I think it is well thought out and it appeals to our children immensely. I give a copy to all of my Beginners and Intermediate class Judoka. Then the Advanced class will pester me for a copy too, even some of the Dan grades.
We wanted to include something within our membership, so that members weren’t just paying for the privilege of being Bexley Judokwai members! Therefore, we decided to include in our annual fee, a free subscription to the Koka Kids. For us this meant we knew exactly how many Koka Kids magazines to order and we knew that all our junior members were receiving regular information on judo, on what was happening in this country and abroad. Everyone was happy! Would definitely recommend to other clubs to include their Koka Kids subscription into their members membership fee.
As a mother, a coach, a world judo champion and a college professor, I want my own children and those who I coach to develop into healthy, self-confident, well-read people. Being a good reader is going to help any child in school, in self-esteem. GETTING them to read when they are young and would rather play with their friends or watch TV, that’s the tricky part, isn’t it? Koka Kids helps them do just that. All of my judo kids read it. Here is the secret no one else confesses – EVERYONE in our house reads it. Koka Kids is like Harry Potter when it first came out in that it is supposed to be for children but lots and lots of adults read it. Why not? It has stories on players from the US, UK and around the world and great judo photos. Come on, admit it – most of us are just kids at heart!
Koka Kids has helped us promote judo in many ways. Each of our members receive a copy every term and they can’t wait for the next edition.
Destination Judo thinks Koka Kids is fabulous. The children thinks it is highly informative and love the funky format of the magazine. Well done, keep up the good work.