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Judo Books by Koka Kids

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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 the judo basics, get to grips with hold downs or master all the judo throws – the choice is yours!

These books make learning judo easy and fun.

Let’s take a look at these best judo books for kids and what you will learn from each book.


How to buy the judo books?

You can buy these five judo books at amazon, as paperback or ebooks, with delivery to most countries in the world.

Links to buy as paperbacks

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What do you learn from each book?

It’s our objective that by the end of each book the reader will have learnt new judo skills from getting to grips with the basics to mastering judo throws.

Find out below what you will learn from reading each book:

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40 Judo Throws: Learn every technique in the Gokyo

How can you remember all the judo techniques and their names? With so many judo throws to learn it’s difficult to learn remember them all, but this book makes that easy.

Use this book to help you prepare for gradings. Learn how to throw and remember all the Japanese names with the easy-to-remember illustrations.

This is our best selling judo books for kids.

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

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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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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Judo Coach Review

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.


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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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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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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!


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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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Written by a world judo champion

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.

Or read this post on 5 Life-Changing Judo Books – that looks at five books that I (Nik Fairbrother) really believe changed my life for the better.

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.

The majority of kids in any dojo (or classroom) are visual learners and these books are packed full of illustrations.

Five of the best judo books for kids

Each of the five judo books for kids in this series covers a different area of judo skills.

Which book to pick to learn Judo basics and Groundwork?

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.

Another great book for beginners is Learn Judo Breakfalls & 10 Agility Tests covering the basics about judo breakfalls and falling safely.

Judo books to learn judo throws

There are two judo books that teach the judo throws.

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.

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

Step by Step Tutorials

Each judo throw in the Koka Kids judo books for kids series are shown with clear step by step tutorials.

Each phase of the techniques is illustrated separately.

Making learning the technique easy to understand.


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