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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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 (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…
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…
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…
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…
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