【Burkina Faso】Judo Project

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In Burkina Faso, a small country in West Africa, an old judoka said, “I want to go to the Kodokan once before I die,” so I asked for donations and invited five judo players to Japan.
Five Burkina Faso judo players stayed at the Kodokan to learn the teachings of Jigoro Kano and practice judo. We also carried out cross-cultural exchanges at elementary schools, homestay experiences, tea ceremony experiences, visiting the grave of Kano Shihan, studying the history of judo, and paying a courtesy call to the embassy.

When the players return to their country, I hope that they will share many of their experiences in Japan with Burkina Faso and contribute to the development of judo.
Comments from the Burkina Faso Judo Federation:
It is the dream of all judo players to go to the Kodokan in Japan, the birthplace of judo. Thank you for this opportunity.

See below for the Japanese version.


Time Period
8th to 22nd Nov., 2017
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Gunma, Chiba, Tokyo, Japan
Sport/Programme Category
International Cultural Exchange Associations
Recipient Organisation
Burkina Faso Judo Federation
Sunkleio Tsubasa
Jobu University Judo Club
Funabashi City Takane Higashi Primary School,
Global Daily
Number of Individual Beneficiaries
5 people