This event is organised by the WJF EU Technical Committee supported by the Federation JFAGR, Judo For All UK (JFAUK) and Federazione Italiana di Judo Tradizionale (FIJT - Italian Federation of Traditional Judo).

The 2016 WJF European Judo Championships is the third such event led by the WJF EU Technical Committee following the successful events in 2013 and 2015 held in Milan and Jesi in Italy respectively. It is sanctioned by the World Judo Federation (WJF) that has enshrined the very concepts of Traditional Kodokan judo and “Judo For All” in its founding documents. The event is also part of the ongoing campaign of the “Judo For All International” that was launched in 2012 in Jesi, Ancona in Italy, on the occasion of the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Kodokan, in Japan.

The seminars, courses, and the contests planned by the organizing committee will be conducted under the guidance and recommendations of the European Technical Committee of the World Judo Federation and in adherence to the concepts of Traditional Kodokan Judo.

The organizing committee invites all members of WJF and other judo formations supportive of the principals laid down by Professor Jigoro Kano to join us in Thessaloniki, Greece in June 2016 and to participate in our common initiative to revive and reinvigorate judo and the best that it can offer to all. We use this opportunity to express our support for the international campaign opposing doping and drug abuse.

We take great pleasure in inviting you as members and friends in judo, to the Senior and Junior Open National Judo Championships organised by Judo for All UK (JFAUK) in collaboration with World Martial arts council (WMAC) promoting Traditional Kodokan judo.

The event will take place on Sunday 18th October and will be used as a selection event to identify eligible candidates for a national team. This event will run in collaboration with the World Martial Arts Council in order to select a national team consisting of the most able judoka to represent the UK at future national, international and world events.

Judoka who place in the first 3 positions in each category will be selected to be part of the national team.

This event will also be used to recognize candidates for the WJF European Championships  This is an extremely important event so please attend and do not leave entry to the last minute. The deadline for entry is Saturday 3rd October.

Download the entry pack below or You may also enter online at: http://www.judoforall.org.uk/events-activities/all-events

Please follow our initiatives and join us in our future programme and events on our web site. www.judoforall.org.uk

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The event is jointly organized by the Federation of Traditional Judo of Italy (FIJT) and Judo For All UK (JFAUK) under the auspices of World Judo Federation (WJF) that has enshrined the very concepts of Traditional Kodokan judo and “judo for all” in its founding documents.

The seminars, courses, and the contests planned by the organizing committee will be conducted under the guidance and recommendations of the European Technical Committee of the World Judo Federation and in adherence to the concepts of Traditional Kodokan Judo.

The organizing committee invites all members of WJF and other judo formations supportive of the principals laid down by Professor Jigoro Kano to join us in Jesi (Ancona), Italy in November 2015 and to participate in our common initiative to revive and reinvigorate judo and the best that it can offer to all.

We are delighted to invite you to the WJF EU Ithaki Matsuura Cup International.

The Matsuura cup International will combine a two day judo training seminar for all judoka in the first two days on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June 2015. This will be followed by a tournament on Sunday 28th June 2015. This tournament is open to juniors and seniors.

The AKJA nationals are in Melbourne this year! July 12-14th at Latrobe University Sports Centre, Bundoora.

Please note the closing date for entries for the AKJA Nationals is the 26th June after which a late entry will be charged.

A new 5 page Information Booklet is now also available providing an important overview of the Championships.  Download it here.

FIJT holds First Italian National Traditional Judo Championships

On Sunday May 12, 2013, the Italian Federation of Traditional Judo, FIJT (Federazione Italiana Judo Tradizionale) held its first National championships. This auspicious occasion was attended by 126 contestants from 23 clubs and associations across from Italy.

FIJT is one of the leading national governing bodies of judo in Europe that, will play host to the First European Open Championships on behalf of World Judo Federation in November 2-3, 2013. See information on this site here.

For further information see http://www.fijt.it or contact: segreteria.fijt@gmail.com

 

Report regarding the conduct of the 2013 International Martial Arts Games (IMAG) & Judo Tournament – Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Between the 10th & 11th May 2013, the IMAG Committee held the 5th IMAG in Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.  Earlier this year, Dr Paul Hoglund (WJF Vice President – Europe) made an application to affiliate with the IMAGC on behalf of the WJF.  As a result, the Australian Kodokan Judo Association (AKJA) was requested to host a Judo Tournament as part of the event on behalf of the World Judo Federation (WJF).  On Thursday 9th May 2013, the IMAGC accepted the WJF as a full member of the organisation.

JFAUK holds 2013 Shochugeiko International in London

JFAUK successfully held its Second Traditional Shochugeiko International, on 26-27 May 2013. The two day event was preceded by JFAUK special refereeing course on Saturday 25 May,2013. The Shochugeiko 2013, was hosted by Sobell Judo club in the main sports hall of Sobell Leisure Centre, in Islington, North London.

The course was held on two consecutive days, from 10am until 4:30pm. Both days were packed with intense judo training without any stopping time apart from a quick lunch break –testing the stamina and concentration levels of everyone involved.

The course was led by the JFAUK Technical Director, Sampson Sampson who has led the organisation from its founding, to progressively deepen its understanding and commitment to traditional Kodokan judo. The Shochugeiko annual summer training camp is an important element of the JFAUK strategy for unfolding judo for all.

The event is jointly organized by the Federation of Traditional Judo of Italy (FIJT) and Judo For All UK (JFAUK) under the auspices of World Judo Federation (WJF) that has enshrined the very concepts of Traditional Kodokan judo and “judo for all” in its founding documents.

The seminars, courses, and the contests planned by the organizing committee will be conducted under the guidance and recommendations of the European Technical Committee of the World Judo Federation and in adherence to the concepts of Traditional Kodokan Judo.

The organizing committee invites all members of WJF and other judo formations supportive of the principals laid down by Professor Jigoro Kano to join us in Gerenzano (Varese), Italy in November 2013 and to participate in our common initiative to revive and reinvigorate judo and the best that it can offer to all.

The JFAUK Junior National Championships held on the 28th April, 2013 at the Sobell Leisure Centre, in London, was very well attended and proved to be yet again very successful.

The Championships this year, reflected the core of traditional Kodokan judo values and its spirit, and was well received by the competitors and the public. The JFAUK and the European Contest Rules which were used were a good example and a refreshing reminder of how good judo should be fought.

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