We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Thursday, December 8, 2016.
Chibi (little) Judo helps children grow in wonderful ways. As we jump, run, and roll we develop balance, coordination and confidence.
And we have fun! We start out learning our names in Japanese then do movement exercises, tumbling, and some simple judo techniques that teach us to fall safely. We place a strong emphasis on culture so everyone plays games, sing songs and speaks the language of Japan. We learn to "nete" (lie down) and to "tonde" (leap) like an "raion" (lion).
In our positive learning environment we bow politely to Sensei and to one another. At Hanabi respect comes as naturally as smiling.
About the instructor: Head Instructor Dan Augustine is a 6th degree black belt who has was the 1984 National Champion and the alternate to the 1988 Olympic Games. He holds a MA in Educational Administration and has taught elementary school in New York, Tokyo and Oakland. He is a father of three and speaks fluent Japanese and Spanish.
He is also head instructor at Hanabi Judo in Albany, CA: www.hanabijudo.com; 510-530-8312.
Participants will need to purchase a uniform or have one of their own. The uniforms are $60 if purchased through Hanabi Judo.
Class does not meet November 24, 2016.
Piedmont Middle School Multipurpose Room at Piedmont Middle School
Piedmont Recreation Dept.