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2.10.2018

A few weeks ago, several Finnish judo clubs received a much anticipated delivery of equipments as the IJF has been working with the Judo Federation to develop the Judo for School programme.

 

Among the donation were tatamis and judogis to launch various judo related school activities. Altogether six clubs ranging from East to West to South of Finland are now taking part in the first chapter of this positive and powerful programme and only after a few weeks, all initiatives are already in progress.

 

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It is a happy atmosphere that prevailed at the Jigoku judo club in the city of Lieksa (one of the most Eastern points in the European Union) as the participants highlighted their Judo for School programme. Jigoku club members praised the IJF initiative to spread judo and its values to every corner of the world. The tatami was filled with young judoka of different age groups and different backgrounds. New adherents joined the club and could get familiar with the judo values. 

 

One of the Judo for Schools project leaders commented: “We are one of the participants in the International Judo for Schools Project and we got a donation for that. Practically speaking, this means that we are going to organize more judo sessions at schools. Even if we have been doing that for a long time, we are convinced that this is a good recruitment tool.“

 

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During the development of the Judo for School programme, Esa Niemi, IJF Judo for Peace commissioner, took the occasion to explain to the children of the Vantaa City the goals and aims of the Judo for Schools and Judo for Peace programme and rewarded the most active participants with t-shirts, while Pupils from the City of Vaasa took their first steps on the brand new tatami and started to learn the basics of judo.

 

For more information on Judo for Peace story and items www.judoforpeace.net and judo in Finland www.judoliitto.fi

 

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30.5.2018

JUDO FOR PEACE IN SOMALIA

Life is back to Somalia, text and photos by Nicolas Messner on 15th May 2018.

Somalia was the most dangerous country in the world for many years and conflicts have put the African country in a difficult situation. Despite the difficult surroundings, judo has been able to gain ground in Somalia and now the young judo federation has received support from the International Judo Federation.

judo_moreon_judo_for_peaceDue to the difficult situation in the country, organizing sports is not easy. Despite that, judo has been able to spread and there are now a few clubs in the country. “This is a very good first step”, says the judo federation.

 

In order to help the development of judo for children and competitive judo, the International Judo Federation has sent 20 competition Judogi, 50 training Judogi and 150 children Judogi to Somalia, in order to start activities. "There are a huge number of Somali young people who are interest in our sport. So far, they could not really practice but this time we will let them know that it's possible and we will let their dream happen. After a long period of war and anarchy in Somalia, there are so many generations who missed the possibly to practice sport and have fun doing it. We will offer them that chance.“, says president of the federation Jurshe Abdullahi Mohamed. “The judogi received from the IJF will be of great help", the federation continued.

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Donations will make it possible to start a new adventure and help children start the sport. The federation is now looking forward to more development and is hoping to be able to develop Judo for Peace activities in a near future.

 

Text and photos by Nicolas Messner.

 

Are you interested in Judo for Peace official license products, bigger quantities of Judo for Peace Collection product or special products and printing for local national federation´s or local judo team´s use?

 

Please contact project manager Miikka Neuvonen, +358 50 309 8249, miikka.neuvonen@gmail.com or More On Ltd, Mr Olli Ilmolahti +358 40 528 9005 or office +358 9 6844 9920, moreon@moreon.fi.

 

 

23-24.2.2018

Judo for Peace online store selling clothes and other JFP merchandise was launched today during the Düsseldorf 2018 Judo Grand Slam. The aim is to create more funds for the excellent work done by the International Judo Federation IJF Judo for Peace -Commission.

JFP Collection launch in Judo Grand Slam Dusseldorf, 23.-24.2.2018 – The Peace Statement Wear

Author: Mark Pickering, on 24. Feb 2018

Read the whole article https://www.ijf.org/news/show/iran-japan-and-slovenia-take-the-plaudits-as-japans-ono-steals-the-show

 

JUDO FOR PEACE INTRODUCED TO A NEW AUDIENCE THIS WEEKEND

The IJF’s Judo for Peace programme was connected to the IJF World Judo Tour like never before this weekend as a stand in the venue’s main concourse presented the vital and life-changing work of the sport’s governing body who are committed to using judo as a tool for peace in societies across the world.

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Eco-friendly clothing apparel bearing the Judo for Peace logo was for sale with the money being reinvested to fund new projects as more and more countries are seeing that judo is a vehicle to make a difference and to initiate plans for peace.

