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Kodokan Shochu-Geiko kicked off

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Kodokan Shochu-Geiko, mid-summer training, began on August 20.

 

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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Explanation of training notes

 

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Shochu-geiko is held every day until August 29th.

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