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Successful OTC Mittersill closed

16 Jan 2018 11:35

The OTC in Mittersill was successfully closed. With more than 1,000 Judoka from all over the world, the training camp broke all records. The Austrian Judo Federation is happy with the result. Read more

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Double Olympic Champion Ryoko Tani promoted from 4th to 6th Dan

15 Jan 2018 14:10

Retired Japanese judo phenomenon and politician Ryoko Tani has been promoted from fourth to sixth dan, accomplishing the rare feat of skipping black-belt ranks based on time in grade and service to the sport. Tani is 7-times World Champion and double Olympic Champion. Read more

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Join the International Belgian Judo Open in Visé and Herstal

15 Jan 2018 08:45

The Belgian Open has always been a tremendous preparation for the major tournaments in Europe. Team from all around the world have participated in Visé in the past, and to start the year well, the judo community have an appointment in the Province of Liège, the weekend of 3rd and 4th February. Read more

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Many participants at IJF Refereeing and Coaching Seminar in Mittersill

14 Jan 2018 21:50

Marius Vizer opened the IJF Refereeing and Coaching Seminar in Mittersill. He joined the first day of the seminar. Hans-Paul Kutschera, President of the Austrian Federation, spoke some friendly opening words to the referees and coaches. Read more

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New IJF Rules for 2018-2020 analysed

12 Jan 2018 15:00

IJF President Marius Vizer introduced the new rules at the IJF homepage with a few extra personal words. “In the process of development of our sport, it is of utmost importance to do the best, first of all for the content and the image of our sport, for a better comprehensibility and consistence of the rules for judokas, judo lovers and the World.” Read more

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IJF World Tour expands in 2018 with new events

12 Jan 2018 10:05

The IJF World Tour continues in 2018 starting with the first Grand Prix in Tunis, although before the revolution Tunisia already had a Grand Prix in 2009 and 2010. Also Agadir will have a Grand Prix in March and the Grand Slam of Tokyo will now be held in Osaka. There's a total of 17 competitions throughout the year, including the World Championships in Baku. Read more

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Ole Bischof to lend technical expertise to British Judo

12 Jan 2018 08:55

British judo and German coaches seemed to have temporary love affairs. In the past the British Judo Association used the expertise of former World and Olympic Champions from Germany. Former Olympic Champion Udo Quellmalz was performance Director, 1991 World Champion Daniel Lascau was Technical Director and 2008 Olympic Champion Ole Bischof lends his expertise to British Judo. Read more

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