Considering the number of students from Kaijo high school, today’s practice menu has been modified with several points. Because of small space in Yubikan, Newaza Hokyo has cut off. Ido-Uchikomi has also cut off. Randori was reorganized with Mototachi and Free Randori with a few extra bouts. We were able to experience how we had practice Judo until now, I hope guests from Kaijo high school could taste the attractiveness of Hitotsubashi University’s Judo; the balanced composition of Newaza, Tachiwaza, and force. I overheard some of high school students whispering to each other about my comrade Tamura and Kanbe who fastened white belt but as strong as other black belt warriors. Even it was great opportunity to practice Judo with Kaijo high school since we were able to face unfamiliar fight on the Tatami.
After the practice we took picture together and had a small get-together with doughnuts. To our heart, alumnus Ogawa represents Kaijo high school; Considering his great contribution and service to Hitotsubashi University Judo club, I would say, Kaijo high school bears greatness in itself. We are so grateful for Kaijo high school Judo team visiting Yubikan. I hope many students from Kaijo high school uphold the honor and tradition by joining the Hitotsubashi Judo club in the future, succeeding alumnus Ogawa. Again, thank you for visiting Hitotsubashi University and for practicing Judo with us. We hope that we will meet soon at Yubikan-hai Championship.
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