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COLUMN: Tribute to Neil Adams

16 Jun 2020 13:00

The first time I saw Neil in person, was at a Destination Judo event in the north of England, where he was the attraction at a kids seminar. At the end of the day he stayed back for photos. A lot of photos. Every kid that day went home with a memento of having shared the mat with a living legend, one who’s smile in the last picture of the day, matched the first. I got him to sign my copy of his great book A Life In Judo. Read more

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Tragic death of Ilona Lucassen

14 Jun 2020 18:50

Dutch judoka Ilona Lucassen died at the age of 23. The former Dutch Champion U78kg passed away this weekend. She took bronze at the Grand Prix in the Hague in 2018 and won the European Open in Tallinn in October last year. She also won the European Open in Glasgow in 2018. Read more

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Automne Pavia: The Judo Day of my Life

14 Jun 2020 12:45

Automne Paris had a glittering career with three European championship titles, two World Championships bronze medals, four Grand Prix’s, two Grand Slams and Olympic Bronze in London to her name. She surprises us on daily basis with her adventures with her daughter on social media and lives a happy live. We just wonder about one question, a now familiar question … “If you could live one day from your competitive judo life again, exactly as it happened, with no changes. Read more

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Spanish coach Joaquín Ruiz: My job is to pull the cart

13 Jun 2020 10:05

It is never easy to change your routine, especially for professional athletes. The pandemic has forced everyone to live differently. How to maintain physical and mental balance? How to keep enthusiasm and avoid depression? The sensei's responsibility is much greater than usual. They have solutions and have been generous, as is the remit of the coach, to answer our questions. Pedro Lasuen of the IJF talked with Joaquín Ruiz Llorente, from Spain. Read more

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Get your tsukuri right then the kuzushi will happen

12 Jun 2020 11:40

How important is your kuzushi in judo. Oon Yeoh of JudoCrazy explains of Kuzushi is really one of the keys in current judo. Is kuzushi necessary in order to throw an opponent? You would think the answer would be an obvious yes, but this question requires a more nuanced answer. Read more

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Toma Nikiforov: I will be 100% ready for the Games

11 Jun 2020 09:40

More than ten years ago Toma Nikiforov took the EYOF title in Tampere, a good sign after his silver at the European cadets. The same year he captured Silver at U90kg in the first World Championships ever held for cadets. His category mainly dominated by young Eastern European athletes. This Belgian lowlander could mix it with the highlanders. His Bulgarian background standing him in good stead. His unorthodox style had Slavic influences, already his Ura Nage was spectacular. Read more

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The judo day of my life – Ilse Heylen

10 Jun 2020 09:05

With an Olympic bronze medal and a European title, Ilse Heylen belongs to the group of most successful Belgian judoka of all time. She competed at three Olympic Games, seven World Championships and countless international tournaments and marked more than 400 international contests in JudoInside’s database that she used to showcase her career. Read more

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