Junior Judo: Delivering benefits for children with vision impairments

Micah is a young boy who has been involved in many sporting programs  offered  by Blind Sports Victoria.  Some of the programs include gymnastics, soccer and judo.  Recently, Micah received a certificate  from Noblesoul Academy for completing the introductory judo program.  

The Judo program which is coordinated by Ryosuke Miwa from Noblesoul Academy said "“It was a pleasure having Micah in the very first judo program for children who are vision impaired. He has achieved so much in a period of 8 weeks with only one session each week. Initially, he was a little shy, but as he spent more time on the mat, he became more relaxed and showed confidence in his knowledge and skills. Now, he not only knows basic throws and holdings, but also is capable of applying them in Randori (sparring), which requires good understanding of the nature of this sport as well as dedication for learning. It was an honour to hear that he practices the techniques with his father at home. 

I believe Judo has a great potential to lead children to a healthier, happier life, and children with a vision impairment are no exception. I would love to see more and more people getting involved in this sport and hope that it opens up new possibilities in their lives.” 

In 2015, we will be extending this exciting sport to children in multiple locations.  

For further information or to register your interest in this program, please email info@blindsports.org.au or phone the Blind Sports Victoria office on 9822 8876 .