Become a judo movie hero! (22 Apr 2013)
Share your judo story, help others!
You are a professional athlete or you do judo for pleasure, but for you judo is not just a sport, but a philosophy, a life orientation. Judo formed you as a person and taught you to live. Then this contest is for you! Share your story with those who still can choose the path in life.
The European Judo Union will create a documentary film about the lives of people for whom judo is more than a sport. If judo made you happy, overcame life's difficulties, taught you to feel needed and motivated you to help those in need, then send us your stories. Write your life story where judo gave you the red line in life and send it by e-mail including a photo, or even pictures linked to the story: email@example.com
Our film crew will visit the characters with the brightest destiny and they personally will be able to tell about the way of living.
“Judo saved my life. Here’s my story…”
Here's what Namik Ekin (TUR) said: "I want to explain two principles of judo: mutual friendship and the best use of energy. Foremost I would like to make judo more popular than ever."
“Since I started judo, it really gave me balance in life, here’s what I achieved…”
“All my friends are judo friends, this is we have in common…”
Send your life story to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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15 December ECCO Judo Hero Challenge in Tyumen (8 Dec 2012)
At the 15th of December one of the top athletes, Musa Mogushkov, will face best judoka at his home arena Tyumen-Judo in Tyumen, Russia. Mogushkov was one of the most expected medallists at London Olympics and his failure was a real strike for himself and most of Russian judo fans. He was really knocked out with his misfortune. But the ability to stand up after a big hit defines a real judo superstar among others.
The Ecco Judo Hero Challenge will be a real challenge for Mogushkov.
The line-up who will undertake his challenge:
> Lasha Shavdatuashvili of Georgia: 2012 Olympic Champion
> Miklos Ungvari of Hungary: Silver medallist of the London Olympic Games
> Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar of Mongolia: former World champion in this category
> Sugoi Uriarte of Spain: silver medallist of the 2009 world championship and 2010 European Champion
> Tarlan Karimov of Azerbaijan: 2011 European silver medallist
> Rok Draksic of Slovenia: 2012 European championship bronze medallist
> Sergey Lim of Kazakhstan: 2012 Asian champion
> Musa Mogushkov was bronze medallist of the 2011 World Championships and until June 2012 the Leader in the World Ranking U66kg.
Prize money of 60,000 euro
In a new Olympic cycle these judoka will start all over again. Ecco company supported the initiative of the European Judo Union and awarded a magnificent prize money.
The winner will receive a pay check of 30,000 euro
The skill of participants allow to expect spectacular judo in snowy Siberia at 15 December. You can watch a LIVE broadcast at the EJU website.
Expect the best at the Ecco Judo Hero Challenge live from Tyumen!
Download the outlines here to read more about the venue and competition rules.
Judo...more than sport!
Interview Mansur Isaev (30 Jul 2012)
Comments from men's judo gold medallist Mansur ISAEV (RUS) at a media conference following the men's -73kg competition at ExCeL on Monday.
Mansur ISAEV (RUS) - gold
"This gold medal is a cumulation of all your efforts, all your training, all your preparation."
On his performance:
"I was very concentrated, absolutely focused. I did not do anything unnecessary. I knew what I wanted and where I was going."
"The coach (Ezio GAMBA, ITA) told me 'today you are at our peak'. He told me that after the first matches. He said 'you do not have to worry, you can get there, to the gold medal.'"
"It was a hard match against the Korean (WANG Ki-Chun). He is an Olympic silver medallist (Beijing 2008) and a two-time world champion. I met him six times before and I lost six times. Nothing motivated me me more than finally to win. I wanted to prove not only to him but also to myself that I am the best."
On what changed in the Russian training system:
"Our head coach (GAMBA) told us that we will train and work constantly, 300 days a year, and this is what happened."
"He prepared us very well psychologically. He is a great man."
On future plans:
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