The development of Polynesian judo

This weekend, Tahiti hosts the first IJF competition on its territory.

Tahiti Oceania Open 2022

The development of Polynesian judo has received a real boost in recent months. This weekend of September 3-4, Polynesia sees the arrival of the first IJF-certified competition, the Tahiti Oceania Open 2022 .

Thanks to the work of Polynesian Judo Federation President Stéphane Gustin and his technical advisor Franck Bellard, the event was organized at the Boris Léontieff complex in Arue. The Oceania Judo Union proposed this Continental Open a few years ago. But the health crisis we’ve been through has turned plans upside down.

On the weekend of September 3 and 4, athletes from 10 Pacific nations will compete against each other. The objective? Attempt to earn 100 precious world ranking points, which will be awarded to the winner of each category.

The major role of clubs in the development of Polynesian judo

The presence of this competition would never have been possible without quality clubs in the region. In recent years, a number of clubs have emerged, including Tefana judo, which has become a benchmark in the archipelago.

The Tefana judo club has trusted us to accompany them this season, and they’ll be wearing our judo kimonos!

Their coach is none other than Franck Bellard, formerly of Judo Pontault-Combault. Former top-level judoka, 3rd in the 1998 world team championships and 2nd and 3rd in the French 1st division championships. It’s partly thanks to him that we have the honor of working with the Polynesian club.

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