Judo is an educational tool that can help people to live together and to respect one another. #WorldJudoDay is a showcase of the sport’s values and our spirit as judo as more than a sport.
#WorldJudoDay takes place on the same date every year as 28 October is the birthday of Jigoro Kano, the founder of judo. Each year the event is themed with a judo value and following on the success of the first (RESPECT) and second (JUDO FOR ALL), the 2013 #WorldJudoDay was a worldwide movement as the judo family showed their unparalleled passion for the sport and the value PERSEVERANCE.
We celebrated #WorldJudoDay 2014 usual style at Leigh Judo Club; on the judo mat. The fourth edition of the International Judo Federation’s (IJF) annual judo celebration, focused on the theme of HONOUR.
At the Leigh Judo Club we feel HONOUR means humility, gratitude, generosity, and understanding the value of all things. The concept of honour appears to have declined in importance in the modern West; conscience has replaced it. In Japanese culture and in judo however, respect is integral.
At the core of our judo club in leigh is our objective; to increase the number of judo players around the world and to help change people’s lives with the power of judo. Leigh Judo #WorldJudoDay gave us an opportunity to show our respect, share experiences and promote the sport in the local Leigh community with activities such as demonstrations, sessions and taster sessions. We had a great time demonstrating the values of judo we teach and uphold in every session in celebration of #WorldJudoDay 2014 and can’t wait for 2015!