Biography of Kano Jigoro Founder of Judo, Who was Kano Jigoro?


Biography of Kano Jigoro: Today is the 161st Birth Anniversary of Kano Jigoro and Google Celebrates this moment with Doodles. In this article we will throw some light on life of Kano Jigora, how he is related with Judo, how he leant Judo and other things about Kano Jigora’s Life.

So keep reading this article till end to know everything about Kano Jigora.

Who was Kano Jigoro?

Kano Jigoro (嘉納 治五郎) was a Japanese educator, athlete, and the founder of Judo. Judo was the first Japanese martial art to gain widespread international recognition, and the first to become an official Olympic sport.

 Pedagogical innovations attributed to Kanō include the use of black and white belts, and the introduction of dan ranking to show the relative ranking among members of a martial art style. Well-known mottoes attributed to Kanō include “maximum efficiency with minimum effort”.

Name  Kano Jigora Sihan
Birth 28 October 1860
Place Mikage, Ubara-gun, Japan
Style Judo
occupation Teacher
Death 4 May 1938
Known As Father of Judo

Who was the Founder of Judo?

Kodokan Judo was founded by Kano Jigoro Shihan, who as a youth began practicing Jujutsu* as a way to strengthen his frail body. Kano studied both the Tenjin Shinyo-ryu and Kito-ryu styles of classical Jujutsu, eventually mastering their deepest teachings, and supplemented this training with an avid interest in other combative forms as well.

Integrating what he considered the positive points of these with his own ideas and inspirations, he established a revised body of physical technique, and also transformed the traditional Jujutsu principle of “defeating strength through flexibility” into a new principle of “maximum efficient use of physical and mental energy.” The result was a new theoretical and technical system that Kano felt better matched the needs of modern people.

Who is  Kano Jigora and what is his contribution?

Kano has also been lauded as “the father of Japanese physical education.” As principal of Tokyo Higher Normal School, he established a general physical education faculty aimed at training teachers capable of bringing quality physical education to Japan’s youth.
He played a key role in making judo and kendo part of the Japanese public school programs of the 1910s. Kanō was also a pioneer of international sports.

Why did  Kano Jigora create judo?

Kodokan Judo was founded by Kano Jigoro Shihan, who as a youth began practicing Jujutsu* as a way to strengthen his frail body. … To reflect this, he replaced jutsu (technique) in the word “Ju-jutsu” with the suffix do (path) to create a new name for his art: judo.
When did Jigoro Kano died?

When did Jigoro Kano died?

In 1934, Kanō stopped giving public exhibitions. The reason was his failing health, probably compounded by kidney stones. The British judoka Sarah Mayer wrote “People don’t seem to think he will live much longer” to her friends in London. Nevertheless, Kanō continued attending important Kodokan events such as kagami-biraki (New Years’ ceremonies) whenever he could, and he continued participating in Olympics business.
In May 1938, Kano Jigora died at sea, during a voyage that he made as member of the IOC on board the NYK Line motor ship Hikawa Maru. Because the Japanese merchant fleet of the 1930s used Tokyo time wherever it was in the world, the Japanese date of death was 4 May 1938 at about 5:33 am JST, whereas the international date of death was 3 May 1938.
Judo did not die with Kanō. Instead, during the 1950s, judo clubs sprang up throughout the world, and in 1964, judo was introduced as an Olympic sport in the Tokyo Olympics, and was reintroduced at the Munich Olympics in 1972. Kanō’s posthumous reputation was therefore assured.

Google Doodle Celebrates 161st Birth Anniversary of Kano Jigora

Google today celebrated Japan’s “Father of Judo”, Professor Kano Jigoro, on his 161st birthday, with a doodle. Kano saw the martial art as a way to bring people together, even while throwing opponents to the mat.

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Is judo Chinese or Japanese?

Judo is a martial art that was born in Japan, and it is now known around the world as an Olympic sport. Judo was established in 1882 by combining jujitsu, a form of wrestling, with mental discipline.

What is the oldest martial art?

In fact, you might be surprised to learn just how old the oldest known art is. Its name is kalaripayattu, literally, “art of the battlefield.” The art originated in southern India thousands of years ago.

Who was the Founder of Martial Arts in India?

Bodi Dharman from South India is considered as father of Martial Arts. Later he taught this art to Chinese people. Some times people might confused that Marital Art was orginated in China as this art was developed by Chinese Like Bruce Lee.

What is the sport of judo?

judo, Japanese jūdō, system of unarmed combat, now primarily a sport. The rules of the sport of judo are complex. The objective is to cleanly throw, to pin, or to master the opponent, the latter being done by applying pressure to arm joints or to the neck to cause the opponent to yield.

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