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.
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)
Here in Verona too, we’re ready to start our judo lessons again after the summer holidays!
In these past months, our volunteers and coaches spent a lot of time gathering information related to rules and procedures to be applied. They’ve also contacted local authorities in order to have the places at the sports centre confirmed.
Our judo program will start next Monday, October the 5th .
Some things will be different: only judokas and teachers can be present, no parents or supervisors are allowed to be in the room; our judo classes will be shorter, so that we’ll have the time to clean and sanitize the tatami; hands and feet have to be disinfected on
entering and leaving the tatami…
But on the other hand, some other things will be just the same as they were last years: our kids’ enthusiasm is not changed, nor our coaches’ and volunteers’ commitment will be reduced.
Last week, we held a meeting with our kids’ parents, during which we discussed rules and procedures to be followed. Our judokas, and their families too, are more than thrilled to restart some judo activities with other kids, they just can’t wait.
Judo In Armonia team
This is the report of Emanuela Pierantozzi, member of the Italian team of the Erasmus+ AutJudo project. In Savona, activities have started already and they plan to make a full start in October.Report ENG AutJudo September 11 2020 in Savona
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!
In honour of World Autism Day (April 2nd) this is a video sent to us by project member Luigina Desopo of Judo in Armonio, Italy. It is a video of last year, because of course it is not possible (or wise) at this moment to make videos in a group.
Due to the Corona crisis, some of our events have been postponed and/or cancelled. This is the schedule for the near future. When an exact date is available, the events will be included in the calendar on this page.
|ME1||Nenagh, Ireland, IE||October 15-18, 2020|
|TPM2||Stockholm, SE||January 2021|
|ME2||Verona, IT||September 2021|
|TPM3||Amsterdam, NL||January 2022|
TPM=Transnational Project Meeting
We look forward to a successful project and great cooperation!