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Tokyo 2020
Kodokan: An Institution, A Legendary Place and a Training Venue

While the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will take place in the legendary Nippon Budokan stadium, built for ...

History - Culture
Judo: What Is It All About?

As the Tokyo Olympics are fast approaching, let's look back to a lecture given by Kano Jigoro Shihan ...

Interview
Nomura: I Want to Learn More

Tadahiro Nomura, born 10th December 1974 in Nara, Japan, is one of the most famous judoka in the world. ...

IJF ACADEMY
IJF Academy Featured in the Kodokan's JUDO Magazine

For the first time in its long, esteemed history, the Kodokan had published an article in English in ...

2020 All Japan Judo Championship
Traditionally Exciting

For all judo enthusiasts and not just the Japanese, the All Japan Judo Championship for Men and Women ...

Story
What really happened on 28th October?

While we have just celebrated the 10th edition of World Judo Day, from which we are still collecting ...

Judo culture
JU NO RI - The Universal Principle of Adaptability

It is not possible to understand what judo is, if we do not perceive what its very essence is: the principle ...

Judo culture
Seiryoku-Zenyo: Ultimately, There is Simplicity

The Seiryoku-Zenyo principle, the best use of energy, is without doubt one of the most important principles ...

Judo culture
Jita kyoei: Let's Raise the Flag of Mutual Aid

Judo is a sport! This is an assertion that no one would dare to deny.

Judo culture
Sensei: The Key Figure

In our article on the dojo, we went over the essential elements that make this place, not just a place ...

Kodokan launched official YouTube channel

The Kodokan Judo Institute recently launched its YouTube channel to offer to the public various Judo ...

Kodokan
Matsushita Saburo Passed Away

We are deeply saddened to announce that Matsushita Saburo, a member of the board of directors of the ...