Miami Seminar To Promote Judo For Children

By Ernest Pund | April 18, 2013, 12:06 p.m. (ET)

Contact: Ernest Pund, USA Judo Communications 

The International Judo Federation will hold a seminar on judo for children, “Building Better Societies Through Judo,” in Miami this summer immediately after the World Cadet Championships, a major international tournament for youth.

The goal of the Aug. 12 seminar will be to encourage national judo organizations to set up junior judo programs and to develop strategies and high standards for promoting judo among youth.

Judo is the second most practiced sport in the world, second only to soccer. The seminar will be held in Miami and follow the World Cadet Championships, which is sanctioned by the IJF and hosted by USA Judo.

The IJF and USA Judo believe that judo is an excellent sport not only for building physical fitness among youth but also their sense of confidence, self-esteem and mutual respect. The lessons that children learn on the mats, they take with them through their whole lives and benefit the communities where they live and work.

For more information, contact the IJF at



On August 12th, 2013, right after the Cadets World Championship, in Miami, FL., USA, the IJF Judo for Children commission will organize a semi-nar / workshop entitled “Building better societies through Judo”.

During the seminar, the JFC commission will share knowledge and emphasize the role judo can play in modern societies towards children. The IJF will pre-sent to federations how to implement the programs and the benefits it will bring to the federations and to the society.



LETTER from the International Judo Federation

Dear Ms. President, Dear Mr. President:

As you may know, the International Judo Federation has a Judo for Children program that has been successfully applied in several countries all over the world. We would like to introduce you to this program, explain how you can implement it and offer you the assistance needed. It is a great opportunity for the development of judo in all the countries, while bringing a contribution to the education and health of young children. 

In order to do so, the IJF will organize on August 12, 2013 a Judo for Children Seminar, in Miami - USA, the day after the end of the Cadet World Championships. The seminar is addressed especially to National Federation Presidents or the Chief of your delegation present at the Cadet World Championships. 

The IJF will cover 1 extra night of accommodation for 1 person and ensure the meals for the extra day. 

Attached you will find a brochure with more details and information regarding the seminar. 

Please register for the seminar by sending the name and the position of the attending person at the e-mail For any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.  

Thank you in advance for your presence at the IJF Judo for Children Seminar. 


Best regards,


Marius L. Vizer                                                                               Jean-Luc Rouge

President                                                                                          General Secretary

International Judo Federation                                           International Judo Federation