Judo is Great for Kids! FREE Olympic Judo Class Tuesday, April 26th

The 2012 Olympics are right around the corner.  They will be taking place in London. Entirely new structures are being built throughout London.  These additions to the London landscape are the Energy Centre, Primary Substation and Pumping Station.   New roads, bridges and walk ways between parks will funnel the millions expected to visit.  One amazing Olympic sport you will be able to see is Judo.   

RJ Cohen will be offering a free class for kids to try Olympic Judo on Tuesday, April 26th and Tuesday, May 10th at POW! Kids in Chicago’s West Loop.  The Cohen family has had a successful Judo Jr program for over 30 years.  Olympic Judo is an amazing traditional Japanese martial art that happens to be a dynamic and honorable Olympic sport.  The free Olympic Judo class will be taught by Aaron and RJ Cohen at POW! KIds located at 950 W  Washington.  It will focus on discpline, self respect, athleticism and work ethic.  

Children that take judo are lead through lessons that are clearly communicated through a traditional martial arts experience.  Olympic Judo is a sport adapted from Japanese jujitsu.  It was created in 1882 by Kano Jigoro.  It’s most noticeable competitive elements include throws, takedowns and grappling.  Judo was first seen in the Olympics in 1932 and was later inducted in 1964 (for men only, women came in 1988).  Because of the dominance that Americans have had in the International Judo Tournament scene, it is not thought of as a Japanese sport anymore.  As it became one of the most widely practiced martial arts in the world, Judo’s image changed into a worldwide sport and many Americans have become leaders on the World Championship and Olympic Stage.

POW! in the West Loop , 950 W Washington, 312-829-7699
Menomonee Judo Club, 1535 Dayton, 312-932-9386
Tohkon Judo Academy, 4427 N Clark, 773-784-7766

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