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
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.