Mr. Nicolas MESSNER, IJF Judo for Peace Head Director, said: “As the JFP Director I can say the project that has been led by Mr. Esa NIEMI, President of the Finish Judo Federation and JFP Commission member, and his team is fantastic and it will help to develop more actions. The Judo for Peace Commission aims to support people who have witnessed a war or conflict and trauma or who are facing social problems. Through judo we can help them as this is the case in Turkey (Kilis refugee camp), in Zambia (Maheba refugee settlement), in Malawi (Dzaleka refugee camp) and in South Africa with the Judo for the World programme.

Mr. Miikka NEUVONEN, Assistant to Mr Esa NIEMI, is present in Düsseldorf and said: “The booth is organised in partnership with the German Judo Federation and we have already had a lot of interest and questions about the IJF’s work and how countries benefit from the programme. We encourage everyone in Düsseldorf to come and visit the booth and to take a lot at what we have for sale this weekend. For those abroad you can find out more information and buy our products online at JudoForPeace.net. We hope to greet as many people as possible in Germany and look forward engaging with all members of the judo family.”

Mr. Peter FRESE, German Judo Federation President and Judo for Peace Commission member, explained how the programme came to be represented in Germany. “I am very passionate about judo’s ability and power to impact societies and it’s important to me to show this at our first Grand Slam in Germany. In judo we all know the values which make our sport special but not everyone knows these and we must work hard to change that. Judo is about friendship and respect, which judo shows more than any other sport, and lots of fans have learned more about the IJF’s work in the Judo for Peace programme this weekend. “Judo is a way to achieve peace and that is something that we can all be proud of.”

Welcome online shopping to Judo for peace online store: www.judoforpeace.net 

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Judo for Peace online store selling clothes and other JFP merchandise was launched today during the Düsseldorf 2018 Judo Grand Slam. The aim is to create more funds for the excellent work done by the International Judo Federation IJF Judo for Peace -Commission.

 

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JFP Collection launch in Judo Grand Slam Dusseldorf, 23.-24.2.2018 – The Peace Statement Wear

Author: Mark Pickering, on 24. Feb 2018

Read the whole article https://www.ijf.org/news/show/iran-japan-and-slovenia-take-the-plaudits-as-japans-ono-steals-the-show

 

JUDO FOR PEACE INTRODUCED TO A NEW AUDIENCE THIS WEEKEND

The IJF’s Judo for Peace programme was connected to the IJF World Judo Tour like never before this weekend as a stand in the venue’s main concourse presented the vital and life-changing work of the sport’s governing body who are committed to using judo as a tool for peace in societies across the world.

 

JUDO FOR PEACE STAND AT THE ISS DOME

Eco-friendly clothing apparel bearing the Judo for Peace logo was for sale with the money being reinvested to fund new projects as more and more countries are seeing that judo is a vehicle to make a difference and to initiate plans for peace.

Mr. Nicolas MESSNER, IJF Judo for Peace Head Director, said: “As the JFP Director I can say the project that has been led by Mr. Esa NIEMI, President of the Finish Judo Federation and JFP Commission member, and his team is fantastic and it will help to develop more actions. The Judo for Peace Commission aims to support people who have witnessed a war or conflict and trauma or who are facing social problems. Through judo we can help them as this is the case in Turkey (Kilis refugee camp), in Zambia (Maheba refugee settlement), in Malawi (Dzaleka refugee camp) and in South Africa with the Judo for the World programme.

Mr. Miikka NEUVONEN, Assistant to Mr Esa NIEMI, is present in Düsseldorf and said: “The booth is organised in partnership with the German Judo Federation and we have already had a lot of interest and questions about the IJF’s work and how countries benefit from the programme. We encourage everyone in Düsseldorf to come and visit the booth and to take a lot at what we have for sale this weekend. For those abroad you can find out more information and buy our products online at JudoForPeace.net. We hope to greet as many people as possible in Germany and look forward engaging with all members of the judo family.”

Mr. Peter FRESE, German Judo Federation President and Judo for Peace Commission member, explained how the programme came to be represented in Germany. “I am very passionate about judo’s ability and power to impact societies and it’s important to me to show this at our first Grand Slam in Germany. In judo we all know the values which make our sport special but not everyone knows these and we must work hard to change that. Judo is about friendship and respect, which judo shows more than any other sport, and lots of fans have learned more about the IJF’s work in the Judo for Peace programme this weekend. “Judo is a way to achieve peace and that is something that we can all be proud of.”

Welcome online shopping to Judo for peace online store: www.judoforpeace.net 

 

Thank you for great games!

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Mr Uemura HarukiWorld Promotion Director of the IJFPresident of KodokanPresident of the Japanese Judo Federation, member of the IJF Hall of Fame, 10 dan greetings Judo For Peace team.

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