There are not many sports where the whole family could participate in at the same time. With our Family Judo program, we get every member of the family to be on the mat.
For young children, it gives them a sense of comfort and security that their parents are nearby and also doing judo. Family Judo is also a chance for parents to bond with their teen kids. Normally at that age, there are few activities teen kids would have in common with their parents. Judo is something both can do together.
In Europe it is quite common for family members to do judo together and we decided to introduce it here. We weren't sure how well it would be received because it's not been tried before. Today, it's one of our most popular and successful programs.