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Suzana Stojakovic Forkapic reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Our son Nikola has officially been at this Dojo for one full year now and is thriving in this environment. Sensei Riley is there to teach Judo and much more with goal setting, a constant reminder of respect, kindness, and overall doing the right thing each day. He is in tune with each child speaking and instructing them with discipline and respect. I just love this place and look forward to each class and my son's development overall.

Mimi Lemay reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Pedro's is a remarkable place. I knew that the martial arts, if practiced right, could instill confidence and positivity in my kids, and Pedro's and Sensei Riley have not disappointed. I have three kids at Pedro's: Ages, 9, 8 and 6 and all three have enjoyed the experience, learned a lot and improved in strength, coordination and their belief in what they can accomplish! The classes are run well and on time, and there are plenty of chances for the kids to work toward promotion and participate in tournaments. We are glad we chose Pedro's Judo!

Beth Williams reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Jacob has just finished his third year of training at Pedro's. We could not be happier with his progress. We started down this path hoping for better school and home behavior, a little more focus and lot more patience and discipline. In three years the change has been remarkable! Our rambunctious, full of energy little boy has grown up- learned how to respect teachers, staff, parents and so much more- while still keeping his silly, charming personality. Sensei Riley is kind, understanding, beyond patient and a true cheerleader! We are so grateful to all the staff for being on this ride with us!

Leah Kunz Sullo reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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I would absolutely recommend Pedro's Judo Center, we have had such a great experience and look forward to many more years of fun. This has been a great way for my four year old son to improve so many areas like focus and self-control all while being physically active and having fun.

I think my favorite part of this program is that they make this so much more than the classes that you attend at the dojo each week. They make such an effort to involve the entire family, we love the in house tournaments, promotion nights, kids movie nights, and much more. The other mom's and I even got to join in the class with them this morning in honor of Mother's Day for a pink belt, I'm not sure which one of us had more fun!

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Improving Your Child’s Conduct at School Through Judo

 

At Pedro’s Judo Center, there is strong emphasis and training on becoming a leader both on and off the mat. Some kids have a tendency to engage in outbursts during class or simply don’t listen to their teachers. This affects grades and parents’ peace of mind.

Doing judo can help children behave better at school by practicing the skill of focus.

One of the core tenets of judo is focus. Kids who do judo must pay attention to learn and focus on the instructors as they demonstrate moves and proper form. They also learn to wait their turn when it’s time to hit the mat.

A lot of times, kids misbehave in school because they’re not interested in what they’re doing. Sometimes, it’s because they simply haven’t learned how to focus. Teaching focus can be a hard thing for parents to do – not because they don’t want to, but because they have a lot of other things to do.

In judo classes, kids learn focus as they have fun and exercise. If they want to execute a technique properly, they need to pay attention to the instructor and focus. Focus helps elicit success – and so kids learn to value focus as a skill.

Once children see that focusing on a task makes it easier to learn, they bring that lesson into the classroom. It won’t matter whether they’re studying social studies or math. They know how to focus, and so they do.

Kids who learn to focus will focus better at home, too. That means children may do a better job of remembering chores, doing homework, and behaving respectfully both in public and in private.