HUNGARY HOSTS THE RETURN OF THE IJF TOUR

With almost 500 athletes registered to compete in Budapest, and the top 55 athletes all ranked int the top 10 of their categories, it’ll be sure to be a nail-biter. For some of these competitors, they are in desperate fight for points in order to qualify for the Olympic Games…

23 October 2020

NEW PRESIDENT IN UKRAINE ELECTED

The Ukrainian Judo Federation held their committee elections and have announced a new President of the federation, who will lead for the next four years up until Paris 2024. Mykhailo Koshlyak was elected as the new President and will be the leading role for the Ukrainian team in to the…

22 October 2020

PORTUGUESE PRESIDENT RE-ELECTED FOR 2024

Jorge Fernandes has successfully led his federation through the current Olympic cycle and has been re-elected in his position. During the Senior National Championships, the Portguese voters turned up to show their confidence in Fernandes. Though he was the only candidate, it was a show of commitment and belief with…

19 October 2020

EXTRA SPECIAL PERFORMANCE NEEDED TO SEE OFF TAKATO

There is unlikely to be a more difficult task in judo than to face and defeat the Japanese number one in Japan at an Olympic Games. If ever there was a moment for the saying “When the going gets tough, the tough get going,” then this scenario will probably be…

17 October 2020

'IMPROVE YOUR CLUB' SEMINAR RETURNS IN SAINT-AVOLD

For the first time since lockdown in Europe began, the EJU were able to hold a face to face seminar.  Co-organised by the Luxembourg Judo Federation, the french regional federation, Ligue Grand Est de Judo and the Judo-Confederation of the Greater Region, Interreg Judo Cooperation, the seminar was a great…

12 October 2020

POLAND TOPS THE MEDAL TALLY IN CADET EUROPEAN CUP

Yesterday saw the cadet athletes return to competition in Bielsko-Biala, Poland for the European Cadet Judo Cup 2020. Though all the athletes participating put in maximum effort, clearly happy to be back in a competition setting, the home nation representative, Wojciech KOZIOŁEK in the -66kg category shone.  I am so…

11 October 2020

WORLD JUDO DAY: STRONG TOGETHER, STRONG APART

The 2020 World Judo Day will be celebrated on the 28th of October with the theme, ‘Strong Together’. As a judo family, we know how important global cooperation and unification is in sport, it brings us together for a shared purpose. Usually we would have a whole twelve months of tournaments,…

8 October 2020

CALENDAR UPDATE: COVID19

We must unfortunately announce the cancellation of more future 2020 events. As the second wave of infection has gradually crept across the continent and various countries are going back to stronger restrictions, it is becoming difficult for athletes to travel and attend a tournament without first adhering to quaratining procedures. …

7 October 2020

BIELSKO-BIALA WELCOMES BACK CADETS

With 9 countries sending 139 competitors, we may be seeing some new faces on the circuit! The host nation has the lions share of entries with Slovenia (26), Czech Republic (29) and Belgium (18) sending plenty of medal hopefuls as well. The remaining countries involved are Estonia, France, Germany, Kosovo…

6 October 2020

5th EJU Judo Festival - Porec, Croatia

SERBIA TOP MEDAL TABLE WITH KUKOLJ IN NEW CATEGORY

Concluding the second day, the home team managed to take a handful more medals to put them in second place to Serbia on the medal table.  Yesterday we saw the 18 year-old Veronica Toniolo move up a weight category and take gold in the -57kg category, and today we saw…

4 October 2020

DUBROVNIK A HIT ON DAY ONE OF SENIOR EUROPEAN CUP

Yesterday saw the first official tournament since lockdown successfully welcome athletes back to the tatami in Dubrovnik for the Senior European Cup.  The standard was high, the entry had a number of European and World medals ranging from cadet to senior level and despite having such a stretch away from…

4 October 2020

FRANCE SHOWCASE TEAMS IN ANTICIPATED NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Judo has well and truly returned in France following lockdown. The clubs returned in early September and this weekend sees the return of competition, with club teams from around the nation reuniting. Not only is Dubrovnik hosting the first Senior European Cup since lockdown, but in France there is another…

3 October 2020

EJU SENIOR COMPETITION OFFICIALLY STARTS TOMORROW

The Dubrovnik Senior European Cup is now on our doorstep, 115 athletes from 7 countries are coming together for the first official tournament in the world since lockdown.  Speaking to the President of the Croatian Judo Federation, Dr Sanda Corak confirms that all advice, recommendation and instruction given by the…

2 October 2020

PORTUGAL HOST SUCCESSFUL XIV KIYOSHI KOBAYASHI INTERNATIONAL CUP

The last time we were lucky enough to be on Portuguese soil was for the women’s European Judo Open earlier in 2020. February seems a long time ago, even longer considering the eagerness of athletes, ready to get back to competition, and spectators missing their beloved sport. Here we are again.…

28 September 2020

SENIOR EUROPEAN JUDO TOUR HITS CROATIA

With less than a week to go before the Senior European Judo Cup commences in Dubrovnik, Croatia, it is a great time to celebrate the return of judo.  President of the Croatian Judo Federation, Dr. Sanda Corak, it delighted to have high performance competition back on Croatian soil, The Croatian…

26 September 2020

COMPETITION CONTINUES TODAY IN COIMBRA WITH OLYMPIC SUPERSTARS

Once again we can welcome back our world-class athletes to the tatami on Europe’s southwestern shores in Portugal.  With a spectacular line up of Olympic superstars, spectators eyes will be on the XIV Kiyoshi Kobayashi International Cup, a tribute to Portugal’s ‘father of judo’. The event is also a dedication…

26 September 2020

REFEREE WEBINAR

For all those interested in keeping up to date, and testing their refereeing knowledge the EJU will be hostinga Referee Webinar on each TUESDAY. Participants will be able to view five examples from selected situations (each week a different situation). Every FRIDAY a explanatory video with the qualified answer from…

25 September 2020

DUBROVNIK AND BIELSKO-BIALA COMMITTED TO HOSTING EVENTS

Despite the disappointment following cancellations of both IJF and EJU events due to the Cover pandemic, we are pleased to announce that events in Dubrovnik and Bielsko-Biala intend to go ahead.  The location for these events remain in a stable circumstance and will be monitored as per EJU and local…

24 September 2020