English Judo Blogs

Last updated: 2024-04-12T12:32:05

JudoInside

(2024-4-12)

How Do Judo Athletes Qualify for the Olympics

The landscape of Olympic judo qualification is a dynamic one, with rankings constantly shifting and athletes vying for coveted spots in the Games. With a total of 372 athletes set to compete in judo at the 2024 Olympics, the race to secure qualification is intense and highly competitive. Read more

European Judo Union

(2024-4-12)

BERLIN APPROACHING FOUR DIGITS

An incredible number of entries are on display for the Berlin Cadet European Cup 2024 with almost 800 judoka from 37 nations ready to enter the field of play. At this rate, the city of Berlin soon might celebrate a grand breaking four digit entries. That is a future possibility but as per the present, the Sportforum Berlin-Hohenschönhausen is ready for action. Amongst this significant number of entries the single world rank #1 judoka also happened to be from Germany, precisely Konstantil... Read more

JudoInside

(2024-4-11)

Do Judo Athletes Train in Any Other Fighting Styles?

Judo, a martial art known for its throws and grappling techniques, has a rich history dating back to its origins in Japan. While judo athletes primarily focus on mastering the techniques and principles of their chosen discipline, many also explore training in other fighting styles to enhance their skills, adaptability, and overall performance. Read more

JudoInside

(2024-4-11)

Olympic History of Judo: 2024 Paris on the Horizon

Judo is a popular martial art discipline and an Olympic sport, reflecting the spirit of its samurai roots. The sport focuses on respect, discipline, and energy efficiency, with its athletes employing immense mental strength and unique techniques. Read more

European Judo Union

(2024-4-11)

CHECKING IN ON TATA

The Tata EJU OTC 2024 is the last official Olympic training camp ahead of the European Judo Championships Seniors Zagreb 2024 . Hundreds gathered at the Tata Olympic Center and its surroundings to either final tune for Zagreb or complete a heavy load of training ahead of the worlds . We have checked in with a few coaches and athletes to see how their time has been at the Komárom-Esztergom County, northwestern Hungary. European Champion 2023, Martti PUUMALAINEN (FIN); The camp has... Read more

European Judo Union

(2024-4-11)

POZNAN AWAITS JUNIORS

Over 400 junior athletes are heading to Poznan, Poland, to compete over the 13th and 14th of April. The Junior European Cup brought great success for the home team, including gold medal wins for Grzegorz TERESINSKI (+100kg) and Kinga KLIMCZAK (-52kg). Neither athlete will be competing in this edition, however the hosts are not lacking potential with the likes of 2022 Junior European Champion, Ksawery IGNASIAK in the -60kg category and Kinga CHMIELEWSKA (-57kg) who has proven herself twi... Read more

European Judo Union

(2024-4-11)

MOVING TO REIMS 

The next destination of the EJU Kata Tour is Reims , France this weekend where, to date, 63 couples from 9 countries have entered to compete at this event. Afore all demonstrating their best forms , a mandatory practical seminar for kata judges will be held alongside an exam for all new judges. Despite moving the event to a different city at each occasion, the tradition of this tournament organised by the French Judo Federation is becoming increasingly popular.  This wee... Read more

KL Judo

(2024-4-11)

Running Kosoto

I saw some players do this on the IJF World Tour and decided to teach my students this new spin on a classic throw. Is it kosoto? Is it kata-guruma? Is it side takedown? Maybe a little bit of each. Read more

JudoInside

(2024-4-11)

The battle for qualification: Martin Setz

As the world eagerly awaits the 2024 Olympic Games, athletes from all walks of life are preparing to showcase their talents and determination on the grandest stage of them all. Among these athletes stands germany's Martin Setz. Read more

European Judo Union

(2024-4-10)

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: A HISTORY

This year will be the first time that the Senior European Championships will be held in ‘Croatia’, as in October of 1990, Dubrovnik held the Championships for men and women in the former Yugoslavia. Croatia has now become a stronghold of both the European and IJF World Judo Tour, hosting Grand Prix and World Championship events in recent times and can now add the European Judo prime event to that roster. This of course doesn’t discount the 2005 Junior European Championships or 2008 U23 E... Read more

European Judo Union

(2024-4-09)

