The IJF Academy continues to journey all over the world and above all continues to broaden as a way to supply its academic programmes to as many coaches as attainable. The target is easy: to harmonise the instructing of judo as a way to steadily improve the extent of data and follow of lecturers. Just lately, Academy officers stopped in Cuba, the place the institution of a programme is underway. With the help of Dr Antonio Castro, Chair of the IJF Medical Fee and IJF Ambassador, the programme will quickly see the sunshine of day. Current in Paris on the event of Grand Slam Paris 2023, he explains the significance of such an initiative.
“We actually had good conferences with the IJF Academy leaders after they had been in Cuba. They met with the Nationwide Olympic Committee and with the Ministry of Sport officers. We mentioned prospects to seek out assets to run the course. First, 5 Olympian judoka will likely be chosen and 40 coaches who’re concerned with the cadet, junior and senior nationwide groups. It is a first step however an necessary one. The Cuban authorities confirmed nice curiosity.
In the course of the keep of Envic Galea, Director of the Academy and Tibor Kozsla, Schooling Director of the establishment, that they had the chance to current what they’re doing on the worldwide degree. Thus they met with a gaggle of greater than 200 folks, all concerned with the event of judo within the nation. They defined the significance of being accredited by the Academy as a coach. For the primary time, they may get an thought of the importance of the 100 methods taught by the Academy consultants and have a greater understanding of all refereeing issues.
Judo is greater than a sport. It has a robust tradition, an extended historical past and a strong philosophy. That is what Cuban judo must embrace. Our nation has additionally an extended judo historical past however we are able to go additional and we’d like to consider the longer term.
That is what the IJF and its academy is doing, getting ready the longer term. I imagine that after the assembly in Cuba, all of us have a greater understanding of the route that we have to observe. It is a first step however there will likely be many others.
As IJF Ambassador, that is my dedication and my responsibility to assist the method. It is a large problem and I’m assured that we are going to go down this street with the world judo household.
To be concrete, the plan is now to start out the course at first of March and as soon as that is achieved, we’ll organise the sensible session in Cuba. As soon as we now have our first coaches graduated, we’ll proceed to work for the betterment of Cuban judo but additionally worldwide judo.”
Antonio Castro is aware of it, the problem is large, however because of this it is going to be profitable, as a result of everyone seems to be dedicated and everybody will do their utmost to be sure that step-by-step, Cuban judo will lead the event of the game within the area.