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The contribution of martial arts in the social development of Ethiopians and Africans
December 9, 2015 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
|433 Paterson Hall
|Institute of African Studies
|613-520-2600 x 2220
The Institute of African Studies presents a talk entitled “The contribution of martial arts in the social development of Ethiopians and Africans” on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:00 pm in 433 Paterson Hall (History Lounge) with Dr. Tsegaye Degineh.
Dr. Tsegaye Degineh is an Ethiopian-German with a 5th degree black belt in JuJitsu. He’s also the Vice President of the Ju-Jitsu African Union, a Project Management specialist and a Diversity manager. Over the last decade, Dr. Degineh has diligently worked to establish the development of Judo and JuJitsu in Ethiopia. His presentation will highlight the many challenges, opportunities and milestones that have been reached both in Ethiopia (and Africa) in developing these amateur combat sports. Also, he’ll share what motivated him to pursue this initiative in Ethiopia, along with the contributions of Judo and JuJitsu to the youth and social development of Ethiopians and Africans.
Dr. Tsegaye Degineh along with Mr. Hannes Daxbacher, the former Technical Director of the German Judo Federation and member of the International Judo Federation’s Military and Police Commission are both subjects in a documentary on the development of Judo and JuJitsu in Ethiopia, by Canadian documentary filmmaker Garmamie Sideau. A short trailer of the documentary also will be shown along with a few words from Garmamie Sideau, followed by a Q&A session.
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