"Culturally and in complement, judo doesn’t reduce itself to its Olympic
expression, judo remains a martial art, judo is more than a sport, all
techniques of the Gokyo are part of the judo heritage and must always be
It is the same for the” kuatsu “, techniques of resuscitations and articular
mobilizations practiced about forty years ago by the judo teachers and the
referees which are on our days forbidden in some countries. Their practice is
not allowed but their knowledge is part of the judo heritage and in no case
must be forgotten.
The referees are the guards of the physical, cultural and philosophical
expression of Judo.
Judo must be understood to be apprecciated."