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Oct 11, 2017 - Sports
World-class coach conducts judo master classes for FEFU students and faculty

A series of master classes for students and faculty began at the international judo club of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). Classes in Japanese martial arts are conducted by Kenji Mitsumoto, the head coach of the Chinese national judo team, coach of Denmark and Switzerland national judo teams, professor at Tokai University (Japan), and holder of the 7th Dan.

Training sessions will be held daily until October 13 at 18:00 in the Sports Building S2 (apply for participation). More than 60 people gathered at the first session: students and faculty of the FEFU Department of Martial Arts and Athletics Teaching Methods, as well as representatives of the Judo Federation of Primorsky Krai. Nobuyuki Asai, Vice President of Japan Sambo Federation, assists Kenji Mitsumoto.

Judo is a new kind of martial art for Far Eastern Federal University. Starting from 2017, it has been developing in FEFU as a mass one: judo is included in the program of physical education classes, which means that students and faculty can master their skills under the guidance of high-quality coaches free.

Judo Club will become the place for regular training sessions; it was opened in FEFU one month ago with the support of Tokai University and the Judo Federation of Primorye. Tatami was bought by the Japanese partner university, and Yamashita Yasuhiro, the Olympic champion, the All Japan Judo Federation President, presented the classic kimonos to FEFU.

Currently judo classes are held in Building S2, but they will subsequently move to the International Judo Center, the capsule for the foundation of which was laid by the heads of Russia, Japan, and Mongolia together with FEFU students during the Eastern Economic Forum. High-level sportsmen will be trained in the martial arts palace, which large hall with tatami and seating capacity will allow holding major international competitions.