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Jigoro Kano & Judo: The Secret Behind the Man

September 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Nanka Judo Yudansha-kai presents

A Seminar by Lance Gatling – Jigoro Kano & Judo:  The Secret Behind the Man

Free Event (But must register online to attend)  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Date:  Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm (PST) / 5:00 pm (EST)

Seminar Overview

Nanka Judo Yudanshakai’s  relationship with Kano-Shihan  goes back to 1933, when  during his then visit to Los Angeles he supported the formation of Nanka. So our interest in being able to present and enable conversation on Kano ideas and intentions is relevant to us and we believe the judo family at large. So it is our pleasure to be able to present This seminar by Lance Gatling – Jigoro Kano and Judo, the secret behind the man.

It is well known that Kanō frequently spoke about his jūdō philosophies for many decades, but he never ever disclosed their origins, nor their exact meaning which has escaped jūdōka  ever since.  His writings were not only influenced by ancient Eastern philosophy, but also from 19th century English philosophers.

While living in Japan, Lance Gatling has studied and researched Jigoro Kano for the past15 years, discovering much that has not been seen for nearly the past 100 years.  During this seminar Lance will be present materials originated by Kano on a wide range of topics that include;

  • Kanô’s judo philosophy; Its origin and meaning
  • Kanô ‘s view of education
  • His thoughts on jûdô versus today’s sport judo
  • The five historic judos
  • His Twelve Principles of Judo

Many of these concepts have never been discussed before and through his unique understanding of Kano, Lance will reveal a side of Kano we were not aware of

  • Presenter:  Lt. Col. Lance Gatling

  • Biography: Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Lance Gatling, Kōdōkan Jūdō 3 dan, Nihon Jūjutsu 5 dan renshi, Director / Instructor, US Embassy Judo Club Tokyo, Judo and Martial Art author and lecturer, Researcher of Kanō Jigorō for over 15 years. Resident in Japan over 35 years, Tokyo Judo Federation board member.After the seminar Lance will be joined with Hayward Nishioka and Dr. Michael Callan, who will take questions and discuss aspects from the seminar.
  • Panel:  Hayward Nishioka

  • Biography: Hayward Nishioka 9th Dan is a highly respected judoka from Los Angeles. He has been a very influential member of Nanka, always willing to share his thoughts and advice on judo to all. Hayward always has something interesting to say. Hayward is the retired Professor of Kinesiology and Health, Los Angeles City College for 41 years teaching judo.  Hayward has been an integral force for Judo in the USA, achieving much as  competitor, coach and referee at the highest levels. As a former A-Level competitor, he placed 5th in the World Championships twice, A Pan-American Gold Medalist, US National Champion multiple times and US overall Kata champion. Hayward has been the Head Coach for the US at several international tournaments. As a recognized A-Level Referee Hayward has also done duty at the World Military Ganes, World University Games, Pan-American Games, Kano Cup, Fukuoka Cup and several European open tournaments as well.In his Judo Leadership roles, Hayward has been a past President of California Judo Inc, Southern California Collegiate Judo Association and Nanka. Hayward Nishioka is the author of many successful Judo publications, including; Foot Throws, The Judo Textbook, Judo Heart and Soul, Training for Competition Judo, (all from Ohara Publications) and Excellence in Judo (Palacio Publications). His reach also  includes over 150 judo articles in various magazines and 35 videos on judo as well. Hayward Nishioka has received the following Honors; Kodokan Kenshusei, selected to demonstrate Nage-no-Kata at the All Japan Championships 1962, Has been inducted into both USJF, USA Judo and Black Belt Hall of Fame.
  • Panel:  Dr. Michael Callan

  • Biography: Mike Callan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Sport and Geography and head of the i-dojo International Judo Research Unit at the University of Hertfordshire. Author of ‘The Science of Judo’ he has published over 50 academic papers, including several on judo history and he founded the Bowen History of Judo Archive in the UK. He has extensive experience of providing coach education and consultancy around the world. He is the President of the International Association of Judo Researchers, Education Director of the Commonwealth Judo Association and Managing Director of the Judospace Educational Institute. He has worked in the International Federation Services team for judo at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, His PhD relates to support for judo players in an educational environment. He is a 7th Dan and was awarded the International Judo Federation Special Award for his services to education and research.
  • MC:  Kenji Osugi

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September 18, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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