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Olympic and World Champion meet in Budapest for IJF Academy
Olympic and World Champion meet in Budapest for IJF Academy
10 Dec 2015 14:30

Olympic Champion in 2000 Mark Huizinga and 1991 World Champion Daniel Lascau were gathered in Budapest at the IJF headquarters with Judo President Marius Vizer to discuss the ongoing projects of the Academy and future plans.

Mark Huizinga was world bronze medallist and recently World Champion on the occasion of the Veteran World Championships held in Amsterdam. Huizinga is technical expert of the IJF Academy and with Daniel Lascau, Technical Coordinator of the IJF Academy the most salient points with discussed with Envic Galea, Coordinator of the IJF Academy.

The conclusions of the meeting are:

• The students cover 42 countries and are always on the increase,

• More continental courses are held and next year assessments will be held in 5 continents.

• The website was updated to be able to be more interactive and more videos are featured

• An another sector to qualify Judo Teachers will be developed

• Besides the 6 languages, English, French, Spanish, Georgian, Italian and Turkish, Hungarian and Russian will be added

• Applications are open and the new brochure will be sent to all Federations soon

• Semester 1 will start on Monday 22nd February with the online courses

President Marius Vizer said: “The IJF Academy, launched in 2013, is one of the most important projects of the International Judo Federation. “

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