JUDO FESTIVAL 2017: U16 JOINS ELITE OTC

Judo Festival 2017 Porec

The 4th edition of the Judo Festival will take place from the 10th to the 18th of June in beautiful sunny Porec, Croatia. Throughout our weekly introduction, we revealed two projects: Women Get Together and Kids Family Camp. This week, we will have an insight view about the OTC and U16 Camp.

There is a first time for everything. In Porec, it will be the premier of the U16 Camp joining the Olympic Training Camp (OTC). This is an absolute exceptional opportunity for youngsters to stand up and challenge their heroes in training environment. With over 400 elite athletes attending at the OTC in Porec, there will be plenty to choose from.

In general, OTCs are one of the favourite training opportunity for high performance athletes; its value underlines for instance by frequent attendance of all European medal winners of the 2016 Rio Olympics.


OTC - Porec 2016 - Reviews

  • Olympic Champion, Tagir KHAIBULAEV (RUS) expressed his thoughts after the session: “I feel responsible for being a judo hero and not only for the youngsters but for our national team also. This little session was great with the kids and I have to say that it was very nice to have a break in our mind too because normally when we are wearing our judogi it means we fully focused to push ourselves to the maximum so today was very nice to spend sometimes with the youngsters.”
  • Sensei Jim PEDRO Sr. (USA) “The quality of the training camp was great, including the hotel, the food and all surroundings."
  • Teddy RINER (FRA): “This OTC camp has been great for me. I had quality partners on the mat and the location, the food, the hotel, everything else was simply brilliant."
  • Barbara MATIC (CRO) “Sea, Sun and Judo… It has been great. I am getting a bit tired but overall I had a great training camp."

Events


News

YOUNG RUSSIANS STEP UP TO TAKE CADET WORLD TEAM CROWN

08/14/2017 | 07:47 am | in IJF
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VUKOVIC EXCEEDS EXPECTATONS TO TAKE HEAVYWEIGHT GOLD IN SANTIAGO

08/13/2017 | 08:27 am | in
VUKOVIC EXCEEDS EXPECTATONS TO TAKE HEAVYWEIGHT GOLD IN SANTIAGO Day four of competition at the Cadet World Championships in Santiago, Chile brought success for Croatia. The day began slowly for 17-year old Vukovic who, after a first round bye, faced Karra HANNAH (BAH) the latter now coached by former world... Read more

BEKAURI MAINTAINS WINNING WAYS TO GRAB GOLD IN SANTIAGO

08/12/2017 | 11:47 am | in IJF
BEKAURI MAINTAINS WINNING WAYS TO GRAB GOLD IN SANTIAGO Day three of competition at the Cadet World Championships in Santiago, Chile saw Lasha BEKAURI (GEO) continue his good run of form to take the gold medal in the -73kg category. Fresh from his gold medal winning performance at the European... Read more

FAMILY SUCCESS FOR BALLHAUS GIRLS AND NAGUCHEV BOYS

08/11/2017 | 11:11 am | in EJU
FAMILY SUCCESS FOR BALLHAUS GIRLS AND NAGUCHEV BOYS Gold medal winning performances from Seija BALLHAUS (GER) and Kazbek NAGUCHEV (RUS) sparked national as well as family celebrations on day two of competition at the Cadet World Championships in Santiago, Chile. Unseeded Ballhaus defeated first... Read more