The Purpose of Judo Discipline
According to Jigoro Kano, the founder of Kodokan Judo:
  • "Judo is the way to the most effective use of both physical and spiritual strength. By training you in attacks and defenses it refines your body and soul and helps you make the spiritual essence of Judo a part of your very being. In this way you are able to perfect yourself and contribute something of value to the world. This is the final goal of Judo Discipline."

"Anyone who intends to follow the way of Judo must above all instill this teaching in his heart."
Judo in Action; Kazuzo Kudo, 9th Dan; Japan Publications Trading Company, Tokyo, Japan; January 1967

On Judo and the Changing Times

  • "As thoughts on any subject advance, there is the danger that people will tend to regard past ideas as no more than empty academic theory. Such an over-prejudiced attitude must not be condoned."
Tetsuya Sato and Isao Okano, Vital Judo, Japan Publications Inc., 1973

On the Value of Continuous Scholarly Study in Judo

  • "We live today and die tomorrow but the books we read tell us things of a thousand years."
Yamaga Sokō (September 21, 1622 - October 23, 1685) was a Japanese philosopher.

On Judo and its Lifelong Pursuit

  • "Judo is very deep. Even today I continue to study..."
Sensei Kinjho Masaharu, 8th Dan Kodokan


On Judo

‘The purpose of judo is to perfect oneself physically, intellectually and morally for the benefit of society.’
Professor Jigoro Kano (1860-1938)

(The Father of Judo, Kodansha International, 2000)
(IL Padre Del Judo, Edizioni Mediterranee, 2005)

(Judo Memoirs of Jigoro Kano, Trafford Publishing, 2008, 2014)
(Memorias de Jigoro Kano, Editora Cultrix, 2011)

Ungvari JUDO Brothers - Hungary - Cegléd

Miklos (1980 - ) - Attila (1988) - Zoltan (1987 -)

Miklos Ungvari

He(born 15 October 1980) is a Hungarian half-lightweight judoka who held the European title in 2002, 2009 and 2011. He competed at the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics and won a silver medal in 2012, placing fifth in 2016.[3]

  1. Ungvári took up judo aged nine, and in October 2009 was named Judoka of the Week by the European Judo Federation. Besides judo he competed in equestrian show jumping and was a co-driver for the Sandlander team at the 2014 Dakar Rally. His brother also competes internationally in judo.


Attila Ungvari

Hungarian Judoka Attila Ungvari (1988 - ) Hungarian Judoka Attila Ungvari  (1980 -)won a European Championships medal in 2010. He won the European U23 title in 2010 U73kg. Was finallist in the GP Ulaanbaatar in 2015. He is 10 years younger than his brother Miklos. He has 4 sisters and 4 brothers. He won the African Open in Casablanca in 2016.