Collaboration between Judo Union of Asia Academy and World Sports University Empowers Asian Judo Event Organizers in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 25th April 2024 - The Judo Union of Asia (JUA) Academy and the esteemed World Sports University (WSU) have joined hands to organize a specialized training program and certification exam for judo event organizers from 18th to 23rd April 2024 in Hong Kong.

The comprehensive course witnessed the participation of event organizers and technical personnel from various Asian countries, including China, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, the Philippines, Nepal, Hong Kong, Macau, among others. The program primarily focused on IT-based event management, providing extensive training on the utilization of JUA's dedicated competition management software, which includes a high-definition video replay system used by officials.

Following two days of theoretical instruction, participants were given an exceptional opportunity to apply their newfound knowledge by assisting in the organization of the prestigious 2024 Asian Judo Championships, which coincided with the training program. We were honored to have Professor Che Kuong Hon, the President of the World Sports University and the Sports Director of the 2024 Asian Judo Championships, personally attend the event to provide invaluable insights and guidance on effective event management.

Professor Che explained, "By immersing the participants in the actual organization of the Asian Judo Championships, our aim was to provide them with a comprehensive, hands-on experience. From draw management and athlete check-in to timing, scoring, and video replay system operation, participants had the opportunity to directly interact with athletes and coaches, enabling them to gain a deep understanding of the meticulous procedures required for successful judo event organization."

Upon successful completion of the program and certification exam, participants will be equipped with the essential skills and knowledge to contribute to efficient and effective management of judo events across Asia. The Judo Union of Asia Academy, in collaboration with the World Sports University, remains committed to further enhancing the theoretical and practical expertise of judo athletes, coaches, officials, event organizers, and IT professionals through continued collaborative efforts and the introduction of various training programs.

Mr. AL-ANZI Obaid, the President of the Judo Union of Asia, expressed his thoughts on this joint initiative, stating, "This partnership between the JUA Academy and the WSU stands as a testament to our shared commitment to the continuous development and professionalization of judo in Asia. By empowering event organizers with the latest tools and techniques, we strive to ensure that judo competitions across the continent are delivered to the highest standards, providing our athletes with an optimal stage to showcase their exceptional talents."

The successful completion of the event organization training program and certification exam in Hong Kong represents a significant milestone in the ongoing collaboration between the Judo Union of Asia Academy and the World Sports University. As we look towards the future, this partnership will continue to play a pivotal role in elevating operational excellence in the sport of judo and fostering its continued growth and success throughout the region.