ADAPTED JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS 2025 CONFIRMED

Following the successful 1st Scientific-Professional Conference and Practical Demonstrative Activities of Adapted Judo, it has been confirmed that the Adapted European Championships will be held in Italy in 2025. This is of the request of Italian Judo who are very excited to be more involved with this programme. Already we have the Get Together Tour which is established for 2024, taking place in Croatia, Great Britain, Poland and the Netherlands. This year will be concluded by the Adapte... Read more

European Judo Union

(2024-4-09)

PUTTING IN TO PRACTICE: A DAY ON THE TATAMI

Following the informative day in the FIJLKAM (Italian Judo Wrestling Karate and Martial Arts Federation) Olympic Centre, where experts and invited lecturers presented their studies for adapted judo, today the instructors and professionals demonstrated their work. Sessions with children and adapted judoka like took place on the same tatami we see the Rome European Open. Not only did we see the experts and lecturers from day one, but we also welcomed the likes of Tokyo Olympic bronze... Read more

JudoInside

(2024-4-09)

Japan unveils selection for World Championships Abu Dhabi

Following the Japanese championships, a tradition in Japanese judo, the selection committee announced the team for the upcoming world championships in Abu Dhabi. This year, the committee meeting in Tokyo revealed fourteen names, bypassing the Empress's Cup and the Zen Nihon later in the month. Read more

JudoInside

(2024-4-09)

Kosovo looks ahead of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games

The Government of Kosovo has greenlit the "Super Athletes" program, aimed at boosting Olympic norms and medal counts for Kosovo at the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games. Read more

European Judo Union

(2024-4-09)

BEYOND PARIS TO LOS ANGELES

The Government of Kosovo has approved the programme, “Super Athletes”, through which it aims to increase the number of Olympic norms and Olympic medals for Kosovo for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games. This programme looks to support future athletes with support worth four million euros in the Olympic sport. Of course this programme has been heavily influenced by the success in judo and this programme has been prepared by field professionals from the Kosovo Olympic Committee, the Ministr... Read more

The Kano Chronicles© 嘉納歴代©

(2024-4-08)

Was Fukuda Keiko sensei a “direct student” of Kanō shihan? How did Kanō shihan approach jūdō training for women?

This weekend I was mentioned by someone in a Judo Facebook group about an unattributed #blackbeltmagazine article citing the most influential women in judo that provided a list of those women and their accomplishments.  I suspect being mentioned was to elicit a comment, and, being interested in the best history of judo, I bit. I … Continue reading Was Fukuda Keiko sensei a “direct student” of Kanō shihan? How did Kanō shihan approach jūdō training for women? → Read more

European Judo Union

(2024-4-08)

EXPERTS EXPLAIN RULES AND DEVELOPMENT OF ADAPTED JUDO

It’s a wrap here in Rome, with day one of the 1st Scientific-Professional Conference and Practical Demonstrative Activities of Adapted Judo concluded by the Expert presentations and discussion panel concluded. Partners of FIJLKAM, the Italian Judo Wrestling Karate and Martial Arts Federation, included the European Judo Union and University of Rome Foro Italico, the event sponsored by the Italian Paralympic Committee and Italian Paralympic Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual-Relat... Read more

European Judo Union

(2024-4-08)

SOLID START IN ROME

The opening of the first Scientific-Professional Conference and Practical Demonstrative Activities of Adapted Judo was a resounding success. During the morning session, the Italian Judo Wrestling Karate and Martial Arts Federation (FIJLKAM) Olympic Centre in Lido di Ostia, Rome hosted a number of invited lecturers to take the floor, presenting their studies and findings. European Judo Union Vice President, Sergei Aschwanden   was part of the opening ceremony; For the European Judo Un... Read more

JudoInside

(2024-4-08)

Kosei Inoue imparts judo wisdom across Europe

Kosei Inoue, renowned judoka and instructor, embarked on a transformative journey across Europe, sharing his expertise in a series of judo clinics held in Nice and Reims (France), Lommel (Belgium), and Cologne (Germany). Sponsored by Mizuno, the clinics attracted around 300 enthusiastic participants at each location, mostly adults eager to deepen their judo knowledge and skills. Read more

JudoInside

(2024-4-08)

Teddy Riner’s date with destiny set to prove an Olympic highlight

Judo and betting might not be words that normally go hand-in-hand, but that could be set to change when the world's top judoka descend on Paris for the Olympics later this year. Read more

JudoInside

(2024-4-08)

