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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 ...

Judo culture
How to Write Judo (1)

Japanese is a complex language, especially when it comes to translating it or at least when it comes ...

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 ...

Gender Equity
Women's Judo: the Pioneers (2)

In November 2020, the International Judo Federation will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first ...

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.

Gender Equity
Women's Judo: the Pioneers (1)

In November 2020, the International Judo Federation will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first ...

Judo culture
The Dojo: A Place of Study and Practice

The term dojo (道場) has long since passed into common language and has therefore lost some of its ...

Judo culture
Judogi: Much More Than Armour

'In the beginning was the Word', a word that in judo was defined by Jigoro Kano in 1882, propelling our ...

Japan
Grandson of the Founder of Judo passed away

It is with deep sorrow we inform you that Honorary President of the Kodokan Judo Institute and All Japan ...