PARIS, THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN

Following on from a recent article regarding the growth of the World Tour, there has been some discussion regarding the place and importance of the Paris Grand Slam (or Super World Cup, Super A or as it was previously better known the Tournoi de Paris). The tournament was first staged…

29 July 2020

KATHRIN UNTERWURZACHER SAYS GOOD-BYE TO HIGH LEVEL JUDO

Kathrin Unterwurzacher has decided to retire from high-level sport after 12 years on the Austrian National team. We have seen Kathrin shine on the international world tour for many years, representing Austria in the under 63kg category. Kathrin represented Team Austria at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio where she…

29 July 2020

SPANISH FEDERATION BACK IN PLAY AMID PANDEMIC

Spain has been one of the worst hit countries in Europe, returning to any type of normalcy in judo seemed a distant dream given the nature of this contact sport, however, the Spanish have formed a plan. Speaking with Spanish Federation Events and Communications Manager and EJU Assistant to Education…

27 July 2020

THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: CARMEN CALVO FERNANDEZ

You will see a number of our staff in active roles during tournaments and camps but we have a lot going on behind the scenes, initiatives to allow our judo communities to embrace the world of judo but in order to develop this, we have education programmes in place. In steps…

25 July 2020

TRAINING CAMP IN PRAGUE BRINGS CZECH AND SLOVAK ATHLETES TOGETHER

A high level international training camp took place in Prague, Czech Republic, this week. About sixty Czech judokas in the Folimanka hall were joined by twenty top athletes from the Slovak national team including an Olympian Milan Randl. The 11-time European Championship participant said, I am happy here, because the…

22 July 2020

TOUR TAKES ROOT AS JUDO GROWS IN STATURE

For sheer shock value in judo few results can rival the gold medal performance of Anton GEESINK (NED) at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Despite Geesink having won the world championships in 1961 it was the expectation that the Japanese would sweep the board and take all four gold medals on…

22 July 2020

ONLY GIANT KILLING PERFORMANCE CAN STOP ONO

One will often hear athletes and coaches talk about the importance of timing, not simply with regard to the execution of techniques but, more specifically, about being uniquely prepared for high-performance competition. Getting the timing right to triumph at the highest level is a gift enjoyed by very few yet…

15 July 2020

THROUGH THE KEYHOLE - MICHAL VACHUN

Vice President Mr Michal Vachun has a mission for the European Judo Union, and in his esteemed position within the organisation, sets about this daily. The impact judo has had on his life is profound, but he didn’t step on the tatami as a young child as many judoka do…

12 July 2020

JUDO MOVEMENTS PART III

Sergio Oliveira is back to deliver the third and final session in his Judo Movements series. The ongoing EJU projects from a variety of experts and coaches during the worldwide pandemic has been a credit to the judo community.  Sergio has not only provided these follow on ‘Judo Movement’ sessions,…

9 July 2020

JUDO FESTIVAL 2020 CONCLUDED

With a very different festival format seen this year, it has been a wonderful opportunity for those who may not have been able to travel to Croatia or attend all classes, to experience new aspects of judo or involve their children via our online support. On the 6th of June,…

8 July 2020

EJU STRENGTHENS TIES WITH IPPON TECHNOLOGIES

Every successful business has at some time demonstrated the importance of developing strong relationships with service providers. The EJU is no different and over the years has identified a variety of companies capable of meeting its needs. One such company is the IT consulting, design and implementation company Ippon Technologies.…

8 July 2020

IPPON GEAR'S RISE TO POPULARITY AND PRESTIGE

The IPPON SHOP was founded in 2003 by Otto Kneitinger. Due to his extensive judo network, sporting heavy-hitters, Adidas, asked him to start a distribution of their martial arts equipment for Germany and Austria back in the early 2000s. Quickly, he was able to expand in to more than 10…

4 July 2020

JUDO MOVEMENTS PART II

EJU Expert Sergio Oliveira will show us today part II of his judo movement excercises. We hope you will like. </ center>

2 July 2020

JUDO FESTIVAL YOGA WITH JOYCE MALLEY

The Judo Festival Online started on the 6th of June and has been a popular, successful initiative during difficult times for our community. Engaging with judoka of all ages in various disciplines, there has been something for everyone from children learning basic movements and balance to the more advanced individuals…

1 July 2020