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11:25 | Oct 08 | 2014

Martial Arts Festival Russia Japan Is Over in Tokyo

 Director of the Summer Sports Department of the Ministry of Sports of Russia Grigory Kabelsky thanked all the participants of the Festival and expressed his gratitude to the Japanese Nippon Budokan House.

“This November, we look forward to a return visit in Moscow in the Year of the Russian-Japanese martial arts exchange”, - said Kabelsky.

It is worth noting that in November this year the Russian and Japanese athletes will demonstrate martial arts in Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium. From the Japanese side the demonstration of 12 kinds of national martial arts is expected.

At the closing ceremony of the Festival the representatives of Japan received Yakut diamonds as the symbol of Yakutia.

Mas-wrestling has definite prospects in Japan, because the Japanese love this kind of power sports, said CEO of Nippon Budokan Mr. Usui at the closing ceremony of the Festival of martial arts Russia - Japan.

Director-General of the Nippon Budokan also noticed that the only nuance of mas-wrestling in Japan is where to get teachers and the appropriate equipment in order to engage in this sport.

Within the Festival of martial arts Russia - Japan one of the necessary equipment of mas-wrestling was presented to the International University of Martial Arts of Japan by Director of Vasily Manchaary National Sports Republican Center. The inventory has been handed into the hands of the rector Mr. Makita at the closing ceremony of the Festival of martial arts.

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