Judo means 'soft way' and is a Japanese self-defense art that was designed around 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Judo is particularly suitable for growing children as the body development, you learn to take a beating, defend yourself and fall well in a playful way. When you have judged as a child, you gain experiences that will benefit you for the rest of your life.
You learn to work together through judo
In judo you learn to use the strength of the opponent to bring them down. Participants learn to respect themselves and others. When practicing judo you learn to work together to acquire skills. After all, one cannot learn the sport without an opponent to participate in judo; one throws oneself and is thrown in turn. This view of collaborative learning is also valid in other areas of life.
Besides practicing, there is a lot of fun in class and we play a lot of games with the young groups.
Ultimately, also for adults, Essink in Eindhoven offers many opportunities for those who want to get a black belt or participate in competitions.
Judo tapes and exams
When you progress, you can take an exam for a higher belt. These exams are taken at the club. For a higher band you have to work hard, you gain experience in lessons and possibly at competitions. Fun in the sport and respect for each other are always central to this.
Essink Sports Center in Eindhoven gives Judo to children from the age of 5.
2 locations in Eindhoven
- Essink Sports Center, Toon Schroderlaan 2 (Genneper Parken, Stratum)
- Waghemakersstraat 1 (Woensel)