Indiana State Fair: "Bridges to Japan" Exhibition
August 6 - 22, 2010
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Judo demonstrations will be given by Mudokwan Judo of Indianapolis and the Ball State University Judo Club of Muncie.
Mudokwan is led by Young Park Sensei, who has been instructing a range of individuals from youth to senior in the Japanese martial arts of Judo, Kendo, Iaido and Jujitsu in Indianapolis since 1967. http://www.mudokwan.com/
Ball State University Judo Club’s purpose is to promote and practice the sport of judo and is open to Ball State University students, faculty and staff. http://bsujudoclub.iweb.bsu.edu/
The "Gentle Way" of martial artistry is Judo. Both a martial art and combat sport, it originated in Japan in the late 1800s. It is marked by its prominent display during competition of either the throwing of one competitor by another to the ground, the immobilization of one opponent by another, or the submitting of one opponent to another. This is typically accomplished by a series of grapples, throws, pins, locks, chokes, or strangleholds. Competitive forms do not include any form or weapons use or striking. It is considered the father of all Japanese martial arts currently expressed today. This is because of the teaching structures and the philosophy behind the training. The entire world has been affected in one form or another by the popular spread of this martial art.
“Bridges to Japan” at the Indiana State Fair: Performance Times
Saturday, August 14 (Mudokwan): 2:00 pm (Main Stage), 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm
Wednesday, August 18 (BSU Judo Club): 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:30 pm
Please use the links below to find descriptions and photos of the many activities that will be taking place at the "Bridges to Japan" Exhibition.