Tokyo Grand Slam 2022 - Tokyo, Japan

TRIPPEL SOLE EUROPEAN TO TAKE FINAL IN TOKYO

With over a seventh of the entry coming from the host nation Japan, it is unsurprising that they reigned supreme on the first day of competition in the Tokyo Grand Slam.  It was an unconventional order for the weight categories as tomorrow we will see the light and heavy weights…

3 December 2022

Tokyo Grand Slam 2022 - Tokyo, Japan

IJF TOUR DESCENDS UPON TOKYO FOR PENULTIMATE EVENT OF 2022

It may seem strange that the line-up for the Tokyo Grand Slam on the 3rd and 4th of December has only two world ranked number ones, but what it isn’t showing is the string of Olympic gold medals held by numerous athletes who strategically play the qualification game, or of…

1 December 2022

CROATIA - HOST OF THE 2024 EUROPEAN SENIOR JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS

The European Judo Union is pleased to announce that the European Senior Judo Championship in 2024 will be held in Zagreb (CRO). It is the most prestigious judo event that will be organised in Zagreb, and will take place immediately before the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Since 2013, the…

30 November 2022

JUDO AUSTRIA WELCOMES BACK IJF TOUR IN MAY

The tour is back in Austria!  At the beginning of 2022 we celebrated Portugal opening the year with their Grand Prix event, their first on the IJF World Tour, and now we can look forward to the tour coming back to Austria, adding yet another European location to the roster. …

30 November 2022

EJU Medical Seminar 2022 - Istanbul, Turkiye

RECORD ATTENDANCE IN EJU MEDICAL SEMINAR 2022

Last week was an exciting one for the European Judo Union in terms of competition as we saw the the finale of the calendar take place in Gori, Georgia for the European Club Championships – Champions League.  However, whilst the focus was on the tatami and the athletes, as well…

29 November 2022

GEORGIA – FACTORY OF CHAMPIONS

Anyone who is at least a little more seriously involved in sports will know that Georgia is synonymous with physically demanding sports, of course in addition to various forms of traditional wrestling styles that are still nurtured in the country, rugby, weightlifting and of course judo are the most present.…

28 November 2022

European Club Championships (W&M) - Champions League in the memory of Shota Chochishvili - Gori, Georgia

THANK YOU GORI!

Spectators and fans, the difference is extremely enormous, and what we could witness today in Gori took on all possible epithets. Yes, you guessed it right, we were greeted by fans in Georgia, eager for good fights, it doesn’t matter if you are local competitor on the mat or some…

26 November 2022

European Club Championships (W&M) - Champions League in the memory of Shota Chochishvili - Gori, Georgia

U.S. ORLEANS LOIRET LJJ (FRA) AND FIGHTER TBILISI (GEO) CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TITLE WINNERS!

Gori, a town with a little more than 45,000 inhabitants, located at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Greater Liakhvi rivers, 86 km west of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. In comparison with others maybe it is a small city but for sure is city of great champions, Olympic champions are…

26 November 2022

European Club Championships (W&M) - Champions League in the memory of Shota Chochishvili - Gori, Georgia

FIRST EVER "FAIR PLAY" BOOTH AT EJU EVENT

European Club Championships is back again in Georgia! Not so long ago, in 2015 Tbilisi hosted ECC – Europa League, which was kind of a preparation tournament, production wise, to welcome the upcoming IJF World Judo Tour in Georgia. Seven years later Sport Palace in Gori stepped up a level…

26 November 2022

European Club Championships (W&M) - Champions League in the memory of Shota Chochishvili - Gori, Georgia

PRESIDENT DR TÓTH VISITS RESTING PLACE OF SHOTA CHOCHISHVILI WITH EJU & GJF DELEGATION

The city of Gori is getting warmed up for their biggest event ever so far, it is Champions League and everyone knows it. On the occasion of the European Club Championships, the delegations of the European Judo Union and Georgian Judo Federation visited the grave of the 1972 Munich Olympic…

25 November 2022

European Club Championships (W&M) - Champions League in the memory of Shota Chochishvili - Gori, Georgia

GEORGIA WELCOMES YOU FOR THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2022

It is the grand finale of 2022 for the European Judo Union, the European Club Championships – Champions League.  This year it will be held in Gori, Georgia who can boast a strong home team, ‘Golden Gori’ including the likes of Lasha SHAVDATUASHVILI, Beka GVINIASHVILI, Vazha MARGVELASHVILI, Luka MAISURADZE, Vladimir…

24 November 2022

European Club Championships (W&M) - Champions League in the memory of Shota Chochishvili - Gori, Georgia

IN MEMORY OF SHOTA CHOCHISHVILI

We are fast approaching one of the most enthralling events of the year, the European Club Championships – Champions League. The very best of the teams come together to go head to head for the revered title, but while they’re physically and mentally preparing for battle, we stand to remember…

23 November 2022

Győr Cadet European Cup 2022 - Győr, Hungary

THE GOLDEN AGE

In Győr, Hungary, it is day two of the Cadet Training Camp which has followed the final cadet event of the year. Since 2019, the city has been missing this event due to the pandemic, however the organisers welcomed almost 400 young judoka back for an incredible event. Out of…

22 November 2022

THE NEW EPISODE OF BALTHAZAR CARTOON EXCLUSIVELY PRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE "ON SCIENCE THROUGH SPORT - STEMSPORT"

On the evening of 15th November , the introductory conference “On science through sport – STEMsport” was held in Zagreb’s “Mozaik Event Center” and the exclusive premiere of the new animated film from the Professor Balthazar series. Professor Balthazar is a Croatian animated comedy series filmed from 1967 to 1978…

17 November 2022

Győr Cadet European Cup 2022 - Győr, Hungary

GYOR HOSTS FINAL CADET EVENT OF THE YEAR

Despite reaching the end of the year, the Cadet European Cup in Gyor, Hungary is popular as ever and back in business since the pre-pandemic days. There will be almost 400 athletes travelling to Hungary, one of the best organisers on the circuit, from 29 countries including 11 athletes from…

16 November 2022

European Judo Championships Senior Mixed Team Mulhouse 2022 - Mulhouse, France

"KIND OF A PERFECT DAY!"

“I am very proud of our staff and all member federations. The Mixed Team European Championships turned out to be a great success, a beautiful romance with a happy end for the hosts. They earned the win. It was a dramatic final”, summarized EJU President László TOTH after France won…

14 November 2022

European Judo Championships Senior Mixed Team Mulhouse 2022 - Mulhouse, France

POWERFUL PINOT PLACES FRANCE ON TOP OF THE PODIUM

One thing, if not many, that the French prove time and time again is that they are arguably the best crowd on the circuit. Without fail they fill arenas and today created such an atmosphere, it was one to envy the Bercy Arena. Throughout the day, the Mexican waves travelled…

12 November 2022

European Judo Championships Senior Mixed Team Mulhouse 2022 - Mulhouse, France

GABLER AND AYDIN BECOME NATIONAL HEROES

In the final block of the European Mixed Team Championships, the bronze medals were contested by Germany and Italy, then Türkiye and Hungary.  Both teams of Italy and Germany had given outstanding performances today, and both were deserving of the medal but in the end, Germany walked on to the…

12 November 2022