The Message of the IJF-President Marius Vizer

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Read the message from the IJF President, Mr. Marius L. Vizer, concerning the Covid-19 situation.

Dear Judokas,

Dear Judo Family Members,

We find ourselves in a strange and sad period. Due to the large scale of the Covid-19 outbreak, we are now facing a period of uncertainty and an unprecedented challenge.

I would like to send out a strong message of support to all those affected by this situation, it is important to stay healthy and united. My thoughts are with those from the worst-hit countries, where the virus claimed many lives and the entire society lives in isolation.

As you know, the International Judo Federation has cancelled all events until April 30, in an attempt to protect the interests of all stakeholders, keep the judo community safe and ensure fair treatment to all athletes engaged in the Olympic qualification. We continue to work hard in order to find the best solutions and we hope that we can continue our activities as planned once the critical period is over.

In such challenging times, we need to be resilient and protect each other, and I encourage all of you to apply all the principles of our sport, setting an example for those around you.

I wish all of you, as well as the people of the world, good health and a strong spirit!


Chers Judokas,

Chers membres de la famille de judo,

Nous nous retrouvons dans une période étrange et triste. En raison de l’ampleur de l’épidémie de Covid-19, nous sommes désormais confrontés à une période d’incertitude et à un défi sans précédent.

Je voudrais envoyer un message fort de soutien à toutes celles et ceux qui sont touchés par cette situation. Il est important de rester en bonne santé et unis. Mes pensées vont aux habitants des pays les plus touchés, où le virus a coûté la vie à de nombreuses personnes et où toute la société vit isolée.

Comme vous le savez, la Fédération internationale de judo a annulé tous les événements jusqu’au 30 avril, dans le but de protéger les intérêts de toutes les parties prenantes, d’assurer la sécurité de la communauté du judo et d’assurer un traitement équitable à tous les athlètes engagés dans la qualification olympique. Nous continuons à travailler avec acharnement pour trouver les meilleures solutions et nous espérons pouvoir poursuivre nos activités comme prévu une fois la période critique terminée.

En ces temps difficiles, nous devons être résiliants et nous protéger les uns les autres. Je vous encourage à appliquer tous les principes de notre sport, en donnant l’exemple à ceux qui vous entourent.

Je vous souhaite à tous, ainsi qu’aux peuples du monde, une bonne santé et un esprit fort!


Queridos Judokas,

Estimados miembros de la familia del judo!

Nos encontramos en un momento extraño y triste. Debido a la magnitud de la epidemia Covid-19, ahora nos enfrentamos a un periodo de incertidumbre y desafío sin precedentes.

Quiero enviar un mensaje de apoyo a todos los afectados por esta situación. Es importante mantenerse sanos y unidos. Mis pensamientos están con la gente de los países más afectados, donde el virus se ha cobrado la vida de muchas personas y donde toda la sociedad vive en aislamiento.

Como saben, la Federación Internacional de Judo ha cancelado todos los torneos hasta el 30 de abril, con el objetivo de proteger los intereses de todas las partes interesadas, garantizar la seguridad de la comunidad del judo y el trato justo para todos los atletas que optan para la clasificación olímpica.

Continuamos trabajando arduamente para encontrar las mejores soluciones y esperamos poder continuar nuestras actividades según lo planeado una vez que finalice el periodo crítico.

En estos tiempos difíciles, debemos ser fuertes y protegernos mutuamente. Les animo a aplicar todos los principios de nuestro deporte, siendo ejemplares con los que nos rodean.

¡Les deseo a todos buena salud y un espíritu fuerte!


Дорогие дзюдоисты,

Уважаемые члены Семьи дзюдо!

Мы сейчас переживаем странное и грустное время. Из-за масштабных вспышек коронавируса, мы все столкнулись с неясностью и беспрецедентным вызовом.

Я бы хотел направить теплые слова поддержки всем, кого коснулась данная ситуация, – сейчас важно оставаться здоровыми и сплоченными. Мысленно я со всеми жителями наиболее пострадавших стран, где вирус унес много жизней, а все общество живет в изоляции.

