Swansea Get Together Tournament 2024 - Swansea, Great Britain

SPREADING THE WORD AT 86 YEARS OLD

Ron CLEERE did not have the traditional start many do, joining a judo club at a young age and progressing through their school years, but instead at a much later stage. I started judo when I was 32 years old, I took my boy to a judo club and at…

16 July 2024

Swansea Get Together Tournament 2024 - Swansea, Great Britain

A NEW PERSPECTIVE

The European Judo Union Get Together Tour continued over this past weekend in Swansea, Wales, incorporating the British Judo Adaptive Championships. The event was hosted by the Welsh Judo Association in collaboration with Disability Sport Wales and was a resounding success, and was given a big thumbs up by EJU…

15 July 2024

Olympic Games Judo 2024 - Paris, France

OLYMPIC GAMES: -60KG & -48KG

It is Monday 15th of July, the Euros 2024 are wrapped up, Wimbledon has been concluded, now all eyes are on to the Olympic Games, can Spain continue in their world domination? We will find out on the 27th of July as the first judoka battle it out for the…

15 July 2024

European University Games 2024 - Miskolc, Hungary

GEORGIA AND UKRAINE DOMINATE AT EUG 2024 

The European University Games 2024 in Miskolc, Hungary, saw a competitive field with 18 countries winning at least one medal. Georgia topped the medals table with a total of 4 gold and 1 bronze. The hosts followed closely with 3 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals. Right behind them…

15 July 2024

FALLON CUP BRINGS IN OLYMPIC TEAM

Yet again, wonderful organisation led to a successful event and the celebration of one of Great Britain’s greatest talents, carrying his legend through to a new generation. The great champion that was Craig FALLON sadly left us in 2019, however his memory will forever be kept alive by childhood friend,…

14 July 2024

Paks Junior European Cup 2024 - Paks, Hungary

MELICINE: "IT IS A REALLY TOUGH LEVEL OF TOURNAMENT"

France topped the overall medal table at the Paks Junior European Cup 2024 with 6 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze medals. Serbia (2-3-1) and Georgia (2-0-2) followed. French coach Olivier Melicine began his summary of the weekend by saying; This is a really good tournament, we have been coming…

14 July 2024

Paks Junior European Cup 2024 - Paks, Hungary

GABOR'S BREAKTHROUGH ON HOME SOIL

The first day of the Paks Junior European Cup 2024 saw the host nation celebrate a single success via Gabor Aron who won the -66kg category. It was a victory that deserved to be celebrated, as this hasn’t been the best year for Gabor so far. After a 5th place…

13 July 2024

Swansea Get Together Tournament 2024 - Swansea, Great Britain

ADAPTED JUDO LIVE STREAM

Following the first day of the Get Together in Swansea, Wales, the divisioning is complete and the competition for adapted judoka will take place tomorrow on the 13th of July. This Get Together Tournament is the latest addition in the EJU Tour in 2024, and will be live streamed by…

12 July 2024

Olympic Games Judo 2024 - Paris, France

PARIS 2024: LES BLEUS

In 15 days the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will officially begin. In 15 days, we will be hours away from celebrating the first of two Olympic champions at the Champ de Mars Arena. With judo being one of the most popular sport in France and Paris being the host of…

11 July 2024

Paks Junior European Cup 2024 - Paks, Hungary

HOME OF CHAMPIONS HOSTS JUNIORS

It has been 37 years since the Paks Junior European Cup, fondly known as the ‘Atom Cup’, opened its doors and started an incredible tradition. Paks, Hungary, has housed numerous champions including Hungary’s only Olympic Champion in judo, KOVÁCS Antal, as well as World and European Champion BRAUN Ákos. Over…

11 July 2024

EUROPE GAINS TWO NEW INTERNATIONAL REFEREES

Recently, the latest examination for the IJF International Refereeing Licence took place in Almaty (KAZ). The exam session was preceded by a seminar for referees and coaches, which focused on the video clips presented at the seminar in Gyor (HUN) earlier this year. These clips were discussed by the IJF…

11 July 2024

WITH A LION'S HEART, IMPERFECTLY PERFECT

Bethlem myopathy is a rare genetic muscle disorder that primarily affects skeletal muscle and connective tissue. It is characterised by muscle weakness and joint stiffness, often leading to difficulty with movement and physical activity. There is currently no cure for Bethlem Myopathy, and 12-year-old judoka Marta is living with what…

10 July 2024

Swansea Get Together Tournament 2024 - Swansea, Great Britain

ADAPTED JUDO IN WALES

In a matter of a few days, the EJU Get Together Tour will continue in Swansea, Wales. Hosting just under 100 adapted judoka, as well as kata practitioners, the event will take place on the 12th and 13th of July. Lucy Scott, CEO of Welsh Judo stated, The Welsh Judo…

10 July 2024

FORTY BEFORE 40 

Overcoming anxiety in any athlete’s life, regardless of the level at which they compete, involves a combination of psychological strategies, physical practices and lifestyle adjustments. Some of the most effective approaches include mindfulness and meditation, positive self-talk, visualisation and goal setting. The latter ensures that setting realistic and achievable goals…

9 July 2024

Tallinn European Open 2024 - Tallinn, Estonia

SCHREIBER ADDS EIGHTH GOLD FOR GERMANY

Concluding the Tallinn European Open 2024 were the remaining weight categories; -48kg, -52kg, -57kg, -81kg, -90kg, -100kg and +100kg. Unfortunately there was no -81kg final due an injury picked up by Fabrycjusz TARKOWSKI (POL) and so the win went to Vladimir STARK of Germany. All day we missed out on…

7 July 2024

Tallinn European Open 2024 - Tallinn, Estonia

GERMANY DOMINATE ON DAY TWO

Though there was success in the -81kg category from Vladimir STARK (GER) who beat Mo VAN DUN (NED), and a huge success story for Fabrycjusz TARKOWSKI (POL) who defeated not only Randel PAASTEL (EST) but also the crowd in a tremendous head to head, there will be no final as…

7 July 2024

Tallinn European Open 2024 - Tallinn, Estonia

BUTKEREIT BOUNCES BACK

For many, seeing the world ranked #8 in the -70kg category, Miriam BUTKEREIT, enter the Tallinn European Open a matter of weeks before her Olympic debut in Paris, was quite the surprise. However the 30 year-old judoka from Germany needed a run on the tatami to confirm all was in…

7 July 2024

Tallinn European Open 2024 - Tallinn, Estonia

AKTAS STEALS THE SHOW

Opening the final block on day one of the European Open in Tallinn 2024, were the -63kg women. Hanna SEDLMAIR (GER) was quite the surprise today, defeating the top seed, Martyna GLUBIAK (POL) in their opening contest, and of course going on to the final. With peppered junior results and…

6 July 2024