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IJF Training Centre opens in Zambia to mark a new era for judo in Africa

Lusaka, Zambia, June 18, 2018: The IJF has opened a new training centre in Lusaka, Zambia to mark a new chapter for judo in the African country (IJF Training Centre Zambia). The long-term project was fully financed by IJF who also fully supervised the construction of the new facility. IJF President Marius

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China Judo Association awarded IJF World Judo Masters from 2018 – 2022

Lausanne, June 5, 2018: The China Judo Association has been awarded the IJF World Judo Masters competition from 2018 to 2022. China, which is fresh off the latest #JudoForTheWorld filming and staged the Hohhot Grand Prix a week ago – the first Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification event – will host four editions

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IMMAF approves official amateur MMA kit by Green Hill

Bangkok, Apr 30, 2018: The International MMA Federation has announced its endorsement of an official amateur MMA kit for athletes, as the governing body renews its partnership with Green Hill. IMMAF first partnered with Green Hill in 2015 and since then improvements have been made to the official protective equipment and apparel

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Pakistan Judo Team performed superb in 8th South Asian Judo Championships

Nepal, April 23, 2018: According to Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF), Pakistan’s National Judo squad has displayed commendable performance in overall individual Men and Women Judo event in 8th South Asian Judo Championships held at Nepal from 21-24 April 2018 (Pakistan Judo Team). After interesting and tough combat the talented Judokas made Pakistan

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Pakistan Judo Team Got Second Position In South Asian Judo Championship 2018 Nepal

Nepal, April 22, 2018: According to the Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) the competitions in 4 different weight categories i.e., -66, -73, -81kg while in women, the competition in -78kg were held today (2nd day of competition) in 8th South Asian Senior Judo Championship 2018 Nepal (Pakistan Judo Team Got Second). In -66kg

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South Asian Senior Judo Championships 2018 Nepal, Qaiser Khan and Shah Husssain Shah got Gold medals

Nepal, April 21, 2018: According to Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF), Pakistan Judokas displayed commendable performance on first day of South Asian Senior Judo Championship being held in Katmandu Nepal from 21-24 April 2018 (South Asian Senior Judo Championships 2018). Pakistan Judo team secured 2 Gold and 2 Silver medals in men and

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MMA World Governing Bodies Amalgamate

London, April 10, 2018: The International MMA Federation (IMMAF) and the World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) have today announced an amalgamation that will see the global unification of the sport of MMA (MMA World Governing Bodies Amalgamate). An amalgamation agreement was reached between the heads of both organisations on 16 January

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IMMAF Africa open returns to Johannesburg

London, Feb 21, 2018: The International MMA Federation is set to return to South Africa for the third iteration of its Africa Open amateur MMA Championships (IMMAF Africa open returns). Hosted by MMA South Africa (MMASA) and sponsored by Scuffle Media, the 2018 IMMAF Africa Open Championships will take place at the

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Judo for the World France: A French History

Lausanne, Feb 8, 2018: Among the nations that contribute the most in the world of judo, undoubtedly France has been playing an important role for decades. While judo was invented in Japan in 1882, by Master Jigoro Kano, it must be recognised that French judo has weighed in and still heavily weighs

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INSIDE THE KODOKAN’S KANGEIKO WINTER COURSE

Lausanne, Jan 29, 2018: Jigoro Kano Shihan had a vision for judo, for the martial art that he created in 1882 as a 22-year-old, to be disseminated across the world. Fast forward 136 years, from that time, and the International Judo Federation, the Olympic sport’s world governing body, counts 196 countries and