More important than just building a better athlete, sports should build a better person. Judo in particular, develops discipline, manners, punctuality, strength, stamina, tenacity, toughness and confidence ? all character traits that are essential to success and respected by society. Society also respects a person who wins with humility and loses with grace.
Benefits of Judo
- build self-confidence.
- builds trust.
- teaches self-discipline.
- and builds respect for yourself and others.
While judo is a martial art, and therefore a combat sport, the fighting that children do in the dojo is actually a form of preparation for life's many challenges. In life, as in judo, we do not always win. So doing randori, and competing within the rules, teaches children persistence, resolve and perseverance. They also learn that it is not winning that is always important, but the time and effort dedicated to the training, and finding the courage to compete, that separates the judoka from others.