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Rose Counties Jujitsu

Congratulations to Aiden West on recently passing his black belt grading at Rose Counties Jujitsu - Very well deserved #website ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Aiden West on recently passing his black belt grading at Rose Counties Jujitsu - Very well deserved #websiteImage attachment

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Well done Aiden. Well deserved.

well done Aiden, fantastic effort

Congrats mate must get over some time and get some leaning done

Many congratulations to Tony Dewhurst our most senior instructor at Rose Counties Jujitsu on recently being awarded his 6th dan. It takes many years of dedication to gain such an award and is well deserved.
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Many congratulations to Tony Dewhurst our most senior instructor at Rose Counties Jujitsu on recently being awarded his 6th dan. It takes many years of dedication to gain such an award and is well deserved.
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awesome Tony well deserved !

Well done Tony!

Only just spotted this. Well done Tony.

There will be no training at sandylands tomorrow morning or Monday evening due to the bank holiday weekend! Back to normal after that!
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No training tomorrow as Sandylands is closed for the Bank holiday. Next session Saturday May 6th.
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2 years ago

Hi , we are hosting an event at Bridlington spa , in May this year and we are inviting yourself and your club members to the event , all grades welcome . Would you please share this invitation to our seminar with your members . Many thanks Kevin. ... See MoreSee Less

Hi ,  we are hosting an event at Bridlington spa , in May this year and we are inviting yourself and your club members to the event , all grades welcome . Would you please share this invitation to our seminar with your members . Many thanks Kevin.

2 years ago

REVISED

Professor Jigoro Kano

1) JUDO & EDUCATION
by
Brian N. Watson
Over a century ago, Japanese jujutsu men from various ryu or schools, often competed against one another and sometimes fought boxers and wrestlers in thuggish prize fights, similar to today’s MMA. Participants suffered injuries in these barbaric bouts and occasionally, according to early Kodokan instructor *Sakujiro Yokoyama, even death. Jigoro Kano, after becoming an expert in jujutsu himself, soon lost interest in furthering such brutality and seemed to believe that if a student gained expertise solely in martial arts, it was neither sufficient nor conducive to the development of appropriate character. He therefore wrote extensively and made great efforts to CIVILIZE martial arts by creating non-violent forms that if taught as he envisaged, could have positive influences, by having a balanced effect on one’s character. He achieved his objectives to some extent, and as a result jujutsu, with its unsavory reputation, largely lost its former appeal. In Japan’s schools, police dojos, and naval dojos, Kodokan judo, a safer martial art, along with kendo came to be widely accepted by the authorities from the early 1900s as a suitable means of physical training for both adults and especially schoolchildren.
Mainly through Professor Kano’s persistence, Japan’s varied martial techniques, chiefly those of jujutsu and kenjutsu, were transformed into non-violent activities and as a consequence, the name endings were changed from jutsu ‘technique’, or perhaps ‘violent technique’ to dō ‘way’. Kano, ever the academic, regularly lectured in the Kodokan and encouraged his senior students to lecture in his absence on the ‘way or path’ he believed students should follow in life. His altruistic aim seems to have been to persuade judo students to concentrate not only on the cultivation of a healthy physique but also on the attainment of a virtuous mindset, or in other words, focus themselves on becoming JUDOKA-SCHOLARS.
Although judo has in modern times become a regular Olympic sport, judging from the letter that Kano wrote to Gunji Koizumi in 1936, Kano had an ambivalent attitude with regard to this outcome. Moreover, he discouraged judo training merely for sporting prowess, medals and fame. He was much more obsessed on seeing his students pursue judo training as a means of personal cultural attainment, which he hoped would help further the expansion of a responsible citizenry.
In keeping with Kano’s emphasis on such objectives, over the past decades many Japanese judomen have had distinguished careers both in business and in academia. As an example, two Kodokan black belt holders in particular who undoubtedly exemplified Kano’s teachings in full measure became Nobel laureates. Ryoji Noyori, a 1st dan, past president (2003-2015) of RIKEN Physical and Chemical Research Institute, achieved the 2001 Chemistry Nobel Prize, and Shinya Yamanaka, of 2nd dan grade, gained the 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine. This specific honor was in recognition for his discovery of how to transform ordinary adult skin cells into stem cells that, like embryonic stem cells, are capable of developing into any cell in the human body. Yamanaka’s achievement therefore has fundamentally altered the fields of developmental biology and stem cell research.
Another judo black belt holder worthy of note is famed French astronaut Thomas Pesquet who on February 11, 2017 broadcast from the International Space Station the following message that has been translated from French as follows: ‘If you are a judoka or simply passionate about judo, you know how much practicing of our sport, and our discipline is based on essential values through judo. These values have made me the man I am today, and I do my best to apply these values in my daily life and to transmit them to the youngest generation. Here, for example, in the International Space Station to work in extreme conditions is sometimes dangerous. It is good to know what courage and self-control are, and as we work as a team, respect and friendship are essential values to the crew in space as on the tatami. Judo is more than a sport; it is a school of life. I wish you a great tournament (Judo Paris Grand Slam, February 11th & 12th 2017) in Paris.’
In closing, a quote from Kano made in *The Ideal Judo Instructor, reads as follows: ‘They (judo instructors) should have detailed knowledge of physical education, teaching methods and have a thorough grasp of the significance of moral education. Finally, they must understand how the principles of judo can be, by extension, utilized to help one in daily life and how they themselves can be of benefit to society at large.’
Brian N. Watson
Tokyo, Japan
March 19, 2017

