EJU/European Judo Union





The EJU is comprised of 51 national JUDO federations (associations, and is itself recognized by the INTERNATIONAL JUDO FEDERATION (IJF) as one of five continental unions (African Judo Union, Panamerican Judo Confederation, Judo Union of Asia, Oceania Judo Union). The organization of theadministration of JUDO is based on a pyramid system of regulations, with the IJF the world governing body, the EJU the European governing body and national JUDO associations the governing bodies at domestic level.


The EJU was founded in 1948 at the Imperial College Union, Prince Consort Road, London, by a dedicated group of JUDO enthusiasts led by Gunji KOIZUMI, Trevor LEGGETT, John Barnes, Dr. Feldenkrais, and F. Kaurert, representing Britain. The first President of EJU was John Barnes from UK. Next President was  Aldo Tordi (Italy). The EJU was re-established in 1952. The first postwar EUROPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS were held in Paris, in December 1951.



Main Events of EJU:

European Judo Championships | #EJC2016
European Judo Club Championships | #EJCC2015
European Judo Club Championships Golden League | #GoldenLeagueJudo
U23 European Judo Championships | #U23EJC
Junior European Judo Championships | #JuniorEJC
Cadet European Judo Championships | #CadetEJC
Veteran European Judo Championships | #VeteranEJC
Kata European Judo Championship | #KataEJC
European Judo Open | #EJOpen
European Judo Cup | #EJCup
Junior European Judo Cup | #JuniorEJCup
Cadet European Judo Cup | #CadetEJCup
Judo Festival | #judofestival
OTC Going for Gold | #OTCJudo
EJU Training Camp | TCJudo
EJU Cadet Training Camp
EJU Junior Training Camp





For Reading

·         Secretariat of the European Judo Union. (1976).  40 Years: European Judo Union (pamphlet)

Presidents of the EJU

  • Netherlands Jaap Nauwelaerts D'Agé, Netherlands, 1952–1957
  • Germany H. Frantzen, Germany, 1957–1960
  • France A.J. Ertel, France, 1960–1984
  • Austria Kurt Kucera, Austria, 1984–1996
  • Netherlands Frans Hoogendijk, Netherlands, 1996–2000
  • Austria Marius Vizer, Austria,[1] 2000–2007
  • Russia Sergey Soloveychik, Russia, 2007–present