Dear colleagues of EC, esteemed members of JUA,

As the passing year comes to a close, it is a time for reflection on the multitude of significant events that have shaped our journey. Throughout the year, the JUA calendar has been filled with remarkable success, accompanied by numerous accomplishments and initiatives that have left a lasting impact.

In light of these achievements, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincerest appreciation and gratitude to each and every one of you. Your invaluable contributions, unwavering support, and resolute dedication to the discipline of judo have been instrumental in our collective triumphs. Together, we have embraced the spirit of judo and worked tirelessly to elevate its stature.

As we move forward, let us carry the lessons learned from this remarkable year and channel our energy into the challenges that lie ahead. May our passion for judo continue to ignite our pursuits, and may we strive for even greater achievements in the coming year. We shall persist in our pursuit of achieving optimal outcomes as a united family, upholding unwavering standards of excellence, dedication, enthusiasm, and commitment to the judo community.

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed athletes, member national federations, coaches, and referees, as well as the esteemed colleagues of the JUA Executive Committee, JUA Commissions, JUA staff, official partners, sponsors, and all other stakeholders who have played a pivotal role in our collective success. Your unwavering dedication and contributions have been paramount in shaping the achievements we have celebrated throughout the year.

Additionally, as we approach the festive season and the dawning of a new year, I want to take this opportunity to extend my warmest wishes to you and your loved ones. May this joyous season be filled with moments of happiness, love, and togetherness. May the upcoming year bring you good health, abundant happiness, and prosperity in all your endeavours.

Above all, as we reflect upon the past year and look towards the future, let us hold onto a hopeful aspiration for world peace. May we strive to foster understanding, compassion, and unity among all individuals across the globe. Together, we can create a world where judo’s values of respect, harmony, and friendship can transcend borders and contribute to a brighter and more peaceful future for all.

President of JUA