In his second Olympic experience, Brazilian-origin Montrealer Sergio Pessoa bowed out of the Under 60 kg competition after losing his first match to Georgian Amiran Papinashvili, at Rio’s Arena Carioca.
For four years the judo world and fans from around the world have been waiting. For four years the International Judo Federation has been working hard to prepare for the Olympic tournament.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Saturday, Canada added even more medals to its collection, with three silvers and four bronzes at the Pan American Junior Championships in Cordoba, Argentina, and a silver and a bronze at the San Salvador Pan American Open.
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.
The Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix 2016 passed the halfway point on Saturday after a gripping second day of judo at the Buyant Ukhaa Sport Complex.
Canadian judokas had quite a fruitful day this Friday at the Cadet Pan American Championships in Cordoba, Argentina. The first day of the competition brought the country a total of eleven medals.
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.
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.
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.“
The Budapest Grand Prix 2016, the final Grand Prix in Europe before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, opened on Saturday with 130 judoka (75 men, 55 women) fighting on day one at the Papp László Sportaréna.
The IJF World Judo Tour has landed in Hungary for the final Grand Prix in Europe before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Canadian judoka Kelita Zupancic stepped up onto the highest step of the podium at the European Cup in Celje, Slovenia, after logging a perfect record in the Under 70 kg competition.
This Saturday was the first day of the European Cup, the last competition before the Rio Games for some of Canada’s judokas. Two Maple Leafers stepped up onto the podium in Celje, Slovenia, both in the Under 57 kg division. Jessica Klimkait got her hands on the silver, while Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard is bringing home a bronze.
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.
You don’t see this very often, and to win a belt nonetheless! Watch Thiago Moises win the RFA lightweight title with a beautiful armbar at RFA 35, which aired LIVE on Fight Network Canada & International.
An extended highlight film from the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2016, featuring some of the most exciting and technical moments from the most important final matches of the UAEJJF 2015/2016 competition season.
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.
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
The Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood founder, Nic Gregoriades, shows one of his favorite sweeps from the De La Riva X-Guard.
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.
Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood Founder, Nic Gregoriades, shows how to do the “dynamic” guard pull into De La Riva X-guard.
In one of the biggest upsets in the history of the heavyweight division, Fabricio Werdum ended Fedor Emelianenko’s 27-fight win streak back in Strikeforce in 2010. Hear Werdum’s jiu-jitsu coaches break down the performance.
The Baku Grand Slam 2016 came to an intense conclusion on Sunday as the heavyweights produced their best ippon judo to sign off the final Grand Slam of the Rio 2016 Olympic qualification phase.
The Baku Grand Slam 2016, the final Grand Slam in the Rio 2016 Olympic qualification phase, saw current and former world champions conquer and fall as day two served up a day full of emotion at the Heydar Aliyev Sport and Exhibition Complex.
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.
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.
The IJF’s award-winning development program in the Kilis refugee camps on the Syrian/Turkish border is the subject of the latest IJF #JudoForTheWorld video feature.
UFC today announced a new partnership agreement with Wrestling Canada Lutte to actively promote amateur and Olympic wrestling throughout Canada.