The Judoka is a significant step taken to motivate the sports enthusiasts in the State, who are aspiring to make it big in judo and for the fundamental development of the sports discipline. The present situation in the state is very favorable for the growth of judo as G.V. Raja Sports school, Trivandrum was selected as the Khelo India Centre of Excellence for the Kerala State in Judo by the Government of India and Judo is one of the priority disciplines chosen by Kerala under One State One Game scheme of GoaI.
JUDOKA is a state-wide grassroots training program for school students between the age group of 8-11 years by establishing basic training centers in the State. JUDOKA was introduced to lay a better foundation for the promotion of Judo in the State and to be implemented as a self-defense program as well.
Basic Training Centers will be set up in one school each in ten districts of the State and training shall be provided by qualified coaches to 40 children in each center, who will be selected through trials. Training will be conducted in three sessions a week for one hour. All necessary equipment will be provided to the centers. A well-structured curriculum will be designed for scientific sports training in Judo and the progress of the trainees will be tracked regularly.
Periodic assessment of the student’s skill development can be evaluated by monitoring their performance online and adequate reports will be generated. This report would be a guideline to assess the game skill capacity of the child. Thus this program envisages building a professional sports culture in the children and providing better sports persons for the state.
Talented Athletes identified through Judoka will be fast-tracked to a High-performance center like G.V. Raja Sports School for advanced training. Judoka will provide a structured pathway for Judo athletes aspiring to reach great levels in the sport.