Olympic History of Judo: 2024 Paris on the Horizon

Judo is one of the top disciplines that most of the world only ever really gets to see during the Olympic Games. Although contested throughout the year in various places worldwide, it’s a sport that most only see take place on the grandest stage. Read more

JudoInside

(2024-4-08)

The Science Behind Quantum AI Trading Strategies

Quantum AI, a cutting-edge technology that merges quantum computing with artificial intelligence, is revolutionizing the world of trading. This groundbreaking approach is reshaping the way trading strategies are developed and executed, promising more accurate predictions and enhanced risk management. In this article, we will delve into the science behind quantum AI trading strategies, exploring how quantum AI works, its role in trading, and the potential it holds for the future. Read more

Irish Judo Association

(2024-4-07)

Bronze for Maxim at Dubrovnik Senior European Cup 2024

Latest News from Croatia Maxim Trigub wins Bronze at the Dubrovnik Senior European Cup 2024 this evening. Well done Max from everyone in Irish Judo Read more

Irish Judo Association

(2024-4-07)

Outlines & Entry Form – Irish Judo Club Challenge 2024

Irish Judo Club Challenge 2024 Outlines & Entry Form – Irish Judo Club Challenge 2024 Close Date 6th May 2024 at 11.59pm Read more

Judo Canada

(2024-4-06)

Five-Medal Haul in Varadero

Montréal, April 5, 2024 – On Friday in Cuba, the Canadian judo team concluded its two days of competition at the Pan-American Open in Varadero with a total of five medals: two gold and three bronze. Photo: Facebook, Confederacion Panamericana de Judo Isabelle Harris Isabelle Harris (-63 kg) and Coralie Godbout (-78 kg) spearheaded the squad, claiming the two gold medals, while Laurence Gagnon (-57 kg), Tylor Collin (-60 kg), and Olivier Gagnon (-73 kg) secured the third spot on thei... Read more

Irish Judo Association

(2024-4-04)

Points & Wins for Northern Ireland Closed held on the 24th March 2024

Please find the Points & Wins for Northern Ireland Closed held on the 24th March 2024  Well done to everyone! Read more

Irish Judo Association

(2024-4-04)

Points & Wins for Inter Provincial Judo Championships held on the 24th March 2024

Please find the Point s & Wins for Inter Provincial Judo Championships held on the 24th March 2024 Well done to everyone! Read more

Judo Canada

(2024-3-31)

ElNahas Earns Silver After Forfeitingthe Fight for Gold

Montréal, March 31, 2024 – Ontario’s Shady ElNahas earned a third medal for Canada on the final day of the Antalya Grand Slam in Turkey. On Sunday, ElNahas was awarded silver in the under-100 kg category after forfeiting the final to Jorge Fonseca of Portugal. Photo: IJF, Tamara Kulumbegashvili Shady ElNahas The Canadian would have much preferred to fight for glory against the Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist and 2019 and 2021 world champion, but an injury in the semi-final put his ex... Read more

Judo Canada

(2024-3-30)

Silver medallist in Antalya, François Gauthier-Drapeau records his career best Grand Slam result!

Montreal, March 30th, 2024 (Judo Canada) – François Gauthier-Drapeau won Canada’s second medal at the Antalya Grand Slam in Turkey. The Quebecer was awarded silver in the under-81 kg category on Saturday, 24 hours after Christa Deguchi’s triumph in the under-57 kg competition. Photo: International Judo Federation Gauthier-Drapeau squared off against defending Olympic champion Takanori Nagase of Japan in the final, the first of his Grand Slam career. A worthy opponent his coach Antoi... Read more

Judo Canada

(2024-3-29)

Christa Deguchi back on top of the podium

Montreal, March 29th, 2024 – After capturing bronze a week ago at the Tbilisi Grand Slam in Georgia, Christa Deguchi made her return to the podium on Friday, this time with a gold medal around her neck in the under-57 kg category at the Antalya Grand Slam in Turkey. Photo IJF Jessica Lima, Christa Deguchi, Maysa Pardayeva and Faiza Mokdar In the final clash of the day, Deguchi faced off against Brazil’s Jessica Lima. The duel went into overtime, with both finalists having received t... Read more

Konan Judo

(2024-3-28)

Kime No Kata Clinic – April 21, 2024

Date: Sunday April 21, 2024 Time: Registration 12:00 pm Workshop 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm Location: Shojin Judo, 29223 Southfield Rd, Southfield, MI 48086 Instructor: Frances Glaze Flyer to coming soon. Read more

