Judo for Everyone
Honolulu Judo Club's Adaptive Judo Class
A JUDO BASED EXERCISE PROGRAM ADAPTED
TO ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION IN SPORTS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
Our adaptive Judo program is based on Christian values, with a vision to provide students on the autism spectrum with a safe place to learn a sport, stay active, and build relationships with others that could last a lifetime. We want our students to know that the object of Judo is not to hurt or injure others, rather it is an art of self defense that allows students to learn discipline, responsibility, teamwork, and perseverance. We are not attempting to replicate a professional therapy clinic; however, our hope is that through Judo, the students will see improvements in all aspects of life, whether it is through building relationships, learning the value of hardwork, or understanding the importance of teamwork. The success of this program will be defined by seeing students come out of this class with not only skills in Judo, but also skills that they can use in any aspect of life.
$75 per month plus
620 Waipa Lane, Honolulu
The structure and pacing of this class is going to be focused on allowing our students to be able to jump right into the class at any time. This allows students to go at their own pace and take breaks when they need them, without having to worry about being left behind. The class will feature instructors and volunteers who have a passion for helping, teaching, and connecting with students. Every child will be given the same opportunity to grow and develop in the sport of Judo without fear of judgment. The class will not be geared toward appeasing any one student, but rather, give all students an opportunity to practice at their own pace. The purpose of the class is not to create fierce competitors. It is a safe place where kids have an opportunity to learn a sport, stay active, and make friends, all while having fun.