Yangpyeong-gun, known as the coldest place in Gyeonggi-do, is hot with ‘judo fever’ in the middle of winter. It is because of the ‘2023 National Excellent Judo Team Invitational Winter Battery Training Camp’ that started on the 7th.
About 1,000 people are training at the off-season training camp, which will be held at the gymnasium of the Yongmun National Sports Center for 12 days until the 18th, including professional athletes from middle, high, and university unemployment teams from all over the country, as well as sports club members.
It was in 2018 that judo players from all over the country began to visit Yangpyeong-gun. Due to the nature of the event that requires a variety of training partners in the wake of the winter off-campus training of the national team’s standing army, high school, university, and business teams are gathering, drawing attention as an off-campus training ground. 메이저사이트
In addition, as well-equipped infrastructure, various conveniences provided by Yangpyeong-gun, and the kindness of local merchants are spread by word of mouth by teams that have been trained, the number of visiting teams is increasing every year. In the early days of field training, only professional players visited Yangpyeong, but recently, the number of club members at private gyms is increasing every year.
As a result, it is analyzed that despite the seasonally off-season for tourism in Yangpyeong-gun, accommodations, restaurants, and delivery businesses are enjoying a boom and contributing to the revitalization of the local economy, generating economic effects of about 1.5 billion won or more.
As many teams and athletes gather in Yangpyeong-gun, they are actively supporting the Korean Judo Association. On the 10th, Cho Yong-chul, president of Korea Judo, personally visited Yangpyeong to encourage the athletes in training and gave special lectures to players and coaches twice.
Previously, on the 7th, Professor Lee Won-hee of Yongin University, a gold medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and who won four major competitions, gave various technical guidance based on his experience. Professor Jo In-cheol of Yongin University educated on ‘timing of waist technique’.
Yangpyeong-gun, which has set up an off-campus training camp, is also supporting the athletes from out of town to make sure there is no inconvenience in training. Vehicles are provided to travel to and from the training ground, and lodging expenses are provided for leaders. In addition, military officials say that Jeon Jin-seon, head of Yangpyeong-gun, is showing high interest, such as checking the support situation from time to time and instructing the visiting athletes not to feel uncomfortable.
Chae Seong-hun, head coach of the judo team at Yangpyeong-gun Office, said, “The teams that have been training for years are satisfied, and they are envious of Yangpyeong-gun’s support system.” I will try harder to get off,” he said.