Judo Canada

(2024-3-28)

“Anyone can contribute, regardless of thecolour of their belt” – Ruth Lam

Montréal, March 28, 2024 (Judo Canada) – Black belt or no black belt, Ruth Lam will not be held back from furthering the development of judo in Canada, just as she’s done for more than twenty years. In 2022, Lam became the first woman without a black belt in judo to sit on Judo Canada’s board of directors. She was quick to acknowledge the honour, and was keen to use her position to help develop the sport on a national level. The skills she possesses outside the tatamis enabled her to beco... Read more

Judo Canada

(2024-3-28)

Judo Ontario and Judo Canada Join Forces!

Toronto, March 27, 2024 (Judo Canada) – Judo Ontario and Judo Canada are proud to announce the strengthening of their collaboration with the arrival of James Cunningham at Judo Canada as part-time manager of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Cunningham, who will also be promoted to the position of executive director of Judo Ontario, will lend his expertise and dedication to the development of judo on a national level. The new incumbent, who will officially assume his ... Read more

Konan Judo

(2024-3-28)

Nage No Kata Clinic

Location: Max Out Sports, 23860 Miles Rd, Bedford Heights, OH Read more

Irish Judo Association

(2024-3-26)

Congratulations to Julia – Sport Ireland Aspire Graduate

The office of the Irish Judo Association along with the IJA Executive Committee members would like to congratulate Julia O’Connor on successfully graduating from the Sport Ireland Aspire Graduate Programme 2023/4. Through Dormant Account Funding sourced by Sport Ireland, the Irish Judo Association was able to offer Julia an 11 month graduate role within the offices of the Association and on Friday the 22nd March 2024, Julia attended her graduation ceremony with her fellow graduates at the Cro... Read more

NI Judo

(2024-3-26)

A high level of entries and a higher standard of Judo at the Northern Ireland Closed

The Northern Ireland Closed Championships took place on the 24 th of March in the Foyle Arena, and with a solid entry of competitors from across the province, the day was set to be a great day of Judo. The event which focused on the Cadets, Juniors, Seniors, and Masters started with the Masters section and with a good entry of players, it was strong competition across the pools with great camaraderie and spirit. This then followed with the Cadet entry, and from what we could see of the standa... Read more

Irish Judo Association

(2024-3-26)

Points & Wins for Galway Open 9th March 2024

Please find the Points & Wins for Galway Open 9th March 2024  Well done to everyone!   Read more

Irish Judo Association

(2024-3-25)

Results – Inter Provincial Championships 2024

Results – Inter Provincial Championships 2024 Please see Results – Inter Provincial Championships 2024 for the event held at the weekend. Congratulations to Leinster Judo on their victory, points were awarded as follows: Gold – 3 points Silver – 2 points Bronze – 1 point Max – 7 points per category Also included standings per champion per age band with the split between provinces. Well done to everyone!   Read more

Irish Judo Association

(2024-3-25)

Condolences to the Brennan Family

Sadie Brennan (nee Douglas) RIP The Executive Committee, members and staff of the Irish Judo Association send their deepest condolences to the Brennan family on the passing of Sadie Brennan (nee Douglas). Sadie was the beloved wife of our former President and Honorary Life Member Liam Brennan who volunteered for Irish Judo for over 40 years. We offer our deepest sympathy to Liam and his family at this very sad time. Funeral Details Reposing at Fitzgerald’s Funeral Directors, Bayside on Monday... Read more

Judo Canada

(2024-3-24)

Shady ElNahas Returns to Podium, Gets his “Mojo” Back

Credit: Tamara Kulumbegashvili Shady ElNahas (on the left) Montréal, March 24, 2024 – Shady ElNahas secured his first podium finish of 2024 on Sunday, capturing a silver medal at the Tbilisi Grand Slam in the under-100 kg category. Although the defeat was hard for him to swallow, it in no way represented the Canadian’s overall performance on the tatamis in Georgia this weekend. In the big final, ElNahas refused to be daunted by the fact that his opponent, Nikoloz Sherazadishvili,... Read more

Judo Canada

(2024-3-23)

“I’m right where I want to be”- Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard, Champion in Tbilisi

