2014 Kodokan Summer Courses

The Kodokan Summer Courses, traditional annual events of Kodokan, took place from July 17 (Thu) to August 6 (Wed) again this year.
We received 807 applications in total, and the courses were attended by many Judoka from home and abroad.

Opening ceremony
Opening ceremony

Summer Course I "Kata"
Dates: From July 17 (Thu) to July 23 (Wed)

Instructions on each Kata were given to participants who were mainly high dan holders.
Kime-no-Kata
Kime-no-Kata
Nage-no-Kata
Nage-no-Kata
Itsutsu-no-Kata
Itsutsu-no-Kata
Kodokan Goshin-jutsu
Kodokan Goshin-jutsu
Koshiki-no-Kata
Koshiki-no-Kata
Ju-no-Kata
Ju-no-Kata

Summer Course II "Technique"
Dates: From July 25 (Fri) to July 29 (Tue)

Trainees up to 3rd dan got lectured about technique as well as doing Randori practice, aiming at mastering the basics of Judo.
Explanations of technique
Explanations of technique

Summer Course for Women
Dates: From July 25 (Fri) to July 28 (Mon)

This course was provided to female Judoka to enhance their knowledge and skills of Judo.
A new course for beginners took place for the first time.
Course for beginners
Course for beginners

Summer Course for the Instructors of School Curriculum Judo
Dates: From July 30 (Wed) to August 1 (Fri)

In junior high schools, martial art courses for the compulsory curriculum started. This course was conducted for PE teachers who were not specialists in Judo and for the candidates of outside Judo coaches to improve their teaching ability. They got lectures on teaching methods and so on.
Lecture scene
Lecture scene

Summer Course for Boys and Girls
Dates: From August 4 (Mon) to August 6 (Wed)

This course was conducted to develop friendship between school-age trainees who will have an important role in the future, and to promote the healthy development of the body, mind and technique. Participants took seminars about Reiho (the rules of decorum) and techniques as well as doing Randori.
Instruction on Nage-waza
Instruction on Nage-waza
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