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judo/taekwon-do (and why dont we have a sports section? couldnt decide where to put thsi)

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nailpolish Wed 29-Aug-07 13:38:47

dd1 (almost 5) had judo at gym today - she says she really enjoyed it
they are starting weekend classes in judo and taekwon-do next weekend - i cant decide which dd1 would like best
whats best for girls? shes tall, skinny, quite strong and agile

Blandmum Wed 29-Aug-07 13:40:15

didn't we have one at one point?

But I don't think it was used much and tech removed it

haggisaggis Wed 29-Aug-07 13:42:56

My ds (7.5) has been doing taekwon-do for a few months now and really enjoys it. Classes are 1/2 hour of stretching followed by practising kicks, jumps and punches (non-contact!)
ds's classes are about 2/3 boys to 1/3 girls - including young one of 5 or 6
FWIW, dh did judo as a child and wishes he had done karate or taekwon-do isntead!

nailpolish Wed 29-Aug-07 13:44:20

i DO think taekwon-do looks more fun
so do you think this is an ok age to start?

harleyd Wed 29-Aug-07 13:45:07

ds1 does ju-jitsu and loves it. dd1 is rhyming to start it. not sure how similar it is to judo or karate

nailpolish Wed 29-Aug-07 13:47:11

argh! what is jujitsu? also theres karate.....

who can tell the difference?

harleyd Wed 29-Aug-07 13:54:46

i reckon they must be pretty much the same?
i think 5 is dead on to start. dd1 is 6 and im going to let her enrol. am dreading them practising on eachother though

uberalicelongbottom Wed 29-Aug-07 13:57:21

My feeling is that doing Taekwon-do she's less likely to get injured (very little physical contact, no throwing), but still have lots of fun. I used to practice Jujitsu years ago, but I practice Taekwon-do now. It's great for giving kids a sense of discipline. I'll definitely encourage my boys to try it when they're a bit older.

onlyWotz Wed 29-Aug-07 13:59:31

sports section would be good. Just getting my dd1 into wall climbing and was interested to ask for some tips, but didn't bother in the end.

anyway sorry to hyjack.

nailpolish Wed 29-Aug-07 14:01:42

ok i think ill go with taekwon-do
also, thats on a thrus evening, judo is sat mornings, which co-incides with other stuff

mummypud Wed 29-Aug-07 14:03:28

im some1 that did judo for most of my child and teen years and loved every minute of it , i was never fitter than then and it is a great form of self defense, where are you i know of some great clubs !

nailpolish Wed 29-Aug-07 14:04:09

uberalice- thats what i want -for dd1 ot have fun
and use up some energy!

nailpolish Wed 29-Aug-07 14:12:05

uberalice- thats what i want -for dd1 ot have fun
and use up some energy!

nailpolish Wed 29-Aug-07 14:12:13

uberalice- thats what i want -for dd1 ot have fun
and use up some energy!

nailpolish Wed 29-Aug-07 14:13:11

oops

KerryMumbledore Wed 29-Aug-07 14:14:33

I think Judo is more hands-on, wrestling, full body contact type of thing (ds1 tried it once)

Tae Kwon Do is patterns, kicking and punching.

ds1 does tae kwon do

mummypud Wed 29-Aug-07 14:36:31

judo is very hands on ,great fun though

nailpolish Wed 29-Aug-07 14:38:02

whcih do you all think would be best for a 5yr old girl? tall, skinny, agile, shes pretty strong (climbs tree effortlessly)
what abot dd2? shes 3 is she too little?

harleyd Wed 29-Aug-07 14:39:40

i know at the jujitsu place ds goes to they have to be 5

mummypud Wed 29-Aug-07 14:40:29

i dont know how young clubs take kids these days i was 7 when i started and that was thwe earliest they would take , 3 prob 2 yound , i would take her along for trials at both and see which she enjoys best

mummypud Wed 29-Aug-07 14:41:07

oops i meant young

nailpolish Wed 29-Aug-07 14:41:08

shes prob too little.

nailpolish Wed 29-Aug-07 14:42:59

i thought about taking her to both and letting her choose but she will probably want to go to both! the taekwon-do is on a thurs evening which suits ME best -

how much are the little suits they ahve to wear? and what aobut footwear? are gym shoes ok meantime? and short snad teeshirt

haggisaggis Wed 29-Aug-07 14:43:57

Think she'll need to be 5 before they'll take her at taekwon-do. I might start dd in the next couple of weeks now she has reached 5 (also thinking about starting myself as it looks good fun - but ds is a bit unsure of his mum being in teh same class!)

harleyd Wed 29-Aug-07 14:46:01

the suits are £30ish, think its sock soles, no trainers. we were told not to get a suit until he had been at least 8weeks to make sure he liked it ok.

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