Montréal, March 23, 2024 –  Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard  was unstoppable on Saturday at the Tbilisi Grand Slam, putting in a perfect day to claim the top spot on the podium. This important win aligns perfectly with her preparations for the Paris Olympic Games. Photo: Tamara Kulumbegashvili Joanne Van Lieshout, Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard, Angelika Szymanska and Kim Jisu. The top-ranked judoka in the world in the under-63 kg weight category wrapped up the tournament with a victory by... Read more

Judo Canada

(2024-3-22)

Silver Medallist Jessica Klimkait Comes Up Just Short

Bronze for Christa Deguchi Montréal, March 22, 2024 – Although Jessica Klimkait fought hard until the very last second of Friday’s under-57 kg big final at the Tbilisi Grand Slam in Georgia, she ultimately had to concede defeat. Photo: IJF / Tamara Kulumbegashvili Jessica Klimkait, Eteri Liparteliani, Christa Deguchi and Rafaela Silva One thing is certain, however: She gave her all on the tatamis today. After winning her first four bouts of the day, two in overtime and two by waz... Read more

Judo Canada

(2024-3-22)

Judo: A Family Affair for Anne-Laurence Chevalier

Montréal, March 22, 2024 – In  Anne-Laurence Chevalier ’s home, there is no lack of judogis in the laundry room. For the ex-Parisian, who is now based in Toronto, a passion for judo runs in the family. In other words, the apple did not fall far from the tree. Anne-Laurence Chevalier Not only is she the child of two judokas who fell in love on the tatamis, but her mother, Monique Thiollet, played a part in the history of women’s judo. In 1974, she became the first woman to win the Eu... Read more

United States Judo Federation

(2024-3-20)

22nd Maccabiah Games July 1 – 16, 2025

Lou Moyerman and Miki Takemori have sent this information: Read more

Irish Judo Association

(2024-3-19)

Inter Provincials Championships 2024 – Entry List

Inter Provincials Championships 2024 – Entry List The Inter Provincials Championships 2024 will be hosted for the first time this weekend 24th March in Phibblestown, Dublin. Please find attached Entry List for the event Any queries on same, please email Leo Gibbons at [email protected] Read more

The Original Judo Podcast

(2024-3-18)

Predicting the Olympic Champions Part 2 with Chris Barry

Predicting the Olympic Champions Part 2 the women. With British Judo’s Chris Barry. Read more

Judo Books by Koka Kids

(2024-3-18)

Judo Certificates for Judo Coaches

Judo certificates are an excellent tool for judo coaches to use, to encourage judoka to Read more The post Judo Certificates for Judo Coaches appeared first on Judo Books by Koka Kids . Read more

KL Judo

(2024-3-16)

From Uchikomi to Randori

The gap between learning the mechanics of a technique to getting it to work in randori is a huge one. When learning the mechanics, you usually start with uchikomi. This teaches you how to enter into the technique. Uchikomi is very useful for this. But it doesn't teach you how to complete the technique. For that, you have to do nagekomi. Doing lots of throws on the crash pad is really important to get the feel of the throw. And it's important to do it on a crash pad because you want tori to th... Read more

United States Judo Federation

(2024-3-15)

2024 USJF Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Presidential Recognition Awards Banquet

Spend an enjoyable Saturday evening with our USJF Judo community and help to congratulate, recognize, celebrate, honor and show our appreciation for our awardees for their expertise and service to the Judo community across the USA, with Shufu Judo Yudanshakai, and the USJF! Read more

Irish Judo Association

(2024-3-15)

IJA Office Closed 22nd March 2024

IJA Office Closed 22nd March 2024 The IJA office will be closed Friday the 22nd March 2024 as the IJA office staff attend the Sport Ireland Aspire Graduation ceremony for Julia O’Connor. All emails/queries will be answered on Monday 25th March 2024, any urgent matters can be raised with the Hon Gen Secretary on that date [email protected]   Read more

NI Judo

(2024-3-12)

A fantastic medal haul for the NIJF players at the British Schools Championship

On the 9 th and 10 th March the British Schools Championship took place in Sheffield, with the top competitors from across the UK coming together to compete for the title of Champion. A squad of 19 players from 8 clubs across the province were part of the cohort of players attending, with 15 of these being long standing members of our Pathway Squad and Academy initiative coached by Stephen McCluskey. Another 4 were self-funded players. This was the first time so many athletes from the Pathwa... Read more

United States Judo Federation

(2024-3-11)

United States Judo Federation

(2024-3-02)

