Dear judo family, dear ladies, every year, on 8th March, a day dedicated to honouring the accomplishments of women worldwide and celebrating their social, economic, cultural, and political achievements, we take a moment to reflect.

In the world of judo, we transcend a single day; we honour and celebrate women every day. Women’s impact echoes through every facet of our sport and activity with excellence as athletes, coaches, referees, technical officials, staff, administrators, directors, and board members, evolving into inspirational leaders and role models for our entire community.

Our heartfelt gratitude extends to you for your unwavering dedication and inspiration. We take immense pride in your achievements and we hold them dear to our hearts.

Judo, an Olympic sport, extends solace, vitality, inspiration and empowerment to all individuals without any kind of discrimination. From tender beginnings, our sport and its values nurture the dreams of little girls, guiding them into resilient and strong women. Judo cultivates the courage and confidence of women, providing a community and support they can always count on.

We hope to see a continually growing number of women embracing judo in all its dimensions and facilitating greater representation at all levels of the sport and beyond.

Happy International Women’s Day!​

Marius L. Vizer President International Judo Federation

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