The roots of modern-day Judo can be traced back to the Kodokan Judo Institute, which was founded by Kano Jigoro in May 1882. He created Judo as a method for physical, intellectual and moral education, and his contribution is recognised in the statutes of the International Judo Federation, which now includes representatives and practitioners from 196 countries. As the oldest independent Judo organisation in the world, the Kodokan Judo Institute continues to develop the sport of Judo, by providing education and training for new and existing practitioners of the sport.
The Japan Foundation Asia Center and Kodokan Judo Institute would like to promote Judo in Brunei.
As the first step, the Japan Foundation Asia Center would like to conduct a Judo exchange by dispatching two Judo instructors from Kodokan Judo Institute to Brunei from 15 to 18 May and holding a Judo Demonstration session with the Embassy of Japan and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports at Brunei’s Indoor stadium, at 9am on 16 May Tuesday. The session is open to the public and free of charge. The demonstration will cover the basic forms and techniques of Judo.
The embassy will hold other sessions to raise the profile of Judo in Brunei between 15 – 17 May, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Education. There will also be a Judo trial at the same place involving students that have been invited from several secondary schools.
Judo will contribute to developing health and well-being for the people of Brunei, and we hope that the Judo exchange will strengthen mutual understanding between Brunei and Japan.