Andrea Bocelli Becomes Latest IJF Ambassador

Recording artist Andrea Bocelli becomes the latest IJF Ambassador. The singer-songwriter, was presented with IJF Ambassador status by the IJF President Mr. Marius Vizer in Budapest which is home to the IJF Presidential Office. Mr. Vizer said: “This is a great honour for the international judo community to have such a great person, human being and artist as the new IJF ambassador.”

IJF Qingdao Grand Prix 2015 Day 3 Recap & Photos

The remaining give weight categories of the Qingdao Judo Grand Prix 2015, China, were decided on Sunday as the men’s -90kg, -100kg and -100kg categories and the women’s -78kg and +78kg judoka engrossed supporters in the competition.

IJF Qingdao Grand Prix 2015 Day 2 Recap & Photos

Today was the second day of competition at the Qingdao Guoxin Stadium (Diamond Hall) and four categories were engaged as the men’s -73kg, -81kg and women’s -63kg and -70kg judoka were in action.

IJF Qingdao Grand Prix 2015 China Preview

Qingdao will showcase the seventh edition of the Qingdao Grand Prix this weekend. Held in the Qingdao Guoxin Stadium (Diamond Hall), the competition will gather together 379 athletes from 59 nations and will attribute points for the Olympic Qualification (gold: 300 points – silver: 180 points – bronze: 120 points – 5th: 60 points – 7th: 48 points – 1/16: 36 points – 1/32: 24 points – 1st fight won: 12 points – participation: 2 points).

Bronze Medal for Ignacio Rodriguez at Judo Oceania Open

West Vancouver judoka Ignacio Rodriguez climbed onto the third step of the Over 100 kg podium this Saturday, at the Oceania Open in Wollongong, Australia. This medal completes Canada’s four-medal haul in the competition.

Medals Galore for Canada at Judo African Open

Saturday was an excellent day for Canadian judo at the African Open of Port Louis, Mauritius. After a period of erratic competition results, Canada raked in five medals at the competition ­– two gold, three bronze.

Two Canadians in Top 10 at Judo Abu Dhabi Grand Slam

Canadian judokas had an overall good first day at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, in the United Arab Emirates. After a few rocky weekends, Nicolas Gill’s athletes, for the most part, had good performances in the competition.

IJF Judo Grand Slam Abu Dhabi 2015 Preview

The fourth IJF Grand Slam of the year begins in the capital of the United Arab Emirates on Friday with 489 judoka eyeing glory across 14 weight categories.

October 28 – World Judo Day 2015 – Judo Unites the World

From Australia to Argentina, the World Judo Family was united by its support for the 5th edition of the World Judo Day. Perhaps fortuitously as the theme for this year was ‘Unity’ and there was plenty of it on display on the 155th birth anniversary of Master Kano.

Brief Outing for Canadians in Team Competition at Judo World Junior Championships

The World Junior Championships, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, came to an end for Canadian judokas on Tuesday, after the men’s team, made up of Olivier Gobeil-St-Amand, Darren Elcock, Patrick Cantin, Louis Krieber-Gagnon and Martin Rygielski, lost the team competition’s first round 4-1 to Belarus.

Short Day for Rygielski at Judo Junior World Championships

For Martin Rygielski, the World Junior Championships lasted a mere 53 seconds, the time it took French Messie Katanga to defeat Rygielski in his first and only Over 100 kg match this Monday, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Judo World Championships – A Rollercoaster of a Day for Canada

This Sunday was a day of joy and frustration for the Canadian judokas at the World Junior Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. While some Maple Leafers crossed items off their goal lists, others will be returning home with a bit of a heavy heart.

Rough Day for Canada at World Junior Championships in Abu Dhabi

Saturday was not the most productive day for Canadian judokas at the Abu Dhabi World Junior Championships, in the United Arab Emirates. Both Jessica Klimkait (Under 57 kg) and Patrick Cantin (Under 73 kg) were shown the door early on in the competition.

IJF Judo World Championships 2015 Abu Dhabi Preview

Abu Dhabi has become the epicentre of the judo world as the IJF Junior World Championships 2015 and the fourth Grand Slam of the year will be held back-to-back in the Emirates capital.

Karate1 Premier League Salzburg 2015 Results

Since 2011, Austria Karate Federation hosted the Karate1 Premier League in Salzburg. This year, tournament has been held in Sporthalle Alpenstraße arena in Salzburg (Austria) from 17th to 18th of October 2015.

IJF Judo Grand Slam Paris Day 1 Recap & Photos

The Paris Grand Slam 2015, the third IJF Grand Slam of the season, started on Saturday with a pulsating day of judo as the world spectacle opened the Accor Hotels Arena in the heart of the French capital.

Swift Elimination for Maple Leafers at Judo Paris Grand Slam

This Saturday’s Paris Grand Slam was not as productive a competition for Canadian judokas as last weekend’s women’s and men’s European Opens, in Portugal and Scotland. All six Maple Leafers were shown the door early on in the competition.

IJF Judo Paris Grand Slam 2015 Preview

The Paris Grand Slam 2015 has once again become the talking point of the sporting world as the world’s finest judoka are set grace the new-look Accor Hotel Arena (formerly Bercy) from Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 October in front of a 12,500 strong crowd.

IJF Unveils 2015 World Judo Day Theme: Unity

The International Judo Federation will host the fifth and most anticipated edition of the annual #WorldJudoDay on 28 October with UNITY selected as this year’s theme.