Schlagwort: Paralympics

IFon is an international federation of independent national ID-judo associations and legal guardians of people with an intellectual disability.

Happy holidays

Happy holidays Dear ID-Judoka, Presidents of world federations, sports officials, coaches and legal guardians of people with intellectual disabilities in the competitive para-sport of ID judo.
The President of the IFoN, Klaus Gdowczok, expresses pride in the dedicated ID judo community and aspiring participation in the 2024 Paralympics. He urges global sports federations to adhere to UN CRPD rules and involve people with intellectual disabilities in decision-making. Gdowczok emphasizes fair competition and human respect, highlighting the role of IFoN in realizing this vision.

ID-Judo becomes Paralympics

ID-Judo becomes Paralympics
We are sure that all nations, their federations, and ministries will join our motion and supportively work on many levels for the barrier-free implementation of the participation of intellectual impaired judoka in Paralympic competitive sport. 

The IPC has not denied our request to provide participation 

for our daughters, sons and legally supervised, more than  

10.000 ID judoka active in Paralympic judo! 

The path has begun: 

„ID Judo Becomes Paralympic“

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,

Dear ID Judoka, Dear parents and families, Dear coaches & trainers, a very difficult time that we all must face in the last two years, worldwide. Corona has very rarely allowed us to get together, our beloved sport the Judo, one of the most valuable sports for all people and especially for our people,…

Mrs. Mady Holtackers-Bex become CEO

The DutchwomanMrs. Mady Holtackers has since 1.7.2021 the CEO position of our internationally active federation, IFoN. Mr. Klaus Gdowczok will represent IFoN in presidency with the same date. IFoN supports ID judoka with intellectual disabilities on their way to the Paralympics. Mady Holtackers will coordinate the entire international network and further expand it in…


Once upon a time there lived the letter M and the letter E. They were ME during socializing. When Mady Holtackers saw this, she was so mad that she kicked M, so it rolled over and landed on his head! Since then the two letters walk around as WE. by VPO

IFoN – „Charta of Honory“ to IJF Präsident Marius Vizer & Peter Frese DJB

One year ago, in February 2020, the President of the IJF – International Judo Federation – Mr. Marius Vizer, was presented with the „Charter of Honory“ for the special commitment and support of ID-Judo –judoka with intellectual disabilities on the way to the Paralympics, by the IFoN President and CEO Mr. Klaus Gdowczok in…

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„ . Diese Urkunde wurde übergeben durch…