Judo For Beginners

Last Update: November 8, 2023

Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be affrighted at them; for Jehovah thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.


*** Parents please contact the Course Instructor, Mike Chen, by phone or via WeChat prior to enrolling your students in this class.

*** For students age 10 and above. Small class setup. No more than 8 students.

Instructor Contact Information

Instructor Name: Mike Chen

Cell Phone: (480)549-0421

WeChat ID: Mike_Chen_2

Class Requirements

Parents please purchase Judo Gi (Judo uniforms, not Karate, TaeKownDo, or other types of uniforms) for your students from any online stores of your preference.

Course Goals and Objectives

As an instructor for a beginners Judo class, my goals and objectives are to instruct and inspire students eventually become lifelong Judo lovers after their beginning Judo experience. Judo students benefit from learning and practicing Judo psychologically and physically.

  • Discipline and Endurance
  • Focus and mind strength
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Developing physical fitness
  • Increased speed and agility
  • Good static and dynamic balance
  • Improved reaction time
  • Excellent coordination
  • Increased self-confidence

Course Curriculum

History of Judo
What Judo is
How to wear JudoGi and tie belt
Etiquette: Proper bowing and Dojo behavior

Ukemi: Kohou (back)/Yoko (side) from laying, half-sitting, standing
Introduction to Tachiwaza, basic postures, grips, and Kuzushi

Throwing Technique: Ogoshi
Introduction to Newaza: Kesa Gatame, Kata Gatame, Kamishiho Gatame
Yokoshiho Gatame

Ukemi practice (by being thrown)
Gripping and Movement
Introduce Tachiwaza: Ogoshi, Hiza-Guruma, Deashi Harai
Review Newaza