As part of healthy recreation and the promotion of sports in all disciplines, the Mayor's Office of the Citizen Power of Managua began classes and training sessions at the Judo Academy for the second consecutive year, in an area set up in the Róger Deshon market, in the neighborhood San Judas, located in District III.
This academy opened its doors for the first time last year, started its classes with less than 15 athletes and this year it starts with 40 kids enrolled.
The Mayor, Reyna Rueda Alvarado, highlighted that the space where the Judo classes will be taught is a place where everyone should feel proud, due to the progress they have made.
"We thank the trust that the athletes, children, youth and adolescents have had, but, above all, the parents of families who trust us and assign a space to accompany each of these children, as fathers and mothers. We know the importance of their accompaniment," said Rueda.
He also pointed out that since 2014 through the Sports Directorate, a permanent effort has been made, which today is reflected in the different academies, "in the next few days we will open another judo academy in District VI Today, thanks to the political will of our Good Government, today we have 2,460 athletes in 35 municipal academies, distributed in 13 sports disciplines, doing sports for free”.
Judo classes will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 5 in the afternoon, athletes who wish to practice this discipline must be between 6 and 17 years of age.
Likewise, it was announced that the classes and training will be in charge of the instructor Yahoska Ortiz Hernández, who was a member of the National Team.
"One of the benefits of practicing judo is that it helps children to have better concentration in their studies. In 2005, this sport was recommended as the most suitable for treating attention deficit disorder, because it helps children to channel all that energy that they cannot control at home, due to the use of tablets or cell phones,” said Ortiz.