WORKOUT OF THE WEEK 3: VITALY MAKAROV

The European Judo Union want to help you all at home with some training plans from coaches in the across the continent!  World Champion and Olympic silver medallist, Vitaly Makarov of Russia is continuing in our second week to provide you with some great ‘at-home’ options.  Make sure you warm…

29 April 2020

#BESTPRACTICE - TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK

Portugal had an early reaction to the corona virus pandemic this year, we know this having already spoken to members of their national team who are in lockdown together, but what about the clubs? Before the government declared the emergency and enforced rules, the majority of the public took it…

29 April 2020

IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITION DURING COVID-19

Can nutrition help athletes in this difficult time during the corona-crisis? What is special for judokas, different to other sports? Can precise and selected foods strengthen our immune system and make us more resistant against covid-19? Uwe von Renteln offers up some answers to those questions. The 50 -year-old is…

27 April 2020

JUDOHELPS - AGAINST THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

The IPPON Foundation has different projects in Africa with the main activity fighting against the digital divide. The foundation is helping children from disadvantaged areas, with no access to internet or digital resources. Since the deadly spread of the coronavirus in France and the exit restrictions, the founder Stéphane Nomis…

27 April 2020

EARLY SUCCESS WON’T DISTRACT CASSE FROM END GOAL

There is wealth of scholarly work speculating on the reasons why some junior athletes go on to achieve success at senior level whilst others do not. The long and the short of it is there is no definitive answer. Take for example Matthias CASSE (BEL) the current world number one…

26 April 2020

THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: ÁKOS BRAUN

When they say you either get brains or Braun, they forgot about Ákos.  The World and European Champion, Ákos Braun not only boasts a series of accolades within his competitive career but is highly educated, using his academic achievements in all aspects of his work within the judo community to…

26 April 2020

BEHIND THE LENS: GABRIEL JUAN

Without attending a tournament or major competition, our only insight is through the lens of the camera. Our photography team give our EJU family the opportunity to see those magical moments and feel the emotions of the athletes. Name: Gabriel JuanAge: 42Nationality: ESPResidence: Valencia, SpainWorking for EJU since: Summer 2017Equipment and Lens:CANON EOS 1Dx M3CANON…

24 April 2020

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK 2: VITALY MAKAROV

The European Judo Union want to help you all at home with some training plans from coaches in the across the continent!  World Champion and Olympic silver medallist, Vitaly Makarov of Russia is continuing in our second week to provide you with some great ‘at-home’ options.  Make sure you warm…

22 April 2020

#BESTPRACTICE - KEEPING THE COMMUNITY ENGAGED

From the individual community member to the national federations, the engagement online and across social media has been immense in an attempt to keep us all communicating. Judo Austria has a series of videos on their website aimed at younger or lower grade judoka looking to learn techniques for grading…

21 April 2020

GETTING TO GRIPS WITH COVID-19

Former German international Christophe LAMBERT knows exactly what it is like to battle with the deadly virus currently wreaking havoc around the globe. Currently working as a medical doctor his task at the moment is to helps out during the Corona crisis outbreak. Lambert participated at the 2012 Olympics in…

20 April 2020

THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: ALEXANDR JATSKEVITCH 

A smart suit may be all you see when attending an EJU tournament from the other side of the tatami, a line up of important individuals deciding the fate of the judoka on the tatami, amongst them is Refereeing Director, Mr Alexandr Jatskevitch.  Alexandr is unmistakable, he has graced the…

19 April 2020

KELMENDI AIMS TO KEEP CALM, STAY FOCUSED

Extraordinary times usually call for extraordinary actions from extraordinary people. It is impossible to escape the fact that we are all now living in extraordinary times. And yet for current Olympic champion Majlinda KELMENDI (KOS), one of the most extraordinary judoka of the past decade, keeping things as ordinary as…

18 April 2020

MURATA NAOKI PASSES AWAY

Earlier this month it was announced that Sensei Murata Naoki had sadly passed away at his home in Saitama.  A Saitama-native, Murata was born in 1949 and went on to spend much of his life dedicated to judo. In 1973 he obtained a Masters degree in physical fitness within the…

17 April 2020

REFEREE WEBINAR - WAZA ARI OR NO SCORE

Part 2 of the EJU Referee Webinar. Again we have 5 cases and the question is: Waza Air or No Score What do you think? On Tuesday we will publish the video with the explanantion.  The EJU Referee webinars is planned to run for several weeks. Don’t miss the videos…

16 April 2020

WORKING TRANSLATION OF JIGORO KANO: PART FIVE

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. We will continue with part five for the attention of judo specialists. The text translated firstly in…

16 April 2020

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: VITALY MAKAROV

The European Judo Union want to help you all at home with some training plans from coaches in the across the continent!  Our first edition comes today, starting with World Champion and Olympic silver medallist, Vitaly Makarov of Russia providing you with some great ‘at-home’ options.  Make sure you warm…

13 April 2020

REFEREE WEBINAR PART 1 - EXPLANATION

Ippon or Waza-Ari? In the explanation video you will get the qualified answer from the EJU Referee Commission. On Friday we will publish part 2. The detailed explanation for each technique can be found in the video description.

13 April 2020

BEHIND THE LENS: VICTOR GARCIA OSADO

Our first edition of ‘Behind the Lens’ will look at one of our team members who many of the athletes and coaches will have caught matside, both in the warm up area and as they step out to compete. Videographer, Víctor García Osado, is one of our many friendly faces…

12 April 2020