The Japan Society

Japanese Sports Quiz

Subject: Physical Education / Other Topics
Level: Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2 / Key Stage 3
Age: 5-7 years / 7-11 years / 11-15 years
Resource Type: Activities / Presentations / Other

Introduce students to six traditional Japanese sports and martial arts (Karate, Judo, Kendo, Kyudo, Yabusame, and Sumo) using this short and fun interactive quiz.

The presentation shows clear images of each sport and the accompanying teacher script provides basic background information to read to students before asking them to guess whether a statement is true or false. The beginning of the presentation shows the Japanese gestures used for ‘maru’ (true)  or ‘batsu’ (false) so your class can answer as students in Japan might! 

The quiz can be integrated into a longer lesson about Japan or Japanese culture, or used as a standalone activity. It is aimed at KS2 and lower KS3 or can be easily adapted for other ages.  



Other resources:

Take a look at our Undokai resources for ideas on how to hold a Japanese-themed sports day or download the full Sports Day Pack with full equipment lists and instructions for how to play each game. 

Also check out the authentic Japanese warm-up Radio Taiso, a traditional 3 minute exercise in Japan, often performed en-masse before school sports day. It can easily be incorporated into a P.E lesson or tried as a refresher activity between lessons.