Today we will see the first in the series of the ‘Judo Moral Code’.
At the very heart of everything we do, we live the judo code, be it to have respect for one another or to have courage to go after our dreams, on or off the tatami.
This cartoon series is a user friendly way to communicate the meaning of each of the values; courtesy, courage, friendship, sincerity, honour, modesty, respect or self-control. It will be released every fortnight and can be used by clubs, coaches, parents and of course athletes. Rather than a document or poster, this is a fun way to learn about our sport.
Judo is not only a sport but is educational and so this has a special place for our EJU Vice President, Jane Bridge,
Often attributed wrongly to Jigoro Kano, it was the French Judo Federation that adopted this “moral code” , inspired by the Japanese “Bushido” code of conduct. This judo moral code affirms the essential values that the practise of judo makes possible to understand and acquire. Since the EJU slogan is “judo is more than sport” we believe in the importance of communicating these values conveyed by the judo moral code to all judoka in particular kids and their coaches.
Author: Thea Cowen