Activities

The motto of the EJU is “Judo – more than sport” so in addition to the vast event calendar, the EJU is offering different activities as a means of support to its member federations, clubs, athletes and judo fans. To make these various activities more visible we have created this new page.

 

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Refereeing

Referee Online Test

Referee Online Test

The EJU Refereeing Commission would like to introduce the Referee Online Test. This test is for referees as well as the rest of the judo community who would like to test their refereeing skills and judo knowledge.

Olympic Referees

Olympic Referees

In the build up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the EJU congratulated and celebrated those referees who had earned their positions as Olympic Referees. 15 European referees were selected for Olympic and Paralympics and here are their portraits.

Referee Webinar

Referee Webinar

During the corona virus pandemic, all events were cancelled, including the EJU Referee Seminar. Instead, the Referee Commission decided to show the different cases online in a ‘Referee Webinar’. Altogether 25 videos with 125 clips are online and can be viewed for all those interested in keeping up to date, and testing their refereeing knowledge. Always one version with five examples from selected situations. Followed by the detailed explanation video with a qualified answer from the EJU Referee Commission. REFEREE WEBINAR – ALL VIDEOS  Main Topics (1) Waza-Ari or Ippon (Friday 10 April) (2) Waza-Ari or No Score (Friday 17…

Documentaries, Portraits & Interviews

Throw Challenge

Throw Challenge

The throw challenge was a fun way to find out how much our top athletes and coaches on the tour really know about judo. Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS) vs Distria Krasniqi (KOS) Laerke OLSEN (DEN) vs Tommy MACIAS (SWE) Barbara MATIĆ (CRO) vs Vladimir PRERADOVIĆ (CRO) Nora GJAKOVA (KOS) vs Akil GJAKOVA (KOS) Ilias ILIADIS (GRE) vs Varlam LIPARTELIANI (GEO)

Women in Judo

Women in Judo

There is a strong desire to bring equality to the world of judo. There are some very strong and determined women making this happen day by day and the interviews in this series will allow you meet them.

Interviews & Portraits

Interviews & Portraits

The European Judo Union is the strongest continental union within the IJF and so naturally we can boast some of the best coaches and athletes on the tour. Here you can see them up close and personal in interviews as well as read their detailed portraits.

Olympic Referees

Olympic Referees

In the build up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the EJU congratulated and celebrated those referees who had earned their positions as Olympic Referees. 15 European referees were selected for Olympic and Paralympics and here are their portraits.

Behind the Lens

Behind the Lens

The Behind the Lens series took a look at the EJU team members who see every bit of the action through their cameras, including both our photographers and video production team. It invites us to learn about their origins in judo, the highlights of their career and of course, best images.

Through the Keyhole

Through the Keyhole

Learn about some of the most influential team members of the European Judo Union, from the vice presidents to commentators, to education and beyond. Without the EJU team working tirelessly behind the scenes we could not call ourselves the most successful union, this work helps to enable judoka at every level, from education to high performance.

Meet the Champions

Meet the Champions

In this series, we will show the person behind the Champion. Famous athletes will show you around their dojo and daily life. It is an opportunity to see what it takes to become the best, here they will take you on a journey from the time they first stepped on the tatami, to their gold medal glory.

Documentary: Judo. The Art of Living

Documentary: Judo. The Art of Living

The European Judo Union takes great pleasure in being able to release a short teaser of the documentary film Judo. The Art of Living Below you can get a slight inside view of the story below.  “If you fall seven times, get up eight times.” – Jigoro Kano During the second half of the 19th century when Charles Darwin set out his theory of evolution which says “the greater overcome the lesser, the stronger displace the weaker, leading to the survival of the fittest.” At roughly the same time, when Jigoro Kano, the leading figure in martial arts, created judo;…

Coaches & Athletes

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Welcome to our new job posting platform for the European Judo Union. Here you will have the opportunity to find new jobs at all levels. Federations, Clubs, and/or regions can offer jobs using our job offer form. If you want to support this useful service feel free to add the banner on your website. We provide a set of different banners in different formats. List of job offers

Judo Workout

Judo Workout

During the COVID pandemic we …s. The ongoing EJU projects from a variety of experts and coaches during the worldwide pandemic has been a credit to the judo community.  Sergio has not only provided these follow on ‘Judo Movement’ sessions, he was a key content provider during the Online Judo Festival; the following playlists are available on the European Judo YouTube channel to revisit and continue learning. Of course, we have been fortunate to have multiple coaches including Olympic medallist and World Champion, Vitaly Makarov, in fact starting the coach led classes during the lockdown. 