Webinar: Introduction to USJF Smoothcomp Platform

Webinar: Introduction to USJF Smoothcomp Platform March 10, 2024, 10:00 am, Hawaiian Time Read more

Recent posts

(2024-2-29)

KEY DATES & CALENDAR FIRST CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS FOR 2024

TBA                             Next Committee meeting 2 - 3 Mar 24                 2024 Sydney International Open - Liverpool 9 Mar 24                      Saturday State Squad 17 Mar 24                     Budokan Mons Competition Read more

Recent posts

(2024-2-29)

BUDOKAN ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT 2023

There were over 30 perpetual trophies awarded late last year at our Annual Awards Night. If you won one of these awards and shared it with another club member, please return it to the club so that the other recipient can also hold it for a while. Read more

Recent posts

(2024-2-29)

WHAT DOES THE ARRIVAL OF 2024 MEAN TO YOU?

https://www.ijf.org/news/show/what-does-the-arrival-of-2024-mean-to-you is a link to a compilation of reflections by some of the IJF’s World Tour athletes:“For some, the arrival of a new year sign Read more

Recent posts

(2024-2-29)

BUDOKAN CLASS RESTRUCTURE PLANNED FOR THIS YEAR

At Budokan, we are always looking at ways to improve the effective delivery of Judo skills and experiences to our club’s athletes.  Initiatives such as the: Read more

Recent posts

(2024-2-29)

COMBAT INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA APPOINTMENTS

The Combat Institute of Australia (CombatAUS) is a purely High-Performance focussed organisation, aiming to deliver sustained international success for our Cadet and older National Team athletes. Read more

Recent posts

(2024-2-29)

BUDOKAN MONS AND JUNIOR (U/11) COMPETITION – 17 MARCH

We will be holding our Mons and Junior (U/a11) competition at the club only a few weeks away.  This is a great opportunity for our youngest members to participate in competition in our own club. Read more

Recent posts

(2024-2-29)

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL OPEN – 1–3 MARCH

Entries for the 2024 SIO close Tuesday 27th February. Our entries should be very strong this year and we encourage all eligible Budokan athletes to challenge themselves in competition at our home city. Read more

Recent posts

(2024-2-29)

ACT INTERNATIONAL OPEN (IN GOULBURN) – 16-18FEB

I mentioned in my opening message how well our 28 Budokan athletes competed at Goulburn and what a great time we all had. Read more

Recent posts

(2024-2-29)

NATIONAL AND INTERATIONAL UPDATE

NATIONAL CAMPS Our year began with some of our higher-level athletes participating in the National Training Camp at the National Performance Centre in Melbourne from 8 – 13 January. Read more

Recent posts

(2024-2-29)

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Hi to all Budokanis, old and new.  Welcome to a number of new club members – we hope that you enjoy your Judo experience at Budokan. Please let me (or any of our great Committee members or coaches) know if there is anything we can do for you.  Read more

United States Judo Federation

(2024-2-26)

2024 Tohkon Judo Academy’s Annual Kata Clinic, Chicago February 16/18

Tohkon has been sponsoring this Kata Clinic for roughly 30 years, and as the number of judoka doing kata has grown, more and more people look forward to attending the clinic each year. Read more

United States Judo Federation

(2024-2-26)

2024 Spring USJF Board of Directors, Board of Examiners and National Committee Meetings

– April 4-7, 2024 *** In-Person *** Location: Washington, DC near Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) HQ Hotel: TBD (Near IAD with shuttle service) Read more

Welsh Judo Association

(2024-2-21)

FEMALE FIGHTERS FESTIVAL 2024!

Calling all Female WJA Judoka If you have yet to pay for the Festival, please register with British Judo and then fill in this claim form! For those who have already paid, please complete the form . Read more

Welsh Judo Association

(2024-2-21)

GUIDANCE FOR COACHES & CLUBS ON RAMADAN

BJA have published guidance to support participants and employees across the Judo community during the holy month of Ramadan. The guidance includes information on how fasting and other lifestyle changes during this period may impact participants across adult and youth Judo, with advice on exercise and nutrition for practising Muslims, as well as guidance for non-Muslim athletes, clubs and staff to ensure their Judo environment is as inclusive and welcoming as possible. BJA-Guidance-2... Read more

United States Judo Federation

(2024-2-20)

Blue Judogis May Bias Competition Outcomes

In this study we investigated the existence of a win bias in judo competition as a function of judogi color. Read more

Yorkshire and Humberside Judo news - Yorkshire and Humberside Judo

(2024-2-20)

Can you help a club survive?

