Inside News


Otto Kneitinger cherishes life-time achievement award

1 Feb 2018 09:50

Judo team manager and honorary Vice-President of the EJU Otto Kneitinger was awarded for his 50 years in judo at a gala in Germany. The Abensberger was 35 years manager of the most famous club in Germany TSV Abensberg. He was 12 years Vice-President Marketing at the EJU and an influencer at the highest level. Read more


European judo season for men opens in Sofia

1 Feb 2018 09:25

At the European Open this weekend in Sofia The Canadian and French team have the best papers to take the titles. The Canadians sent a team with some of the top athletes. Three Canadians are seeded first such as the competitive category U81kg with Etienne Briand who’s ranked 13th in the World. Also Antoine Valois-Fortier is listed high and will be protected, but they may see each-other in the semi finals. Read more


Elio Verde quits as athlete and continues as coach

31 Jan 2018 10:55

After the Italian Championships this weekend in Ostia, Elio Verde said farewell to his career as athlete. The Italian lightweight was active for 13 years at the international stage. He won Italian titles in all age groups, including four senior titles and took two European bronze medals in 2010 and 2011. His highlight though was the bronze medal at the World Championships in 2009 in Rotterdam. Read more


Blue judogi still does not enhance your chances in winning your contest

30 Jan 2018 22:15

Not only judo players compete. There’s an ongoing debate among researchers whether wearing a blue judo gi enhances chances in winning fights. Some scholars propose that blue may have intimidating effects on the opponent or is less well visible, and therefore gives ‘blue judo players’ an advantage. Read more


Rosalba Forciniti grabs Italian title after gap of eight years

29 Jan 2018 09:50

Remarkable results at the Italian Championships in Ostia this weekend. Rosalba Forciniti captured the title for women U52kg. Forciniti recently found the pleasure in judo and after getting two children she started training again in January. She competed last weekend in Ostia and won the title. In the final the five-time Italian Champion defeated Annarita Campese. Read more


Join the International Belgian Judo Open in Visé and Herstal

26 Jan 2018 14:25

The Belgian Open has always been a tremendous preparation for the major tournaments in Europe. Team from all around the world have participated in Visé in the past, and to start the year well, the judo community have an appointment in the Province of Liège, the weekend of 3rd and 4th February. Read more


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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