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.
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!
Our friends from Judo in Armonia (Verona) have some Christmas wishes for the world..
Cecilia and Mario perform their last Judo class before the Swiss COVID19 lockdown, and send their Christmas greetings!
Pictures and video provided by Cecilia Evenblij and Marco Bontognali
This is a video of Jelle. Jelle is diagnosed, as you will see, with multiple disabilities, one of which is ASD. In general, Daniel is not very active during the Judo lessons and we usually have a 1-on-1 session where we try to activate him by tickling, prodding, challenging him to do things he would not do on his own.
This evening was however special. Please look at the video to see what happened.
(Published with kind permission of the Schonewille family)
The International AutJudo team organised another meeting today using Google Meet. Progress was discussed among the various countries, and of course the COVID-19 situation and the problems it presents for the project.
From the top down: Tycho van der Werff (SNJF), Luigina Desopo (Judo In Armonia), Mario Bontognali and Cecilia Evenblij (SJV), Tomas Rundqvist (Svensk Judo), Eva Cañas Rovirosa (Blanquerna University), José Morales Aznar and Cristina Curto Luque OLY (Blanquerna University), Amanuela Pierantozzi OLY (University of Genoa), James Mulroy (Judo Assist Ireland), Henk de Vries (SNJF)
Not in view (because Google only shows 9 people) Chiara Adami (Judo in Armonia), Dick Dahlstrom Rösselharth (Svensk Judo)
Yesterday. the AutJudo team held its third teleconference. Of course we are unable to meet in person because of the COVID-19 crisis. But we are very well capable of managing the project through the use of modern technology!