Ju­dokas cel­e­brate World Judo day in Amherst

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Fear can trig­ger anger and con­fu­sion, but it can also prompt 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 three to eight, eight to 14, adults, and an all-girl power class taught by his daugh­ter Kiana.

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

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

DAVE MATHIESON – AMHERST NEWS

Stu­dents and in­struc­tors at the Amherst Kodokan Judo Academy re­cently cel­e­brated World Judo Day. Tak­ing part in the fun-filled cel­e­bra­tion was: front, from left, Mor­gan Oul­ton, Kaida Oul­ton, Piper Oc­co­more, Emer­son Bur­bine, Lu­cas Fowler, Jor­dyn Sid­dall, Cole Pye, Averie Bur­bine, and Har­ley MacAloney, who is stand­ing be­hind Bur­bine, (six in mid­dle, from left), Han­nah McGill, Re­becca Wil­liams, Chloe Fahie, Josh Bullen, Charlee Hicks and Cole Vick­ery. Back, from left, Jenna Sid­dall, Sen­sei Keith Moses, Chris Phin­ney, Justin Sid­dall, Kiana Moses and Amy De­veau.

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