The Bahari judo club has been using judo mats that belong to the Zanzibar judo association. After 3 years and the club getting established, the association has asked for the mats back, leaving the club matless. This is where you come in! The Bahari club is reaching out to the international judo community for help in securing funding to purchase a set of mats owned by the club. Abdul, coach of the club, has been active in the area for a while now. Including as a coach at the Judo Excellence cl... Read more

Fighting Fitness Judo

(2024-2-18)

The Digital Dilemma: Why Getting Children Active is Crucial for Their Well-being

In today’s digital age, children spend more time than ever glued to screens, whether smartphones, tablets, computers, or video game consoles. While technology offers many benefits, excessive screen time can have detrimental effects on children’s physical and mental health. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of getting children off screens and active, the long-term effects of sedentary behaviour, and how judo and martial arts can provide a solution. The Rise of Screen Time With the... Read more

United States Judo Federation

(2024-2-16)

Judo being a Martial Art of Japan

From Stanford University's archives Read more

Judo Books by Koka Kids

(2024-2-16)

Irish Judo Mon Grading Syllabus & Shamrock

The Irish Judo Mon Grading Syllabus & Shamrock Syllabus is covered fully in this book Read more The post Irish Judo Mon Grading Syllabus & Shamrock appeared first on Judo Books by Koka Kids . Read more

NI Judo

(2024-2-07)

Commonwealth Championships 2024

Details of the Commonwealth Judo Championships taking place in early April in Malta, are now available including the entry information. There is also a planned Ne Waza event at this competition (details are TBC). Richard Briggs will be managing the entries from Northern Ireland, and below are the details and information he has requested to be listed: Criteria: Although this is a self funded event it is a World Class competition event and players should hold at least a 1 st Kyu grade along wi... Read more

NI Judo

(2024-2-01)

British Schools Championships

We’re delighted to be sending a large cohort of players across the water to the British Schools Championships’ in March. To assist with preparation, Coach Stephen McCluskey is adding additional sessions that players are encouraged to attend in the preparation and build up to the event. The additional training is supported by NIJF funding, so there are no mat fees for the additional sessions: Sunday 4 th  February 12.00-1.30pm in Lisburn Racquets Club. (Players are encouraged to attend from 11... Read more

The Original Judo Podcast

(2024-1-31)

Predicting the Olympic Champions with Chris Barry

This week we welcome to the show British Judo's Performance Analyst Chris Barry to discuss who this years Olympic Champions are going to be. This week we go through our predictions for the mens categories Read more

Welsh Judo Association

(2024-1-30)

New Directors Appointed and Diolch i Chi Am Bopeth Kerry & Jo

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Barry Cawte and Chris Emsley as Independent Non-Executive Directors at the Welsh Judo Association. Both arrive at a pivotal time within our new strategy, and we are excited by their experience and skillsets.    Barry Cawte is the Chief Executive of Scottish Hockey, the third largest team sport in Scotland, with international teams competing at all levels right through to the Commonwealth Games. Barry is also a director of Great Britain Ho... Read more

Judo Books by Koka Kids

(2024-1-29)

How to teach Uki-Goshi

How to teach Uki Goshi just go a lot easier with the Koka Kids 4 Read more The post How to teach Uki-Goshi appeared first on Judo Books by Koka Kids . Read more

KL Judo

(2024-1-28)

Koga Seoi-Nage Masterclass

3 key success factors for the Koga Seoi-Nage. 3 common mistakes people make when doing Koga Seoi-Nage. 3 types of uchikomi to build up your Koga Seoi-Nage. 3 precursors for the Koga Seoi-Nage. Read more

Konan Judo

(2024-1-25)

Michigan State Games Judo Tournament

When: February 17, 2024 starting at 10am Where: Kroc Center Grand Rapids, MI 49507 Hosted by: Godai Judo Something for everyone in Judo!JuniorsSeniorsVeterans (Masters)Kata Register: https://event.racereach.com/sgom-wg-judo/register/ Note – There will be no on-site registration only online through 11PM Wednesday, February 14th.  All pooling will be done the evening before the tournament.  Athletes will still be required to check in […] Read more

Judo Books by Koka Kids

(2024-1-22)

