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Kodokan Shochu-Geiko kicked off

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

 

Shochu-Geiko is a traditional event that was invented by Kodokan in 1897 and spread throughout Japan. It is a 10-day training session now, but it used to be held for 30 days in the hottest season to build strength and cultivate a never-give-up attitude.

  

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

 

Then, instructors called the roll for the first day.

 

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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 250 applications for Shochu-geiko. On the first day, nearly 300 trainees were engaged in the training.

  

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

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