ジャポニスム2018|Japonismes 2018

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  • Art de Vivre
  • ①December 7 to 9, 2018 ②January 15 to 26, 2019 ③January 19, 2019 ④February 9 and 10, 2019

Judo “Japonismes 2018 JITA-KYOEI PROJECT”

By observing branches covered with snow and seeing that the larger ones break under the weight, while the more flexible branches rid themselves of the natural aggressor by bending, a Japanese monk came to the following conclusion: softness can overcome strength. Based on this observation and samurai combat techniques, Kanô Jigorô set in 1882 the founding principles of a new discipline: judo or “the gentle way.” Judo is based on three essential and inseparable principles: Ju for “adaptation,” Seiryoku Zenyo for “maximum efficiency” and Jita Kyoei for “Mutual benefit.” Kanô Jigorô created judo as a method of education.

France and Japan, the two leading nations in judo will apply these principles in “Japonismes 2018 JITA-KYOEI PROJECT”, a series of events that will take place between December 2018 and February 2019.

INFORMATION
1. Special Judo Seminars by Haruki Uemura and Tadahiro Nomura
①Seminar for Black Belts and Teachers

・Date: December 7, 2018 from 19PM to 21PM
・Venue: Institut du Judo (21-23 avenue Porte de Châtillon, 75014 Paris)
・No registration required for free visit

②Seminar for Clubs
・Date: December 8, 2018 from 15PM to 18PM
・Venue: The Grand Dome (3 rue du Grand Dome, 91140 Villebon-sur-Yvette)
・With the participation of Lucie Décosse, 2012 Olympic champion and Marc Alexandre, 1988 Olympic champion.
・No registration required for free visit

③Seminar for Instructors and High-graded Judokas
・Date: December 9, 2018 from 14PM to 17PM
・Venue: CREPS de Toulouse (Centre de ressources, d’expertise et de performance sportives, 1 Avenue Edouard Belin, 31400 Toulouse)
・No registration required for free visit

2. Exhibition: Japonismes 2018 JITA-KYOEI PROJECT
This exhibition invites you to understand the world of judo and to discover its unknown links with the nihonto (Japanese swords). The real nihontos owned by the Kodokan is a mustsee.
・Date: January 15 to 26, 2019
・Venue: Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris
・Free visit

3. New Year’s Greeting and Demonstration of Kata at Kagami biraki
On the occasion of the kagami biraki, a Japanese New Year ceremony that means “Opening the Mirror,” Kodokan President Haruki Uemura will send New Year’s greeting to French judo and a performance of Kime-no-kata (a series of techniques with Japanese swords) will be dedicated to the gods by two high-graded Kodokan judokas.
・Date: January 19, 2019 from 2PM to 6PM
・Venue: Institut du Judo
・Free visit

4. Exhibition and Demonstration of Kata at Paris Grand Slam 2019
An exhibition on judo and a demonstration of Ki-me-no-kata (techniques executed with real japanese swords), will liven up the Grand Slam Paris, an international annual judo tournament.
・Dates: February 9 and 10, 2019
 Demonstration ef Kime-no-kata on February 10 between the preliminaries and the final block.
・Venue: AccordHotels Arena (8, boulevard de Bercy, 75012 Paris)
・Paris Grand Slam 2019 ticket holders only

ORGANIZATION:
 The Japan Foundation, Kodokan Judo Institute, French Judo Federation
Special Support:
 Groupe Barrière
 
 
(Updated: 2/6/2019)