References:
The Father of Judo, Kodansha International, 2000, 2012
IL Padre Del Judo, (Italian) Edizioni Mediterranee, 2005
Judo Memoirs of Jigoro Kano, Trafford Publishing, 2008, 2014
* (Judo Memoirs of Jigoro Kano Page 69, The Ideal Judo Instructor)
Memorias de Jigoro Kano, (Portuguese) Editora Cultrix, 2011
Kodokan Dictionary of Judo, Foundation of Kodokan Judo Institute, 2000
The Fighting Spirit of Japan, E.J. Harrison, The Overlook Press, 2000
* (Chapter V1, page 65)
(This report may be sent to others. My only request is that no alteration be made to the text. B.N. Watson)
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There will be no training at the club on Saturday April 15th and Monday April 17th due to the Easter holidays. Training will resume on Saturday April 22nd. Thanks.
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A few pics from the juniors Christmas bowling party on Saturday! The top three were 1st. Thomas, 2nd. Harrison and 3rd Ben. Sensei Nick Luty didn't fair well coming second to last! 😏
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There will be no training this Saturday morning as our juniors will be having their Christmas party at Matrix super bowl! Mixed training will recommence on December 17th.
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Congratulations to will Will Pittendreigh and Steven Cleaver on passing their yellow belt gradings tonight! Good effort! 👊 ... See MoreSee Less

Due to a change of agreement with Preston college all training sessions for the Preston Rose Counties jujitsu club are cancelled until further notice! Our Skipton club will be training as normal. Please check the website for further updates.
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New downstairs Dojo at Sandylands!

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New downstairs Dojo at Sandylands!

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New room! Same mats! 😉

Liking the new room lads will have to come over when I can and do some traing where I started my jui jitsu journey. Would be great seeing you guys

Takes me back. Slightly better mats now though.

Next to the squash courts. No nasty radiators (that were never on) to knock yourself on. Blacks did their 25 throws from the back left corner.

Looks familiar?

There will be no training tomorrow at sandylands. The next session will be Saturday 4th June. Also, I have been informed that the renovation of damage to sandylands caused by the floods has been set for completion by mid July. Thanks for your understanding whilst this vital work is carried out.
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There will be no training next Monday 2nd May as sandylands is closed for the bank holiday! Training as usual on Saturday!
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