„Id- Judo goes to Paralympics“

Our Vision „Id-Judo goes to Paralympics“

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European Mountain Academy for ID-Judoka at Austria Mountains

European Mountain Academy – BrainTrain Europe

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European High School Academie – The Inclusive European High School Training Camp with focus on Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities, should stand in the sense of an Inclusive European Society. ‚Inclusion reversed‘ under this motto invite the disabled To be an athlete to all other athletes and their coaches and to train with them – together and in support groups – this further development should be leading and groundbreaking for the implementation of the participation of mentally handicapped people in competitive sports. This H Hentraining is already being developed in large areas. Georgraphisch a wonderful place could be found. In a great location in the middle of Tyrol, in the Austrian Alps, directly in the border triangle between Switzerland, Italy and Austria. A project very supported by IFoN. Here is already training, in a 350 year old Stadl, the oldest DOJO in the world. Weiterlesen…

1st. European Id-Judo Championships London

The first European championships in ID JUDO came to an end.


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A historic and great sports festival. For the first time in the history of judo sport, official European were held in ID judo. The European Judo Association, the EJU, IFoN and the INAS supported this event. The EJU was chaired by Vice-President Jane Bridge, IFon by its CEO Klaus Gdowczok.

The official organizer of this European Championship, the BJA under the direction of Kerry Tansey, could hardly present better.

One of the key points and factors: there were no injuries during the entire European Championship! Not a single judoka had to be treated at the edge of the mat.

Referees and sports coordination complemented each other in the usual way.

There was an exzellent Divisioning under Leadership of Dr. Wolfgang Janko (7.DAN), Rudi Verhagen and Frank Schuhknecht.

We thank you all very much for hosting this first European Championship on behalf of our daughters and sons. The judo sport for people with intellectual disabilities has taken another step towards Paralympics.

Thank you so much to Kerry and your team

Klaus Gdowczok


Importend NEW´S to 1st. European ID-Judo Championships 22.8.-24.8.2018 London

IFoN together with the BJA has successfully agreed to a promising pilot project for the 1st European ID Judo Masterships.

In this pilot project, concerning the competition levels for people with an intellectual disability, the development of ID-Judo and the UN Convention Rights for the disabled are taken in full account.
We are happy to announce that all participating athletes will be divisioned into 3 rather than 2 international competition levels according to the degree of their disability.

Here in particular athletes with Down syndrome and similar heavily impaired judoka are considered to compete in a fair competition on an international level without any disadvantages.
Also we could agree that the registration deadlines are extended as follows:
thus more countries have the possibility to register their judoka and so, according to the terms of the European ID Judo Masterships, the pre-registration (pre.-reg.) has to be done by 10.6.2018 and the submission of the INAS eligibility forms to the respective national agencies (NEO) has to be done by 27.6.2018.

1 deadline of the pre reg. : 10.06.2018

2. Deadline INAS eligibility by NEO: 27.06.2018

We want to invite all European nations to participate at the 1st European ID Judo Championships and to use this wonderful chance of participation for people with an intellectual disability. Please register your best ID / G judoka and join us on our way to  Paralympics.

We gladly support the judoka with all our possibilities and look forward to the 1st with you. European ID Judo Championships 22.-24.8.2018 in LONDON.

Welcome to London

Klaus Gdowczok

1. World Championship Judo in ID-/G-Judo Cologne

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Official sanctioned World Championships by


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From 19 to 22 October 2017 the first Judo World Championship will take place in Cologne.

All national teams worldwide are invited to participate.

We at IFoN sustainably support this historic event in Judosport. Report all your nations and your ID / G Judoka.

The great World Associations INAS, headed by Director Nick Parr


& the honorable International Judo Federation IJF, under the leadership of their President Marius Vizer, have sanctioned this first world championship.


Under the German leadership of DJB President Peter Frese in cooperation with the DBS – NPC under the leadership of its President Friedhelm Julius Beucher
& VG-Project e.V. Cologne