2022 East African Judo Championships:
- twenty threerd – twenty fourth April
- Lugogo Indoor Stadium, Kampala City
Team Kenya has high hopes ahead of East Africa Judo Championships in Kampala in 2022rd to 24th April.
A delegation of more than 30 Kenyan players and officials arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Friday afternoon.
They were officially welcomed by John Bosco Masiko, Assistant Secretary General of the Uganda Judo Federation.
Joseph Momani, Sports Director of the Kenya Judo Federation, expressed his delight when he arrived in Uganda for the regional meeting.
Momani expects Kenya to perform exceptionally well and win this championship.
“We are honoured to be in Uganda. We are fully prepared and want to perform well. The trophy is definitely our ultimate goal,” revealed Momani.
Kenyan team captain Joseph Mwangi was also optimistic about the tournament coming.
“It has been an intense training session for the past three weeks. We are determined to fight for medals and major trophies,” said Mwangi boldly.
Uganda will host the two-day tournament at the Lugogo Indoor Stadium in Kampala.
In addition to Kenya, other participating countries include: Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zanzibar and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Most of Uganda’s players are from the Uganda Police Judo Club, and they have been training under the Czech Republic’s head coach, Janek.
The top performers will represent the East African region at the upcoming African Judo Championships.
First, Judo is an Olympic sport affiliated with the International Judo Federation.
The sport is also affiliated with the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) and the National Sports Council (NCS).
Judo is a system of hand-to-hand combat and is now primarily a sport. The rules of judo are complicated.
The goal is a clean throw, pinning, or controlling the opponent, the latter by putting pressure on the arm joints or neck to bring the opponent to their knees.
Technology is often designed to turn an adversary’s power into its own advantage, not directly against it.
Etiquette rituals in practice are designed to promote an attitude of calm preparedness and confidence.