As the Founder of Kodokan Judo
As started earlier, after coming to Tokyo, Kano developed an interest in Jujitsu, and studied it earnestly along with his academic subjects. When he entered Tokyo Teikoku University, his earnestness toward study became particularly strong. In 1879 while he was in school, Kano participated in a Jujitsu demonstration with his instructors in honor of General Grant, former President of the United States. At the university, Kano studied subjects such as political science, economics, moral education, and aesthetics, and during this time, he began to hold especially strongly the value of education - learning from others, and then teaching others. In 1882, he established Kodokan and worked to spread Judo as its master. This was because he found in judo something very spectacular, and decided to dedicate his life to the spread of Judo as its teacher. Turning His Passion to the Spread of Physical Education Jigoro Kano considered education to be base on three components - the education of knowledge, the education of morality, and physical education. The education of knowledge involves the improvement of one's knowledge; the education of morality involves the fostering of one's moral awareness; and physical education involves the training of one's body. Despite the fact that, within Kodokan Judo, physical education is an important factor, Kano also placed a lot of effort into the training of physical education instructors at the Secondary Teacher's School.
When Kano became the principal of the Secondary Teacher's School, he established a physical education department there, and started using a variety of sports as subject matters. A grand sports festival was held, and within the school, a number of sports sections including new sports from abroad were born, including tennis, baseball, football, and boating. Because of these activities that spread sports and physical education both inside and outside the school, Kano gradually became famous in the public's eye.