AS WE ARE A NEW CLUB WE HAVENT BEEN ASKED MANY QUESTIONS YET, BUT HAVE PUT TOGETHER SOME WE THINK MAY BE ASKED.
WE WILL UPDATE AS WE GO:
How can I enrol my Child?
Simply use the enquiry form on the contacts page or email firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively why not pop along to see us at one of our venues.
Is my child safe?
Our mats are new Bytomic 40mm EVA mats and all venues have Dynamic Risk Assessments completed.
Coaches are British Judo Association qualified, have up to date training in First Aid and Safeguarding Children as well as being Disclosure checked. Lead coach Mark has professional experience in SafeGuarding Children and Child Protection.
How do I pay for my child’s sessions?
Taster sessions are free and the four week Introductory course is normally £15 but is currently on offer at £10 to celebrate the formation of Randori Judo.
Following this there will be a £20 per month direct debit agreement to be set up paid in advance in order for your child to attend further classes. Details of how to set up a direct debit, and other payment options will be given to you on your child’s first session. Additional family members will be £15 per month.
What should my Child wear to Judo Sessions?
Children should wear jogging bottoms/shorts (no zips) and a t-shirt or sweatshirt for their initial sessions. Once your child has enrolled, there will be offers available for judo suits (GI) and belt (OBI). Club gear and drinks bottles will be available via the web shop or ordering via email or at any of the club venues.
How will my child progress?
Judo has a unique grading system using coloured belts to indicate age and proficiency of the judo player. JudoScotland operates separate schemes depending on the age of the participant. If your child is 5, 6 or 7 years of age he or she will participate in our ‘Kai" scheme which has been specially developed for this age group. If they are aged 8 – 15 years of age they will participate in the ‘Junior Judo Mon Grade’ scheme which has been designed for children in this age group – further details can be found on the JudoScotland website. Progression is based on ability, technique and knowledge of throws, holds and Japanese words.
Can parents sit in on the sessions?
Whilst parents are invited to watch the first session, it is our preference that children are to be dropped off and collected at the end of each session following this. Experience shows that the quality of teaching is greatly improved when we have the full attention of the children with a minimal level of noise allowing for better communication and concentration creating a better environment for learning. Parents will be invited into the Judo hall (DOJO) to watch grading presentations and other planned activities.
Given this we will be happy to discuss if parents wish to support their children in attending classes, please get in touch.