Judo promotes good habits and a healthy lifestyle / IJF.org

The Azerbaijan Judo Federation has just launched a campaign to remind everyone of the importance of sport in combating drug abuse and trafficking. June 26 will be the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The theme for 2022 is “Addressing the Drug Challenge in Health and Humanitarian Crises”. To convey the importance and … Read more

It has to be worth it / IJF.org

Why do it? Judo is hard. Judo is actually very difficult. It consumes you, takes up all your time, energy and attention. It steals your heart, sometimes it steals your family time, and forces you to trade between the present and the future. To truly reach the top, Judo requires you to employ the highest … Read more

CEO of his Tatami / IJF.org

A first-round bye, because that’s your reward for being the top seed, saw three-time Olympic medalist Rasha Shavdatu Ashvili and his South Korean rival Kang, the 2015 junior world champion, open for a showdown. A seemingly unremarkable second round but has barely shown since then. Lasha won the game by controlling every inch of tatami … Read more

Georgia is hot / IJF.org

Georgia is hot and the Tbilisi Grand Slam has not yet started. What happened, however, was a tie, and the only thing we knew was that the temperature would rise even more. Get your fans, summer clothes, and cold drinks ready, because judo has come to Georgia, where you have to sweat to win. Georgia … Read more

Desire to Learn / IJF.org

Georgians have a lot of warrior spirit. However, few talk about the desire to learn from their photographers and journalists. A genuine thirst for knowledge translates into a plethora of questions when they get the chance. This desire for improvement is what we will now explore. Tamar Kulumbegashvili has been a photographer for twelve years. … Read more

Judo training is Alex’s young hope

Norio Maruyama, Ambassador of the Japanese Embassy in South Africa, hopes that the arrival of Judo in Alexandra will have a positive impact on the town’s children and youth. Maruyama speaks at the official opening of the Judo Hope Center, a grassroots sports facility next to the East Bank Altrek Stadium. Participants at the official … Read more

2 Indian judo athletes suspended for allegedly entering room of foreign female athletes at 2021 World Junior Judo Championships

During the 2021 Olbia Junior World Judo Championships in Italy, the two fighters were killed, Manmohan Jaiswal, secretary general of the defunct Judo Federation of India (JFI), said on Saturday, May 28. Overzealous Indian judoka suspended for ‘misconduct’ India’s Arun and Jatin competed in the men’s 73kg and 60kg world championships in Italy last year … Read more

Tanzania should invest more in judo

Two of the aforementioned four athletes are judokas, Thomas Mwenda and Abdulrabi Abdullah, who both won gold medals at the recently concluded East African Judo Championships. Interestingly, this is not the first time some of our judokas have excelled at the East African Judo Championships. Frustratingly, however, there has been insufficient investment in the domestic … Read more

Asian Level Judges / IJF.org

On May 10-11, 2022, Almaty, Kazakhstan hosted the IJF Referee Seminar ahead of the International Referee Exam. IJF Chief Referee Directors Mr. Daniel Lascau and Mr. Armen Bagdasarov planned the proceedings, and several members of the IJF Referee Committee welcomed referees from 13 countries. Mr. Lascau commented: “Starting with the first European workshop in Lisbon, … Read more