Monthly Archives: March 2017
The founder of domestic judo is Vasily Sergeevich Oschepkov (1892–1937). He was born on South Sakhalin, which after the Russo-Japanese War was torn away from Russia in favor of Japan. Involuntarily becoming a subject of the Japanese emperor, Oshchepkov moved to Kyoto, where he studied in the Russian colony. October 29, 1911 was admitted to the famous Institute of Kodokan-judo, June 15, 1913 he was awarded the 1st dan. Continue reading
In 1912 an international committee was created to organize wrestling competitions. In 1921, the committee was transformed into the International Amateur Wrestling Federation – FILA. Today, FILA, uniting representatives of the free and Greco-Roman wrestling of 146 countries from five continents, is one of the largest and most influential international sports organizations. Continue reading
JUDO (the “soft way”), one of the most famous Japanese martial arts, based mainly on grabs, creases and throws. Unlike most Western types of wrestling that rely on the wrestler’s own strength, the principle of maximum use of the enemy’s strength is the basis of judo. Judo is a soft, sporty version of jujitsu (jujutsu).
The roots of jujitsu go back to ancient times. It is known that it was part of the system of combat and physical training of samurai in feudal Japan. Continue reading