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Lagos judo organizes seminar for women

Following the successful seminar for women judokas, the Lagos State Judo Association (LSJA) is aiming to encourage females to take up the sport for self-defense in society.

Speaking at the one-day seminar organized by LSJA in collaboration with Tinubu Support Group (TSG) at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Complex, Rowe Park, the chairman of LSJA, Sheriff Hammed said the aim of the seminar was to woo more women to the sports in their effort to popularize the sport as well as using the sport as a form of self-defense amidst the security challenges bedeviling the country.

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“This seminar is part of our efforts to revive judo in Lagos and we are using the seminar and judo exhibition to create awareness in the fight against violence and sexual harassment against women because of what is happening around the society. This is part of our mission to improve the sports and probably get more female athletes to participate in judo. So this is to enlighten the public and educate our girls about the art of self-defense.”

For the Coordinator of TSG, Niyi Gbodimowo, the partnership was aimed at improving the fortune of judo in Lagos.

“With this partnership with the Lagos State Judo Association, we believe we can help to develop the sport and give back to the youths who are the future of Nigeria.”

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