Judo for Peace Commission

During the Judo for IJF Peace Event in Jaipur India, the common value based fundament of judo and Mahatma Gandhi were very well illustrated.

The event was very extensive and consists of seminar, tournament and a training camp. In addition to the JFP event, held the IJF Head refereeing director Juan Carlos Barcos a referee seminar.

The tournament was honored by the presents of IJF President Marius L. Vizer and the JUA president Obaid Al-Anzi. The Governor of the state Rajasthan had a reception of IJF and India Judo Federation officials. The JFP event was conducted by the IJF Judo for Peace director Jan Eirik Schiotz. Totally eight nation participated in the event, mainly from Asia. Two European countries participated, Hungary and Norway.

The Indian Judo Federation had done great efforts to run a marvelous arrangement. At the opening ceremony Mahatma Gandhi life and philosophy was presented by the federation’s vice president Mr. Gupta. This presentation was followed up by Schiotz who presented the main objectives for judo training stated by Kano.

The common fundament for Gandhi and Kano philosophy where very well illustrated. The main topic at the seminar was Human Rights.  An extensive school program had also been carried out and pupil from the D. A. V. Public School participated with cultural programs at the opening and closing ceremony for the tournament.  A special wonderful cultural program was also presented on the fourth day of the event on the schools premises.

Judo for Peace Commission

Program and project are the main Judo for Peace activities. To get attention and promote the idea of the JFP program, events are arranged. The main IJF Judo for Peace is listed below.

Rajiv Gandhi-International Judo Championships
20th to 24th of February, 2010.   JAIPUR, India

Including Judo for Peace instructor course and non violence activities in local schoolsInvitation and program follows as attachment to mail sent in week 2.
This is the main IJF Judo for Peace event including senior tournament in 2010

Contact information:
Judo Federation of India869, East Park Road, Karol Bagh,New Delhi – 110005Telephone: + 91 112355 9311Email :
Nelson Mandela Bay launching event for Anti Violence program
To be postpond.

Target groups cadets (sports activities) and executives from federations
1.      Cultural day, targeting groups: all participants and leaders
2.      Educational day,

a.       seminar in human rights and peaceful conflict resolution; targeting group: coach and teachers
b.      Educational activities involving the cadets. Statement from Jigoro Kano shall be illustrated through judo activities

3.      Individual competition, cadets
4.      Team competition for mixed teamFinal program will be mailed all federations.
Contact information:
Cell:   + 27 82 339 9147Tel:    + 27 57 352 3600E-mail:

Sub Sahara Africa Summit
October/November, Bujumbura, Burundi
Following up activities in the region after the First Judo for Peace instructor Course.
Program will be mailed all federation later.
Contact information:
IJF Judo for Peace Commission directorJan Eirik SchiotzPhone: +47 99 79 83 02