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July 23, 2019

Judo Course at Yangon University concluded

Judo athletes seen with officials and judo trainers at Yangon University. Photo: Saw Thein Win
Myanmar Judo athletes seen with officials and judo trainers at Yangon University. Photo: Saw Thein Win

WITH the aim of promoting the judo sport in Myanmar, a judo course, under the arrangement of the Myanmar Judo Federation (MJF) and the sport team from Yangon University, was conducted at Yangon University from 10 July to 29 August.
The course concluded on Friday. At the conclusion ceremony, chairperson of the Myanmar Judo Federation U Tun Tun, awarded certificates to 28 judo trainees and yellow belts to 16 outstanding judo athletes.
A total of 46 persons attended the course but only 28 passed with normal marks and 16 qualified for yellow belt. There are varieties of belts in Judo and they are green belt, yellow belt and brown belt, black belt said a judo trainer.
The Myanmar Judo Federation was founded in 1958. The sport originated in Myanmar in 1941 with the effort of 30 men (Thirty Comrades) who went for military training in Japan.
Judo was introduced at Yangon University in 1965.
Now with the aid of award-winning coaches and modern judo equipment, the MJF is training and nurturing new and talented judo fighters in Yangon University.— Saw Thein Win

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