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Judokas celebrate World Judo day in Amherst


AMHERST, N.S. – Fear can trigger anger and confusion, but fear can also trigger a path to resolution.

The Amherst Kodokan Judo Academy has taught students to stay on the latter path since 1970.

On Oct 27, the academy celebrated World Judo Day, with this year’s theme being ‘Friendship.’

Judo means the “gentle way” and was created in 1882 by Jigoro Kano of Japan, who was born on Oct. 28.

“Judo teaches us to look at the best possible course of action, whatever the individual circumstances, and helps us to understand that anger and worry are a waste of energy,” said Kano.

Keith Moses, Sensei at the Amherst Kodokan Judo Academy, offers eight judo classes each week, ranging in ages 3-8, 8-14, adults, and an all-girl power class taught by his daughter Kiana.

The academy is located at 189 Church Street, just up the street from Amherst Stadium.

For more information, go to the Amherst Kodokan Judo Academy’s facebook page.

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