Kayla Harrison Judoka

Kayla Harrison

Kayla Harrison

  • Country:United States
  • Born:2 July 1990 (30 years)
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Kayla Harrison is double Olympic judo Champion from the USA in 2012 and 2016. Harrison won the World title in 2010 in Tokyo and she won bronze in 2011 and 2014. Panam Championships and Games Champion in 2011 and 2015. Grand Slam Tokyo gold in 2015 and Masters in 2016. Most successful ever judoka of the USA. Kayla Harrison (USA) was number 1 of the IJF World Ranking for seniors U78kg from 2012-2017.
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UFC Judoka Watch: Combatants Putting Judo at the Pinnacle of MMA

4 Aug 2020 15:45

We’ve seen so many great judokas move from the continental, world, and Olympic competitions to showcase the art of judo in the UFC. Kim Dong-Hyun, Yoshihiro Akiyama, and Hidehiko Yoshida have helped to popularize the practice at the richest level of mixed martial arts, with the likes of Daniel Kelly bringing top-class judo prestige, as the seven-time Oceania champion, to the promotion, along with his devout Aussie following. Read more

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Kayla Harrison - The Last Unicorn

14 Jul 2020 11:50

Kayla is an inspiration for kids around the world, like Andy Dufresne from Shawshank, she crawled through 500yds of shit smelling foulness and emerged it covered in Gold. She’s proof for all to see that it’s possible for a girl from the middle of nowhere, in a sport like judo, in a place like America, where let’s be honest judo is a fringe sport at best, underfunded, under patronised and widely under appreciated, to reach the pinnacle of world sport…….. The Olympic Games. Read more

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5 MMA Fighters who started with Judo

29 Jun 2020 15:15

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a combination of different martial arts practiced all over the world. The main concept behind the game is to combine different fighting techniques that work well in various disciplines, combining them into a complete combat system. That includes techniques borrowed from Judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, sambo, and wrestling, to mention a few. As such, several MMA fighters today started practicing other disciplines before transitioning to this combat system. Read more

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Kayla Harrison: "I'd beat Khabib in a judo match"

8 May 2019 07:25

When it comes to Judo players in MMA, there is no one better right now than PFL lightweight, Kayla Harrison. The undefeated 3-0 American Top Team product is a two-time Olympic gold medallist and her dominance has so far carried over to the MMA world with great effect. Read more

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Judo brand Fighting Films celebrates 30 Years

24 Jan 2018 10:25

2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of Fighting Films and it’s a proud milestone. Fighting Films is a renowned name throughout the world of Judo, it may surprise you to know that this leading producer and supplier of Judo videos are in fact a small family run company. Based in Bristol, UK, they were founded by Simon Hicks, a black belt and second-generation judoka and a legend in his work. Read more

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