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Thursday, 23 February 2017 17:48

Vacancy - Irish Judo Association

The Irish Judo Association is hiring a Part Time Office Administrator, details can be found below:

Vacancy - Irish Judo Association

Thursday, 23 February 2017 11:31

National Dan Grading - 19th February 2017

Congratulations to the following judoka who obtained Dan Grades at the National Grading 19th February 2017:

1st Dan

Tomasz Wozniak - Renbukan Judo Club

Daniel Murphy - UCC Judo Club

2nd Dan

Sergejs Maskalenko - Portmarnock Judo Club

4th Dan

Claude Bardin - Coolmine Judo Club

Well done to everyone

Harry McGuigan 6th Dan
National Grading Officer

Thursday, 16 February 2017 12:53

IJF - Rule Changes 2017 - National Grading

To all Coaches & Judoka attending the National Grading 19th February 2017

The new rules introduced by the IJF January 2017 will be in effect at the National Grading. Please note the following:

Ippon Win = 10 points

Wazari Win = 5 points

Please see attached documents for those who did not attend the IJA Referee's Seminar in January.

IJF Seminar Baku 2017

Adaption of the new refereeing rules 2017

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 12:45

IMPORTANT – New IJF Anti-Doping Rules


Tuesday, January 31st 2017

IMPORTANT – New IJF Anti-Doping Rules

Dear National Federations,

The International Judo Federation is committed to ensuring that judo is a clean sport and wants set an example of integrity which reflects the values of our sport. We wish to reinforce our work in this area and as such have amended our Anti-Doping Rules.

These changes, which have been suggested and recently approved by WADA and have the full support of the IJF Executive Committee, are effective from 1 February 2017.

Please find attached the new IJF Anti-Doping Rules and an excerpt of the amendments.

IJF ADR amended articles

We wish you to note that the new WADA Prohibited list has been in effect since 1 January 2017 and can be found here: https://www.ijf.org/news/show/wada-publishes-2017-prohibited-list

Best regards,

Jean-Luc ROUGE

IJF General Secretary

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 09:58

Edmund Rice College Judo Club

The Executive Committee of the Irish Judo Association would like to welcome Edmund Rice College Judo Club to the Irish Judo Association.

Mr Sean Fleming, President of the Association, who will be Head Coach, is well known within the judo circles in Belfast & throughout Ireland.  Sean has taken the step to open up a judo club within the school he teaches in and looks forward to the challenge of bringing judo into the school sports curriculum.

The Association is delighted to welcome Edmund Rice College Judo Club to the Association.

We wish Sean the very best of luck for the future, contact details can be found here

Monday, 23 January 2017 10:21

IJA Referees & Coaches Seminar - New Rules

The IJA will be hosting an education seminar for Referees & Coaches to discuss the IJF New Referee Rules 2017.

The seminar will be held in Irish Sport HQ Sunday 29th January 2017 starting at 11.00am.

David Holmes & Keith Gough will be on hand to deliver the seminar to all interested parties, be they Referees, Coaches or Judoka.

Tea/Coffee/Biscuits will be available on the day.  Please look to bring a UBS stick with you, should you wish to take home video examples of the New Referee Rules 2017.

This seminar is Free of Charge.


Friday, 20 January 2017 16:08

Judo - The Early Years........

The Judo Office was delighted to receive a wonderful synopsis of Judo in the early years, alongside a number of outstanding photos, our thanks to Christy Fagan, Liam Brennan, Tommy O'Hara and the family of the late Frank Collinge.

Judo - The Early Years

Please find below the National Referee Committee Policy & Appendix 2016.

Any queries can be answered by Mr David Holmes or Mr Michael Power.

National Referee Committee Policy & Appendix 2016


Tuesday, 10 January 2017 15:35

Calendar of Events - 2017

The Calendar of Events for 2017 has been issued for January - December 2017, as events come to light, additional information will be updated as received.

If any club would like to add events in, please contact the judo office on 016251104.

Calendar of Events - 3rd February 2017

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