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Kodokan Shochu-Geiko kicked off

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Kodokan Shochu-Geiko, mid-summer training, began on July 14.


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.


First, trainees lined up in front of the chair of Kano Jigoro Shihan. Instructors called the roll for the first day.

Then, at the sound of a large drum, the opening ceremony started.



Speech by Kodokan President Haruki Uemura



Practice in the large dojo  


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Women's division practice


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School Kodokan Training  


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Lecture on Shochu-Geiko


We received 140 applications for Shochu-geiko.


Shochu-geiko is held every day until July 23.

The training area was divided into boys&girls, school Kodokan, and general, and practitioners practiced at each dojo.

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