Who does Judo and why?
Judo training is an ideal form of physical exercise and it serves as a great cardiovascular workout, which improves stamina, general health and overall fitness. Physical strength is improved as a direct result of trying to control and dictate the movement of the opponent and as well as enhanced power. A judo player will also improve their flexibility
Balance and posture of a player will also be enhanced
Physical co-ordination can be seen to develop dramatically from participation in judo and reflexes are also improved together with mental reaction time.
Judo is an ideal sport for all ages, males or females and attracts very many disability groups
Confidence and self-esteem are enhanced as a player progresses through the ranks and the very nature of the grading system ensures that the next goal is always realistic and achievable with effort. The grading system also ensures that regardless of their skill level all judo players can actively compete with players of similar ability and hence they have a reasonable chance of emerging victorious.
Judo has also been seen to actively reduce bullying; bullies can only get away with their reigns of terror in relatively uncontrolled environments and the disciplined Dojo (training hall), removes them from their position of power. At the same time they themselves learn discipline and self control, quite often whilst losing to players who were previously a victim of their bullying, this gives them a new perspective and a newfound respect for such players.
Judo also offers a great social scene; many clubs meet up regularly away from the Dojo at functions, dinners, parties etc. Judo draws people from all walks of life and social backgrounds.
KPJC prides itself on its friendly community of players and there is always an event happening or night out planned on the calendar.
Raising money for charities like ‘Help the Heroes’ is something that KPJC actively like to also do, like those that took part in the Tough Mudder 2012 and 2013 event at Boughton Hall.