Sensei Romulus Scridon. Every medal is a step on the road to judo – Morris News, Morris Targo News

The story of the day a judo judge invited him to watch a judo competition became his story. He was a child at the time, but he loved and chose what he saw. He is now grown up and, in turn, reveals the secrets of this sport to those interested. Many children can find their motivation by watching it. They can learn that excelling in sports takes hard work and dedication, a lesson they can learn by having a role model like themselves, Sensi Romulus Scridon, Club Boshi Shindu Targo Morris.

Romulus Scridon, Coach, How did you come to practice judo? How were the first exercises… Do you remember?

I entered judo at the age of five. I was a skinny kid, shy but full of energy. A colleague of my father, a judoka, invited me to watch a competition. I loved what I saw there and signed up for training as well. At first it wasn’t easy but after a few months of work and the first competition the fun started to come in and then it turned into a way of life.

The conditions in the halls were not what they are now, but I was among the children my age, the sociability, the rules of learning, and it all became a story when he stepped on the tatami.

Who was your coach?

She started training with Sensei Csep Janos, and then with his brother Sensei Csep Dezso.

What is your favorite method?

Ipon seoi nage.

What makes it different from other martial arts disciplines?

All sports derived from martial arts are beautiful, but each has its own peculiarities. Apart from good physical and mental preparation, and gaining confidence, those who practice judo gain principles such as: respect, loyalty and integrity.

How would you describe judo?

Judo is a martial arts class sport that originated in Japan, which is practiced wearing judogi, in other words, kimono. The sport focuses on catching the opponent, with the aim of making him fall backwards in a specific frame on the tatami. The sport must follow the rules of Judogi, which is commonly referred to as Kumi kata.

A child who practices judo, first of all, will develop his motor skills and flexibility through the movements specific to this sport. Training in the form of play.

What rituals does this sport require?

During the first training, the child will also discover the rituals that the coach will impose on the practitioners. Salutations when entering the Dojo, entering the tatami, judo, are done only barefoot, the teacher’s salutations at the beginning of the lesson and the training partner’s salutations before and after each exercise in pairs. These greetings are tokens of respect for the place (dojo and tatami) and the teacher and also thanks to his training partner who will be his opponent.

When we talk about judo, we obviously think of Japan. Practicing judo means opening up to the culture of the Land of the Rising Sun. In fact, all the techniques are taught by their Japanese names.

What awards do you have on your record??

I have been practicing judo for many years, so there are many local, national and international awards. However, the most important to me are the ones my students have obtained from the Bushi Shindo Club, Tărgu Mureș over the years. Regardless of the competition, every medal at that moment is the most important for whoever wins it, because it means another step on the path of judo.

How much is the work behind a medal?

After several months of continuous and hard training, the young judoka will be tested with the knowledge he has acquired and will be able to replace his white belt with a yellow or white-yellow belt if he is still young. This important moment in the life of the judoka makes it possible to appreciate the work done and understand that they can change their belt if they persevere and actively participate in the lessons.

There are many hours of practice behind each medal, but it was done with pleasure by the dedicated. As in any sport, we forgo hours spent on the phone, on TV, with friends, get into the Dojo and train.

From what age can a child come to practice this sport?

After the age of four, little ones can step on tatami mats. It is a sport for girls and boys.

In the first stage, the play is meaningful, then the play becomes more and more serious for the larger people and when they acquire the basic technique and begin to accept and apply the rules and etiquette imposed by judo, we slowly move towards competition.

The sport is adapted to all body sizes, all ages and with affordable devices. Training is generally done according to the age group and the exercises are adapted to each person’s weight and height. Thus, anyone can participate, plus it is an opportunity to make new friends.

All young judokas, from a young age, experience this little sense of tension when they step on the tatami mat in competition to fight the judoka they don’t usually know. Children always have the opportunity to compete in the presence of a good referee in club competitions and often leave with a medal, being proud of their work.

What are your goals in the near future?

We would like to attract as many children as possible to our field. We have a beautiful and well-equipped hall, and we are constantly trying to improve the activity of our club. Starting in September, we plan to have several starting groups, by age group, and also select the largest groups for performance groups, and why not, as many medals as possible for the due categories in future competitions.

Anyone interested in judo is welcome to our practice room at the Weekend Leisure Complex to watch, try and practice if they feel the sport suits them.

To obtain the required information, you can also contact us by phone at the number. 0749282570- Sensi Romulus Scridon.

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