Asian Level Judges /

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

Welcome 300 Ukrainian children to Hungary /

For weeks, the world watched in bewilderment what was happening in Ukraine. The Judo family doesn’t just look, it also acts. The arrival of hundreds of young judo players in Hungary has proven this again, who are now able to find some peace of mind after fleeing the war. A few weeks ago, 300 young … Read more

Malawi celebrates first phase /

The Dzaleka refugee camp is located not far from Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. For years, the refugee camp has been running a judo peace program called “Hope Judo”, offering refugees the possibility to practice judo on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted most sports around the … Read more

Judo restarts for VI at the Antalya Grand Prix /

Just three weeks after the IJF Antalya Grand Slam, Turkey is once again opening its doors to top judo. This is the start of a new season of IBSA Judo for visually impaired athletes. This is the start of a new Paralympic cycle, not only with new weight categories, but also new classification categories. This … Read more

The ladder of elite competition /

We can think of the international scene as a ladder, a tall ladder with wide but always within reach. At the bottom, we have trainees. We can see hope and emotion and their potential for excellence. Some are accomplished and have a strong plan, but most have an almost brilliant set of techniques applied at … Read more

What We See /

Four tournaments, like four irrefutable proofs of market volatility. Anyone can win, and there are few truly safe securities. If the World Judo Tour has shown anything, it’s that betting on winning judo is a risky business when the moment comes, and you better know your business. From Lisbon to Antalya, via Paris and Tel … Read more

When Peace Really Means /

The International Judo Federation (IJF) and its Judo Peace Committee (JFP) have been active in the Kilis region of southern Turkey for many years. With the support of the Turkish Judo Federation (TJF) and the city of Kilis, more than 2,000 children have benefited from the programme, which aims to support refugees on the one … Read more