The bond between kids and their parents is fun as they can do this together. My mother has always said that it was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
Judo is a Martial Art and is your best form of self-defence. There is a difference between what we teach the kids and the adults. Kids under the age of 14 learn ground work, throws and self-defence and they do not learn submissions, safety first. As a grappling sport it is a must for (MMA) Mixed Martial Art, to learn take downs that entails over 67 different throws and submissions. [For example, chokes, arm & leg locks.]