Judo Archive


JEONG takes gold a week after Tokyo silver

The World Judo Tour 2013 concluded with the second and final day of the Judo Grand Prix, Jeju 2013, at the Jeju Halla Sports Complex on Friday. Seven weight categories took to the tatami in search of Grand Prix honours as the women’s -70kg, -78kg and +78kg categories and men’s -81kg, -90kg,


Judo for Peace and Future Judo Centre in Lusaka

Lusaka – Zambia, Dec 3, 2013: While the best judo champions were in Japan, for the annual Judo Grand Slam, Tokyo 2013, the IJF, was also present in Zambia, Africa, for an important Judo for Peace event. On that special occasion, the first stone of the future national training centre was inaugurated.


Former world champion VERKERK wins in Tokyo

Tokyo – Japan, Dec 1, 2013: The third and final day of the Judo Grand Slam, Tokyo 2013, attracted a 10,000 capacity crowd as Japan starred at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Sunday. The third and final day of the Judo Grand Slam, Tokyo 2013, attracted a 10,000 capacity crowd as Japan


Vizer meets the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, Nov 27, 2013: On the occasion of the Judo Grand Prix and the Veterans World Championships in Abu Dhabi, the IJF President, Marius Vizer met the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. On Monday November 25th, Marius Vizer was accompanied by H.E Mohamed Bin Thaeloob Alderei, the U.A.E. Judo Federation president,


IJF is introducing two new commissions

Lausanne, Nov 19, 2013: A Development Commission and Gender Equity Commission will be established with a dedicated taskforce of experts. The commissions will be committed to empowering national federations with resources and new methods of engagement while upholding the values and traditions of judo. The Developement Commission will particularly be in charge


The Judo Educational Journey Through China

Qingdao – China, Nov 2, 2013: An enthusiastic and excited group of children took part in the ‘Judo Educational Journey Through China’ launched earlier today by the IJF in cooperation with the Chinese Judo Association with the support of the Olympic Solidarity and the Chinese National Olympic Committee. A host of stars


Women’s gold in the Junior World Championships

Ljubljana– Slovenia, Oct 28, 2013: The men’s team competition featured 16 teams of five judoka while the women’s team competition featured 15 teams of five judoka. Slovenia took part in the men’s event and provided some of the best moments of the day as the crowd urged them on in their spirited


GB in the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games

Saint Petersburg, Oct 26, 2013: After nine days of intense competitions, the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games have come to an end. The last competitions of today were in Fencing and Wushu. This second edition of the World Combat Games saw hard fought battles in 15 different martial arts and combat sports,


Junior World Judo Championships, Ljubljana

Ljubljana – Slovenia, Oct 22, 2013: The Junior World Championships, Ljubljana 2013 is set to show the world the stars of tomorrow at the Stozice Centre from Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 October. The five-day event will see 75 countries compete as 611 judoka take to the tatami in the delightful city


SAVATE 6 gold medals for France Women boxing

Saint Petersburg, Oct 22, 2013: Today we have reached the fourth day of the 2013 World Combat Games. So far, the competitions have definitely been spectacular. Today, Aikido, Boxing, Kendo and Savate were the stars of the show. In an escalating level of complexity, Aikido demonstrations ended with the three Shihan teachers