Date set for BENG 2023 is not yet official!
You may have heard some references/rumours of a date set for BENG 2023. However please be aware that there is as yet no official date set! We know some of you are booking very early, hence this warning. As soon as the date is final, we will report that on this site.
Best regards, and see you next year!
And here are the pictures!
We did it again- after three long years of inactivity because of the worldwide pandemic we finally managed to organise our Ben van der Eng Memorial tournament, and what a tournament it was! Guests from England, Wales, Belgium, Israel, USA, Slovenia, Romania, French Polynesia and of course a lot from The Netherlands!
After the pilot of the Randori system in 2019 we finally rolled it out officially, with a 90-second match duration, and to great delight of the competitors. We were also happy to porganise the SNWJG once again, and SNWJG KATA on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday the BENG! tournament exploded, where we celebrate judo and winning comes second.
Below, please find the pictures. there are 476 so reserve some time to have a look. Downloading can be done by clicking ↧ underneath the picture.
In the coming two weeks we publish the aftermovie, and then we fall silent until the next Ben van der Eng Memorial: March 31 – April 2nd, 2023.
Tycho’s presentation for the Judo 3.0 movement
Judo 3.0 is a movement that wants to modernise the contemporary judo and propagates “full inclusion”, with new ideas and insights, and full involvement of not only mainstream judoka but also children and people with a physical or mental handicap. All this according to the ideas of Jigoro Kano Shihan:
- Seiryoku Zenyo: Minimal effort, maximal results, and
- Jita Kyoei: Personal growth for our mutual benefit.
Today, Judo 3.0 organised a seminar where Tycho was allowed three hours to present his views on adapted kata. This is a recording of the full presentation.
Assumburg Castle is BOOKED FULL. Here are alternatives.
Assumburg Castle has been booked FULL. Only small groups may be able to book in the castle. This article provides some alternatives.
Even though the Castle is booked full, please ONLY book your hotel in the following places:
- IJmuiden (Harbour town)
- Wijk aan Zee (Seaside, beaches close)
Of course, if you have transportation of your own, please feel free to book anywhere you like.
If you want to book a hotel in another place and you need to use our shuttle service, please discuss this FIRST with our Logistics Coordinator: email@example.com
TIP1: CALL the hotel rather than trying to book on their site.
TIP2: Whatever you do, make sure you have a cancellation insurance policy. We live in uncertain times and it may save you a lot of money.
Now, here are some hotel suggestions:
Use these search options in Google Maps:
- “Hotels near wijk aan Zee”
- “Hotels near Beverwijk”
- “Hotels near IJmuiden”