Organised since 2011, World Judo Day is a moment for gathering around the values conveyed by judo. This year the chosen theme is INCLUSION.

You can now download all the graphic elements, such as logo, diploma or poster, to celebrate our annual event here:

The theme of inclusion has several dimensions. First of all, it calls for the inclusion of women at all levels of judo, from early childhood to adulthood. Our sport is thus based on a concept of non-discrimination and we call on all judoka, all sports associations and all federations to show that women have their place and their rights must be included in judo, whether women are practitioners, in roles as leaders, coaches, referees, any role.

The IJF President, Mr Marius Vizer said, "Like in any other family, our international judo family’s inclusivity produces excellence; a family offering all its members fair chances and opportunities. Our choice of theme for the 2022 World Judo Day honours all women who are the links that bind people, groups or even nations together. Inclusion is vital, especially in humanity’s most difficult moments.

Today our world is facing unprecedented humanitarian crises, with growing numbers of refugees and many other people who are suffering. Our judo philosophy teaches us to stand and support all people in need.” This means that the WJD theme goes one step further, by promoting the inclusion of everyone: internally displaced people, refugees, mentally and physically challenged people, all people."

By focusing on inclusion and uniting our sporting family, once again we want to show that there is a path to a fairer, more equitable society where differences are a strength, not a weakness. 

If WJD can be summed up in one single way, it is throughout the year that all clubs, national federations, continental unions and our own organisation work to promote the judo values.

Dont hesitate to communicate with us about your inclusion projects. Tell us how you understand the WJD 2022 theme and how you apply it daily. Tell us what this means to you and send info to [email protected] so that we can share your stories and ideas with as many people as possible.

Use the following hashtags on your social media platforms: #WJD #WJD2022 #JudoInclusion #judo and tag the International Judo Federation in your posts.

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