50 Years of Olympic Judo Nicola Tempesta and Bruno Carmeni Together Again

Nicola Tempesta and Bruno Carmeni 50 Years of Olympic Judo

Big Event open to the public Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December 2013 in Naples to celebrate after 50 Years their participation at the 1st Judo Olympic Games in 1964:

Nicola Tempesta 8th Dan and Bruno Carmeni 8th Dan will meet on Saturday 7th December at the ASD Kodokan Napoli in Piazza Napoli 1 to talk to you about the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, then Bruno Carmeni will introduce his new book “LO SHIKITARI dalle Arti Marziali allo Sport”

From 17.30 all together on the mat to practice with the two Senseis their techniques and Tokui Waza.

On Sunday 8th again at 9.30 an open discussion with the Senseis and the kids and at 10.30 a special lesson for the kids held by Sensei Bruno Carmeni 8th Dan.

Don’t miss this opportunity, come both days to ASD Kodokan Napoli, Piazza Napoli 1, Naples and do not hesitate to call for any information you might need: 081/751 0972

See you in Naples on 7th and 8th December 2013.



My New Book Not Only Judo LO SHIKITARI dalle Arti Marziali allo Sport

I am pleased to announce the launch of my new book on 16th November 2013 at the Tenri Judo Conegliano dojo.

“LO SHIKITABruno Carmeni Judo Lo Shikitari dalle Arti Marziali allo SportRI dalle Arti Marziali allo Sport
SHIKITARI from Martial Arts to Sport

Japanese Martial Arts’ main feature resides
in the final aim to have progress within

The approach with the opponent includes
a sense of gratitude and respect…

The final aim is to build a peaceful society
where you and the others have a value

On June 1st The Inauguration of the 1st Judo Monument in Italy

Tenri Judo Conegliano 1st June 2013 Judo Monument

Tenri Judo Conegliano 1st June 2013 Judo Monument

The 1st judo monument made in Italy was inaugurated in the city of Conegliano, located in the province of Treviso, on 1st June 1 2013. The rather significant ceremony, despite the bad weather, took place in the presence of local authorities and about 350 people.

Sensei Bruno Carmeni explained the significance of this work made by David Campardo. Besides representing the counterattack technique par excellence, called ura nage, for the insiders, it also includes harmony of movement, dynamics and flexibility all at once. Even those who do not practice this discipline appreciated these aspects and especially flexibility, which was so dear to the founder of Judo, Dr. Jigoro Kano, one of the most representative educators in the history of Japan, who underlined how important  it is to “apply physical and mental energy for mutual improvement”.

Judo is not to be understood as simply a sport, but as a physical and mental discipline in order to improve one’s education and to build a prosperous society for the benefit of all its inhabitants.

The Mayor of the town of Conegliano, Dr. Floriano Zambon,  recalled the sound principles of sport and a civilized debate among athletes in his speech.

Other authorities among the participants were Giovanni Ottoni, National CONI Member, Dr. Loris Dalto,  the Mayor of St. Pietro di Feletto and Missis Franca Perin, Sports Counselor of the City.

Tenri Judo Conegliano 1st June 2013 Judo Monument by Night

Tenri Judo Conegliano 1st June 2013 Judo Monument by Night

After the ceremony  all the participants moved to the Tenri Judo Conegliano dojo to attend a demonstration of Judo, Karate, Aikido and Jujitsu. The teachers of these Oriental disciplines, which are practiced in the  dojo, gave a taste of their preparation and dedication.

For judo many times World and European champion,  Aida Guemati gave a sample of her technical abilities in preparation for the European Championships to be held in Paris next week and the teacher of karate, Mr. Gianpaolo Arancio,  along with his sparring partner the black belt Mr. Danilo Riponti, performed a combat demonstration, while the Aikido Master Mehmet (4th Dan) and his students emphasized that to “cede” is synonymous with victory and not of defeat as it is perceived in the Western mind. To finish Mr. Massimiliano Placanica, the jujitsu teacher,  showed the usefulness of self-defense as a mean to dominate the violence of others. At the end a short reception followed where all participants were able to socialize.

The Kata Nation at TEDx Pordenone Italy


On 29th September 2012 I was invited  to the conference “Is Union Strength?” by TEDx Pordenone to hold an 18 minutes speech called “The Kata Nation” on how judo is an “Idea Worth Spreading” as from its very beginning it was based on mutual welfare and the best use of energy.

TEDx is the local expression of TED, a nonprofit  organization promoting “Ideas Worth Spreading” all over the world. It was started back in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.

Its Mission is “Spreading Ideas” to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. In the name of free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other TED is continuously growing all over the world.

TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.

The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all TEDx events have several features in common.

  • TED’s celebrated format: A suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances (live, or just TEDTalks videos from TED.com) on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder — and to provoke conversations that matter
  • TEDTalks videos: A minimum of two pre-recorded talks from the acclaimed TEDTalks video series (these talks are available free on TED.com)
  • Bias-free programming: Lack of any commercial, religious or political

Because  I have spent my whole life with judo it was very difficult for me to concentrate everything in 18 minutes. Not that I was confused or that I did not know what to say. It was exactly the opposite I had so many things to say and to share that it was almost impossible to get everything out.

It was the first time, that somebody from the judo world was called to speak about judo and its life philosophy at a Tedx or Ted conference. I was really honored to be the first and would like to thank the organizer for having me invited.