Как вы знаете, Международная Федерация дзюдо отменила все соревнования до 30 апреля, пытаясь защитить интересы всех заинтересованных сторон, обеспечить безопасность сообщества дзюдо и гарантировать справедливое отношение ко всем спортсменам, участвующим в олимпийской квалификации. Мы продолжаем усердно работать, чтобы найти лучшие решения, и мы надеемся, что сможем продолжить наши запланированные мероприятия после того, как критический период закончится.

В такие трудные времена нам нужно оставаться неунывающими и защищать друг друга, и я призываю всех вас применять все ценности нашего спорта, подавая пример окружающим.

Желаю всем вам, а также людям всего мира крепкого здоровья и крепости духа!


أفراد أسرة الجودو الأعزاء،

لقد وجدنا أنفسنا في فترة صعبة وحزينة. بسبب الانتشارالكبير لفيروس كوفيد 19، إننا نواجه فترة مريبة وتحديًا غير مسبوق.

أود أن أقوم بإرسال رسالة دعم قوية لجميع المتضررين من هذا الوضع، من المهم أن تبقوا بصحة جيدة ومتحدين. ألمرحلة مع أولئك الذين هم في البلدان الأكثر تضررا، حيثأن الفيروس قد أودى بحياة الكثيرين ويعيش المجتمع بأكمله في عزلة.

وكما تعلمون، فقد قام الاتحاد الدولي للجودو بإلغاء جميع الفاعليات حتى 30 أبريل، في محاولة منه لحماية مصالح جميع الأطراف المعنية، والحفاظ على سلامة مجتمع الجودو وضمان المعاملة العادلة لجميع الرياضيين المشاركين في الأولمبيات. نواصل العمل بجد من أجل العثور على أفضل الحلول ونأمل أن نتمكن من متابعة أنشطتنا كما كانمخطط لها بمجرد انتهاء هذه الفترة الحاسمة.

في مثل هذه الأوقات الصعبة، نحتاج إلى أن نتحلى بالمرونة وأن يحمي كل من الأخر، وأنا أشجعكم جميعًا على تطبيق جميع مبادئ رياضتنا، وأن تكونوا مثالًا لمن حولكم.

أتمنى لكم جميعاً وكذلك لجميع شعوب العالم الصحة الجيدة والروح القوية


Marius L. Vizer

IJF President

Übergabe der „IFoN Unterstützungsurkunde ID-Judo“ beim IJF Grand-Slam Düsseldorf

Präsident IJF Herr Marius Vizer und der Präsident DJB Herr Peter Frese erhalten die „IFoN Para-Unterstützer-Urkunde ID-Judo“

Anläßlich der Eröffnungsfeier des IJF Judo Grand-Slam in Düsseldorf erhielten am Samstag, den 22.2.2020, die Präsidenten – IJF Herr Marius Vizer und – DJB Herr Peter Frese, die „IFoN Para-Unterstützungs-Urkunde ID-Judo„ .

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Diese Urkunde wurde übergeben durch den CEO der IFoN – Herrn Klaus Gdowczok und den Botschafter ID-Judo im Para-Sport – Nummer 1. der Weltrangliste ID-Judo -81kg -, Herrn Victor Gdowczok.

Große und ehrenhafte Unterstützung der beiden Präsidenten, ging seit 2016 voraus. So unterstützte Präsident Vizer die stattgefunden World- & Continental Wettkämpfe, zusammen mit dem nimmermüden und stets ansprechbaren und immer unterstützenden Präsidenten des Deutschen Judo Bundes, Herrn Peter Frese.

  • 2017 Historische 1. Judo Weltmeisteschaft ID-Judo im Para-Sport Köln
  • 2018 Historisch 1. Judo Europameisterschaft ID-Judo im Para-Sport London
  • 2019 2. Europameisterschaft ID-Judo im Para-Sport Köln

Diese wunderbare stetige Unterstützung des ID-Judo der beiden großen Sportverbänden im Besonderen, die des Weltverbandes Judo – der IJF- ist Garant für die historisch erste Teilnahme des ID-Judo für Menschen mit geistiger Einschränkung an den Paralympics 2028 in Los Angeles.

