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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;…
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