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

CALENDAR UPDATE

The Covid-19 Pandemic still exists and the number of infections are growing rapidly in many European countries. Under these circumstances the EJU task force have decided to cancel and postpone some events.  The dates for the the following events were changed: Junior European Judo Championships, Porec – 04 – 06…

23 September 2020

HOUSE OF JAPANESE CULTURE IN PARIS PRODUCES PODCAST

EJU Scientific Commission member, Mr Yves Cadot (6th Dan) produced working translations of Jigoro Kano’s earlier this year which were a huge point of interest.  More recently, a podcast produced by the House of Japanese Culture in Paris, which is an institution dependent on the Japan Foundation, a Japanese public…

21 September 2020

DICKO CAN SNATCH SUPER-HEAVYWEIGHT CROWN

When they come to write the history of great judo champions the name of Idalys ORTIZ (CUB) will surely be included. The 30-year old Cuban heavyweight has won it all. Ortiz gives the impression of having been around for ever, long enough anyway to have done battle in her career…

21 September 2020

2020 EUROPEAN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PRAGUE POSTPONED

The highlight of the European judo season will be hosted by the O2 arena from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st of November. Chairman of the Czech Judo, Jiří Dolejs, explains, The decision has been reached by the IJF, the EJU and the Czech Judo Federation. The reason for the putting…

18 September 2020

AMENDMENT TO EJU REGULATIONS FOR THE RESTART OF EVENTS

Within the EJU, further discussion has been had in regards to risk assessment of competition.  Regarding the 14-day rule, whereby the maximum number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants (30 for country and 20 for region) needed to remain below this specific level has been rediscussed.  A further risk analysis will…

18 September 2020

GERMANY USES TAISO TO GROW MEMBERSHIP

Federations and National Governing Bodies have a range of responsibilities from elite training and development, creating policies such as anti-doping, organizing competitions, to one of the most important and perhaps most difficult roles in some countries – increasing the popularity of the sport and promoting participation. Every judo federation aims…

16 September 2020

EXPERIENCED PACK TRIES TO KEEP PACE WITH UNBRIDLED YOUTH

The term “shoo-in” (yes, it is shoo not shoe) supposedly refers to the practice of corrupt jockeys holding their horses back and shooing a preselected winner across the finish line to guarantee that it will win. Today a “shoo-in” is how the media describes an easy winner, with no connotation…

14 September 2020

THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: ANNETT BÖHM

Many will already know this weeks EJU ‘Through the Keyhole’ team member, Annett Böhm as a former Olympic medallist and a member of our media team.  At the age of seven, Annett took up judo with a friend, Heidi Laue, following a stint of badgering her parents till they finally…

12 September 2020

SEPTEMBER UPDATES FOR COVID PANDEMIC

The European Judo Union would like to inform you of the recent Covid-19 developments and decisions regarding further event.  Due to the increasing number of infections in organising countries, the following events have been cancelled (EJU status has been withdrawn):  • Cadet European Judo Cup Teplice  • European Judo Open…

9 September 2020

HELLENIC JUDO FEDERATION CONFIRM 2021 VETERAN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Last week, the Hellenic Judo Federation delivered some good news amidst an otherwise disappointing year, confirmed dates for the Veteran European Championships in 2021.  This is wonderful news for the Veteran judo community, with plenty of preparation time given, the new confirmed dates will be April 2nd-5th in Athens, Greece. …

8 September 2020

IRISH JUDO ASSOCIATION ELECTION DURING COVID19

Two weeks ago on the 22nd of August, the Irish Judo Association held their Annual General Meeting and continued with their committee election despite the COVID19 pandemic.  Given the current health crisis, this was the first time that the meeting was conducted online, seeing the unopposed President, Mr Sean Fleming…

8 September 2020

SLOVAKIA HOST A JUDO ‘SIX NATIONS’

Following a training camp in Prague, an international tournament was held in Banská Bystrica. Six European countries; Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia and Belgium brought together a total of 119 athletes to fight in seven men’s and four women’s categories. The weight category to watch in this tournament is the…

5 September 2020

SILVER SUPPLIER GREEN HILL BATTLING WITH COVID19

Founded in 1964 by current president, Jahangir Riaz, Green Hill Sports came in to existence to provide premium sporting products. The brand name was the summation of the idea that there should always be a ‘green light’ for athletes, with no boundaries applied. Their goal was to make these products…

2 September 2020