Highlights

Judo and Ju-Jitsu practitioners and contacts

Judo and Ju-Jitsu practitioners in Ethiopia comes from different regional states and cities that organized in clubs and associations with committee and boards mainly in Addis Ababa, Amhara, Dire Dawa, Harar, Oromia, and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region. In other regions mainly in Tigray the first steps are in process.

This development has been taking place since 2007 years. Trainers and students are supported voluntarily and mainly by Dr. Tsegaye Degineh and Mr. Johaness Daxbacher that are recognized by the International Federations as well as others voluntaries.

It has been achieved incredible much.

Seminars by Grandmaster Hannes Daxbacher, 6. Dan

Seminar by Dr. Tsegaye Degineh, 5. Dan

A knowledge transfer and quality management were needed, hence in Ethiopia the sport is new and was hard to find highly qualified instructors in Ethiopian It was necessary to have a knowledge transfer and has been supported by many trainers that have recognized and high qualifications. The students learn to update their knowledge continually and visit regular seminars.

Graduation and Upgrading took in international guidelines. The students respected the principle of Martial Arts and to grow up with the time to achieve their student and instructor rank as well. Respect, discipline and following the standards of international rules and recognition are the basement to be a qualified in Judo and Ju-Jitsu. Ii is important to accept the graduation and its procedure as it is the part of the ranking process and as a standard that belong to the examination conditions. The output of the dedicated athletes reached meanwhile high performance and able to compete at international level.

The practitioners working close to establish an organizing committee that enable a transition to Federation.

Recognitions and visit

It is a great pleasure and honor that high level personality of Sport and Judo and Ju-jitsu visited the activities and convinced from the work on the ground.

H.E. Willi Lemke, (Head of UNOSDP - United Nations Office for Sport for Development and Peace), in 2016


General Lassana Palenfo, President of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa & AJU President 2014

Mr. Panagiotis Theodoropoulos, President of Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJF) and AIMS Vice President, 2009

The documentary film maker Mr. Garmamie Sideau accompanied important events and highlights on his shooting concerning the development of Judo & and Ju-Jitsu in Ethiopia

The regions contact persons

1. Hailemariam Amare (Dire Dawa)
2. Sisay Getachew (Harar)
3. Temsgen Gezahegn (Amahar)
4. Jemal Ahmd (Recognized representative Judo & Ju-Jitsu Oromia)
5. Wondimu Dessalegn (Addis Ababa)
6. Yared Negussie (Addis Ababa)
7. Menelik Mesfin (Southern Nations)

The regional activities are coordinating by Girmay Woldegabriel and Taye Tadesse, wheras all received their patronage support and advices from Dr. Tsegaye Degineh and Mr. Hannes Daxbacher assisted by Dr. Bezabeh Woldu and Eprem Assefa, who have a wide experience in national and international sport level.

In this respect, the trainers express their sincere gratitude to all athletes, supporters and the Ethiopian Sport Authorities in different regions and the Ethiopian Olympic committee for their work in order to develop Judo & Ju-Jitsu in Ethiopia.