Judo in the chair, the training lesson of Gianni Maddaloni at Parthenope

Judo in the chair. Rules and values, respect for the opponent, inclusion and legality, center and periphery, emotions and motivations. “Sport educates and re-educates”, the theme treated by Gianni Maddaloni in the meeting with the students ofParthenope University. In the classroom Piccagli, but also online, the passionate and exciting intervention of the teacher, father of the Olympic champion Pino Maddaloni, gold at Olympic Games from Sydney 2000, which proudly displays the symbol of its mission. That tricolor band, with logo Cones, with the symbol of Universiade 2019, which attests to his daily commitment: the important work of contrasting the various forms of juvenile deviance, promoted incessantly in recent years in a difficult neighborhood such as Scampia. A meritorious work, marked by the many victories of his students on the mat, and marked by the constant commitment of sport ambassador.

The students of the course listen with interest Business organization, as part of the seminars of Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences, promoted by the professors Luisa Varriale e Paola Briganti. “Sport will enter primary schools by right from September 2022,” he says with conviction Maddaloni, enhancing the social function not only of the discipline practiced on the mat. The sports address in compulsory school takes shape. “Children will learn the rules of life through sport, intended as an educational game useful for psychophysical well-being”, he continues. Its a story destined to last over time, because “the nature of judo is to progress together and understand each other”. Winning the Maddaloni route, or rather the idea of ​​preventing moral degradation, focusing energies and interventions on the education of children.

Dreamer and believer. Goes on politics, suggests the route. Maddaloni tells his experience and shows unshakable faith in sport, as a compass to proceed and move forward against indifference, resignation and laziness. L’Italy must fill the educational gap with respect toEurope and to the world. “Legality is built together”, he repeats on every occasion of confrontation. A warning and an invitation from those who consider themselves a social and sporting outpost. Family, religion, school and sport are the four pillars to direct talent and look at the future that opens up on the horizon with new eyes and unchanged optimism.




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