Improvement of Self-Esteem
Through sport and regular training, young judokas become body confident, learn what they are capable of doing and through working on their physical strength, they improve their confidence. Sport and physical activity also release endorphins that help maintain good mental health.
Dealing With Negative Emotions
The sport they love helps them in life. They learn to lose! Judo, like no other discipline, teaches them how to deal with disappointment and unpleasant emotions. Through sport, they learn how to deal with negative emotions positively. They learn where they need to improve. It requires patience, a lot of practice, physical skills, and of course, it takes time. It is a process.
Self-Discipline & Regular Exercise
When children get involved in a sport they enjoy, they quickly notice that regular exercise and training pays off. Judo shows them that when they train regularly they become better and better. This type of self-discipline is a beneficial skill in their journey into adulthood.
Sport creates a sense of responsibility for their own actions. Young judokas discover that they pay for their mistakes. They learn from it and can improve their focus on not making the same errors repeatedly. They find out that they have to work hard to improve and succeed.
Sport helps them understand social skills they will need in life. While Judo is an individual pursuit without the help of others you cannot succeed. Being part of a team and above all respecting your partner teaches them to co-operate, to be less selfish, and to listen to other children. It is also an excellent tool that helps them make new friends and builds lasting friendships.