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Ne-Wazalyzed: Amandine Buchard uses her choke as a weapon to win

2 Sep 2020 10:45

Amandine Buchard (FRA) has two key newaza moves. One is a turnover into osaekomi and the other is a choke. She has a very unusual choke which is essentially a sankaku done with the arms. Oon Yeoh of JudoCrazy gives the details on this choke. Read more


Despite corona Japan is chasing the ultimate 15 medals at Tokyo 2021

2 Sep 2020 10:10

Corona messed up the judo season so far and our build up towards the 2020 Olympic Games. Athletes try their best to stay in shape and hold their rhythm but it’s improvising especially during the lockdown periods and simply hoping those times won’t return. In some areas restrictions are still applicable and locally even lockdowns. In the IJF World Judo Tour only three events took place which also disrupted the stats we liked to run to compare the best athletes. Read more


Olympic flame on display in Tokyo

31 Aug 2020 10:30

The Olympic flame is going on display in Tokyo, just a short walk from the new National Stadium where it was supposed to be burning a month ago. The flame arrived in Japan from Greece in March and has been largely hidden away in Tokyo since the Olympics were postponed until next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more


Budapest once again steps up to highest level

30 Aug 2020 21:20

Exactly three years the World Championships took place in Budapest. With the Grand Slam in October Budapest will kick off the comeback of the IJF World Judo Tour. The Hungarian capital once again proved to have excellent relations and organising skills. In the heart of judo, in the host city of the IJF’s headquarters, the Grand Slam of Budapest is the first major event starting in October. Judo is back. Read more


Birmingham's judo reputation taken over by UFC star Leon Edwards

30 Aug 2020 19:30

The city of Birmingham has a proud heritage of hosting events. In 1999, Birmingham hosted the World Judo Championships to wide acclaim. The 1995 Birmingham organised the European Championships and besides all national championships in the past, Birmingham has been one of the cities hosting Judo World Cups at world level in one of the biggest cities in the UK. Read more


IJF World Judo Tour makes its comeback in Budapest

28 Aug 2020 13:05

The International Judo Federation announces the imminent return of the World Judo Tour. Starting in autumn, we will reintroduce three of our highest-level events in a big way, starting with the Budapest Grand Slam. The Budapest Grand Slam will take place in late October and will be followed by the Tokyo Grand Slam in December. The World Judo Masters will be held at the beginning of 2021 in Doha, Qatar. Read more


Sharafuddin Lutfillaev receives honourable State prize

28 Aug 2020 10:30

At 27 August World Championships silver medallist Sharafuddin Lutfillaev from Uzbekistan was awarded the State prize “Mard O’g’loni” – “Brave Son of the Motherland” - by Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Only three athletes have ever received this award, Lutfillaev is the first judoka in this elite club. Read more

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