Shihan Jigoro Kano Judo Founder
Judo was created by Professor Jigoro Kano In 1882. He founded the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo where he began teaching Judo. The name Judo was chosen because it means the "gentle or yielding way". Kano emphasised the larger educational value of training in attack and defence so that it could be a path or way of life that all people could participate in and benefit from. The popularity of Judo increased dramatically after a famous contest hosted by the Tokyo Police in 1886 where the Judo team defeated the most well-known jujutsu schools of the time. Judo is many things to different people. It is a fun sport, an art, a discipline, a recreational or social activity, a fitness program, a means of self-defence or combat, and a way of life. It is all of these and more.
PRINCIPLES OF THE IBF JUDO DEPARTMENT
IBF JUDO DEPARTMENT - OFFICIALS
Sensei John has been involved with judo and other martial arts for over 40 years, he is a multiple state and national judo champion and an international contender.
He has travelled all over Japan studying the art of judo and he is Japanese recognised under sensei Koji Komuro from the Kodokan institute of Japan, and also from the International Budo Federation.
Sensei John is an accredited black belt with the IJF, JFA, AJU, AKJA, IBF,
and is currently now been appointed as the Australian Branch Director for the International Budo Federation Judo Department for the Oceania
Head of the judo department Oceania
Sensei Terry began his martial arts journey in judo 1968 at the Highbury Judo Club, under Sensei John Ward and trained in most arts available.
In the years later he was part of the London Judo squad (1975-77) under Shihan Alan From and Shihan Keith Remfrey.
As a British Army PTI in unarmed combat he was part of the British Army Judo team and the Combined Services Judo team (1981-84 training with QMSI Terry Dolan). His also a respected,
Former President Australian Judo Union
Australian Rep. of International Free style Judo Alliance
Former State President and National Vice President AKJA
Technical director of the judo department
Senpai Alan Matic has been involved with martial arts for over 12 years now, and has found his home at Seishinkan Dojo for over 8 years. He has consistently travelled to Japan for judo and has a well rounded knowledge in Kodokan judo.
Oceania judo department liaison officer
Sensei Yoshi Uemura has been involved in judo for over 22 years from Japan to Australia, he has travelled all around the world perfecting his judo with the most respected Japanese and Australian judoka's.
Sensei Yoshi is a multiple state and national judo champion and a accredited black belt with the Australian Judo Union and the International Budo Federation.
He has worked on many projects with Koji Komuro sensei from the Kodokan Institute of Japan as a translator for his DVD's ,books, and seminars.
Japanese liaison officer
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