© Steve Varker Threemilestone Judo Club 2014
Threemilestone  Judo Club
What To Wear Players coming to judo for the first time should wear clothes without sharp or hard fastenings. We can usually lend the player a second hand judo jacket and belt to get them started. Boys do not wear anything under the jacket, girls should wear a white T-shirt. Judo players should have bare feet, although a sock should be worn if the player has a cut or verruca on the foot. Sandals or slippers should be worn to the edge of the mat Long hair must be tied back with a soft band; No combs or hair grips should be worn. Watches, jewellery and glasses must be removed before Judo.
Judo teaches us to look for the best possible course of action, whatever the individual circumstances, and helps us to understand that worry is a waste of energy. Paradoxically, the man who has failed and one who is at the peak of success are in exactly the same position. Each must decide what he will do next, choose the course that will lead him to the future. The teachings of judo give each the same potential for success, in the former instance guiding a man out of lethargy and disappointment to a state of vigorous activity.  jigoro kano: p. 23 (Kodokan Judo (1882))