The Kodokan International Judo Seminar 2015 and the Judo Seminar for JICA Volunteers
20 May. 2015
The Kodokan International Judo Seminar 2015 and the Judo Seminar for JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Volunteers were held for 24 days from March 2 to 25, 2015.
The purpose of this series of international seminars is to educate young coaches who will lead their countries' Judo, on the theories and techniques of orthodox Kodokan Judo. Conducting these seminars, we are bringing up highly-skilled coaches who are well enough educated and have established the basis of Judo coaching. This will enhance the coaching resources of orthodox Kodokan Judo and will help to diffuse Kodokan Judo over the world in the proper way.
Together with the seminar, we provide a training course of Judo techniques for JICA volunteers. It aims to improve their Judo techniques and knowledge, to be able to respond to the needs of the country where they will be sent.
Scenes of the Seminar
Scenes of the Recital of Kata
On the last day, each pair performed Kata that they studied in the seminar.
Scenes of the Ending Celebration
This time, the participants and the curriculum were as follows:
Two participants of the International Seminar:
Mr. Eddami ESSAID（チュニジア）Tunisia
Mr. Slim AGREBI（チュニジア）Tunisia
The following is three members of the first team of JICA volunteers in 2015:
Mr. Yuki SEKIGUCHI (Graduated from Ryotokuji University. To be dispatched to Gabon)
He will belong to the Gabon Judo Federation and operate in the capital, Libreville. He will teach Judo to children and youths at dojos in the city as well as traveling local cities for Judo training and will survey the current situation of Judo in the country.
Mr. Daiki KOBAYASHI (Graduated from Doshisha University. To be dispatched to Chile)
He will belong to the Chile Judo Federation and operate in a north city Iquique, and work mainly at the Athletes' Training Center. He will coach athletes in various age and level, in the North area. He will travel to the member clubs for training and will advise on how to make teaching plans.
Mr. Genta ITEYA (Graduated from Toin University of Yokohama. To be dispatched to Panama)
He will belong to the Panama Judo Federation and operate in the capital, Panama. He will teach Judo to athletes between the age of 12 and 16, mainly at dojos in Panama and Veraguas and will propose the training plans that focus on basics.
The following is four members of the second team of JICA volunteers in 2015:
Mr. Fubuki EGUCHI (Graduated from Chuo University. To be dispatched to Samoa)
He will belong to the Samoa Judo Federation and operate in the capital, Apia, in Upolu Island. He will teach Judo to children, youths and selected athletes and also will conduct Judo classes in elementary schools. Furthermore, he will develop Judo coaches as well as revising the system of promotion for Dan and Kyu.
Mr. Yasuharu MIZUNO (Graduated from the National Defense Academy. To be dispatched to Madagascar)
He will belong to the Madagascar Judo Federation and operate in the capital, Antananarivo. He will lead instructors and teach the basics and spirit of Judo to youths and beginners, cooperating with the federation. The purpose is the re-formation of consciousness and teaching methods.
Mr. Kan MURAYAMA (Graduated from Waseda University. To be dispatched to Laos)
He will belong to the Laos Judo Federation and operate in the capital, Vientiane. He will strengthen the National Team and black belts and also conduct seminars for children and youths to increase Judo population. He will also cooperate with JICA volunteers who are operating in a south city, Savannakhet, to diffuse and develop Judo in local areas.
Mr. Shinpei MATSUMOTO (Graduated from Kansai University. To be dispatched to Paraguay)
He will belong to the Paraguay Judo Federation and operate in the capital, Asuncion. He will teach Judo to children and beginners in Judo classes that have been held in educational institutes since 2012, approved by the Sport Ministry. He will also strengthen the National Team and will provide instructors with teaching methods. Judo promoting activities are also expected.
This time, the International Seminar was held for nine participants. Two of them were Tunisian coaches who teach Judo mainly to juniors, and seven of them were candidates who passed two examinations for JICA volunteers.
You are able to see the guidelines for applicants and the flow from application to acceptance.
The survey of Judo history; the current condition and proposition of Judo of the world; making a lesson plan; training theory; refereeing rules; lectures on the circumstances of JICA volunteers from previous volunteer members and etc.
Basic actions; basic and applicative techniques of Nage-Waza and Katame-Waza; Renraku-Waza; Kata (Nage-no-Kata, Katame-no-Kata, Kodokan Goshin-jutsu); coaching methods (coaching for children, coaching for beginners, safety trainings and so on); refereeing methods; training methods and so forth.
○ Study Tours
The Tokyo Judo Championship, All Japan High School Judo Tournament, Tsukinami-Shiai in Kodokan, study tour in Tokyo (Eisho-Ji, etc.) and others