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    Help me convince my son to take Judo.

    While Iím sure this is the last place I should be looking for parental adviceÖyou guys havenít steered me wrong yet so Iím gonna give this a shot. Iíve got a 5 year old son and I really want get him into Judo classes. We went and observed on at my school the other day, and the class is exactly what I was looking for, good discipline, positive reinforcement. Problem is that my son is very shy/insecure and doesnít want to go into the class. I know once he gets over his fear, he will love it as he is always trying to wrestle with me and loves to hit the heavy bag. Do you guys have any tips on convincing an extremely stubborn kid to try something new?
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    Tell him Judo or extra chores. But seriously, is there a place he loves to go? Chuck E Cheese, an arcade, something like that. Compromise.

    Alternately, be the parent and tell him he doesn't have a choice.
    Start a training log!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ming Loyalist View Post
    i really think that those who can't get their head around the bowing thing (because their angry sky daddy will punish them) don't deserve judo. life is full of choices, and if your bronze age superstitions are holding you back, so be it.
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    He's too young.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Supreme View Post
    He's too young.
    I was beginning to think that.
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    At that age a kiddie tumbling class might be OK?
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    At that age a kiddie tumbling class might be OK?
    This would be my suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Supreme View Post
    He's too young.
    exactly, some five year olds are ready for judo and some aren't. sounds like he may need a bit more time.
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    For the record I've taught kids younger than 3. I wouldn't let my daughter, who now has aspirations of going to the Olympics in Judo and can throw full grown men with O-goshi, do Judo when she was that young.

    *Edit: I mean 3 year old....I wouldn't teach them Judo that young. Ming touched on my initial meaning. Tumbling will give him some confidence and some sense of structure. Either that or just drop him off and leave the room if you trust the instructor.
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    Well. The judo class that we observed was mostly stretching, tumbling and rope climbing. I think he might not be ready, but I'd love to see him get into it. Some of those 5 year olds were great tumblers already.
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    Omega..at what age was your daughter when you started her in judo?
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