28 October 2011

28 October World Judo Day

28 October World Judo Day

This date was chosen by the International Judo Federation to celebrate judo through all its educational aspects.
Wherever you are, at work, with your family, in your dojo surrounded by your colleagues, friends, judoka, please talk about our values, and particularly about the respect. Express yourself with passion, speak with your heart. Share experiences, your feelings and your personal pride to be a judoka.

IJF President Marius Vizer: “The International Judo Federation, in its missions, has the duty to develop judo in all sectors. When Master Jigoro Kano created judo in 1882, he wanted to create a means of education and he did it. This is the foundation of our discipline. Nowadays, I want this dimension to be better known by all the judoka and generally speaking by everybody.”

“October 28, the birthday of Jigoro Kano, will from now on be an annual day of awareness about judo and its values. This day will be the one of all the judoka. I wish that all practitioners, clubs, national federations and Continental Unions rally to highlight the greatness of judo.”

“This year the value of respect was chosen as the main theme of the first World Judo Day. But this worldwide action is not limited only to a single day, now we need to work to ensure its success and I count on you to be efficient relays.”

For more information visit http://www.worldjudoday.com