Judo and the Navy: an ancient and prestigious history

(To Marina Militare)

COMSUBIN - The very recent publication of the book "Il Marinaio Carlo Oletti, pioneer of judo in Italy", with the presentation of the historical office of the Navy, captain of vessel Gianluca De Meis, offers a starting point of great interest and certainly not known to all about the birth in Italy of martial arts and in particular of judo, which developed thanks to Carlo Oletti who was able, through his travels and work in the East, to learn the art and create the Italian school at the turn of the first years of the last century. After taking his leave with the rank of 1st captain of the CEMM in 1951, Oletti is therefore a pioneering and almost mythological figure, from whom entire generations of athletes in the sector have been inspired by sharing principles such as respect, loyalty, self-denial, the spirit of sacrifice, which have always been the key values ​​of the personnel of the Navy.

What is mentioned in this significant premise is the background to the recent constitution of the Comsubin Sports Center, which has also allowed the rebirth of the Judo section, already active in the recent past, through the commitment and extraordinary passion of the 1st lieutenant raider / paratrooper Alessandro De Nardi, national level judoka who continues to reap successes as on the occasion of the podium reached the Italian master championship held a few days ago in Piedmont.

The practice of this noble "sport and spirit" discipline is also an opportunity for the non-patented staff of Comsubin who, through dedicated meetings and internships, can deepen their knowledge, reinvigorating their sense of belonging and those skills already mentioned above. mentioned that distinguish both the professional and the sporting side of every sailor. 

After all, the maintenance of psychophysical efficiency is a basic and necessary requirement for every soldier and becomes a priority element for the operators of the special forces and diving departments, who base their daily work in the service of the country on physical performance: "good wind "then to the sports center of grouping divers and raiders, in the wake of an ever winning tradition confirmed by the first brilliant results obtained in the races of the various national circuits.