Sarajevo Kodokan Kata Seminar and Examination 2024 - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

“IT WAS A TEAMWORK”

For the past two weeks, Sarajevo hosted several back to back judo events, including the European Judo Championships Veterans 2024, the European Judo Championships Kata 2024 and the Kodokan Kata Seminar and Examination. With the latter is about to be wrapped up, it was time to discuss last weeks’ happenings…

13 June 2024

Birmingham Junior European Cup 2024 - Birmingham, Great Britain

JUNIOR EYES ON BIRMINGHAM

In the second edition of the Birmingham Junior European Cup, the Great Britain team are ready to welcome another 17 nations to compete over the 15th and 16th of June 2024, a total of 281 athletes will be battling it out for gold this upcoming weekend. There are some very…

12 June 2024

LATVIA TO HOST VETERAN AND KATA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2025

The city of Riga will host the European Judo Championships Veterans & Kata 2025. The official flag handover ceremony took place in Sarajevo, where Mr. Vsevolods ZELONIJS, President of the Latvian Judo Federation expressed his outmost delight. We are honoured to host this event next year. We have a lot…

12 June 2024

European Judo Championships Kata - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

DIFFERENT STORIES YET ALL END IN VICTORY

The European Judo Championships Kata Sarajevo 2024 is officially concluded with Netherlands, France and Germany being the final line up on the overall medal table. There was plenty to look out for from cadets, juniors and senior competitors. Lets hear from some of our winners; Nage-no-Kata Cadet winning pair, Davia…

11 June 2024

Podcetrtek Senior European Cup 2024 - Podcetrtek, Slovenia

PODCETRTEK WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FOR SENIOR CUP

It’s a busy weekend for both junior and senior judoka over the 15th and 16th of June, the latter will be competing in the Podcetrtek Senior European Cup 2024 which has become quite the international affair. There are 353 judoka from 32 nations, 23 of whom are from the host…

11 June 2024

European Judo Championships Kata - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO ANCHORS HISTORIC INCLUSIVE EVENT

The afternoon block of the second day of the European Judo Championships Kata Sarajevo 2024 saw the opening of the adapted kata tournament as part of the continental championships. This is the first time that the EJU has had an official event where both able-bodied and people with physical and…

11 June 2024

European Judo Championships Kata - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

GREECE LAUNCHED KATA APPEARANCE

There were many familiar faces at Arena Hills past days during the European Judo Championships Kata 2024. However, there were also new members joining the event. For the first, Greece attended the event at such caliber. Nikolaos PAPARIS, International and European kata judge and well as kata coach in Greece…

11 June 2024

European Judo Championships Kata - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

WOMAN OF MANY TALENTS

One day she is wearing a suit with a special badge, the other day she is in her judogi teaching or competing. In-between, she wears a postal uniform or takes care of young children. Who is she? Jenny KOSTER of the Netherlands is a woman with many talents. So, what…

11 June 2024

JOIN THE EJU KATA TELEGRAM GROUP

With technology growing at such a rapid pace, it is important to keep up to date. The EJU Kata Commission welcomes all to join the EJU Kata Telegram Channel by scanning the QR code below. You are also welcome to join the main Telegram Channel of the European Judo Union…

11 June 2024

European Judo Championships Kata - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

EUROPEAN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS KATA 2024: FINALISTS PART 2

The remaining 11 groups completed their demonstrations during the afternoon block at the European Judo Championships Kata Sarajevo 2024. Therefore, the finalists for day two as follow; Nage-no-Kata Cadet Nage-no-Kata Junior Nage-no-Kata Senior Katame-no-Kata Junior Katame-no-Kata Senior Ju-no-Kata Junior Ju-no-Kata Senior Kime-no-Kata Kodokan Goshin Jutsu In addition to the above…

10 June 2024

European Judo Championships Kata - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

TO TEACH AND ACCEPT 

The European Judo Championship Kata Sarajevo 2024 is well underway and Dr Slavisa Bradic, Head Kata Commissioner of the European Judo Union shares his first impression of the event as well as thoughts on the newly added adapted kata judo event. First of all, the organisation is very good, it…

10 June 2024

European Judo Championships Kata - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

EUROPEAN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS KATA 2024: FINALISTS PART 1

Six groups competed for a spot in the final of their respected Kata demonstrations during the morning session at the European Judo Championships Kata Sarajevo 2024. According to rules, in case of over 12 entries within one group, the top three couples with the maximum points from each group (that…

10 June 2024

Madrid European Open 2024 - Madrid, Spain

CLERGET'S COMPETITIVE CHAPTER IS NOT DONE

The French -90kg World medallist and Tokyo Olympic Games Mixed Team Champion, Axel CLERGET showed up to the Madrid European Open completely out of the ranking as he inscribed in the -100kg category. Though many dabble in a different weight, it seemed to phase Clerget very little as he managed…

10 June 2024

Porec EJU OTC 2024 - Porec, Croatia

POREČ HERE WE COME!

Between the 10th and 26th of June, countless athletes, coaches, commissions and specialists will be flocking to the stunning Istrian Peninsula to participate in one of three events; EJU OTC, EJU Cadet Training Camp or the EJU Judo Festival 2024. The Plava Laguna resort welcomes well over over 1000 Festival…

10 June 2024

Madrid European Open 2024 - Madrid, Spain

THE FINAL ADJUSTMENTS

As an athlete who bound to success quickly on the IJF World Tour, Teddy RINER (FRA) was in only a couple of Continental Open (formerly World Cup) events, both in Lisbon 2010 and 2012, early in his career. Only last week he re-entered the level, claiming gold in the Marrakech…

9 June 2024

Madrid European Open 2024 - Madrid, Spain

KEEPING HIS HEAD IN THE GAME

There are a fair few athletes still on the hunt for qualification spots in the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris, less than 50 days away. There are some competing to better their world ranking positions and in doing so, their seeding for the Games. Then there is the unusual entry…

9 June 2024

Qualifying for his fourth Olympic Games

NYMAN'S LAST DANCE

Marcus NYMAN of Sweden has today, managed to secure his place in the Paris Olympic Games 2024 by earning enough points to put him in to continental quota. It was certainly a close call for the three-time Olympian, who is marginally out of the automatic qualification zone. For the second…

9 June 2024

Madrid European Open 2024 - Madrid, Spain

ROUGH DIAMONDS SPARKLE AMONG THE SUPERSTARS

Big names donned the Polideportivo Municipal Princes of Asturias on the final day of the Madrid European Open 2024. A golden back patch was carried in by Lasha BEKAURI (GEO), standing out among the sea of judoka was the double Olympic Champion, Teddy RINER (FRA) at 2.04m tall. Then in…

9 June 2024