For more than twelve years now, the International Judo Federation has been organising World Judo Day, a day dedicated to judo and the values that our sport conveys within society. Since the first edition, held in 2011, with the theme of respect, WJD has since honoured friendship and nature with an edition themed 'Plant a Tree,' as well as many other themes.

Millions of judoka across the planet were able to identify with the event which brings together all the components of judo, from leisure practice for children to high-level competition, including kata or judo for veterans.

In 2023, a new World Judo Day will be organised, as always on 28th October, the birthday of the founder of judo, Jigoro Kano Shihan. Because we believe that more and more people should, at least once in their lives, put on a judogi and get on the tatami, this year's theme is 'Bring a Friend.'


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The concept is simple, in the days preceding and following, and obviously on 28th October, invite friends, relatives, acquaintances, to come and practise judo with you. Take the opportunity to talk about our sport, its history and its values (courtesy, courage, honesty, honor, modesty, respect, self-control and friendship). Some of your friends will be happy to discover your passion for the sport. Some will want to continue and learn more, while others will simply know what it is and might bring their children one day.

Your friends can be young or old, men or women, with or without a disability. They can be workers, business leaders, doctors, teachers, students in primary school, high school or university... Everyone is invited, everyone is welcome, everyone can join you so that we can grow the judo family, the one within which we find harmony and peace, the one that will support you in great moments as well as in difficulties of life.

Judo is not just a sport. It is a way of life, a philosophy and what could be better than sharing all of this with as many people as possible? So, Bring a Friend!

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