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Taekwondo is an important tradition throughout the Brower family. Melanie and Jake Blauer have black belts, as do three of their four children. Fourth, their youngest, is currently training to earn one. They began practicing martial arts in their hometown of Boise. When Jack Brower was hired by WSU, they moved to Pullman, which meant … 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

Welcome 300 Ukrainian children to Hungary / IJF.org

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

Rampage Jackson Opens Up About Playing Bad Guys in Lord of the Streets

Quintin “Rampage” Jackson has been very busy lately. “Crazy busy,” as he put it, speaking to Cageside Press in regards to the release Lord of the Streetsa new MMA-themed action film featuring him and Khalil Rountree Jr. Rampage Jackson is one of the most experienced fighter-turned-actor to jump from MMA to film. In everything from … Read more

Malawi celebrates first phase / IJF.org

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 / IJF.org

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 / IJF.org

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 / IJF.org

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

Judo Champion Victor Bird to Compete in Peru | Middle School

Sean Lantz Sioux City – National Judo Champion. Bishop Sheeran high school student Victor Bird didn’t expect those words when he traveled to Lansing, Michigan, last month for the U.S. Judo Junior National Championships. But he should be used to it by now. Bird, 17, defeated world number one Elias Sabin in the 100kg class … Read more