Judo Friendship Flyer

Get the flyer Judo Friendship Flyer. Show that your dojo is a positive welcoming environment Read more The post Judo Friendship Flyer appeared first on Judo Books by Koka Kids . Read more

United States Judo Federation

(2024-1-20)

Sensei Robert Harder

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Sensei Robert Harder, Hachidan, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2024, surrounded by family at the age of 89 years, in Spokane, WA. We wish to express our deepest sympathy to Harder Sensei’s family. We have lost a leader, a mentor, a hero, and dear, […] Read more

KL Judo

(2024-1-19)

The making of a champion

What does it take to make a judo champion? At KL Judo, we think there are eight key success factors. Here they are (in no order of importance): a) Strength & Fitness It's a fallacy to say that if you have technique, you don't need strength. You need strength to execute your techniques. Even the best techniques in the world won't work if you are physically weak. So, it's important to build strength. If you are a player who is able to train full-time and do sufficient judo every day, then by al... Read more

The Original Judo Podcast

(2024-1-17)

Season 2 Episode 45 with Double Paralympic medallist Sam Ingram

This week we welcome back to the show double paralympic medallist Sam Ingram. Sam is a return guest having graced the show way back in 2017 on episode 2, when he was still considering having a run at the Tokyo Paralympics. Long since making the decision to retire, we have a look back over his incredible career, competing at 3 paralympics, medaling at world and paralympic level, and becoming the first VI Judoka to medal in the national championships Read more

KL Judo

(2024-1-17)

Left Wrist-Control "Rolling" Series

Rolling Kataha-Jime Traineau Armlock Rolling British Strangle Read more

KL Judo

(2024-1-14)

Good newaza

you shouHere are some key tips on how to get good at newaza. It all starts with mindset. I've heard so many people say things like, "I hate newaza but I'll force myself to do it because it's necessary." For such people, newaza is a necessary evil that should be banned. But since it's not banned, they'll do it. Such people will never be good at newaza. You can force yourself to do something you hate but you can never be good at it. So,  you've got to accept and embrace the fact that newaza is ... Read more

KL Judo

(2024-1-09)

Briggs Sankaku Versions 1 & 2

Standard Version Keylock-First Version Read more

Judo Books by Koka Kids

(2024-1-06)

Want to continue getting judo resources in 2024 🥋

    Hi everyone! Nik here from Koka Kids Judo with an update on the Read more The post Want to continue getting judo resources in 2024 🥋 appeared first on Judo Books by Koka Kids . Read more

Judo Books by Koka Kids

(2024-1-06)

100 Judo Resources for Coaches to Use to Teach Judo

  100 judo resources for judo coaches and teachers to use.  Welcome to Koka Kids Read more The post 100 Judo Resources for Coaches to Use to Teach Judo appeared first on Judo Books by Koka Kids . Read more

KL Judo

(2024-1-03)

Jacket Skirt Tie-Up Series

Version 1 Version 2 Version 3 Read more

KL Judo

(2023-12-31)

Jacket Skirt Tie-Up

Three different turnovers for different scenarios. Read more

KL Judo

(2023-12-31)

The Khabarelli

The classical Khabarelli (now banned). Modern Khabarelli (perfectly legal). Read more

Konan Judo

(2023-12-18)

Konan Promotional

Date: Sunday February 18, 2024 Time: Registration: 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm, Test: 1:00 pm Location: Shojin Judo, 29305 Southfield Rd, Southfield, MI 48076 Registration Fee: $20 All candidates must submit all their paperwork by January 7, 2024. Submit paperwork to Frances Glaze, Chair of Konan Board of Examiners, and Tom Sheehan, Chair of Konan […] Read more

Konan Judo

(2023-12-18)

Konan Promotional Clinic

Date: Sunday January 21, 2024 Time: Registration: 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm, Clinic: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Location: Shojin Judo, 29305 Southfield Rd, Southfield, MI 48076 Registration Fee: $20 All candidates must submit all their paperwork by January 7, 2024. Submit paperwork to Frances Glaze, Chair of Konan Board of Examiners, and Tom Sheehan, […] Read more

Welsh Judo Association

(2023-12-18)

The Original Judo Podcast

(2023-12-15)

Season 2 Episode 44 British Championships review

This week Fitz joins the show to wrap up the year with a brief review of the recent British Championships. Get in touch on twitter and instagram @originaljudopod Read more

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