forms of ukemi; how to fall forwards; backwards; sideways; and how to do a rolling breakfall.

This judo book is for beginners, or anyone who wants to improve their ukemi and agility skills. There are 10 agility tests designed to put the skills into practice.

What you will learn:

  1. Learn to roll and fall safely in all directions
  2. Four different breakfalls (called Ukemi)
  3. How to improve your fitness, coordination and agility.

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20 Judo Turnovers Learn Newaza Book

Want to know how to turn your partner over on their back? Having trouble with people defending and blocking your groundwork? 

This is a common obstacle kids face on the ground.

Get this book and you will never have that problem again!

This judo book teaches no less than 20 different turnovers. Learn how to turn you partner into a hold down from all the common defences: all fours, laying flat on their stomach, and even from your own back.

This is one of our judo books for kids more suitable to intermediate or advanced judoka who already have some understanding of groundwork judo but are looking to take it to the next level.

What you will learn:

  1. How to do 20 groundwork judo turnovers
  2. How to turn your partner over from any defence
  3. How to take your groundwork to the next level.

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Free judo book!

Judo Words Book by Koka Kids

Free: Learn Judo Terminology with 85 Japanese Judo Words

Want a free book? We are giving away “Learn 85 Japanese Judo Words,” for free.

Find out how you can get your free copy by reading this post on judo terms and phrases.

Who is the author?

Nik Fairbrother is the creator, author and designer behind this range of popular judo books for kids and children. Nik is a judo world champion and the 1992 Olympic silver medallist and holds the 7th Dan black belt.

How do these books help kids learn?

The Koka Kids judo books makes learning visual, fun and easy. Packed full of illustrations they help children quickly understand judo techniques.

What is a visual learner?

The majority of kids in any dojo (or classroom) are visual learners which means their preferred modality of comprehension is through images, graphics and visuals. It is estimated 2 out of every 3 children are visual learners.

Which is the best book for my child who has just started judo?

Learn Judo Hold downs & 10 Osaekomi Challenges and Learn Judo Breakfalls & 10 Agility Tests cover judo basics and are suitable to judo beginners and intermediates.

Which are the best books to learn groundwork judo?

There are two groundwork judo books: Learn Judo Hold downs & 10 Osaekomi Challenges and 20 Judo Turnovers Learn Newaza Book

The first focuses on judo basics and the hold downs, and is suitable for beginners. The second groundwork book takes learning newaza to the next level, teaching how to break through defences and turn your partner over, and it more suitable for intermediate or advanced judoka.

Which is the best judo book to learn techniques?

40 Judo Throws: Learn every technique in the Gokyo is our best selling judo book.

This comprehensive book teaches the reader how to do every single judo technique in the judo syllabus. Perfect for referencing for gradings.

Which are the best judo books for kids looking to improve fitness?

Taking judo training a step further, 10 Judo Throws and 20 Dojo Drills shows judoka of all levels how to train technique.

Learn Judo Breakfalls & 10 Agility Tests will help improve motor skills and coordination with ten fun and challenging agility tests.

Do you have any free judo books?

Yes we do! We have a free ebook to help you learn judo words and to give you a taste of what the Koka Kids Judo Books are all about. Just sign up here and we will send you a free copy.


 

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