16 June 2019


6th EJU Judo Festival - Porec, Croatia


Kickstarting the morning was the Improve Your Club Seminar. The group started with a presentation by Stefano Frassinelli, one of the authors of ‘An Approach to Physical Performance Analysis for Judo’, who works with the Russian judo team. The comprehensive delivery on the topic of what it takes to be such an efficient judoka, focussing on the development of motor skills was well received by the participants. 

Following Frassinelli was the coach of the National Russian mens team Kodokan Institute 5th Dan, Evgeny Kuldin, covering the practical side of the morning. This action packed seminar was swiftly followed by the anticipated Kodokan assessment, starting with pairs performing Nage No Kata, one of the Randori No Kata of the Kodokan. 

Team Russia took a break this morning as they will be here right till the end of the camp on the 24th of June, the cadets heading straight to Cadet European Championships in Warsaw. 

With only one afternoon to go for the seminars, everyone is already feeling as if they want the week to start all over again! This evening the Kata assessments will continue following the Improve Your Club Seminar with Go Tsunoda. 

Author: Thea Cowen