The judo o Judo is a martial art and combat sport of Japanese origin, which teaches how to fall and knock down opponents. This October 28 is celebrated World Judo Day, you know why?
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The philosophy of judo is based on teaching its disciples and practitioners to know how to fall and to know how to knock down their opponents. It is a metaphorical sense, this is life, sometimes you will fall, other times you will fall, but you always have to be alert and know how to get up.
WHY IS WORLD JUDO DAY CELEBRATED ON OCTOBER 28?
Every October 28, since 2011, World Judo Day is commemorated, in honor of the creator of this martial art Jigoro Kano, who had his birthday on that date.
The main objective of this world date it is to bring together judokas from all over the world, in addition to making this discipline known and the values on which it is based.
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WHO IS JIGORO KANO AND HOW DID THE JUDO CREATE?
Jigoro kano, born in the town of Mikage, Japan, in 1860 and died in 1938, is the Japanese martial arts master, founder of judo and the only person in the world with the title of sensei (‘teacher’). Kano was from a wealthy family of high Imperial officials, but he was a weak and sickly-looking boy, the third of five siblings.
At the age of 18, due to his thinness, he decided to train jujutsu, but then decided to introduce some reforms, taking into account that he would have a disadvantage against a larger opponent. At the age of 22, he opened his first dojo, where he taught his personal method: judo.
WHAT DOES JUDO MEAN?
The word Judo comes from Ju, which means flexible or to yield and Do, which means is the middle or the way. Judo’s motto is “Only through mutual aid and concessions can an organism that groups individuals in large or small numbers find their full harmony and make serious progress “. Its emblem is the cherry blossom (sakura).
WHAT VALUES DOES JUDO PROMOTE?
In the case of judokas, the moral values that they must internalize are the following:
- Politeness: represents respect for others, regardless of whether he is an opponent at the time.
- Courage: it is about doing what is fairest.
- The sincerity: say what you think and feel, without any kind of masks.
- The honor: be true to your word and commitments.
- Modesty: to speak of oneself without pride, but not in a plaintive way either.
- Respect: be trustworthy.
- Self-control: develops emotional intelligence and self-control.
- Friendship: fellowship with everyone in a pure way.
- The loyalty: be there for others and reach out to them.
- Gratitude: thank everything that is received correctly.
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