Auch die vielschichtigen IFoN – Kooperationen und Unterstützungen zur EJU (Europäische Judo Union) , dem Niederländischen- , Britischen, Österreichischen Judo Bundes und des Deutschen Behindertensportverbandes & NPC – Member des IPC – unter Ihren Präsidenten Herrn Friedhelm Julius Beucher, machen den Weg frei.

ID-Judo is Fire & Soul, and go to Paralympics

IFoN CEO – Klaus Gdowczok
  • Die IFoN Agenda Paralympics :
    • 2021 2. Judo Weltmeisterschaft ID-Judo im Para-Sport
    • 2023 3. Judo Europameisterschaft ID-Judo im Para-Sport
    • 2024 Historisch offizielle Vorstellung des ID-Judo bei den Paralympics in Paris
    • 2025 3. Judo Weltmeisterschaft ID-Judo im Para-Sport
    • 2027 4. Judo Europameisterschaft ID-Judo im Para-Sport
    • 2028 Historisch 1. offizielle Teilnahme ID-Judo im Para-Sport beim den Paralympics in Los Angels

ID-JUDO that´s FIRE & SOUL

Dear All,

Presidents of all Federations in the World

to all sports federations of the world,

to all Heads of Goverment

June 2019

 

 „ID-Judo that´s Fire & Soul“

 

Equal opportunities: the competition classes do not have to be oriented to performance in order to create equal opportunities in the sense of para sports. Here ONLY the degree of disability, based on the INAS classification has to be established and registered!

Performance classification should not be in para sport, as the nations themselves determine the performance class and send ONLY THE BEST OF THE BEST to paralympic events such as EC/WC and Paralympics.

The competition classes in ID judo have to be defined similar to the physically handicapped field of the para sport: this means that an athlete with one arm and no legs cannot fight a blind man who has all his arms and legs. This is a different class!

The same goes for the ID judo field: minor impairments with an IQ grade of 70-75 cannot compete against judoka with an additional Down syndrome. So there should be a total of 3 para competition classes. These para classes have no relation to existing national competition classes, some of which are very well understood as performance classes and where the degree of the disability doesn’t matter in some countries!

There must not be any performance class in para sports! Only the best of the best start here, so “Best of Best from Nation”.

Here also no comparison can be made to the Special Olympics organization. For they clearly and sustainably pursue and organize the grassroots sport only.

The ID judo sport is another class, the world class of intellectually impaired people!

It should be emphasized that there must be NO discrimination in the sense of the UN Disability Rights Charter. That at all para sport events in judo no athletes are allowed to be excluded or para competition classes are omitted because of the disability. For example people with Down syndrome. This must be clear to all those involved in judo. Such a discrimination would inevitably discredit para sport and question all participation in Paralympics for years to come!

ID judo athletes have a great reputation all over the world and, because of their FAIR and CLEAN sportsmanship, are a true example and an honorable and high level ambassador of judo sports.

English scientist Langdon Down, after discovering Down’s syndrome (Trisonomy 21) at the beginning of the 19th century, said: “People with Down syndrome lack any kind of malice”.

This over a century existing scientifically known statement alone clearly describes the FAIR and CLEAN expression of the sport in its ideal form! At the same time, this scientific statement regarding non-malicent acting athletes, especially in judo sport, describes a directive and exemplary sports spirit, to be promoted in its current form, especially in todays sports world, punctuated by doping scandals and corruption, and to be supported in all its purity.

My vision and plea to the judo world, to all judoka of this world, to all Presidents of all federations of this world, to all sports federations of this world, to all heads of government: promote the ID judo in the sense of a better sports world! “ID judo, that’s Fire and Soul”.

„ID-Judo that´s Fire & Soul“.

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CEO – IFoN

Klaus Gdowczok

1st. European Id-Judo Championships London

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

NO EGO – JUST JUDO

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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

-CEO IFoN-