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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

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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

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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

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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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IPPON GEAR becomes new IJF Brand

22 Jan 2018 16:05

The Ippon-Shop has been there for a while and known as the official adidas distributor in large parts of Europe. In 2018, the famous Judo shop is celebrating its 15th anniversary and starting off the year with smashing news becoming a new IJF brand. Read more

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Sisters Stoll battle it out again at German Championships in Stuttgart

21 Jan 2018 20:05

At the second day of the German Championships in the SCHARRena in Stuttgart, five athletes successfully defended their title from the previous year. The most remarkable was the title for Theresa Stoll from TSV Großhadern who won gold U57kg just like last year. Read more

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Benjamin Fletcher captures first ever World Tour gold for Ireland

21 Jan 2018 19:25

The switch to Ireland delivered a payout on Sunday at the last day of the Grand Prix in Tunis when Benjamin Fletcher claimed the gold medal U100kg. He is the only man for Ireland ever to take a victory in any World Cup. Only Lisa Kearney had won four World Cups in the past, but never a gold medal in the IJF World Tour. Read more

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