EJU MORAL CODE CARTOON - MODESTY

This week the EJU Moral Code Cartoon will demonstrate ‘modesty’ with the new video online. At the very heart of everything we do, we live the judo code. Modesty is a great example of having strength of character, it can also be described as ‘humility’. It is a quiet confidence…

11 October 2021

ALL FOR ARIS: JUDOKA FOR JUDOKA IN LIFE CHANGING APPEAL

Last year in the European Championships which were held in Porec, Croatia, a terrible accident occurred on the tatami resulting in the serious injury of one of our judo family members.  Rising star, Aris Leonidis of Greece suffered a very serious spinal injury, breaking his neck and was immediately operated…

11 October 2021

World Championships Juniors - Olbia, Italy

FRANCE TAKE WORLD TITLE IN CLEAN 4-0 SWEEP

The individual competition was over, making way for the much anticipated mixed team event.  For Europe and the rest of the world, #1 seed France came in as the strongest team following the European championships in Luxembourg. There were given a first round bye whilst the remaining 15 teams battled…

10 October 2021

World Championships Juniors - Olbia, Italy

INANEISHVILI MARKS HIS WORLD TITLE WITH A FAMILY REUNION

Many things can make an athlete the player of the day. On the final day of competition, Anna Monta OLEK (GER) doubled up by becoming the 2021 European and world champion, Coraline HAYME became the new heavyweight champion for France and Ilia SULAMANIDZE (GEO) replaced his 2019 world silver with…

10 October 2021

World Championships Juniors - Olbia, Italy

EUROPE'S JUNIORS TAKE A FIFTY-MEDAL HAUL IN OLBIA

On the fourth and final day of the individual competition, there were some surprise exits and with a heavy European presence, a chance for major rematches following the Junior European Championships in Luxembourg.  Yael VAN HEEMST (NED) was, again in the final of a major tournament, determined to better her…

9 October 2021

TSUNODA ROUSTANT RETURNS TO THE TOP TO COLLECT ANOTHER MAJOR TITLE

She’s back.  Ai TSUNODA ROUSTANT (ESP) was a force to be reckoned with as a cadet, dominating each tournament and took both the European and world title in 2019, confirming her presence at the top.  She then moved up to junior level and although her performances were notable in the…

9 October 2021

World Championships Juniors - Olbia, Italy

EUROPE CONTINUE TO STEAL THE SPOTLIGHT IN JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Unfortunately for the Junior European title holders, today was not their day. In both the -81kg and -90kg categories, Ibragimgadzhi SULEIMANOV (RUS) and Nika KHARAZISHVILI (GEO) went out in the early rounds, taking the medal opportunity away, however in the -70kg category, Nataliia CHYSTIAKOVA (UKR) was still in chance for…

8 October 2021

World Championships Juniors - Olbia, Italy

SULCA COMPLETES JUNIOR TITLE COLLECTION IN OLBIA

It was a sigh of relief. Adrian SULCA (ROU) completed his enviable collection yesterday in Olbia in the Junior World Judo Championships 2021. The day was anything but easy for him, but his determination and talent is what eventually earned him the gold medal in his final junior event.  The…

8 October 2021

World Championships Juniors - Olbia, Italy

ROMANIA AND THE NETHERLANDS JOIN THE GOLDEN GANG IN OLBIA

In Olbia, the second day of the Junior World Judo Championships 2021 gave us yet more great performances and was a chance for our junior European title holders to prove that their standing was no fluke.  In the -57kg category, the 16 year-old Gefen PRIMO continued to established herself at…

7 October 2021

World Championships Juniors - Olbia, Italy

SCUTTO STEALS THE SHOW FOR HOST NATION IN OLBIA

It was a big day for Italy, hosting the Junior World Judo Championships, the first since the pandemic. There was a lot of pressure on their young and plentiful team but this worked in favour of their women as they battled in the final block to place their nation at…

7 October 2021

World Championships Juniors - Olbia, Italy

EUROPE TAKE ALL THE TITLES ON DAY ONE OF JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Day one of the Junior World Judo Championships 2021 in Olbia brought together the best of the junior athletes from all over the planet, though there is a noticeable absence from traditionally one of the strongest nations, and the hosts of this years Olympic Games, Japan.  In the end, the…

6 October 2021

EJU MORAL CODE CARTOON - FRIENDSHIP

This week the EJU Moral Code Cartoon will demonstrate ‘friendship’ with the new video online. At the very heart of everything we do, we live the judo code. Friendship is formed in judo over the mutual love of this sport, a commonality which brings us all together. A friendship is…

4 October 2021

Danrho

MAJLINDA KELMENDI - ‘IT WAS THE WORST DAY OF MY LIFE.’

Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosovo is not simply a successful judoka. In 2016, Majlinda completed her enviable collection, becoming the title holder of three major championship medals; European, World and Olympic.  Her personal achievements bestowed upon her country glory she couldn’t have imagined. Already she was a beacon for her nation…

3 October 2021

World Championships Juniors - Olbia, Italy

EJU JUNIOR ATHLETES TAKE ALL 14 TOP SPOTS IN OLBIA NEXT WEEK

Next week we will see the junior athletes from around the world come together in beautiful Olbia, Italy for the Junior World Championships 2021. All 14 of the Junior European title holders from Luxembourg will be present to do their best to claim both titles in the same year but…

2 October 2021

THE MONTH OF JIGORO KANO

As we enter the month of October, we are fast approaching World Judo Day in just under four weeks on the 28th. We celebrate Jigoro Kano on this day as it is his birthday, and so the European Judo Union have decided to dedicate the entire month to the founder.…

1 October 2021

EJU Administration and Organisation Seminar - Vienna, Austria

ADMINISTRATION SEMINAR SETS ROADMAP FOR 2022

It was one year ago when the last Administration Seminar took place as an online meeting. The circumstances in Europe and especially in Austria have made it possible to hold this year’s edition as a face-to-face meeting. The European Judo Union organised the Administration & Organising seminar to inform the…

30 September 2021

KOSOVO HOST SPECIAL GUESTS FOR GRAND OPENING OF NATIONAL CENTRE

Today, on the 28th of September 2021, the brand new National Judo Centrer in Peja was officially honoured by an array of figure heads and special guests.  Marking this inauguration was the President Mrs. Vjosa Osmani, the Prime Minister Mr. Albin Kurti, as well as the President of the International…

29 September 2021

Ippon Technologies

IPPON TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES THE EVOLUTION OF ITS BRAND

THE EJU partner IPPON TECHNOLOGIES relaunched a new logo and corporate design. The company announced the evolution of its brand strategy, which it is implementing, in particular by strengthening its positioning and developing its visual identity. Ippon Technologies also looks back on its 2024 objectives – Objective of 1,000 employees,…

28 September 2021