Every October 28 World Judo Day is celebrated, which has been celebrated since 2011. This date was chosen due to its creator, Jigoro Kano and currently more than 20 million people enjoy this day, since it is practiced everywhere the world.
WHAT IS JUDO?
Judo is a Japanese martial art that involves the use of various positions, grips and blocks, it is a way of learning self-defense techniques, while obtaining a great physical training, and it is possible to lower daily tension levels, in addition of being a discipline that does not incite violence, gives an emotional balance and values are promoted.
MORAL VALUES AND TECHNIQUES OF JUDO
The discipline of judo contains a moral code, where education appears in the foreground, there is also the courage to do the right thing, sincerity, honor, self-control, modesty, respect and friendship, which are essential for the athlete if they wish to continue on the path of this.
There are four judo techniques:
1) The first is known as Nage Wasa, which refers to projections. techniques, which aim to unbalance the opponent from his center of gravity, facilitating his takedown.
2) The Osae-komi Wasa, refers to the well-known immobilizations, has the purpose of overpowering the opponent, gaining his position and making it impossible for him to react.
3) The third, are the strangulations, which are called Shime Wasa and must be applied with great care, only by people who have a certain mastery of the technique, the opponent’s neck is imprisoned with the hands, legs and forearms.
4) The last one, the Kansetsu-Wasa has to do with dislocations, this technique uses the hands, arms, armpits or abdomen to twist or bend the attacker’s arm, at the elbow joint.
HOW MANY RIBBONS CAN BE OBTAINED AT THIS DISCIPLINE?
The first color is white, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown and black continue, once this last belt has been reached, the judoka continues its evolution, through the dan that reach up to ten, these levels are directed towards the specialization and transcendence of the discipline.
Those who are between the first and fifth dan, keep wearing the black belt; from the sixth to the eighth, a red-and-white color is used; In the ninth and tenth dan the red is worn and once the apprenticeship is finished, the teacher receives a white belt that is twice as thick as the common one.
GREAT EXPONENTS OF THE JUDO IN TAMAULIPAS
In recent years, Tamaulipas judocas, but mainly from the southern area, have had excellent results, among the outstanding ones are Eduardo Araujo, Ana Lucía Toy, José Alfredo Quintá and Frida Maya Weinnman, who have had the opportunity to be national medalists and be summoned by the Mexican team, in addition to participating in international events.