My name is Matsuura Akihiro, Kodokan Judo 8th Dan.
-Alumnus of Doshisha University
-Alumnus of Meiji School of Oriental Medicine
-Osaka Judo Union Council Member
-Eastern Osaka Judo Council Director
-Chairman of the Board of Directors in a N.P.O. Kiwi Club Osaka
-Alumni Permanent Director of Judo Club ain Doshisha University
-First New Zealand Judo National Coach
-Honorary Member of the New Zealand Judo Federation
-Honorary life member of the Auckland North Harbour Judo Club in New Zealand
-Honorary citizen of Six Fours in France
-Honorary Master of Iraklis Judo Club of Greece
When I was New Zealand Judo national coach I taught Judo at schools and Judo clubs in Auckland and
visit different area for the technical Judo seminar with former President of International Judo Federation
Rouly Hargraves for two years 1973 and 1974.
Visit to Papua New Guinea for Judo instruction for two weeks by Papua New Guinea Government invitation in 1975.
I have started Daishin Judokai in 1976, there are 24 sister Judo clubs in the world:
New Zealand (Lavin)
Lavin Judo Club
New Zealand (Auckland)
New Zealand Judokwai
New Zealand (Auckland)
Auckland Uni. Judo Club
New Zealand (Christchurch)
Christchurch Judo Club
New Zealand (Wellington)
Wellington Judo Academy
Australia (Gold Coast)
Tsunami Judo Club
Goshin Judo Kan
Sang-Rock Judo & Ju-jits Club
Judo Club De Mont Dore
Judo Club de Six Fours
Daishin Hai Boys’ Judo Club
Judo Club ‘Ronin’
Iraklis Judo Club
Seacliff Judo Club
Onkapuringa Judo Kan
Little Dragon Judo Club
Parsa Judo Dojo
Shudokan Judo Club
PCYC Judo Club
Yao city Judo Club
Masuda Judo Club
Hontai Judo Club
University of Queensland Judo Club
France (LE HAVRE)
Bemanos Judo Club
Yes, some of my students are William Vincent : Representative New Zealand for 1984 and 1988 Olympic,
Brendon Crooks : Representative New Zealand for 2000 Olympic,
Yoshihiro Akiyama: Representative Japan for 2003 World Judo Championship,
Saeko Matsuura : The winner of Oceania World Cup Judo Tournament in 2003,
Munetoshi Ikegami : The winner of Oceania World Cup Judo Tournament in 2003.
In Japan we say KEIZOKU WA CHIKARANARI
That means the continuation make the force ( Follow the way, then the victory will come).
How would you compare the judo from the days you started, to the sport with the recent rules?
Under new International Judo rules, the small player never win against the big player.
They are just thinking to make the rule same size players fighting each other.
When New Caledonia Judo national team came to New Zealand in 1973 or 74.
New Caledonia and New Zealand had a team match at Mt. Albert Gym in Auckland.
I was coaching New Zealand Judo team, and New Zealand team won.
After this match, the president of New Zealand Judo Federation, Rouly Hargraves
asked me to have a line up Shiai against New Caledonia Judo team.
I did line up Shiai with them, I beat them all about 5 or 6 minutes, they were 12 or 13 players
I fought from lighter players to heavy players.
That was fun.
All the spectators enjoyed to watch that.