It was a proud day for the Italian Judo Federation and the European Judo Union. The newly refurbished Olympic Judo Centre in Ostia Rome was opened to welcome the 16 students attending the Masters of Science in Teaching and Coaching Judo. This brand-new Masters which started in March is one of the degree programs that the EJU is delivering through the “Block Route”.
This new system has been designed for the EJU in partnership with renowned European Universities to attract ex-athletes and practicing judo coaches to obtain an international tertiary coaching qualification without disrupting their busy life. The theory is studied via distance learning and they meet only for specific periods for the practical sessions.
This master developed by the FIJLKAM and the University of Rome Tor Vergata, specifically for the EJU, with the support of Lazio Council (under quality assurance ISO 9001) is the highest level (6th) in the programme development plan of EJU Knowledge Commission.
The goal is to develop a new Teacher and Coaches class with a post graduated study title acknowledged at European level.
The President of the Italian Judo Federation Dr Matteo Pellicone accompanied by the General Secretary Dr Domenico Falcone welcomed the Students and Professors of the EJU Masters. This Centre was custom built to house the Federation Training Halls, accommodation restaurant and Competition Hall. The Italian President said that now the Federation has one of the best centres in the world and it was fitting that the first activity in the Centre was to provide the European Judo Union with all that was necessary to run the practical sessions of this prestigious Masters.
Professor Attilio Sacripanti, reputed worldwide for his many publications in Judo and specialist in Biomechanics, coordinated the 15 days of residential which included practical Judo, Biomechanics, advanced physiological measurements, teamwork and lectures from Judo Icons such as former champion Maestro Nicola Tempesta. The Judo sessions were under the guidance of Maestro Alfredo Monti and Luigi Guido.
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