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Kodokan Shochu-Geiko has begun

Kodokan Shochu-Geiko, mid-summer training, began on Wednesday, July 11.

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Shochu-Geiko is a traditional event that was invented by Kodokan in 1897 and was spread throughout Japan. It had been held for 30 days in the hottest season to build strength and cultivate a never-give-up attitude. (Nowadays, it is held for 10 days)


At the sound of large drum, trainees lined up in front of the chair of Kano Jigoro Shihan, and the opening ceremony started.


Then the first roll call was done.



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Speech by Kodokan President Haruki Uemura


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Roll Call


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About 100 trainees from overseas also participated in the training.


We received 181 applications for Shochu-geiko. On the first day, about 300 trainees participated in the training.


Shochu-geiko is held every day until Friday, July 20th.

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