6W – 22/5 – The importance of sports within Japan

This year, the 2020 olympics are supposed to take place in Tokyo (Japan’s capital). As we are learning about Japan for our topic I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to learn about the role of sports within Japanese society.

I would like you to research three traditional Japanese sports, for example: Sumo, Jujitsu or Judo.

For each of your traditional sports you must look at it’s history, researching:

  • When was the sport created? By Whom?
  • 3 key events in it’s history
  • Is the sport still popular today, why?

I would then like you to research at least 2 sports that Japan are currently successful in. Please explain how Japan are successful in the given sport. Have they won 3 olympic gold medals in swimming etc?

You can display this information in whichever form you like, that may be a video presentation, a leaflet, or some informative paragraphs in the comments below!

There are many different sports that Japan have made an impact on that you might like to write about too! This is an independent research task but I have added some interesting videos below!

You must send in your work to y6upload@broadheath.coventry.sch.uk

16 thoughts on “6W – 22/5 – The importance of sports within Japan

  1. A)Jujistu was invented and modified in the 1920s by Brazilian brothers: Carlos,Goerge and Hèlio Gracieo once Carlos was taught traditional Kodokan class in 1917 later developing their own self-defence system.
    B)America has a de-facto Female president.
    Woman gained the right to vote.
    The mass media was born.
    3)in fact,it is still popular as it is one of the fastest-growing fighting arts in the world.

    (Sorry for not being able to post,devices are running slow at home.)

  2. Task 1:
    Sumo is known to have started over 2000 years ago during the Heian period, which is from 794 to 1192. Families started going to watch Sumo as a form of entertainment. However the first professional sumo wrestlers came in the Edo period, which is from 1603 to 1868. It is not certain about who created summo due to how old it is, however, sumo was used in Shinto rituals during the Yayoi period. The sumo was used to entertain the gods or to summon kami of spirits to be fought. Did you know that sumo is the world’s oldest organized sport? Also, the word sumo is written with the Chinese letters for mutual bruising. Sumo wrestling is still popular today and for any tourists, Sumo wrestling is a “must-see”.
    Judo was first invented in 1882 by Kano Jigoro Shihanendo. This sport became an official olympic sport in 1964. It was made by combining Jujitsu with mental discipline. Judo means a gentle way; it is called this because it is gentle at the same time dynamic in activity. The ju in jujitsu also means gentle. Judo has been practised by over five million people, so therefore it is still popular.
    Kendo was created by Naganuma in 1711. It is known to mean: way of the sword, sword path and sword way. Some people think of Kendo a bit like fencing (it is an adapted form of fencing). However, Kendo uses split-bamboo weapons known as Shinai while fencing usually uses metal weapons. Kendo is a martial art that usually develops strong cardio, explosive strength, and helps to strengthen your hamstrings, biceps, shoulders, tris, and chest. The history of Kendo is not too certain; some say that Kendo came from China to Japan over 1,000 years ago while others say that this sport is Japan’s own form of fencing. Over six million people practise Kendo and a third of that is in Japan. So this means that Kendo is still popular.

    Task 2:
    Japan is very successful in Judo. They have won the most Olympic Gold Medals in Judo. It is not a shock though as it is their own sport. Another sport that Japan is successful in is baseball. Japan call baseball their national sport, even though, Japan has no official national sport (not even Judo, Sumo or Kendo)!

  3. Sumo was started about 2,000 years ago. Sumo wrestling 🤼‍♂️ is made by Emperor Suisin. Tiaho Tiaho is the number one legend sumo wrestler. I think sumo wrestling would not be the same because it’s lockdown 🔐 so there wouldn’t be any matches going on. Baseball, Association football, golf, tennis and sumo wrestling are very popular in Japan. Baseball is there most popular number 1 sport in Japan. Kosuke Hagino has won a gold medal in summer olympics 2016.

  4. Sumo Wrestling:
    1.Sumo is said to have started over 2,000 years ago. From around the Heian period (794-1192), the imperial family often watched sumo as a form of entertainment the person that created Sumo Wrestling was Emperor Suinin.

    1. Origins
    The origins of sumo date back over 1500 years and are steeped in Shinto tradition. However the rules and rituals around sumo in its current form were mostly developed in the 20th century.

    2. Mawashi
    The loincloth worn by the Rikishi are around 10 yards (9 metres) long and 2 feet (60cm) wide.

    3. Strategies
    There are 70 winning strategies, many of which make use of an opponents Mawashi however the two most common strategies are the yori-kiri and the oshi-dashi.

  5. Judo is a martial art that was born in Japan, and it is now known around the world as an Olympic sport. Judo was established in 1882 by combining jujitsu, a form of wrestling, with mental discipline.
    Judo is the most widely practiced martial art on earth. Judo is the second most-practiced sport worldwide, behind the most-widely practised sport of soccer. Judo is practiced by more than 100 million people worldwide.

  6. Judo
    This sport was created Kano Jigoro Shihan in the year 1882 and was built to be like martial arts. The sports is still popular today because millions of people still practise it every day.

  7. Japanese sports:
    Sumo wrestling:
    The sport sumo wrestling started way back like 2000 years ago. From supposedly the Heian period that was from around 794-1192. Sumo wrestling was used for entertainment and evolved over the centuries. The first professional sumo wrestlers arrived at around the Edo period also 1603-1868. It was created by a man called Emperor Suisin.

    The 3 main events in sumo wrestling is when that when it happened they made a rule before every match the pour salt into the ring, and the referee dresses like a Shinto priests and finally the wrestlers clap their hands to summon the gods.

    The Japanese sport sumo restyling has dropped to a new low since one teenager applied for the sumo wrestling tournament then only 55 contestants arrived and sumo wrestling dropped to a new low.

    The judo sport started in 1882 it is a sport based on martial arts that was born in Japan. It is known around the world as an Olympic sport. Judo was popular in 1882 and became a real sport by combining it with jujitsu with mental discipline. The person that created Jigoro Kano.

    The three main events in Judo is when they do an international judo competition they have do measure wight class, history and competitions. Another main event is that in international competitions they put each other’s in ranks.

    The sport judo is still popular because it is the 2nd most practised sport in the world and is practised by more than 100 million people in the world.

    Jujitsu was created in the year it came around 2000 years ago. It was created to challenge the Samurai and to protect themselves from armoured sport armed opponents. Jujitsu is traditionally practised for self defence and modern sport forms. It was created by the same man that created judo Jigoro Kano.

    The three main events of jujitsu is that when sports where created Jigoro Kano created jujitsu which contains all grappling arts. Another event is that every single sport that involves fighting is based on jujitsu and that why it contains all the fighting techniques. They also learned how to fight back against opponents with small weapons.

    Jujitsu is still not that popular when compared to the sister of arts Aikido. But the Japanesejujitsu

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