From the onset, Judo has been developed as a competitive sport. In Dr Kano’s own lifetime, he saw Judo being introduced to the world in the Olympic Games in the form of an informal demonstration at the 1932 Los Angeles Games. However, it was nearly 30 years after Dr Kano’s passing, in 1964, that Judo became officially included in the Olympics.
More importantly, as a renowned educator, Dr Kano saw Judo as a system of physical education that can promote self-improvement and lead to the betterment of society in general. In his own words, “Judo in reality is not a mere sport or game. I regard it as a PRINCIPLE OF LIFE, ART AND SCIENCE. In fact, it is a means for PERSONAL CULTURAL ATTAINMENT… All things connected with it should be directed to its ULTIMATE OBJECT, the BENEFIT OF HUMANITY”
Orion Judo Club aims to introduce Judo and its benefits to Singaporeans by providing high quality Judo training. Here in Orion Judo Club, we follow in Dr Kano’s footsteps and his commitment to developing our members into outstanding Judokas and athletes with excellent skills and physical capabilities as well as exceptional individuals that embody great sportsmanship, integrity and the spirit of Judo. At the heart of our operations is also our commitment to foster camaraderie and friendship among all our members.
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