The Heat of Sports Forges the Future
It's not just study and experiments - the style of Tokyo Tech students is also to be serious about sports. Honing your martial skills by facing yourself. Competing in all types of track and field events. Tackling the challenge of a world you have not yet experienced with nature as your opponent. These are the sports-related clubs Tokyo Tech offers to hone your mind, body, and skills. The heat of the passion applied to club activities forges the spirit of monozukuri, of manufacturing, and leads to a future where scientists and engineers can soar.
Short distance running, middle and long distance running, steeplechase, walking race, long jump, high jump and more - each member selects their specialist sport and trains hard. We train each day for our individual goals, which might be to break our personal records, or take a top position in intercollegiate meets held throughout the year.
Our main activities are practicing hang gliding and paragliding. With a thorough emphasis on safety, we train things like operating the glider or shifting body weight. Once mastered, we can ride the winds using the energy of thermals, enjoying soaring through the sky.
A triathlon, which involves swimming 1,500 meters, racing a bicycle 40 km, and then running 10 km all in quick succession may sound punishing, but its appeal lies in the sense of accomplishment and fun of the sport. We train with the goal of completing all water- and land-based events in the annual Japan National University Championships.
The Rowing Club, with its long history, spends day and night in grueling training with the goal of winning events. Rowing practice is done on the Toda Boat Course in Saitama Prefecture, the site used for the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, and all club members live in a nearby university dormitory.
The Judo Club, which celebrated its 100th anniversary is 2007, takes part in a large number of competitions each year. Judo training and matches are tough, but hard practice will make you mentally and physically tough. We welcome anyone who wants to try Judo, whether you are a beginner or have plenty of experience.
Players, coaches, and support staff all come together with the aim of promotion to Group 1 of the Kanto American Football League. In addition to hard training and practice, we also have discussions about strategy and tactics, summer training camps, and other activities throughout the year.
The club is divided into three groups: the Touring Group, where members travel around Japan together; the Racing Group, which takes part in road races and track sprints, and the Cycle Ball Group, which plays soccer on bicycles. Three different fields, but all offer the unique appeal of cycling.
Kyudo archers seek a unity of mind and body as expressed through the flight of the arrow. This is a sport that trains the mind as well as the body. In the Kyudo Club, our biggest focus is on growth as human beings.