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Dyman Judo Club Association & Dyman Karate Associates International: The International Judo Federation By Carrol Grosse
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Preambule of the IJF statutes The International Judo Federation is composed of National Judo Federations and Continental Unions. Each National Federation must be recognized as the sole federation... More > authorized to represent its country in international sporting bodies by its Olympic Committee, which itself is duly recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The major development of judo worldwide made it necessary to create Continental Unions. These Unions are in charge of implementing the policy of the International Judo Federation and the International Olympic Committee. Judo was created in 1882 by Professor Jigoro Kano. As an educational method derived from the martial arts, judo became an official Olympic sport in 1964 (after being named as a demonstration sport at the 1940 Tokyo Olympic Games which were cancelled due to international conflict). Judo is a highly codified sport in which the mind controls the expression of the body and is a sport which contributes to educating individuals.< Less

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