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

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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...

Interview With John Jayne Judoka

John Jayne was born 4 March 1997 in London, England. He has triple nationality- British, Bulgarian and United States. Up until August 2013, John Jayne represented Great Britain. He's been representing the United States of America ever since. John...

Interview with Amelie Guihur Judoka

Amelie Guihur was born 7 February 1994 in Rennes, France. She has competed in the -57kg weight category in Judo and has now moved down to the -52kg weight category. As part of the French team, Amelie won the...

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...

New Judo Rules and Refereeing Gestures for the Next Olympic Cycle

2022 has seen the new refereeing rules being implemented for the next Olympic cycle. The key points that have been looked at are the continuity of action, the landing, Judo techniques, and gripping. There are three new refereeing gestures for...

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 Roy Meyer Olympic judoka

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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...

Judo explained by Commonwealth athlete Anastasia-Alexandra Nenova

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South-African Anastasia-Alexandra Nenova exclusively writes for Star Sports on her 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 and has competed...

Judo Athletes That Started Late

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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...

Rusty Kanokogi: A Brief History of Women in Judo

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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...

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