You will find in this section, the messages delivered by Mr. Marius Vizer, IJF President.

In our ever-changing and fast-moving world, where information and communication play a key role, the International Judo Federation has launched a new-look website, meant to become the judo hub for all our community members as well as those exploring our sport.

The international judo community is just that: athletes, sponsors, coaches, referees, former athletes, fans and media. We always place them at the core of everything IJF does. The website,, is thus intended to optimize the flow of information while enhancing contact among all our stakeholders. Together, we can best serve the interests of all those following judo – anywhere and everywhere.

With a new, fresh design and dynamic, diversified content, the goal is to bring all judokas together on this platform. This way, development and knowledge can reach all parts of the world. Too, the website will promote our activities and our member federations. Also, the site will be the place to help those who may be interested in but are less familiar with judo: a landing spot to get the basics and even more useful information about our sport.

From professionals to media and fans, is there for everyone.

I invite all those interested to register and use the website, hoping that what you find will be useful and the new look will not only meet but exceed expectations.

Connecting to the World of Judo on connects you to the main principles of society. These are the values of judo.

President's Message for International Women's Day - March 8, 2018

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, I have the pleasure to congratulate and wish all the best to all the women who are active in and around judo.

I would like to send my best wishes and regards to all female judoka, coaches, referees, commissioners, staff and directors working with the International Judo Federation and to all female representatives of media, sponsors and partners who support our sport and also to all judo fans and lovers!

Women are integral members of the Judo Family, who contribute on a daily basis and in many ways to the development of our sport. We recognise and praise their merits and their work, and I hope that judo will continue to give women the chance to accomplish their dreams and fulfil their calling.

I take the opportunity to once again thank all the women for their support and achievements, for making us stronger and for sharing with us the joy and honor to work for the betterment of judo worldwide!

Happy New Year 2018 - January 1st, 2018

On the occasion of the passage from 2017 to 2018, the IJF President, Mr. Marius Vizer, delivered his new year's message.

Dear Judo Family Members, IJF Partners, Media Representatives and Judo Lovers,

We have concluded a very successful year, which was full of excitement, amazing competitions and beautiful champions. We could also continue to spread our values throughout the world.

I wish you a happy new year and all the best for 2018.

IJF President end of the year message, December 21, 2017

Dear Judo Family Members, IJF Partners, Media Representatives and Judo Lovers,

We are concluding a quite successful 2017, with a great World Championship held in Budapest in August, new partnerships with CNN and some sponsors, and a great edition of the World Masters held mid-December in St. Petersburg.

I want to thank and to congratulate all the organizers of Judo World Tour events, all the IJF Executive Committee members and Commissions, the Continental Unions, the athletes, the National Federations, the referees, the coaches and the IJF Team for their dedication in all the activities throughout the year.

On the occasion of the festive season, I want to wish all of you happy holidays and many achievements for 2018, along with memorable judo moments!