KODOKWAN JUDO & JU-JITSU CLUB OF ZAMBIA
KODOKWAN JUDO & JU-JITSU CLUB OF ZAMBIA
KODOKWAN JUDO & JU-JITSU CLUB OF ZAMBIA
KODOKWAN JUDO & JU-JITSU CLUB OF ZAMBIA
KODOKWAN JUDO & JU-JITSU CLUB OF ZAMBIA
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HISTORY KODOKWAN

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The Kodokwan Judo Jujitsu club of Zambia is one of the oldest founded dojos in Southern Central Africa, teaching traditional Kodokan Judo and Koryu Goshin Jujitsu. At the time of its formation in 1928 in South Africa, it was the only dojo that practiced JUJITSU and then around the early 1940s our Kodokwan began to include formal judo practice in its dojo.

The Kodokwan was originally founded by a Japanese merchant sailor by the name of Seishi Teppei or some times called Yusei Teppei who lived in Hong Kong, Shanghai in the 1920s. He taught a military style of Jujitsu and another family system of Jujitsu taught to him by his father who was from a Samurai clan. He was also taught Kodokan Judo by Kano Shihan at the Kodokan in Tokyo.

While he lived in Hong Kong he met a man from Ireland who lived in Southern Rhodesia in Africa by the name of Dr Henry Johnston who was studying medicine. He was also a very good magician by profession . Seishi Teppei decided to teach Dr Henry Johnston in Hong Kong in back street machi dojo. In 1928 Seishi Teppei gave Dr Henry Johnston the Menkyo Kaiden to the Kodokwan Jujitsu, Judo Association. Soon after that Dr Henry Johnston returned to Africa and opened his first Kodokwan Dojo in Adderley Street, Cape Town, South Africa.

 

 

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