An overview of the men's -100kg division.
An overview of the women's -78kg division.
An overview of the men's -90kg division.
An overview of the women's -70kg division.
An overview of the men's -81kg division.
An overview of the women's -63kg division.
An overview of the men's -73kg division.
An overview of the women's -57kg division.
Maria competes today. All that hard work leads to this one moment in time.
Buchard gets silver in the Olympics. Well done. Now, she has her sights on gold for Paris 2024.
An overview of the men's -66kg division.
An overview of the women's -52kg division.
An overview of the men's -60kg division.
An overview of the women's -48kg division.
Algerian player Fethi Nourine has been suspended following his withdrawal from the Olympics to avoid fighting an Israeli player.
JudoData & JudoCrazy provide their analysis and predictions for the Tokyo Olympics judo competition.
Here's the draw for both the women and men.
JudoData: Tashiro. JudoCrazy: Agbegnenou.
JudoData: Mollaei. JudoCrazy: Nagase.
Snapshots of my time at a training camp, spending time at home, and my journey to Japan for the Olympics.
JudoData: Ono (JPN). JudoCrazy: Ono (JPN).
JudoData: Klimkait (CAN). JudoCrazy: Yoshida (JPN).
JudoData: Lombardo (ITA). JudoCrazy: Abe (JPN).
JudoData says Abe (JPN). JudoCrazy says Buchard (FRA).
JudoData says Smetov (KAZ). JudoCrazy says Takato (JPN).
JudoData says Bilodid (UKR). JudoCrazy says Krasniqi KOS).
Ono seldom gets defeated but it does happen, and when it does, it's usually by ippon.
Pulkrabek (CZE) does a driving reverse seoi-nage.
Shintaro Higashi demonstrate three types of koshi-guruma.
Bilal Ciloglu shows the sumi-gaeshi he used to win the 2021 World bronze.
These remarkable ladies prove that age is just a number.
Ippon or Waza-Ari?
Nomura, the only judoka with three Olympic gold medals, hopes Riner wins his third gold in Tokyo.
Look who will be in Tokyo.
Monteiro (POR) does a perfectly-timed kosoto-gake counter that floors her opponent.
Maria gives us a sneak peek into what her morning training session is like.
Bilal Ciloglu shows how he does a standard sumi-gaeshi.
Ippon or Waza-Ari?
What does it mean exactly to "break down a video?"
Yakub Shamilov (RUS) does a picture-perfect yoko-otoshi. No brute force here. Just perfect timing
40 Judo Throws is one of several books former World Champion and Olympic Silver medalist, Nicola Fairbrother, has produced for children.
Aleks gives us a tour of his judo club.
Are you excited about watching the judo competition at the Tokyo Olympics?
Despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, Fighting Films has decided to continue to be an EJU sponsor.
Here's an interesting story about how Driton Kuka and his brothers built up Kosovan judo.
The story made headlines around the world: 7-year-old judo student was slammed to the ground 27 times has died.
Last month, from 14 to 19 of June, I attended a special training camp
Jessica Klimkait (CAN) doesn’t do much newaza but when she does it, reverse sankaku is one of her favored techniques.
World Champion Jessica Klimkait demonstrates how she gets into reverse sankaku. Her video is available at Judo Fanatics.
World silver medalist Bashaev was chosen for the Olympics. The Russian Olympic team has been announced:Female-48kg: Irina DOLGOVA-52kg: Natalia KUZIUTINA-57kg: Daria MEZHETSKAIA-63kg: Daria DAVYDOVA-70kg: Madina TAIMAZOVA-78kg: Aleksandra BABINTSEVAMale-60kg: Robert MSHVIDOBADZE-66kg:…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9gUPIhTI7A Marcus Nyman of Sweden brings back a World bronze medal 35 years after his mother won a World silver medal.
Nyman wins bronze, 35 years after his mother won the last World medal for Sweden. Marcus Nyman of Sweden is already 30 years old. But with two back-to-back Grand Slam…
By Nicolas Messner. IJF On Tuesday 14th June 2021 the Commonwealth Games organising committee announced the competition schedule of the event. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held in…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfTjnb8lXAo At the 2021 World Championships in Hungary, Klimkait pulled ahead of her rival. Jessica Klimkait's main stumbling block to getting to the Olympics was her teammate and rival Christa…
https://youtu.be/O25XoeEjE3A Haruka Funakubo of Japan does her trademark Funakubo Roll to secure a pin on her Russian opponent.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsszfaGApf4 Amandine does this unusual choke quite effectively. Some people refer to the Buchard Choke as a kind of modified Gerbi Choke. There are some similarities in the placement of…
Aleksandar Kukolj demonstrates the Buchard Choke. He has an instructional video coming out soon at Judo Fanatics.
