Judo: Japanese martial art getting famous in India

The word Judo is derived from the Japanese words Ju which means gentle and Do which means way. It is derived from the traditional Japanese martial art Jujitsu and many other forms of martial arts by Dr. Jigoro Kano who is the founder of Judo. In February 1882, Kano started a school at Eishoji temple in Tokyo and started giving the training of Judo. The game soon becomes popular in Japan and many people start to getting associated with Dr. Kano to seek his wisdom and guidance. The game was demonstrated for the first time in the 1932 Olympic Games by Dr. Kano and become an official Olympic sport in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. This game’s technique is also used by several MMA fighters and they’re professionally trained in it such as Ronda Rousey, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Antonio Silva, etc. Dr. Jigoro Kano: Father of Judo source: https://www.renaissanceyawara.com/jigoro-kano/ Judo in India Judo was first demonstrated in India at Shantiniketan in 1929 by Shinzo Tagaki who was invited to India by Rabindranath Tagore. This marked the start of the journey of traditional martial arts in India. Judo Federation of India was established later in the year 1965. With the passage of time this sport started becoming popular in India and many foreign coaches were invited and people of India were also trained in Judo. Mr. Deshpande was the first black belt of India in Judo who was awarded a black belt in the year 1932. The federation did tremendous efforts to popularize the sport in India. JFI organized the first national championship of Judo in the year 1966 at Hyderabad. The Indian judo team participated in any international event for the first time in the year 1986 at Asian games in Seoul. India got its must needed breakthrough in the 1986 Seoul Asian games where four Judokas (Judo Players) bagged four bronze medals. With the passage of time the sport becomes more and more popular in India. Indian athletes have also participated in the Olympic Games in Judo such as Mr. Sandeep Byala, Mr. Cawas Billimoria, Mr. Akram Shah, Ms. Tombi Devi, Mr. Avtar Singh and many others. With the standard of players, the standard of coaches and trainers in India has also reached new heights with many coaches joining the International Judo Federation committee for referring the fights at International level such as Mr.Munawar Anzar being appointed as a referee for the 2012 London Olympics games test event and 2012 London and 2016 Rio Paralympics Games, plus there are many more names to add to the list. Judo at 2016 Rio Olympic Games Source: https://www.bjjee.com/articles/olympics-2016-judo-preview/ For the better future of Judokas in India, Judo Federation of India has established JFI training centers in various parts of India such as Guwahati, Aizwal, etc and government centers such as SAI centers along with privately funded centers such as JSW sports also provide Judo training along with numerous grass-root level centers in the country. The JFI also organizes national level championships for sub-junior, junior, and senior-level along with all India University judo championship every year along with school-level championships such as SGFI, CBSE judo championship and recently Khelo India games have also included Judo as a medal sport. The game also gives players the opportunity to apply for various vacancies for Govt. job in Sports Quota via Judo. International Judo Federation Journey India Source: https://www.ijf.org/news/show/colorful-spicy-and-successful-journey-india With this game producing Arjuna award-winning players such as Mr. Narendra Singh, Ms. Poonam Chopra, Mr.Akram Shah Etc. Currently there are more than thousands of players of India who are practicing Judo in various parts of India along with thousands of black belt coaches in the country. In India, the Judo for blind and Paranormal people has also started in which Judokas also bags the International medals in it and with numerous players representing this game at international level bagging medals at Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and South Asian Games this form of martial arts has great potential to give India a medal at Olympic Games with the sheer determination of the coaches and players. #judo #judoindia #judolife #judoka #judofamily #judomartialart

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