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

Mr.Naoki Murata

Mr. Naoki Murata

Mr. Murata was born in Saitama prefecture in 1949. Graduating from the Tokyo University of Education in 1973, he proceeded to obtain a Masters degree from the same university. After being employed as assistant professor at Kagawa University, Mr. Murata is at present the head of Kodokan Judo Institute’s museum and library. He is a member of the Education and Proliferation Committee as well as member of the Referee Committee of the All Japan Judo Federation. Mr. Murata has been appointed Head of Directors of the Japanese Academy of Budo in July 2008. He holds the 7th Dan in Kodokan judo.

Individual presentation panelists

“Transitions within Kodokan Judo Etiquette” (PDF 1.7MB)


Monographs and co-author
  • Supotsu to shintai undo no kagakuteki tankyu (A Scientific Investigation of Sports and Physical Exercise), Bikosha
  • Wa-ei taisho judo yogo kojiten (A Small Japanese-English Dictionary of Judo Vocabulary), Kodokan
  • Wa-ei taisho judo - sono kokoro to kihon (Japanese-English Judo - Its Mind and Basics), Hon no Tomosha
  • Gendai judo ron (Modern Judo), Taishukan shoten, 1993
  • Judo daijiten (Great Judo Dictionary), Atene shobo, 1999
  • Budo wo shiru (Knowing Budo), Fumaido, 2000
  • Judo no shiten (The Judo Point of View), Dowa shoten, 2000
  • Kano Jigoro shihan ni manabu (Learning from Jigoro Kano), Nihon Budokan, 2001
  • Mind Over Muscle, Kodansha, 2005