Brunei Darussalam Judo Seminar (15 April 2018)

   The Embassy of Japan is pleased to inform the public that the Embassy, together with the Brunei Darussalam National Judo Federation*, will be hosting a Judo Seminar this coming Sunday, 15 April 2018 at the Indoor Stadium.

   Judo is a Japanese martial art that was founded by Kano Jigoro in May 1882. He created judo as a method for physical, intellectual and moral education, and his immense contribution is recognised in the statutes of the International Judo Federation, which now includes representatives and practitioners from 199 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 all over the world.

   The Judo Seminar will be led by Mr Haruki UEMURA, President of the Kodokan Judo Institute and Gold Medalist at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, to commemorate the establishment of the Brunei Darussalam National Judo Federation. The seminar will be hosted at the Indoor Stadium on 15 April from 3.45pm to 6.00pm, where the public will be given the chance to experience some of the fundamental movements and techniques of judo. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend. For those who would like to participate in the activities, it is recommended that you come early, with your sports attire, to reserve a place.

   *The Brunei Darussalam National Judo Federation was newly established this March and will hold its Official Launching Ceremony before the Judo Seminar.