Judo in Vientiane Laos
When we went to Laos for Muay Lao, we ran over the Lao-Japan Budo Center in Vientiane. Of course we took our time and had a closer look. We were very surprised to see such a high level of judo and a very modern training hall. They are about 100 meters west of the National Stadium, in the heart of Vientiane. If you stay at the touristy places, it will take you 10 minutes to walk there. When I first saw the building, I actually thought it was a church or some kind of government institution, but when we saw all these people in their white uniforms, it was clear, judo, karate, teakwondo. So we walked in and stayed for about an hour. Since their judo was so good, I could not resist and asked them if they were interested in taping some videos for flashmavi.com. Of course they liked the idea and we taped about 60 judo techniques 3 days later.