Updated: May 3
So I'm 4 months into my time as an owner of a Dojo, a boyhood dream that is now very real. It has had its excitement along with its worries, but I have to admit its been a fantastic experience. I'm looking forward to what the future holds and so excited to see where this dream can take us as a club, my passion is to develop Ippon judo with the children and it seems to be working, I have been receiving some great feedback from the parents which gives me the encouragement to carry on with my personal coaching style and I'm sure we will reap the rewards over the next few months and years.
Unfortunately 4 months into this dream, we have experienced something like no other, COVID-19
We closed our doors for an unknown period of time but I am not going to let this destroy that dream. I am going to carry on delivering sessions, albeit somewhat adapted as we know Judo is not a sport we can do in isolation as we require our partner to help us train and develop. But what I will deliver is sessions based on exercise drills to keep us on top of basic movements, both for a Tachi Waza and Ne Waza, It will also help us stay fit and healthy by including fitness sessions. At this time we need to keep our minds and bodies healthy and there is no better way to do it than with each other.