2009, Volume 5, Issue 1

A study of the difficulties involved in introducing young children to judo techniques: a proposed teaching programme

Jose Garcia Garcia1, Vincente Carratalá Deval2, Stanisław Sterkowicz3, Raquel Molina4

1Faculty of Sports Science, University of Castilla La Mancha, La Mancha, Spain
2Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Science, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
3Cracow Academy of Physical Education, University of Cracow, Cracow, Poland
4Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Science, University of Granada, Granada, Spain

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The process of teaching-learning judo has developed from a single competition-oriented focus towards the diversification of goals that aim to provide a broader sense of physical activity, ranging from educational to health-related aspects and including, of course, sporting competition. With this in mind we sought the opinion of active judo teachers with regard to the traditional teaching of the sport. We received almost a thousand responses from teachers, who felt that the order in which techniques are taught ought to be changed to take the following aspects into consideration: the safety of participants, ease of execution and motivation.

Key words: go-kyo, judo, novice, teaching-learning programme