Double Olympic Champion Shohei Ono Leads Masterclass in Kazakhstan

On the eve of the Qazaqstan Barysy Grand Slam 2024, a grand sports event was held in Karagandy, a first time of its kind in Kazakhstan’s history, thanks to the personal initiative of Mr Almaz Alsenov, president of Jenys Professional Judo Club. A free masterclass...

IBSA Judo Grand Prix Antalya 2024 – Results Day 1

Photographs by Tamara Kulumbegashvili Full results of the IBSA Judo Grand Prix Antalya 2024 – Day 1 J1 -60 kg Medals and flowers were presented by Mr Ilgar Rahimov, President of International Blind Sport Federation, and Ms Sara Alvarez, Sport Director of IBSA...

-81kg: Nagase, a Real Champion

Written by Jo Crowley on 30. Mar 2024 Photographs by Emanuele Di Feliciantonio, Tamara Kulumbegashvili He may not be the number one seed in Antalya but the current Olympic champion in the category demands some attention. Takanori Nagase, who was also world champion in...

A Bright Future for Judo

Written by Nicolas Messner on 10. Mar 2024 Photographs by Gabriela Sabau, Emanuele Di Feliciantonio In his capacity as IJF Education and Coaching Director, a member of the Executive Committee, and above all as a great judo enthusiast, Mohammed Meridja has been...

-48 kg: Japan’s Youngsters Brush Aside the Competition

Written by Callum MacLennan on 08. Mar 2024 Photographs by Gabriela Sabau, Emanuele Di Feliciantonio The field of athletes in the -48kg category at the Upper Austria Grand Prix 2024 were given a stark reminder of the strength-in-depth of the Japanese women’s team on...

-66kg: Unseeded Hadano Wins with Style

Written by Callum MacLennan on 08. Mar 2024 Photographs by Gabriela Sabau, Emanuele Di Feliciantonio In our preview for the -66kg category at the Upper Austria Grand Prix 2024, we noted the potential for an exciting all Israeli final between IJF World Tour veterans...