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IJF launches third World Judo Day

23 Sep 2013
Lausanne, Switzerland: For the third year in a row, the International Judo Federation is organising World Judo Day on October 28 – the anniversary of the birth of the sport’s founder, Jigoro Kano of Japan.‘The IJF has the duty to develop judo in all sectors, without any kind of distinction and/or discrimination. When Master Jigoro Kano created judo in 1882, he wanted to create a means of education and he did it. This is the foundation of our discipline,” says IJF President Marius L. Vizer.

“Judo has fundamental values that grow naturally in the dojo and on the mat, particularly through the various exercises that all of us have learned in our clubs. These values must find a favorable echo in everyday life and, beyond that, in our society.”

In 2013, the IJF has chosen “Perseverance” as the main theme.

“October 28, the birthday of Jigoro Kano, is an annual day of awareness about judo and its values. This day is for all judoka. I hope that all practitioners, clubs, national federations and Continental Unions will rally to highlight the greatness of judo,” he added.

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