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.
European representatives of the World Judo Federation gathered in Jesi, Ancona, Italy on the weekend of 27/28th October to breathe new life into the old traditions of Kodokan Judo. In what is a major attempt to reclaim the original values of Judo, nineteen senior dan grades from Italy and the UK, led by 9th Dan Alfredo Vismara and 6th Dan Sampson Sampson, hammered out a set of contest rules that they hope will eliminate the ego and money driven aspects of the martial art that has seen Olympic Judo reduced to what they see as little more than wrestling in white suits.