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Friendship World Judo Day (Jigoro Kano’s birthday)
October 28, 2019
FRIENDSHIP is the theme for the 2018 World Judo Day Theme
Previous themes were COURAGE (2017), JUDO FOR THE WORLD (2016), UNITY (2015), HONOUR (2014), PERSEVERANCE (2013), JUDO FOR ALL (2012) and RESPECT (2011) for the day which is dedicated to coaches, fans, judoka and everyone with a passion for one of the world’s most widely practiced sports.The World Judo Day takes place on the same date every year as 28 October is the birthday of Jigoro Kano, the founder of judo.Today, more than 40 million people practice judo around the world on a daily basis. The IJF has 200 national member federations and 5 continental unions.
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