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Judo Australia has developed Judo4Kids to introduce primary school students of all ages and abilities to the traditional martial art of Judo.  Thank you for considering Judo for your students.

Judo4Kids uses judo games to teach fundamental judo techniques, Japanese terminology and the Judo Moral Code: Respect, Honesty, Self-Control, Modesty, Friendship, Courtesy, Honour, and Courage. Our Endorsed Coaches Live The Code - all are linked to local judo clubs, many are competitive judo athletes, and most will have considerable experience working with young children, teaching similar age groups in their homo dojos.

Judo4Kids stresses fun and physical activity, while being respectful of difference.  It’s a great introduction to the social, physical and mental benefits provided by this exciting Olympic sport, practiced by more than 40 million people worldwide.

Why Judo: Australian girls and boys tell us why they love Judo.  Even the national coach Daniel Kelly and Olympian Katherina Haecker explain why you should choose judo and the lessons it can teach.

Primary School Program

Judo4Kids can be run for 4 to 8 weeks and caters for all stages of physical, social and cognitive development. Judo Australia matches schools with Endorsed Providers at a set price of $200 per session plus $200 admin fee.


Judo Australia will assist any school that would like to purchase their own equipment using Sporting School’s funding.

This may include appropriate mats, which are required for delivery. Judogis (jacket and pants) are optional, students can wear long sleeve tracksuit tops with no zips.


Teachers can deliver Judo in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below:

  • Hold a valid state and/or territory teacher registration
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Complete the Assistant Coach Judo Accreditation (available online + practical assessment)


To become a coach and deliver Judo in Sporting Schools please ensure you are working towards the following requirements:

  • Be aged 16 years or over
  • Hold a current Working with Children Check
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Be a current financial member of Judo Australia
  • Adopt and adhere to the philosophy and delivery of the Judo4Kids product
  • Hold the coach accreditation of Assistant Coach or higher

Coaching Providers

Sporting Schools is an Australia-wide program in partnership with over 30 national sporting organisations (NSO), of which Judo Australia is one.

All Judo Australia Sporting Schools programs are facilitated through Judo Australia's affiliated clubs.

For further information please contact Judo Australia.

Judo Australia Resources

Did you know you can learn about Judo in Minecraft – and collect a unique Judo skin?  Visit to explore The Mystery of the Kodokan on a Minecraft server developed for children by the International Judo Federation.

Judo Australia

Please contact Judo Australia, for all general enquires, information regarding programs and bookings. Please provide your school's name, location and details of your enquiry.

Contact: Jaq Nunan
Phone: (m) 0431 614 906

Have any questions about Sporting Schools?

Phone: 1300 785 707
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