Referee Webinar

Referee Webinar

During the corona virus pandemic, all events were cancelled, including the EJU Referee Seminar. Instead, the Referee Commission decided to show the different cases online in a ‘Referee Webinar’. Altogether 25 videos with 125 clips are online and can be viewed for all those interested in keeping up to date, and testing their refereeing knowledge. Always one version with five examples from selected situations. Followed by the detailed explanation video with a qualified answer from the EJU Referee Commission. REFEREE WEBINAR – ALL VIDEOS  Main Topics (1) Waza-Ari or Ippon (Friday 10 April) (2) Waza-Ari or No Score (Friday 17…

OTC "Going for Gold"

OTC "Going for Gold"

The EJU Project Olympic Training Centers – Going for Gold (acronym OTC) was launched in 2010. The main target was to create conditions and motivation for joint training of European high performance judoka in properly equipped centres in various countries and to provide support to the best of them in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games. In the initial two-year time period, 273 entries of athletes from 37 European federations were supported by the EJU for staying costs in total of 16 OTCs. The OTC project proved its value for training and after the success of European athletes in…

Education

Moral Code

Moral Code

At the very heart of everything we do, we live the judo code. This cartoon series is a user friendly way to communicate the meaning of each of the values; courtesy, courage, friendship, sincerity, honour, modesty, respect or self-control. It will be released every week and can be used by clubs, coaches, parents and of course athletes. Rather than a document or poster, this is a fun way to learn about our sport. 

Veteran Vibes

Veteran Vibes

Veteran Vibes was an online event, where we introduced six guest speakers, all of whom have varied backgrounds but are equally as devoted to the sport. The open discussion focussed on how to stay active and healthy during the pandemic.

Science & Research Symposium

Kodokan Seminar

Special Needs

Translations of Jigoro Kano

Translations of Jigoro Kano

Associate Professor in Japanese Language and Civilisation from the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès and member of the EJU Scientific Commission, Mr Yves Cadot (6th Dan), has translated original text from Jigoro Kano, firstly in to French and then in to English. 

Jigoro Kano Month

Jigoro Kano Month

As we entered the month of October, we fast approached World Judo Day on the 28th. We celebrate Jigoro Kano on this day as it is his birthday, and so the European Judo Union decided to dedicate the entire month to the founder. The aim was to bring the founder of judo and his goals to the judo community. Over the course of the four weeks the EJU team introduced the teachings of Jigoro Kano on our social media channels through quizzes and informative posts. 

Online Judo Festival

Online Judo Festival

During the Covid-19 pandemic, judoka around the world were unable to practice and during the summer months, the annual EJU Judo Festival was cancelled. Instead, we took the seminars online so that judoka of any level could take part.

Culture & Education Club Exchange

Culture & Education Club Exchange

The European Judo Union has launched a series of cultural youth exchange programmes. The aim of the project is to encourage exchange visits between judo clubs, regions, and twin towns from different countries. This is a new board for clubs who are interested in finding other clubs to engage in an exchange programme. The focus of course depends on the requirements of each individual club, for example this can be training, education or culture exchange.

Science Library

Science Library

Welcome to our new Science Library. We wanted to create a database of scientific literature for those interested in our sport, a library for judo-related, scientific studies. This can include nutrition science, movement and training sciences, biomechanics, sports physiology and pedagogy. Experts in the EJU Education Department constantly search for new publications and findings that are then included in the database. For your search you can apply the presented keywords or you can search the database on your own.

Covid Keeps

Covid Keeps

‘Covid Keeps’ was an online tutorial created to continue practice during pandemic. This series encouraged those struggling to train or have minimal options at home, to continue with these examples.  We are thankful for the judo community coaches, especially those at club level who provided much more than ‘just’ a session. It was incredibly important for the mental health of judoka of all ages to keep in contact and to stay healthy, physically and mentally. 

