Judo Festival

GENDER EQUALITY ROUND TABLE ANNOUNCED AS PART OF 2021 JUDO FESTIVAL

During the Judo Festival 2021, the EJU will be hosting the ‘Gender Equity Round Table’ webinar. On the 10th of July, four key speakers will be welcomed by EJU Vice President, Jane Bridge to deliver their presentations in order to encourage the participation of women in sport.  First up will…

30 June 2021

Olympic Games - Tokyo, Japan

RUSSIAN JUDO FEDERATION ANNOUNCE OLYMPIC TEAM

Following the announcement this morning by the Russian Judo Federation, we can now see who will be the medal hopefuls from the only European nation who have qualified an athlete in each weight category for the Olympics Games 2021. Though many countries including France and the Netherlands have had to…

29 June 2021

Judo Festival

JUDO FESTIVAL 2021 IS ON OUR DOORSTEP

It’s that time of the year again!  The annual EJU Judo Festival will commence on Tuesday 6th of July and will run till the 15th. Following the success of the 2020 edition which was held online, we are confident that the 2021 festival will be equally as good, if not…

28 June 2021

Olympic Games - Tokyo, Japan

OLYMPIC REFEREES 2021: RAUL CAMACHO PEREZ

Raul CAMACHO PEREZ is a man of many talents, covering many areas of judo. To us, he is best known as an exceptional referee, both on the EJU and IJF circuit but he demonstrates his judo abilities in Kata tournaments as well as being a teacher himself.  As the Olympic…

27 June 2021

IJF PUBLISH OLYMPIC RANKING LIST

Following a delay in the release of the IJF Olympic Ranking List, a very sensitive list that needed to be meticulously checked before both federation and public viewing became available, the judo world is now abuzz with chatter.  Though there is now a period whereby the NOCs will be contacted…

24 June 2021

EJU Kata Judges Seminar - Online Event

KATA COMMISSION HOST SECOND ONLINE SEMINAR

Once again the Kata Commission managed to host a successful online seminar to discuss Katame No Kata. There were 61 participating in the seminar representing 18 nations and not only from Europe, welcoming our Canadian and American neighbours as well. With positive feedback from all of those involved it is…

23 June 2021

ADAPTED JUDO COMMISSION CREATED TO IMPROVE INTERNATIONAL INCLUSION FOR JUDO COMMUNITY

It is with great delight and hope for the future that the European Judo Union can announce the creation of the ‘Adapted Judo Commission’.  Heading this new commission within the education department are Tomas Rundqvist (SWE) and Tycho van der Werff (NED). Both of whom have been recognised with EJU…

22 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

EUROPE CONGRATULATE FOUR ELECTED JUDOKA WITHIN IJF ATHLETES' COMMISSION

During the 2021 Senior World Judo Championships, the new IJF Athletes’ Commission was both voted for by the athletes and announced.  There were multiple European nominations that were then put forward to the athletes themselves, to declare who they would like to represent them during the next cycle.  The successful…

22 June 2021

Cadet European Judo Cup - Poreč, Croatia

DELIGHTFUL POREC INSPIRED FIVE RUSSIAN GOLDS AND TEN ITALIAN MEDALS

At the Cadet European Cup in Porec, which featured 368 competitors from 27 countries, Russian judokas won five gold medals, while Italy celebrated ten medals. Croatian judokas won two medals, Lorena PERKOVIC took silver in the +70kg category, and Ines FILIPOVIC won bronze in the -63kg category. The best European…

21 June 2021

WITH DEEPEST REGRETS WE ANNOUNCE PASSING OF JAHANGIR RIAZ

It is with great sadness that we must announce that the president and the owner of Green Hill, Jahangir Riaz passed away. He died on 21 June at the age of 56 from complications of COVID-19. Green Hill was founded in 1964 by Jahangir Riaz. He had established Green Hill as…

21 June 2021

Junior European Judo Cup - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

LIVEZE ADDS TO FRANCES LEADING MEDAL TALLY

After three gold medals on the first day of competition at the 2021 Junior European Cup Sarajevo, french Judokas continued to dominate on the second day. They took a further three gold, four silver and one bronze medal. Kenny LIVEZE dominated in the -100kg category, and won his first gold…

20 June 2021

Junior European Judo Cup - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

SUCCESSFUL RESTART IN SARAJEVO

The first Junior European Judo Cup that started on Saturday in Sarajevo marked the end of a long pause for young judokas caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Hotel Hills sports hall based in Ilidža provided the best conditions for the competition, and a special challenge were the protocols for COVID-19,…

20 June 2021

EUROPEAN EVENTS CONTINUE THIS WEEK FOR CADETS AND JUNIORS

Following a tremendous and inspiring performance from athletes in the World Championships last week, cadet and junior athletes are raring to go. Over 600 athletes are competing this weekend in the Porec Cadet European Cup and Sarajevo Junior European Cup events with over 20 nations in each. As the seniors…

18 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST INFLUENCE ON WHO GOES WHERE

ABULADZE’s win took him up seven places to number two, one place ahead of team mate Robert MSHVIDOBADZE (RJF). Having won two contests in Budapest Yanislav GERCHEV (BUL) moved up five places to claim a qualification spot. Walide KHYAR (FRA) moved up five places but narrowly missed out on snatching…

16 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST BY THE NUMBERS

Every world championships generates special memories, moments of breathtaking excitement and entertainment that mark the event as unique. But for those who are stimulated by facts and figures, the statistics thrown up by the more than 660 competitors taking part in Budapest will no doubt be sufficient to keep any…

14 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

FRANCE FACE JAPAN IN THE MIXED TEAMS FINAL

It wasn’t the end to the tournament that Europe hoped for, and the podium of the mixed team event didn’t mirror the individual table, but it did show how the collective became strong enough to take on the strongest nations.  Japan, as many may have predicted took the gold medal…

13 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

BASHAEV BOASTS WORLD SILVER MEDAL ON EVE OF OLYMPIC SELECTION

It was a tough day for the European’s in the heavyweight categories on the final day of the world championship event in Budapest, but the performances were second to none.  This was especially the case for Tamerlan BASHAEV (RJF) who mirrored his recent Grand Slam and 2020 European Championship performances…

13 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

EUROPEAN MEDAL HAUL IN MENS HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION

Europe mightn’t have taken the lions share of the medals on the final day of individual competition nevertheless there was some fantastic action in the +100kg and +78kg categories.  Unfortunately for the continent, the medals in the women’s category were split evenly between Japan and Brazil. In the men’s +100kg…

12 June 2021