Google honors judo father Kano jigoro with a storyboard doodle

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Kano Jigoro
Kano Jigoro

Judo is said to have been born during the first jujutsu sparring competition, ‘Kano joined a wrestling move to bring his biggest opponent to the mat’.

Key Highlights

  • Professor Kano Jigoro of Japan was called the “Father of Judo” because he not only created the game but also saw martial arts as a way to unite people even when fighting enemies.
  • Jigoro was born in 1860. At the age of 11, he moved to Tokyo with his father and began working in his own strength.
  • At first, he wanted to study jujutsu martial arts. It worked well when he was a student at the University of Tokyo and found someone to teach him art. He is the master of jujutsu and the former samurai Fukuda Hachinosuke.

Judo is a style of jacket wrestling and modern Japanese martial arts. It is an event at the Olympics and Paralympic Games.

Do you know who created the game? Well, to someone from Japan, Google honoured him today on his 161st birthday with the Storyboard Doodle.

Professor Kano Jigoro of Japan was called the “Father of Judo” because he not only created the game but also saw martial arts as a way to unite people even when fighting enemies.

Judo is said to have been born during the first jujutsu sparring competition, ‘Kane joined a wrestling move to bring his biggest opponent to the mat’.

The Google Doodle page of the day states: “By removing the most dangerous techniques used in jujutsu, he created” judo “, a safe and collaborative game based on Kano’s personal philosophy Seiryoku-Zenyo (maximum efficient use of energy) and Jita. Mutual Prosperity) In 1882, Kane started his own dojo (martial arts gym) in Tokyo, where he had been developing judo for many years, and he welcomed women into the sport in 1893. “

During his long life, jigoro received many accolades and many honours. He became the first Asian member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1909, and in 1960, the IOC recognized Judo as the official Olympic sport.

During his career, he was an educator and served as the Principal Director of Education at the Ministry of Education (文部省, Monbushō) from 1898 to 1901, and as head of the Tokyo High Ordinary School from 1900 to 1920.

Kano Jigoro
Kano Jigoro

For his official honours and decorations, he received the First Order of Merit and the Grand Order of the Rising Sun and the Third Imperial Degree.

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