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.“

Alix Renaud-Roy Takes Seventh Place at European Judo Open in Madrid

The second day of the European Judo Open in Madrid, Spain, was no easier for Canadian judokas than the first. On Sunday, Alix Renaud-Roy finished the Under 70 kg competition in seventh place, while Étienne Briand didn’t rank in the Under 81 kg class.

IJF World Judo Masters 2016 Guadalajara Preview

The winding road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be defined this weekend as the final qualification event, the invite-only World Judo Masters takes place in Guadalajara, Mexico from Friday 27 – Sunday 29 May.

Watch LIVE Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. ET – 2016 U.S. Sumo Open

2016 US SUMO OPEN – 16th Annual SATURDAY, May 21, 2016 Main Event: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PT (Prelims: 10:00 am – 12 noon PT) Walter Pyramid @ California State University Long Beach This is your ONE chance in 2016 to see a sumo tournament of this caliber in North America! Highlights: * 60

IJF Almaty Grand Prix 2016 Preview – Final Olympic Open Qualification

The Rio 2016 Olympic qualification race will take its most dramatic turn yet this weekend as hopefuls from around the world have to perform at the Almaty Grand Prix – the final open qualification event before the invite-only World Judo Masters – from Friday 13 – Sunday 15 May at the Sport Palace Baluan Sholak.

IJF Baku Grand Slam 2016 Day 1 Recap & Photos

The Baku Grand Slam 2016 opened on Friday at the Heydar Aliyev Sport and Exhibition Complex with a compelling day of judo as Rio 2016 hopefuls suffered a mixture of pleasure and frustration in a pivotal first day in Azerbaijan.

IJF Baku Grand Slam 2016 Preview

Judo’s road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is set to reach a decisive phase this weekend as the final Grand Slam in the Olympic qualification campaign will feature Olympic and world champions from Friday 6 – Sunday 8 May at the Heydar Aliyev Sports and Exhibition Complex.

Combate Americas Doubleheader LIVE Monday at 9 p.m. ET on Fight Network

Fight Network presents a busy stretch of live combat sports and it begins tonight, Friday, April 15 at 10 p.m. with a live presentation of a surefire “Fight of the Year” candidate on Golden Boy Promotions’ LA FIGHT CLUB, as former WBC Contienntal Americas and NABF welterweight champion Jesus “Renuente” Soto-Karass (28-10-3, 18 KO) faces Japan’s mighty warrior and former OPBF welterweight champion Yoshihiro “Maestrito” Kamegai (26-3-1, 23 KO) in a 10-round welterweight showdown, co-headlined by an explosive clash between Los Angeles transplant Vyacheslav “Lion Heart” Shabranskyy (15-0, 12 KO) and seasoned Chicago native Derrick “Superman” Findley (23-18-1, 15 KO). The LA FIGHT CLUB broadcast from downtown Los Angeles’ Belasco Theater will be televised live across Canada.

Video & Photos: IJF Judo For The World Episode 3 – Brazil

The IJF just released the third opus of its series ‘Judo for the World’. This time we invite you to discover how judo is changing the life of the inhabitants of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro. For a couple of weeks, these words (‘Hate brought me to judo, love made me stay’) have been echoing in our minds. Now in her twenties, how can Raissa have this analysis on a life that is surely already scarred by the difficulty to look toward a bright future? How come such an inner force took root in a mind that should still be dominated by the wanderings of post-adolescence? One could be in awe of such strength.

IJF Samsun Grand Prix 2016 Day 3 Recap & Photos

After the first two days of competition, which saw the French delegation take the lead of the nation ranking and the Turkish delegation climb to the second place at home, while, especially on the second day, the younger generation of champions pointed its nose, the public of the Yasar Dogu Sports Arena in Samsun was awaiting the heavier categories. Thus the last five weight categories which competed today were: Women’s -78kg and +78kg and Men’s -90kg, -100kg and +100kg.

IJF Samsun Grand Prix 2016 Day 2 Recap & Photos

After a particularly successful first day yesterday, the Samsun Grand Prix continued today with four more categories: Women’s -63kg and -70kg and Men’s -73kg and -81kg. One of the noticeable aspect of today’s competition is the fact that many young athletes were able to enter the final block of the event, some of them disputing the first Grand Prix final of their young career. This was the case for instance in the -73kg were both, the former double U23 European Champion, Damian Szwarnowiecki of Poland and the North Korean KIM Chol-Gwang, were newcomers at this level. Other experienced competitors had more difficulties to go through the preliminary rounds and being among the top seeded athletes was not a guarantee to win a medal in Samsun.

IJF Samsun Grand Prix 2016 Day 1 Recap & Photos

The first day of the Samsun Grand Prix ended with a festive air for the host country as three Turkish athletes entered the final, while the organisers and the International Judo Federation could be pleased with the quality of the organisation which was flawless throughout the day. Five categories were engaged today: women’s -48kg, -52kg and -57 and men’s -60kg and -66kg.

IJF Samsun Gran Prix 2016 Preview

The fourth edition of the Samsun Grand Prix is about to start in the metropolis on the north coast of Turkey. The next three days (April 1-3) therefore will bring strong emotions and world-class judo.