Julien Goes Across the World (8) / IJF.org

Julien Goes Across the World (8) / IJF.org

Hello, from Jaipur (India)! As promised final time, I’ve lastly left central Asia to find new lands however I’ve to inform you extra concerning the finish of my Central Asian journey earlier than I take you onward.

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

If you happen to keep in mind, I used to be within the capital of Uzebkistan, Tashkent, simply after the world championship. Then I moved to a different metropolis, known as Samarkand, to find a few of the most lovely edifices I’ve ever seen, on the Registan! Extra importantly, it’s the town that made our world change into an enormous village, because of the Silk Street.

There everyone was very welcoming and I spent two full nights at my visitor home speaking with the host. You could not cross the door with out being given a cup of tea and a joke, many who I didn’t perceive. The taxi did not let me pay to get there, the proprietor of the hostel additionally provided me a less expensive value as a result of he was completely satisfied to spend time with me. This was a very nice genuine second! 

After these two superb days, I took a taxi to Tajikistan. Overlook about buses and trains! If you end up not in Europe, you simply want to suit to no matter is the way in which to go. I handed the border fairly simply and jumped in one other taxi with far more folks than the seat accessible. I spent 5 hours like that, whereas watching the gorgeous pink mountains surrounding me; completely breathtaking. 

Judo Membership Parviz Sobirov in Dushanbe

The following day, federation invited me to the Nationwide Olympic Centre. They preferred the philosophy of my challenge and I used to be invited to share my expertise with some lecturers throughout a seminar. The plan was to go to 2 dojo within the capital of Dushanbe earlier than being visiting the Ustorpiriyon household in Khodjan metropolis. 

First I went to Judo Membership Parviz Sobirov in Dushanbe. I used to be advised that I might practice kids however most attendees had been large males, plus a reigning junior world champion. I used to be very impressed by the depth that everyone put into combating. They had been going very laborious however at finish they had been at all times greatest pals. 

I could not resist becoming a member of in with some randori, though gentle randori or yaku-soku-geiko didn’t appear to be recognized phrases right here. We went to dinner with a few of the guys earlier than I used to be despatched again to Hoji Sharif dojo, the place the coach was ready for me.

With David Gabaize

I met David and his companion. I used to be stunned, as a result of he did not communicate English however on the cellphone his messages had been in excellent English. He had been utilizing a translator on a regular basis. I stayed greater than per week. He had a room for the employees of his academy and he was taking excellent care so I had all the things I wanted.

I rapidly seen that his type of teaching was very totally different from all the things I had seen within the earlier months. All of the workouts he was doing made sense in a pedagogical manner, the environment felt very Japanese and the drills and methods of his college students had been spotlessly clear. We rapidly turned pals, though we did not communicate the identical language.

I understood that he needed to assist Tajikistan, his new nation, to have a greater understanding of judo and produce higher judoka and lecturers nevertheless it’s laborious for one man to do all the things by himself. Subsequently, he’s kindly asking for assist from worldwide specialists, to come back and go to his dojo.

As I used to be with him, he was managing all the things. I did not have to fret about any sort of logistics. He contacted the Ustorpiriyon household and organised the taxi to go and are available again. It was a 200km journey, 6-7h in a loopy taxi that broke down on the way in which! 

I did not anticipate to fulfill so many individuals. Speaking about Ustorpiriyon is not nearly Komronshokh, the Olympian, it’s a large household. From exterior the dojo it seems previous, with very fundamental circumstances however inside it’s very totally different: an enormous clear tatami with lots of of youngsters and adults. As soon as once more, I used to be welcomed very warmly. They needed me to take action a lot judo that I did not even have time to go to the town however I found good folks with fascinating tales.

Initially the household belonged to Sambo they usually determined to go for judo as it’s an Olympic sport. The daddy is a a number of medallist in so many alternative sorts of wrestling from sambo to kurash and even chidaoba; it is rather spectacular.

the Ustorpiriyon household

The circumstances for these athletes, when they’re anticipated to carry out, is actually mind-blowing. They earn lower than 500 US$ a month and once they have the prospect to go to worldwide competitions, they should take all the things very severely to attempt to get the prize cash. It’s a dilemna for the athletes. As he advised me, he does not wish to compete for the cash however there is no such thing as a competitors with out cash.

The youngest of the household helped me so much with English translation and shared with me his dream of worldwide competitors. He would possibly take part within the subsequent junior world championship in a heavyweight class. I’m actually wanting ahead to seeing that! 

I dressed with the standard outfit

After these days, I went again with David to complete my time in Tajikistan. I additionally had the chance to fulfill the household of a lady who helped me after I was in Hungary, to a household from Ukraine (https://www.ijf.org/information/present/julien-goes-around-the-world-3).

With out understanding them beforehand, we spent at some point collectively and went to the most effective restaurant on the town. They dressed me with the standard outfit and actually coated me with meals. I might go to just about the entire capital throughout that day. It is one other exemple of the generosity of individuals in central Asia. These nations aren’t very fashionable for vacationers and you may really feel it as a result of whenever you’re a visitor, they care for you want you’re the final they’ll ever see! I’ve had a good time. Thanks so much!

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