Frequently Asked Questions?

Is Judo a session based class?

Judo is not a session based class, it is an elaborate training Institute

What is the difference between Session based classes and an Institute?

A class will our  hourly sessions to its students while an institute will systematically conduct trainings with six month assessment exam to test student’s development. – An Institute should be able to hold upto 10 – 15 levels of exams – The pattern and rules of syllabus should be at Universal Level – After completion of 10/15 level of exam the Institute should be able to prepare the child for degree exam undertaken by the Judo Federation of India.

Where can one learn Judo?

It is very important that Judo enthusiasts must learn and only learn this art form only at a professionally managed institute with sound credentials and accreditations with recognized bodies right up to Sports Ministry .

How can one diffrentiate identify a genuine Institute?

One must closely assess whether an Institute is able to prepare students to participate in reputed tournaments like the MSSA, DSO and further has the required knowledge, infrastructure and facility to train for Olympic Championship

What is the difference between Judo and Karate/ Kung Fu/ Taekwondo?

Judo is a grappling based sport where in the athletes need to compete with each other and throw the opponent and make their back touch on the ground and take a score whereas in other sports boxing and kicking is there and it’s a long distant sport as in the opponents stay away each other whereas in judo it’s a close combat sport wherein the opposite opponents power is used and converted into our own energy.

How is judo better than any other sport?

Judo is better than other sports as in judo if the opponent is stronger, not necessary that the stronger opponent will win, the more technical player will win. Well for the sport fitness is as it is a must so even the fitness part is taken care of. Judo uses and converts opponent energy and uses for its own use, wherein the other sports the stronger opponent wins

Does Judo make kids violent?

No way! Judo is about Gentle way, peace, harmony. It teaches children how to AVOID fights – not pick them.

Can my child get injured with Judo?

As a parent, I’m sure you’ve seen that kids can get injured doing just about anything. Judo  is no different, however we take safety very seriously here. Yes, injuries do sometimes happen. But we do everything in our power to avoid them. We do special exercises and stretches to make your child’s body limber and flexible. And we’re ALWAYS keeping a very close eye on everything going on.

My child isn't athletic. Can he/she still participate in Judo if he/she?

Absolutely. Judo teaches kids to be coordinated, flexible and strong. Kids who don’t naturally have these qualities develop them. Kids who do have these qualities grow them even more.

Is Judo fun for children?

Certainly, as a matter of fact, kids usually have to drag their parents to Judo class – something parents are always shocked to see. We have our serious moments here where kids work and learn… but we have just as many moments where they goof off and have a blast!

Do children's confidence & self-esteem grow with Judo?

Absolutely. Kid with low self-esteem often come out of their shells. As their skill level increases, they feel more and more confident. Other kids look up to them, just as they look up to other kids who are ahead of them. It builds a sense of confidence, pride, and teamwork.

What's a good age for a child to start Judo?

Honestly, practically every age is a good age to start! We have children as young as 3 years old, as well as teenagers. We also have specific programs for adults. So no matter where you or your child is on the age spectrum – we’ve got you covered.

Do boys AND girls take Judo?

Yes! We have a good mix of both girls and boys in our kids Judo classes! Some people think that the boys are much “stronger and tougher,” but in reality this is not true. In fact, often girls are the stronger ones!

Can Judo cause injury?

Every form of physical exercise, from running to walking to martial arts, comes with a risk for injury. However, our program is run by trained experts who place a tremendous focus on injury prevention.

Because martial arts makes you more balanced, limber & flexible – it generally leads to LESS injury in people’s lives. Not the other way around!

Do you have to be in good shape to Judo?

Not at all! In fact, many people use Judo  as a way to get in good shape. They come to us out of shape, and quickly become athletic and limber.

Am I too old to start training?

Absolutely not! The main goal to Judo training is self improvement. United Judo Academy students range from age Three to well into their Seventies. You are never too old to train in the Judo.

I am not in good shape right now. Do I need to get in better physical condition before starting?

Absolutely not! Our program will help you to improve your physical fitness and health at your own pace. Once you get started with us, you will immediately notice an improvement in how you feel after just the first few weeks of classes!

Of course, it is always a good idea to visit your doctor for a check up before beginning any new fitness program.

I have no previous Martial Arts experience. How will I fit in?

If you have no experience, then you have no bad habits to break! At our Academy, most of the classes include all experience levels. This means that you should be in a class with other beginners, along with intermediate to advanced level students. Hence, some classes will separate out the beginners to focus on basic skill development, and other classes will mix you in to work more with experienced students. Additionally, our instructors, as well as our senior students, will always support and assist the beginning students. This personal attention assures the greatest achievement in your training.

Is the United Judo Academy associated with any Martial Arts organizations?

Yes, the United Judo Academy is registered under Judo Federation of India which comes under Sports Authority of India and registered with International Judo Federation.

Is the instructor at the United Judo Academy certified?

Yes, our instructor at the Academy has been certified under Judo Federation of India.

How do I get started?

Call the Academy at 022 4016 4192, and our staff will find a time that is convenient for you to come in for an initial consultation.

Your initial consultation will be personally handled by one of our more experienced instructor or chief coach. We will meet  you to evaluate your or your child’s needs, as well as explain the program to you in  detail. In addition, we will answer any questions you have about the Academy, its staff, pricing and programs. This also provides you with an opportunity to see the facility.

It is necessary for all students to begin with our initial consultation. Please know there is no further obligation. During this meeting, you will discuss which program best suits your personal attributes, training goals, schedule and budget.

Am I required to purchase and wear a uniform?

Yes, the proper uniform is required for each class. Along with learning the culture for each class taught at the Academy, class uniforms are chosen to aid in establishing a training environment that enhances the student experience.

Do you teach adults and children together?

Our adult and children’s programs are taught in separate classes, which focus on the needs of each student group. For children, we offer special classes for kids ages 3 – 8 and 9 – 12 years old, and classes are held at different times from our adult programs.

The Academy offers separate children and adult classes because the approach of teaching adults and children is different. The pace of learning differs between adults and children. Reasons for training are different and each group has different motivations for learning. Therefore, strengths and weaknesses between adults and children also vary drastically.

How many classes per week should I attend?

We recommend that our students attend at least 2 – 3 classes per week.

Am I required to go to tournaments?

The choice is yours. If you wish to take part in tournaments, we will be happy to assist you.

How long will it take for me to become reasonably proficient?

This is a great question! Depending on personal abilities, the time that it takes to become skilled will vary from individual to individual. Consistent training is very important for the student to feel accomplishment and lessen any feelings of frustration. Usually, consistent students feel fairly confident in their skills after approximately six months.