Judo in Refugee Camp Wins International Major Prize

The International Judo Federation was presented with the prize today (Thursday) by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council and Patron of the Awards, in a televised ceremony in Dubai, in the presence of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Video – IJF: Judo for the World Episode 1

On 11 March 2011, Japan was terribly hit by the biggest earthquake ever recorded in the archipelago. Less than half an hour later, giant waves rolled and swept everything.

Arthur Margelidon Seventh in Tokyo

Arthur Margelidon had the best performance among Canadian judokas this Saturday at the Tokyo Grand Slam, in Japan. The Montrealer came in seventh in the Under 73 kg class, after being eliminated in the first round of repechage.

IJF Tokyo Grand Slam 2015 Day 3 Recap & Photos

When being asked about the possibility to have the team event at the Olympic Games, the IJF President answered: “I am convinced that the team event at the Olympic Games can only increase the value of our sport and be beneficial for everyone.

IJF Tokyo Grand Slam 2015 Day 2 Recap & Photos

After a first day of competition under the sign of Japan with five wins out of a possible five, this second day of competition at the Grand Slam Tokyo 2015 was announced to be exciting with the four categories engaged today: women’s -63kg and -70kg and men’s -73kg and -81kg.

Judo Canada: Double Defeat for Canada

It was a short day for Canadians Jessica Klimkait and Antoine Bouchard at the Tokyo, Japan Grand Slam this Friday. Both judokas were eliminated from the competition when they lost their first matches of the day.

IJF Tokyo Grand Slam 2015 Day 1 Recap & Photos

Coming back to Tokyo for the last event of the season is always something special for all the participants and organisers. Today was the first day of competition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium and five categories were engaged: women’s -48kg, -52kg and -57kg and men’s -60kg and -66kg.

IJF Tokyo Grand Slam 2015 Preview

From 4 to 6 December, the 2015 Tokyo Grand Slam, Japan, will be held at the Metropolitan Gymnasium and will be the last event of a sporting season that was particularly rich with action and excitement.

IJF Jeju Grand Prix 2015 Day 3 Recap & Photos

The Jeju Grand Prix 2015, the final Grand Prix of the year, reached its conclusion on Saturday as four current Olympic champions took to the tatami in South Korea at the Halla Gymnasium.

IJF Jeju Grand Prix 2015 Day 2 Recap & Photos

The Jeju Grand Prix 2015 showcased 128 judoka across four weight categories as the world’s premier judoka took one step closer to qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Halla Gymnasium on Friday.

IJF Jeju Grand Prix 2015 Day 1 Recap & Photos

The Jeju Grand Prix 2015, the final Grand Prix of the year, got underway on Thursday with 148 judoka fighting in South Korea across the five lightest weight categories at the Halla Gymnasium.

IJF Jeju Grand Prix 2015 Preview

The final IJF Grand Prix of the season will see 422 judoka from 70 nations compete at the Halla Gymnasium in Jeju, South Korea, from Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 November.

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.