Gradings to achieve a new belt are one area aspect of motivating children to progress in Judo. For under 8’s, Judo Scotland run ‘The Kai Club’ initiative which awards children stickers as they learn about fundamental aspects of Judo. Coaches work through the 12 stickers through the year and provide another tangible measure of achievement for children. Judo Scotland also run ‘Skill Scool’ events which provide the opportunity for children to train somewhere else with other children in a friendly environment with no pressure to win medals. Other areas of progression include moving up to a new class, local competitions which match up children on their ability and on occasion we have coaching sessions from famous Judo players, past and present.