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Judo World Tour - The Globetrotting Judoka
11 Dec 2019 15:45
Seven judoka, from different countries (France, Japan, Nepal), just came back from Nepal, where they spent 15 days (november 17th to 30th) as part of the first judo solidarity project of JUDO WORLD TOUR association. As they discovered Kathmandu and its surroundings, Lucie Roche, Misaki Yamada, Mohan Bam, Emmeric Le Person, Laurent De Oliveira, Pierre Frisch and Morgan Girardeau met the Nepali judokas and SHARED with them the principles and values of our educational and sports discipline.
In the dojos of orphanages, schools, specialized institutions for visually and auditory impaired people, during each judo training session, beyond their time and their energy, they offered judogis, belts, educational and school material, toys, souvenirs (badges, key rings, stickers) as well as postcards with the portrait of Jigoro Kano.
Osteopath, Lucie also put her skills at disposal on and off the mats.
During their stay, in connection with Nepal Judo Association and Deaf and Blind Judo Association, they also planted 3 mango trees, contributing to the annual World Judo Day project of the International Judo Federation, whose theme for 2019 is "Plant a tree for the planet".
An intense and emotional experience, based on "Jita Kyoei - Mutual welfare and benefit" principle that these 7 judokas will surely never forget. Especially because this awesome human adventure has been widely followed and shared on social networks, so as JUDO WORLD TOUR' facebook page, where are posted all the photos taken by Emmeric Le Person, professional photographer and member of the team.
All wish to thank very warmly Mizuno, clubs and judokas from France who, by their donations of judogis and belts, contributed to the success of this beautiful action of solidarity.
Morgan Girardeau, founder and organizer of this project, said: "During these fifteen days in Nepal, we modestly took part in the promotion and development of judo in the country. The smile and generosity of all its habitants have been our greatest reward. »
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