University sumo product Myogiryu blossoming in 30s

Sumo Mar 13, 2020

University sumo product Myogiryu blossoming in 30s

by John Gunning

There are currently seven Nippon Sport Science University graduates in professional sumo. Hokutofuji at komusubi is the highest ranked, and the Saitama native appears to be on course to overtake recently retired Yoshikaze as their college's most successful ever rikishi. Another man, Myogiryu, likely would have ...

University program boosts number of coach developers

More Sports Feb 17, 2020

University program boosts number of coach developers

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Faculty behind the Nippon Sport Science University Coach Developer Academy (NCDA) program are confident that the "athlete-centered" culture it is fostering has made positive international progress since its 2014 inception. In collaboration with the International Council for Coaching Excellence, the grand vision of the NCDA ...

Coaching experts trade ideas at workshop

General Jul 22, 2018

Coaching experts trade ideas at workshop

by Kaz Nagatsuka

We have seen various types of unreasonable harassment problems surrounding Japanese sports, especially in school athletics, over the last several years. One of the most notable and recent cases involved the Nihon University football team, where a player was allegedly ordered by his coaches to ...