Zuihitsu- Random Notes about Judo by Ronald Désormeaux
Judo-Ron 67- Judo culture neutralizing the bullies
You may have read or heard the word
being applied in many quarters in the past.There are current Canadian and Provincial draft legislatures that define bullying as:1.
An action causing or intending to cause physical or emotional harm, damaging another’sproperty or creating hostility.2.
A behavior that could cause fear, intimidation, humiliation, distress or other forms of harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem,, reputation or property.You may believe that within the micro-culture of our judo organization, the local dojo life cyclehas been exempted. Yes, to a certain degree, but there may be behavioral elements that maybe conducive to such intrusions.To a certain degree, our martial art culture has prevailed over the incursion of bad practicesassociated with bullying. Teaching the respect for others, towards different venues andincluding pride in ourselves have been part of the legation left by Jigoro Kano Shihan in 1882. Itis reported in the work of Sensei Naoki Murata in 2005
that Professor Kano wrote:
«Whilecombat may have been the core of Jujutsu practice, it also had related goals of physical education and mental training.”
We have inherited more than a sport; judo is also a socialdiscipline. We nevertheless have to remain vigilant in order to detect, resolve and educate bothour teaching staff and students about the potential incursion of bullying practices.
: This article tries to suggest and highlights selected interventions to minimize the risks of aconfrontation with potential bullying incidents.
Ukiyo-e of Sensei Taiso Yoshitoshi 1839-1892 (Water lady Oiko placing and armlock on Samurai Seaki)