Tokyo Tech News
Tokyo Tech Judo Club captain Atsuki Ono finished second at Tokyo's 67th regional judo tournament for national and public universities on June 9. Ono competed in the 66-kg individual category.
The Tokyo Tech Judo Club also participated in the team category of the tournament. This year, 79 judokas joined the tournament from the University of Tokyo, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, the University of Electro-Communications, and Tokyo Tech.
Honestly, I am slightly surprised that I achieved second place at this tournament. I have been practicing judo for almost 10 years now, and this is my first time on the podium. This was not just an individual achievement, but the result of tough practices with and encouragement from team members, support for our club from generous alumni, wise guidance of our grand master, and invaluable help from my parents. I will continue to practice with my teammates and aim for better results, and will direct this energy to my research, which begins this year.
The Tokyo Tech Judo Club trains under Tokyo Tech grand master Hiroshi Hasegawa, usually holding practice sessions at the dojo on Ookayama Campus. The club is active in promoting international exchange, and regularly invites international students to join their practice sessions. The doors are open to both beginner and more advanced judokas. Currently, the 10 regular members of the club are focused on achieving results at the technical universities' national judo tournament.