Cultivating and Transmitting the Spirit of Budo ~A Re-evaluation of Budo Decorum~

Prof.Hatsuyuki Hamada

Prof.Hatsuyuki Hamada

Associate Professor Hamada was born in Ehime prefecture in 1955. After graduating from Matsuyama Commercial University (at present, Matsuyama University) in 1978, he was employed as a police officer in his home prefecture from 1978 until 1985. In April 1985, he enrolled in the Martial Arts curriculum of the Department of Physical Education at Nippon Sport Science University. After graduation in March 1987, he was subsequently employed as full-time teacher at Aiko junior & senior high school in Ehime prefecture. In April 1997, he obtained the qualification of ‘IJF Olympic Expert’. In April 2002, Professor Hamada was appointed at the NIFS in Kanoya. Professor Hamada holds the 7th Dan in Kodokan judo.

Presentations by NIFS teaching staff

“Characteristics of French Judo” (PDF 2MB)

Academic affiliations

  • Japanese Academy of Budo
  • Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences
  • Japanese Society of Biomechanics
  • Japan Society of Exercise and Sports Physiology
  • All Japan Judo Federation Education and Proliferation Committee
  • All Japan Judo Federation Judo Renaissance Committee

Competitive Record

  • Winner All Japan Student Judo Weight Class Championships (1977)
  • Winner Cuba International Judo Tournament (1979)
  • Winner All Japan Judo Weight Class Championships (1981)
  • Winner Asian Judo Championships (1981)
  • Winner Kodokan Cup All Japan Judo Weight Class Championships (1979 and 1983)
  • Winner Pan Pacific Championships (1983)

Judo teaching record

  • Teaching Judo in the People’s Republic of China as member of the Cultural Mission for International Exchange (1984)
  • Teaching Judo in four Mid- and South American Countries (1990)
  • Coach Japanese National Selection at the World Judo Championships (1993)
  • Coach Japanese National Selection at the Asian Judo Championships (1994)
  • Coach Japanese National Selection at the World Judo Championships (1995)
  • Coach Japanese National Judo Selection at the Atlanta Olympic Games (1996)
  • Teaching Judo as Olympic Solidarity Expert in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (2003)
  • Lecturer at the EJU (European Judo Union) Teacher Seminar (2006)
  • Lecturer at the FFJDA (Fédération Française de Judo et Disciplines Associées) Teacher/Japan Workshop (2006)
  • Lecturer at the Hong Kong Teacher Seminar (2007)
  • Lecturer at the DJB (Deutscher Judo Bund) Summer Training Camp (2008)


  • Ehime Shimbun Sports Award for Merit in Winning the All Japan Judo Weight Class Championships, among others, January 1977
  • Ehime Prefectural Special Excellence Award for Contributions to Sports Diffusion and Development/70th Anniversary of the Ehime Prefectural Sports Association, February 1995
  • The Minister of Education and Science Award for Merit in Sports for his role as coach in Ryoko Tamura’s winning of a silver medal at the Atlantic Olympic Games, August 1996
  • 22nd Ehime Television Award for Building the New Ehime Prefectural Budokan and Merits concerning Sports Development, March 2002


  • ‘Judo ni taisuru ishiki chosa ni tsuite - judo rishusha ni kanshite -’ (Testing the Way People think about Judo - People participating in Judo Classes -), Nihon shigaku kyoiku kenkyujo kiyo (Proceedings of the Education Institute for Private Schools in Japan), Nr. 29, March 1994
  • ‘Kokusai koryu no ikkan to shite no judo shido hoho ni tsuite - betonamu * orinpikku soridariti * tekunikaru kosu no shido wo hete -‘ (On Judo as a Part of International Exchange - Vietnam * Olympic Solidarity * Conducting a Technical Course -), Research Proceedings of the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya, Nr. 7, p. 39-47, March 2004
  • ‘Effect of Judo Practice on Changes in Urinary Substances and Blood Hormones’, Advances in Exercise and Sports Physiology, Vol. 11, Nr. 2, p. 77-82, March 2005
  • ‘Judo taikoku - furansu no jittai wo saguru’ (Searching for the Actual Conditions of Judo Superpower - France), Research Proceedings of the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya, Nr. 34, p. 49-62, March 2006
  • ‘Daigakusei no jugyo sentaku kodo yoin ni kansuru kenkyu - supotsu kachi ishiki to judo ni taisuru taido narabi ni hoka no shinriteki sokumen to no kanrensei ni tsuite -‘ (Research into Factors in Class Choice Behavior of University Students - On both Sense of Value towards Sports and Attitude towards Judo, and the Interrelation with other Psychological Factors -), Proceedings of the Judo Scientific Research Workshop at the Kodokan Judo Institute, Nr. 11, p. 129-144, March 2007
  • Judo daijiten (Great Judo Dictionary), Atene shobo, 1999
  • Judo waza daihyakka (Great Encyclopedia of Judo Techniques) Vol. 1 & 3, Baseball Magazine, 1999