The 15 Oct 2021

Judo: Going beyond Combat - A Story of Survival


Conference and Demonstration as part of the exhibition “Ultimate Combat. Arts of fighting in Asia” the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac is proposing a series of conferences, workshops and events dedicated to the knowledge and practice of Asian fighting disciplines. This programme includes talks with researchers, historians and leading representatives of contemporary martial arts schools.

Conference-demonstration in person and live and on the museum's YouTube channel

Yves Cadot, lecturer in Lecturer in Japanese Language and Civilisation, University of Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès, will present the conference followed by a demonstration by the two judo champions:
Jane Bridge, 8th Dan, world champion and triple European champion and Frederic Dambach 6th Dan, former international champion 

At the end of the 19th century, Japanese society and institutions began to modernise and become structured as a nation-state based on the Western model. It was in this period, when the perspective of needing to physically defend one's life individually began to fade away, that Judo was born. Just as its name, jūdō: ‘principle of adaptation’, suggests and asserts, its founder Kanō Jigorō (1860-1938) drew on the heritage of ancient combat arts to extract the principles of action proven on the battlefield and which would from then on be used to edify people and society. We will retrace and clarify this history and its ambitions in an attempt to understood how judo invented the conception of modern budo and how it has become established, particularly in France, as an excellent educational discipline.


    • Yves Cadot, Lecturer in Japanese Language and Civilisation, University of Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès
    • Jane Bridge, 8th Dan, World Champion and triple European Champion
    • Frederic Dambach 6th Dan, former international champion 
  • Place:   Théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • Pickup location:  En ligne
  • TimeSlots:
    The Friday 15 October 2021 from 17:00 to 18:30
  • Public:   Researcher, student, All publics
  • Categorie : Symposia
  • Free entry (subject to available places)
    Gratuit (dans la limite des places disponibles)

Around the event

Guided tours, workshops, concerts, etc.
all activities organized as part of the event

Around the event