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Groenen: Judo prepared me for the pressure of big games

3 Jul 2020 11:50

Top football player Jackie Groenen comes from a family of football fanatics. Her father played for Willem II and made it to the Dutch lower leagues, but never got to fulfil his fantasy of wearing oranje in a major tournament. Daughter Jackie made to the FIFA World Cup final and was one of the most important players in the team. Read more

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The for World Judo Day is STRONGER TOGETHER

1 Jul 2020 10:35

The new theme for World Judo Day in 2020 is ’STRONGER TOGETHER’ which is a pledge to spread our values when the world needs it most. After the success of the 2019 edition, which saw more than 6,000 trees planted across the five continents, the IJF is once again active to carry out its values. The occasion will be organised and marked on 28th October, all over the world, to celebrate the values of judo. Read more

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5 MMA Fighters who started with Judo

29 Jun 2020 15:15

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a combination of different martial arts practiced all over the world. The main concept behind the game is to combine different fighting techniques that work well in various disciplines, combining them into a complete combat system. That includes techniques borrowed from Judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, sambo, and wrestling, to mention a few. As such, several MMA fighters today started practicing other disciplines before transitioning to this combat system. Read more

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Olympian Salima Souakri new Secretary of State in Algeria

28 Jun 2020 14:55

Salima Souakri became the new Secretary of State to the Minister of Youth and Sports, responsible for elite sport, within the Algerian government. Souakri participated in the Olympic Games four times and having won the prestigious Paris Tournament and ten African Champion titles. Souakri was also the first woman from Algeria and the Arab community to take part in the Olympic tournament. Read more

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European Champion Katrin Beinroth passes away (38)

27 Jun 2020 14:05

Again another relatively young judoka passed away. 38-year old former European Champion Katrin Beinroth died at 23 June. The heavyweight passed away in her sleep. She was married since August 2013 and used the name Katrin Simper. Read more

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Sugoi Uriarte announced as IJF coach

26 Jun 2020 10:45

Sugoi Uriarte was appointed as IJF coach in June. "I have spent a long time working to integrate everyone into the same project. From now I will take the role of IJF Coach for all of my athletes, whatever flag they represent. I am delighted to belong to this IJF Team and that we are able to help each other to develop. Valencia is the home to all judoka." Read more

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Jorge Fonseca tests positive for Covid-19

25 Jun 2020 09:35

Judo World Champion Jorge Fonseca of Portugal tested positive for Covid-19. Also U57kg athlete Wilsa Gomes tested positive ad both abandoned the internship in Coimbra. Read more

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