These two are the top favorites at the Tokyo Olympics. In an interview earlier this month with Kyodo News, former World Champion Tsukasa Yoshida said: "If the Games are held,…
By Lucy Dominy for the IPC Judo has enjoyed the exclusivity of being the only martial art on the Paralympic programme until Para taekwondo debuts at Tokyo 2020. Find out…
https://youtu.be/G7vgO2foHRM Highlights of male gold medalists' fights at the 2021 World Championships.
https://youtu.be/X4OCHhDjkP0 Highlights of female gold medalists' fights at the 2021 World Championships.
Emidio and Oon look back at their predictions to see where they got it right and where they got it wrong.
https://youtu.be/cBk9lwsnTv8 Aleks talks about competing in his new weight, working with a new coach and creating his first instructional video.
https://youtu.be/_BSwG0nKTjk Buchard is feeling good physically and mentally for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
https://youtu.be/rLwXcRrxXdQ Andrea's not at the World's due to injury but she's been watching the competition and is really proud of her teammates' performance.
https://youtu.be/_K4cUrEJJTM Aleks won a silver in his new weight class. An excellent achievement!
https://youtu.be/KZmK7i_Vx3I Ungvari (HUN) bows out at age 40, with grace and style. Miklos Ungvari is an Olympic silver medalist, triple World bronze medalist, triple European champion and double IJF World…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq-Vpe3XZl4 Maria was disappointed with her performance at the World's but she managed to qualify for the Olympics!
Jessica Klimkait secures her place in the Olympics. Jessica Klimkait went into the 2021 World Championships as an underdog because her compatriot, Christa Deguchi, was there too. These two had…
https://youtu.be/D_Z7HU3jHVI Maruyama scored consistently with uchimata throughout the day although he relied on yoko-tomoe-nage in the final.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGhNmhQpA6I Shishime displayed excellent throwing and groundwork skills through the day.
Maruyama and Shishime are both double World Champions now. Japan has such depth and breadth of judo talent that even when they send their so-called "B Team" to the World…
https://youtu.be/DsSrnk0fwNM Nagayama attacked Yondonpereinlei (MGL) multiple times but couldn't get a score. In the end he won by penalties.
https://youtu.be/TdHLK48jnmQ Naomi wins her first bout with a nice osoto-gari followed up with a hold-down for waza-ari-awasete-ippon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnU6btIGOro Ippon or Waza-Ari?
https://youtu.be/vD1MQnOKp0A Huseynov (AZE) created the upset of the tournament on Day 1 with his incredible revers seoi-nage on Nagayama (JPN), who himself is a reverse seoi-nage specialist.
Japan's Natsumi Tsunoda started off the day ranked No. 28 among the players competing in the 2021 Hungary World Championships. So, she was far from the favorite.Tsunoda's judo is a…
https://youtu.be/P3bDVrV0L7A Most Japanese female judokas like to do osaekomi turnovers but Tsunoda prefers the juji-gatame.
https://youtu.be/QUaDhrMavVg Abuladze's arm rolls are similar to what Liparteliani does. In fact, Abuladze says he was inspired to do this from watching Liparteliani.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJI7yrgGP58 Ippon or Waza-Ari?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkywkwZtgF8 You can learn more tips like this at American Judo System
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKF9OkIAYBw&feature=youtu.be You can learn more tips like this at American Judo System
https://youtu.be/Pa5dW0ImZN8 You can learn more about gripping by joining American Judo System You can also buy Jimmy Pedro’s Grip Like a World Champion 2.0 video from Judo Fanatics
Here's our prediction for the Women's Division.
Here's our predictions for the Men's Division.
World Championship ScheduleSunday, 6 June, 2021: Men -60 and women -48 kgMonday, 7 June, 2021: Men -66 and Women -52 kgTuesday, 8 June, 2021: Male -73 and female -57 kgWednesday,…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h8idO15Qos&feature=emb_title From June 6-13, every day we will feature the most exciting technique from the Hungary World Championships.
Juan Barcos in Budapest after the 2021 IJF Congress By Jo Crowley During the 2021 IJF Congress, it was announced that Juan Carlos Barcos was stepping down from his role…
By Nicolas Messner The 2021 Congress of the International Judo Federation was marked by the re-election of Marius Vizer at the head of the organisation. Elected for the first time…