2008, Volume 4, Issue 1

Why Prof. Jigoro Kano did not received the Nobel Prize?

Roman Maciej Kalina1, Bartłomiej Jan Barczyński2

1Faculty of Physical Education, Rzeszów University, Rzeszów, Poland
2Index Copernicus International S.A., Warsaw, Poland

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This is a question neither perfidious nor naive. On the contrary, it is a factual approach to the problem, which has global implications. Contrary to appearances, it combines with the possibility to increase the collective security. Although the problem was born more than 120 years ago, it does not lose the application value.Professor Jigoro Kano (1860-1938) was at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth century, one of the best-educated and recognizable Japanese in the world. He became the first Japanese member of the International Olympic Committee in 1909. Fame and authority brought him mainly a universal method of educating human for peace, which bases announced in 1882.Jigoro Kano was the first scientist and teacher, who in this sphere of human activity discovered a chance of development and humanization interpersonal relationships – "from one good deal from one another to the general good." This dialogue lasts incessantly. So that it lasts, a difficulty of creating is required from micro to macro scale.

Key words: judo, kodokan judo, nobel prize