Improve Your Club

Improve Your Club

Improve Your Club (IYC) seminars are designed and hosted by EJU experts to assist judo club coaches to deliver technical development to young judoka aged 8 to 12 years old. The European Judo Union (EJU) believes that the education and development of club coaches should be treated with the same importance as that given to national coaches who are responsible for elite athletes. Local judo clubs are the starting point for national teams in each federation. Quality basic teaching is essentiel to enable athletes to eventually reach their full potential. For this reason, in July 2013 the EJU created the…

Judo Schools League

Judo Schools League

The Judo Schools League is a new initiative of European Judo Union launched in 2020 in cooperation with the International Sport School Federation. Our aim is to develop and establish a successfully supported programme between all of our European Judo Family for children in schools. Promoting sport through education is a strong ethos which we hold and believe is instrumental in personal development, both on and off the tatami. We invite all schools to join this project. Each European Judo Federation is supposed to create a National Schools League and to organise the final annual event for the best teams…

Judo Festival

Judo Festival

The 7th edition of the Judo Festival was to take place again in the Laguna Poreč — Hotels, Resorts & Camping from 08 – 21 June 2020. The previous edition of the festival was a great success with more than 1500 participants. The Judo Festival is a magnificent opportunity to spend time with the family, whilst each family member given the opportunity to choose an activity best suited for them. Yet, at the same time, remain together in one big close-friendly Judo Family; because “Judo is more than sport!” Throughout the week, different programmes are on offer. For each taste…

Ukemi Lessons at School

Ukemi Lessons at School

For several years now the European Judo Union has been preoccupied with the project of judo not only as a sport but also as an education. Jigoro Kano himself advocated judo not only for physical education but also as a moral and social discipline. As an introduction to judo the EJU believes that one of the best ways is to introduce judo lessons in school. In this way, the EJU considers that judo can bring instantly a well being to society, which is it’s vocation.  Of course the lessons are adapted to the school environment so that very little material…

Judo Fan Camp

Judo Fan Camp

The Judo Family Fan Camp is an opportunity we provide to the families and spectators in our judo community as a special bonus for those who practise judo and who want to combine watching the competition with some judo training, sightseeing and of course, to meet Olympic, World and European Champions. During the Senior European Judo Championships in Prague, Czech Republic between 8th and 10th November 2020, the European Judo Union will organise the traditional Judo Family Fan Camp.This project will once again unite European judo fans, young judoka and families alike for three days in the magnificent O2 Arena…

Marketing

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Welcome to our new job posting platform for the European Judo Union. Here you will have the opportunity to find new jobs at all levels. Federations, Clubs, and/or regions can offer jobs using our job offer form. If you want to support this useful service feel free to add the banner on your website. We provide a set of different banners in different formats. List of job offers

EJU Partners

EJU Partners

Following the corona virus pandemic, it was a difficult time for many on personal and professional levels. Many of our sponsors and partners struggled through the period as the majority of businesses around the world. We have worked very closely with them and through the great relationships we have not only continued to work with one another as we have returned to competition but more have joined the EJU family since. Here we introduce them all to the extended judo community.

Best Practice - Membership Development

Best Practice - Membership Development

The corona virus pandemic is not over yet and for the judo family it has been a very difficult time. Many of our national federations and clubs have lost members. So many have had to pose the all important question – ‘what can we do to get them back or to find new judoka?’ In our new series Best Practice we would like to show you different campaigns from different national federations, perhaps some of these measures are useful or can be adapted to your special situation.

EJU Seminars

Kodokan Seminar

Improve with a Champion

Improve with a Champion

The EJU Education department has launched a new project: Improve with a Champion is the opportunity to have dialogue and train with the best. The seminar is open to all ages, not only coaches. It’s aimed at up and coming judoka who want to improve different aspects of their training and overall level of judo.             With our pool of EJU experts we can meet your needs. Possibility to train and improve your level by sharing a tatami with a champion Possibility of being able to dialogue and resolve technical and training issues with a…

Kata

Kodokan Seminar