In The Netherlands, at this moment (May 10, 2021) judo training is still not allowed. Outside training is, provided that the participants stay at least 1.5m away from each other. Due to the good weather, SNJF/BeterJudo in NL resumed their outdoor trainings on May 7th. This is a short video of this training.
Sunday April 11th, James Mulroy and Cecilia Evenblij organised and hosted the second in their series of six International Online Inclusive Judo Trainings. Once again it was an amazing success with nearly 90 participants from 8 countries including Ireland, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Finland and Spain. A special thanks to our Italian friends who delivered part of the session.
Next session will take place on 16th May.
Dutch authorities have decided judo is an indoor sport and indoor activities are not allowed during the pandemic.. however, a tent is not considered indoor, so SNJF of the Netherlands hired a big tent to teach in, every Saturday. It is not ideal, it is cold (5 degrees Saturday april 10th), parents are not allowed to watch and participants have to be under 26 but at least we can do our favourite thing!
Apart from that we do a 1-hour video lesson twice a week, on Wednesday for the younglings and on Friday for the more advanced judoka.
So- Tycho together with his daughters Lilo and Nikki made 7 days of simple exercise video instructions for our members, and we asked them to put their exercises on video. Watch the Dutch SN judoka perform!
Emanuela Pierantozzi OLY, one of the team members, wrote an article in the Italian Judo magazine about our project!
You can download the PDF here. It is in Italian but Google Translate can help you with that.. If you are not Italian, of course.
Of course it is not easy for all those Judo clubs out there, to keep their members close and occupied. In Switzerland this is no exception. Watch Cecilia’s team playing in the snow!