Selce - Crikvenica Summer Training Camp [Training camp is full - Registration is closed!]

We have first organized the summer training camp in Crikvenica in 2010 and this year it will open its doors for the 10th time to more than 600 judoka from over 20 countries.

The camp is suitable for judoka above 12 years of age. The training sessions will be split into three groups, under 16 years of age, men over 16 years of age and women over 16 years of age. Last year more than 600 judoka from 20 countries were present and this year we expect a similar number of people.

The training sessions will take place under a large tent with 700 m2 of tatami. After a hard randori session, there is nothing better than a quick jump into the clear waters of the Adriatic sea, which is only 20 meters from the training tent.

The focus of the camp is on learning new technique through randori and instruction from great coaches such as Evgeny Lvov from Russia who will also be the camp leader. The second part of the camp is going to be focused on practicing kata under the leadership of Mr. Piero Comino and others. We will put special focus on Nage-no-kata and Katame-no-kata for all who wish to learn for their national 1st and 2nd DAN grade examinations. There will also be more specific training for all kata competitors.

During the summer camp, we will hold friendly competitions: a golden score tournament, a football tournament, and a kata tournament.

On a day of rest, we will organize a boat trip for all the coaches and accompanying persons to one of the nearby islands, where you will be able to try the local cuisine and wines.

To register please fill out the entry form and send it back to us as soon as possible. Due to the considerable interest, we will consider the applications on a first come - first serve basis. After our capacities are filled we will close the registration.

Welcome to Crikvenica.

Training camp programme and schedule

The training sessions will be split into three groups by age. The first group will be for boys and girls under 16 years of age, the second group will be for women (16 and older) and the third group for men (16 and older).

The first part of the camp will be dedicated to learning new technique through practice and randori. The camp will be split into three microcycles of 3 to 4 training sessions each. The last two days will be dedicated to learning kata under Piero Comino from Italy, who is an acclaimed kata expert for the IJF.

During the camp, there will also be various friendly competitions organized. There will be a Golden Score tournament, a football tournament for athletes and coaches and last but not least a kata tournament on the last day of the camp.

Daily schedule:

07.00 - 08.15 Breakfast
08.00 - 9.20 Training - U16 (boys & girls)
9.30 - 11.00 Training - WOMEN (16 & older)
11.00 - 12.30 Training - MEN (16 & older)
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
15.00 - 16.20 Training - U16 (boys & girls)
16.30 - 18.00 Training - WOMEN (16 & older)
18.00 - 19.30 Training - MEN (16 & older)
19.30 - 20.30 Dinner

You can download the entire programme here.


Participants will be accommodated in one of the two hostels or in nearby apartments. In your application, you may request your preferred accommodation but this is subject to change, as we have to wait for all of the applications to arrive before we can arrange the teams into rooms.

Please note that in a Hostel it is not possible to reserve rooms but only beds. It can happen that your athletes are accommodated with athletes from other teams and from other countries. We will make sure that the boys and girls are in separate rooms.

We will try our best to accommodate you according to your wishes however, this may not be possible. In any event, all of the accommodation facilities are within walking distance of the training tent. All facilities are near the sea and multiple convenience stores and restaurants.

You can also reserve your own accommodation and pay for trainings only.

Accommodation facilities

  • Hostel Stoimena is our main accommodation facility. It is situated approximately 1 km from the training tent. It is close to a beach and a convenience store. The hostel offers accommodation for around 200 people with its own restaurant.

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  • Hostel Karlovac offers accommodation for approximately 150 people. It is closest to the training tent.

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  • Please contact us before 1 July 2019 for availability and prices of accommodation in apartments.