Judo is a world-wide known martial arts discipline and sport. It involves strength, tactics, endurance and will of the one who chooses Judo as his or her sport.
Most Judo masters advise taking this sport at an early age. This attitude exists primarily because Judo can be very useful for the development of children, whether it considers their body or their psyche.
Children may gain many things from this sport. First of all, as with all other sports, they are provided with a fitness activity which will help their body to reach a correct form and fully develop in time. Additionally, Judo gives them something they can organize their lives around, teaching them to be responsible for their actions and their arrangements further in life.
Being extremely good for reducing body weight, it can help children who are depressed and have lower self-esteem because of this fact. What makes Judo different from other sports is the useful characteristic of its violent factor. Namely, judo does involve teaching one how to defend him or herself but it also does that in a friendly environment. Children are exposed to each other, sharing experiences relying on each other while training. Also, if one child shows violence to another, the other will respond in the same way making children realize that the harm to others may be punishable and that violence, as such should be avoided.
Judo also involves the belts which stand for different levels achieved by those training this discipline. This characteristic gives children a positive motivation and boosts their competitive spirit and skills while constantly putting the accent on fair play.
Concentrated on self-defense, Judo helps children to be able to stand up against bullies which might have tortured them daily before. This ability reduces the number of bullies and aggressive children in general since they are, most of the time fed on the fear of other children. That fear being gone and the child having enough self-esteem to stand up to the bully is another benefit Judo may bring to your child's life.
It is not a coincidence that judo is becoming more and more involved into the educational system. Clearly, it is a sport which can bring so much positive things to a child's life and the life of children in general presenting a haven of physical and psychological development along with the learning of important social skills usable later in life.