Bhutan: Thimphu hosts Jita Kyoei Judo Cup
Thimpu: The first edition of "Jita Kyoei Judo Cup” was held in Bhutan's capital city Thimpu recently.
The tournament holds great significance as it not only promotes the practice of Judo in Bhutan but also the values of “Jita Kyoei” which is a Japanese phrase that means mutual welfare and benefit, reports The Bhutan Live.
Bhutan Judo Association, in partnership with the Japanese government, hosted the event.
The President of the Kodokan Judo Institute said such tournaments will greatly help in the promotion of Judo in Bhutan. He also emphasised the Jita Kyoei spirit where people are more willing to promote the welfare of society as a whole.
“A good society is made up of its people and through the practice of Judo it can help in the creation of a society filled with people who possess a strong body and mind,” Haruki Uemura, the President of Kodokan Judo Institute, told The Bhutan Live.