By: Pamela Stern
The Starrett Judo Club judoakas (students) have made great strides in their training during the pandemic. Discipline, determination and hard work all lead to level advancement and expertise.
For a Judo student to advance to the next level she/he must pass examinations testing technique as well as their understanding of Japanese. Judokas learn 60 different terms describing Judo techniques and they also learn to count in Japanese since Japanese is the language spoken during competition. Judokas are learning a sport, getting physically fit, and enhancing their ability to learn a foreign language.
Congratulations to the following Judokas on their advancement to the next level:
GREEN 2nd degree to BLUE
ORANGE 2nd degree to GREEN
WHITE 2nd degree to YELLOW
WHITE to WHITE 1st degree
Photos provided by: Starrett Judo Club Parents