Martial Arts

Interview with Hannah Martin: wife, mother, and Judoka

Anastasia-Alexandra Nenova interview with Hannah Martin for Sports Star. Hannah Martin was born 27 June 1988 in Schenectady, New York, United States. She is in the -63kg weight category in Judo. She won two bronze medals and two silver medals...

Judo Athletes That Started Late

Not all successful Judoka started at a young age, here are the best Judo athletes that started at a late age. Allen Coage, representing the United States of America Olympic Bronze Medalist at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympic Games Two...

10 Reasons Why Your Child Should Do Judo Instead of Team Sports

Millions of children are participating in team sports like baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. But they differ from individual sports in many important ways. Martial arts as an example offer a multitude of benefits that we will cover today. With...

Rusty Kanokogi: A Brief History of Women in Judo

While the modern sports world is a place of equality, it has not always been like that. While the history of women in sport dates back centuries and the 1900 Paris Olympic Games the first to accept female entry...

Interview with Roy Meyer Olympic judoka

Roy Meyer was born 4 June 1991 in the Netherlands and came 7th at 2016 Rio Olympic Games and two-time Bronze Medallist at the Senior World Championships. SS: Give us a little background on you. How come you started and...

10 Interesting Judo Facts You Must Know

Today, Judo is practised by more than 20 million people, making Judo undoubtedly the most popular combat sport in the world. In fact, Judo is the second most popular sport in the world after soccer. In 1997, there were 2.2...

Judo explained by Commonwealth athlete Anastasia-Alexandra Nenova

South-African Anastasia-Alexandra Nenova exclusively writes for Star Sports on her Judo career and explains the martial art she loves. The 2nd Dan in Judo is due to represent South Africa in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. What is Judo? Judo...

Leg lock and triangle choke your way to better Mental Health with Jiu Jitsu

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Getting choked, arm-barred or leg-locked by a stranger might not seem like an obvious way of improving your mental health. However, these are all submissions used in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which I believe to be an excellent way to...

Interview With judoka Andreja Leski

Andreja Leski was born 8 January 1997 in Koper, Slovenia. She won the silver medal at the 2021 World Championships, the bronze medal at the 2021 European Championships and the bronze medal at the 2021 Masters. Andreja has also...

Interview with Andrea Stojadinov

Andrea Stojadinov was born on 20 June 2000 in Pančevo, Serbia. She is in the -48kg weight category in Judo. Andrea captured the U23 European title in Budapest in 2021 and the silver medal at the European Championships in...

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When it comes to golf, your choice of equipment can make or break your game. If you’ve ever found yourself using an unfamiliar set of...

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