The World Judo Day is a special day dedicated to Judo allover the world. Everybody is concerned: the top level athletes of course as it will be the second day of the Team World Championship in Salvadore, Bahia (October 27-28), as well as every single judoka.
Thus, if you represent a continental union, a federation, a club or if you are a coach, an educator or a judoka and a judo lover, if you are a judo fan or/and if somebody from your relatives practices judo, you can gather together and participate to the World Judo Day and emphisize the theme of this second edition: JUDO FOR ALL.
We have chosen October 28th for many reasons, the main one being that it is the birthday of the founder of Judo: Jigoro Kano. Today, more than 20 millions people practice judo around the world on a daily basis. The IJF counts 200 national federations and 5 continental Unions. There is not a single spot on earth where judo is not practiced. The IJF wanted to dedicate a day to our sport in order to promote our values and our spirit. Judo is more than a sport, it is an educational tool that can help people to live together and to respect one another. Our objective is the increase the number of judo players around the World. You are the actors and the makers of the objective!
Feel free, to organize an event related to the World Judo Day.
The World Judo Day must help you to communicate, to share experiences, to attract to your federation, regional league or club, people who have no idea about judo. It must be a powerfull tool of communication towards the public, the local, regional and national authorities and the Media.
This website is the main communication tool that we will use to promote all the activities throughout the world. Please send us pictures and comments about your own event and we will share it with the whole judo community. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We put at your disposal a communication kit (press releases, posters, banners, flyers) that you can use freely to promote your own event).
Here are a few examples of what can be organized on the occasion of the second edition of the world judo day. There is no obligation but the one to gather together all the judo lovers to celebrate our sport and its values. You can make propositions, invent YOUR OWN WAY to enjoy sharing the same values.
You open your club to the public and you present the activity of your association. You invite all your judoka, their relatives and friends, the authorities and the media to explain them what is judo, where it comes from, why it has been invented and what it can bring to you and to them?
You organize with other judo associations a joint training.
You can also organize a MONDO on the theme of JUDO FOR ALL to share experiences and exchange ideas on how to promote our values.
You organize a conference to talk about judo and about the theme of that second edition of the world judo day: the JUDO FOR ALL.
You organize an open competition where all age categories and all levels, without any kind of distinction, can take place.