World arm wrestlers, welcome to JAWA(Japan Arm Wrestling Association) website.
The Japan Arm Wrestling Association(JAWA) was established in 1977 by former Chairman Mitsuo Endo (now Honorary Chairman). JAWA has reached its 43rd year this year.
During this time, we held three World championship and produced many world champions,such as Yoshinobu Kanai and Yoko Yamada.
JAWA is the largest arm wrestling organization in Japan, with over 40 prefecture federations.
JAWA holds the All Japan Championships every year, and in 2018 held the 36th Championship. We also hold junior, masters and disabled championships.
JAWA has held many competitions where people with disabilities can participate in the competition for over 30 years.
As a subordinate organization, JAWA is working to establish the Japan Barrier Free Arm Wrestling Federation (JBAF).
In 2019, JAWA officially join the International Federation of Arms Wrestling (IFA) and participate in the World Championships.
History of arm wrestling in Japan
Image citation：wikipedia(Asahi Graph February 18, 1948 Asahi News Paper Company)
Arm wrestling is called “udesumo” in Japanese. It has been used as a force comparison since ancient times, and in Japan JAWA has been the first to apply international rules to make it arm wrestling.
1977: JAWA established
1987: Participated in the WAWC World Championships
1990: Host Japan-USSR Championships
1992: Host the WAWC World Championships
1994: Participated in the WAF World Championships
1999: Host the WAF World Championships
2005: Host the WAF World Championships
2014: Host the WAF Asian Championships
We have edited the great match from the arm wrestling competitions around the world.This is a popular category of the JAWA homepage.
Japan is a parliamentary democracy consisting of the Japanese archipelago (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu’s main four islands and their associated islands) and the Nansei Islands, Izu Islands, Ogasawara Islands, etc.And there are 47 prefectures as administrative division in Japan.
Japan is also one of the developed countries, and is a member of the G7, G8 and G20.
Various data of Japan
February 11, 660 BC
Tokyo is the largest city in Japan. On March 28, 1869, the central function of politics in Japan was transferred.
Kyoto has been the capital of Japan since 794 for over 1000 years. Because of this, valuable ancient buildings still remain.
Nara has been the capital of Japan since 710. Many precious Buddhist old buildings remain.
Height: 3,776.24 m
Mount Fuji is an active volcano that spans Shizuoka Prefecture and Yamanashi Prefecture, and is the highest mountain in Japan. It is famous in foreign countries as a symbol of Japan.
Prunus, Cerasus, Japanese cherry, Sakura
Cherry blossoms fall innocence. This is a symbol of Samrai’s way of life in Japan.
Pheasants are familiar to Japanese and appear in many myths.
Sumo wrestling is a martial art held in ancient times in rituals and festivals.
Nou is a theater performance based on supernatural things.
Kabuki is a traditional theater performance that has been loved by the common people since ancient times.
Shodo is a traditional culture that makes writing letters an art.
Sado is a traditional culture that uses tea ceremony as an art.
Kado is a traditional culture that has the art of decorating cut flowers.
The Nebuta Festival is a summer festival held in Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture, and features the use of huge paper balloons.
The Gion Festival is a festival in Kyoto City, one of the most historic festivals in Japan, which has been around since the 9th century. It is a summer feature of Kyoto.
Tenjin Festival is a festival that takes place at shrines in various parts of Japan. Above all, the Tenjin Festival held in Osaka is famous.
Famous national treasure
Izumo Taisha is a shrine located in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, and is the most historic shrine in Japan.
Itsukushima Shrine is a shrine in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is famous for its huge tori-i gate in the sea.
Horyuji temple is a Buddhist temple located in Ikuhacho, Ikoma-gun, Nara Prefecture, and is one of the oldest temples in Japan.
Himeji Castle is a Japanese castle in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture, which is also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Sushi is a traditional Japanese food combining rice and vinegar mixed with seafood.
Tempura is a traditional Japanese food, wrapped in seafood and vegetables in flour and fried in oil.
Sukiyaki is a traditional Japanese food in which beef and vegetables are boiled in a shallow iron pan. Seasoning is soy sauce, sugar and so on, and it is sweet and salty.
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