Judo Canada – Three Canadian Medalists in Romania

Team Canada’s Junior squad grabbed two silver and one bronze medal today, on the final day of Junior European Cup in Ploiesti, Romania. Judokas Emily Burt, (Under 63 kg) and Mina Coulombe, (Under 78 kg) each earned places on the second step of the podium, while Louis Krieber-Gagnon (Under 90 kg) earned bronze in his weight category.

Judo Canada – Kyle Reyes Eliminated By Three-Time World Champion Henk Grol

Kyle Reyes’s first Olympic experience came to an end after a single match, against two-time Olympic medallist and three-time World Champion, Henk Grol. Two minutes forty-four seconds into the bout, Grol, from the Netherlands, scored a kosoto-gake for an ippon to eliminate the Ontario judoka.

IJF Judo – Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 6 Morning Session Recap & Photos

On the eve of the closing day of the judo tournament in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, two categories were in action since 10:00 am this morning at the Arena Carioca 2: Men’s -100kg and Women’s -78kg. The -100kg category, to the general opinion, was one of the most impressive of the tournament so far, with a dozen athletes at least who could claim the supreme title.

Judo Canada – One Second Alters Kelita Zupancic’s Olympic Fate

Kelita Zupancic had her opponent, Austrian Bernadette Graf, pinned down to the ground. If she held her down for 15 seconds, she would score a waza-ari, tie the score, and take the match into overtime. After 14 seconds, Graf managed to get out of her hold.

IJF Judo – Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 2 Morning Session Recap & Photos

After a first amazing day yesterday, from a technical point of view as well as from the atmosphere point of view in a Carioca Arena 2, which saw the coronation of two magnificent Olympic champions and the complete renewal of the podiums from the London Games in 2012, two new categories have been engaged today in Rio: Women’s -52kg and Men’s -66kg.

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam World Tour Announced for Sept. 3 & 4 in Los Angeles

The worlds best Jiu-jitsu players from across the globe are preparing to battle it out at the first leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), the official authority for Jiu-Jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, has announced that the first leg of the championship series, is set to take place in Los Angeles, USA at the L.A Convention Center on the 3rd and 4th September.

IJF Tyumen Grand Slam 2016 Day 2 Recap & Photos

The Tyumen Grand Slam 2016 concluded on Sunday with the heavyweight judoka as all focus immediately switched to Rio 2016 with 19 days to go until the Olympic Games.

IJF Tyumen Grand Slam 2016 Day 1 Recap & Photos

The Tyumen Grand Slam 2016, the final event before Rio 2016, opened on Saturday with 20 days to go until the Olympic Games as an international field looked to overthrow the might of Russia in Siberia.

Judo For The World – Episode 7: Hungary

After Japan, Cuba, Brazil, Turkey, Australia and Zambia the International Judo Federation just released the new episode of the popular “Judo For The World” series, which features Judo in Hungary, in the heart of Europe.

IJF Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix 2016 Day 3 Recap & Photos

The Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix 2016, the final IJF Grand Prix before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, concluded on Sunday as the heavyweights rounded off an engrossing competition at the Buyant Ukhaa Sport Complex which featured Olympic champion Idalys ORTIZ and members of Mongolia’s Rio 2016 Olympic team.

IJF Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix 2016 Day 1 Recap & Photos

The Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix, the final IJF Grand Prix before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, opened in style on Friday with a memorable day of judo in the Mongolian capital at the Buyant Ukhaa Sport Complex.

IJF Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix 2016 Preview

The IJF World Judo Tour 2016 has arrived in Mongolia for the Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix 2016 – the final IJF Grand Prix before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – which takes place from Friday 1 July to Sunday 3 July at Buyant Ukhaa Sport Complex.

IJF Judo For the World – Episode 6 – Zambia

Despite the sometimes difficult living conditions and challenges that the African youth encounter on a daily basis, judo is a major social changer in Zambia. As Jude Mackenna, one of the founders of judo in the region, explains: “Judo is a discipline game and it changes the mind from the inside. It isolates the person from outside challenges and difficulties he could get into.“