I know there will be some folks stopping by here looking for more information because I had a poster presentation at the regional Homeschoolers' Association meeting tonight, so here's the scoop: I teach kids' judo classes.
Judo is a Japanese martial art that emphasizes throwing and grappling. Kids love judo because most all kids love to roll around on the ground and wrestle. Look here for some great video of some kids having a blast in our class. Judo is also a competitive sport and you will be seeing some great Olympic judo this summer. As both a traditional martial art and sport, judo offers a great opportunity for fun, fitness, discipline, and defense..
At our training hall, we're running it as a seasonal sport in which we take the hottest months of the summer off, so the season lasts from September to April. We have classes once a week and club tournaments once a month. I am in a fairly unique position in the martial arts world, such that I can offer high-quality instruction in a family-friendly atmosphere for very low cost (roughly 1/3 the cost of the local competition).
Right now we're in the middle of the 2007-2008 season, so we're not starting beginners right now, but classes are forming right now for the 2008-2009 season to begin in the Fall. Class sizes will be limited, so if you think it sounds like fun, click on my photo at the bottom of this page and send me an e-mail to get more info or to reserve your child a spot.
If you have friends here in Southwest Mississippi that might be interested, then please forward them an email suggesting they check us out.