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Ariel Zeevi: The Judo Day of my Life

16 Jan 2021 14:15

When Ariel “Arik” Zeevi, first stepped onto a judo mat, he was 7 years old. Growing up in a rough neighbourhood in Bnei Brak just East of Tel Aviv in Israel, sporting options were limited. He chose judo because it was near to where he lived. He started training in a shelter inside a local community centre, his first coach was 16 years old and one of his neighbours. Today is Ariel's 44th birthday Read more


Varlam Liparteliani still hungry for judo gold

14 Jan 2021 14:35

In a recent interview with JudoInside European Champion and Paris winner Peter Paltchik (ISR) said some warm words about Varlam Liparteliani. The warrior from Georgia can never be wiped out for a top position. Paltchik: “He's my childhood hero and now, a good friend. I really appreciate his judo. Our battles are very passionate and I love that.” In Doha again proved to be among the world’s best athletes U100kg. Read more


Romane Dicko confirms world class act in Doha

14 Jan 2021 14:25

There is definitely a parallel between Teddy Riner and French youngster Romane Dicko. At young age they have reached world class level. Dicko was European senior Champion at the age of 18 and over the last 365 days she won the Paris Grand Slam, European Championships and the IJF World Masters in Doha. We can say the is the most successful athlete over the last year to date. Read more


The mindset of a judoka is the key to success

14 Jan 2021 12:50

Athletes work hard but still have a lot of time and the combination of gaming and doing judo has a lot of similarities. Read more

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Judoka Rousey Enjoyed the Greatest MMA Success

14 Jan 2021 12:20

Yoshihiro Akiyama, Rick Hawn, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Fedor Emilianenko and Karo Parisyan are just some who successfully made the adjustment from judoka to cage fighter, but the best of the bunch was undoubtedly Ronda (Rowdy) Rousey. Read more


Madeleine Malonga can’t stop smiling

14 Jan 2021 09:35

The competition for that single spot at the Olympic Games U78kg in France is hot. After the IJF Judo World Masters in Doha Madeleine Malonga is without a doubt one of the great favourites of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. She is the current world champion and she once again entered the final of a major international event, after climbing through the first rounds without shaking, winning all her three matches by ippon. Read more


World Champion Noël van ’t End confirms again in Doha

13 Jan 2021 23:25

Dutch World Champion Noel Van ‘t End had difficult contests throughout the preliminary rounds in Doha but Van 't End always found the necessary energy to go through and that energy that he felt in the Kodokan with the spirit of Anton Geesink in his mind gave him wings. In Doha at the IJF Judo Masters he confirmed again that he is capable of winning Olympic gold. The Dutchman captured the only gold for the Netherlands in Qatar. Read more

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