The Full Story
Judo is a Japanese martial art focused on leveraging the force of an opponent against them. The beauty of this art lies in its flexibility, as millions of people practice it for diverse reasons: from sports and fitness to a means of self-defense and a way of life. So you can rest assured that your child will experience nothing but healthy competition in a supportive environment
where it’s all about learning; and not just winning.
Meaning "gentle way" in Japanese, Judo is a martial art that has struck the right balance in potential and protection. With a strong focus on safety, an effective judo program can help your child:
Boost focus on self-control
Manage short and long-term goals
Develop communication skills
Cultivate a strong sense of respect
Gain the confidence to live a fulfilling life
3 T0 5 YEARS OLD
Kids this age lack the coordination to follow complex drills. However, there is still a lot they can do athletically.
From movement exercises to simple break fall techniques and more, our gamified lessons will help your child develop balance and coordination to take on more complex challenges.
If your kid gets bored too fast to follow a traditional judo lesson, this is the class you’ve been looking for. The #TheDojoTods is all about helping kids open up to judo while having loads and loads of fun.
6 T0 12 YEARS OLD
Things get interesting at this stage as kids are introduced to a variety of engaging games aimed at boosting their confidence and gross-motor skills. To ensure safety, we precede those games with some fun warm-up activities first, like tumbling, jumping and running.
Week by week you’ll see a notable improvement in your child’s strength, reaction speed, and core motor skills. The slow but steady improvement allows kids to overcome challenges that seemed impossible just a few weeks ago.
As your kids are introduced to the philosophy and mindset of judo, they feel more relaxed, open up and interact with other kids — thus developing lifelong social skills.
13 T0 19 YEARS OLD
Since our children are growing up in the digital age, they are facing more distractions than any generation before them, each fighting hard to grab their attention and to divert it away from the things that matter the most.
That’s why it’s now more important than ever to help your teen find the right activities — ones that are not only fun but also productive in shaping their personality. Their very future.
One activity that fits the bill is judo. It provides children with an opportunity to develop competence and resilience from an early age so they can thrive for the rest of their life
20 YEARS OLD AND ABOVE
The Dojo offers classes for adults who want to break a sweat and build a fitter frame. During our training sessions, you can expect to improve your speed and agility while learning defensive moves which include learning to grapple ground and stand up.
These classes are ideal for those who want to enhance physical strength and endurance.
Additionally, you will be in a supportive team of like-minded individuals and expand your social circle!
ANGELA LOKE(mother of Kayden Tan)
"Our boy (7 years old) used to be shy and timid, and gave up quite easily if things did not go his way. But after a few lessons now with The Dojo, we observed the self- confidence that he has built up gradually.
We could see that he is slowly changing and glad to see how motivated he is. He has been practicing the moves that Sensei Hammie has taught him every now and then. Thanks to Sensei Hammie for making the sessions interesting and motivating. He is more disciplined and determined now in his thoughts and actions.
We were so glad that we have made the right decision to let him join The Dojo as we can see how happy he is now, in pursuing his own interest."
DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION
The Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise aims to promote holistic education by giving participating schools greater flexibility in selecting students while holding to the key principles of transparency and meritocracy.
For students, the DSA provides them the opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents in seeking admission to secondary schools. Direct School Admission for secondary schools (DSA-Sec) allows students to apply to some schools before taking the PSLE.?
Students apply based on their talent in sports, CCAs and specific academic areas?
Judo is an upcoming sport and many schools constantly scout for strong individuals for recruitment into their institutions through the Direct School Admissions (DSA) exercise.
The institutions include:
Hwa Chong Institution
Nanyang Girls' High School
St Gabriel's Secondary School
Assumption English School
Peirce Secondary School
Hougang Secondary School
The Dojo's head instructor, Tan Yi, is also the head coach at Raffles Institution and has the added advantage in training and grooming your young talents. With The Dojo¡'s support, we can provide your child with the necessary training to aid them in their learning journey.