Jigoro Kano in Prague (1936) with some czech judokas ( Prof. František Smotlacha - head of Czechoslovak JiuJitsu association (man with skin head) ).
Please have you got any informations about Kanos visit Prague in years 1933 or 1934? Or do you know some sources about these trips (english, japanese)?
Jigoro Kano was both years in Europe and visited more european countries, demonstrated and taught judo.
1933 - IOC Vienna (Austria) accompanied by judokas Sumiyuki Kotani and Masami Takasaki. Japan (May 17, 1933) - Russia - Moscow, Austria - Vienna, Germany - Muenchen, Stuggart, Berlin, France - Paris, Great Britain - London (August), Spain - Madrid (September), Malaysia - Singapur, (returned to Japan in November)
1934 - IOC Athens (Greece), Vienna (Austria), London (Great Britain), (returned to Japan in September)
More info about my sources:
Upon returning to Japan, Kano took care of some problems involving his third son Riho, who had been arrested for consorting with Communists. When this problem was taken care of, Kano prepared for a trip to Vienna, where he was to attend another International Olympic Committee meeting. The latter trip cost ¥16,500, an expense borne by the Tokyo municipal government.
Kano left for Vienna on May 17, 1933. Accompanying him were two judo 6-dans, Sumiyuki Kotani and Masami Takasaki. Takasaki was Kano's son-in-law, and the winner of the All-Japan Championships of 1930. Meanwhile, Kotani, a future judo 10-dan, had represented Japan in freestyle wrestling during the 1932 Olympics. During this trip, Kano demonstrated judo in Germany and Austria, and attended the International Olympic Committee conference in Vienna, an international parliamentary conference in Madrid, and meetings at the German Sports Ministry in Berlin. While passing through Italy the motor coach on which Kano was riding went off the road, leaving a portion of its length hanging over a precipice. Subsequent reports said that while some of the other passengers became hysterical with fear, Kano sat unperturbed until everyone else had gotten out to safety. [EN15]
source EN15: EN15. Xerographic copy of research notes prepared for Saburo Matsushita by Trevor Leggett, courtesy of Richard Bowen.
Jigoro Kano demonstrating his Kodokan Judo in Vienna in 1933
1933 : Conférence de Jigoro KANO sur le judo en France
Prof. Jigoro Kano bei seinem Aufenthalt in der Bundeshauptstadt mit seinen beiden Assistenten M. Takasaki und Sumiyuki Kotani, eine eindrucksvolle Vorführung seiner Sportart bot. Prof. Kano demonstrierte auch bei der Wiener Polizei in der Marokkaner-Kaserne seine Methode der Körpererziehung. Anschließend fuhr Prof. Kano von Wien nach München, wo er ebenfalls sein Judo vorführte.
1933 : Kano visited Europe to promote the choice of Tokyo as a site for the 12th Olympiad, Moscow, Stuttgart, Berlin, London, Paris, Madrid..
1934 : Moscow, Warsaw, Vienna, Belgrade, Paris, London, Naples, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai..
1933 26 Septiembre Conferencia de Jigoro Kano "Ecole des Arts et Metiers" París.
This was originally a course of four
lectures delivered by Jigoro Kano at
the Drill Hall of the 13th Battalion
London Regt. - The first lecture took
place on August 28 1933
1933 73 June - travelled to Vienna to attend the IOC Session. Yôtaro Sugimura was appointed to the IOC membership in this session Attended Deutsches Turnfest (German Gymnastics Festival) held in Stuttgart
Commended by French government for his service to physical education
Met Adolf Hilter in Berlin
Instructed at the Judo training session organised by Bavarian Government. Made lecture and demonstration of Judo in Vienna, London and France
Lectured at Singapore Judo coompetition (returned to Japan in November)
1934 74 Kodokan building newly constructed in Suidobashi
April - attended the IOC Session in Athens, Michimasa Soëjima became IOC member in this session
Made lecture and demonstration of Judo at the Parnassus Literary Society in Athens and in Vienna and London. Met Carl Diem and others (returned to Japan in September)
Detailed about IOC Vienna 1933
Jigoro Kano in Egypt (Sfinga) - ??? 1938
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