101 Judo Games
Classic Productions • 1h 29m
Presented by Peter Gardiner, 101 Judo Games contains games for three age groups (6-8, 9-10 and 11-13). Each group is divided up into seven sections, with games for warming up, breakfalling, gripping, tachi-waza, newaza, throwing and rough & tumble.
Gardiner was recognised as one of the best junior coaches in the world in 2005 when he was invited by IJF Education and Coaching Director Yasuhiro Yamashita to take part in the ground-breaking DVD Coaching Judo to Juniors.
Viewers join each game in the middle of the action, with a commentary description by Gardiner of the rules, safety points and judo skills that are being developed.
101 Judo Games is the perfect coaching tool for all judo instructors. Some of the games include different variations and many of them provide a platform for more games to be invented.
Bonus footage in this DVD includes a fascinating insight into Japanese judo, with film taken from the Kodokan, Tokai University and the 2007 Kano Cup.
There are also interviews with Gardiner, who explains his philosophy on teaching judo to children and John Buchanan, a former World medallist, who started judo by the playing the games under Gardiner. Buchanan, who is now a junior coach himself, explains the importance of games and how it keeps children interested and involved in judo.