News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

World Champion Takato announces marriage and baby

29 Jul 2014 09:30

   IJF Media Team / IJF
20140925_Chelyabinsk_IJF_TAKATO, Naohisa (JPN) - IMASHEV, Aibek (KAZ)9

World Champion Naohisa Takato held a personal press conference to announce his marriage that he registered last month and the World's number one also announced to become a father in November.

Takato who will defend his World title at 25 August in Chelyabinsk, had another announcement to make. He will fight for the team Park24 of Hidehiko Yoshida after his graduation from Tokai University. Yoshida is the Olympic medallist of the Olympic Games in Barcelona, when Takato wasn't even born. After Yoshida's MMA career he began his coaching career in 2010 at Japanese judo Park 24. He is also coach double World Champion Masashi Ebinuma U66 kg.

The first baby to be born is the second World title in the make. The baby is expected at 25 August.

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Naohisa Takato (JPN) - World Championships Chelyabinsk (2014, RUS) - © IJF Media Team, IJF
  • Naohisa Takato (JPN) - Grand Prix Budapest (2014, HUN) - © Gabi Juan, Hajime Judo

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

20180927_mixed_team_baku_gold_japan

Japan close the 2018 World Championships with more gold

27 Sep 2018 15:50

The World Mixed team title was captured by the team of Japan and they prolonged last year’s title from Budapest here in Baku. Witnessed by Russia Federation President Vladimir Putin Russia and a united team of North and South Korea took bronze. France lost the final to Japan by 4-1. Read more

20180920_bakuwchs_ef_60_jpn_nagayama_jpn_takato11

Naohisa Takato collects third world title with unconventional judo

20 Sep 2018 16:40

Naohisa Takato won his fourth medal at World Championships since 2013 and his third title. In the final he defeated Russian Robert Mshvidobadze by wazari. Read more

20180920_jh_wch_baku_60_naohisa_takato_jpn

DAY 1 FINAL BLOCK MEN U60KG Takato vs Nagayama

20 Sep 2018 12:55

For most judo fans the World Championships go as they are planned to go. The category for men U60kg delivered some of the major favourites in the semi finals. The two Japanese both survived the shift and Naohisa Takato is still on track to prolong his world title. Read more

20180920_day1_munkhbat_takato

Judo World Championships Preview Day 1 U60kg and U48kg

19 Sep 2018 16:20

Only two times the World Championships had more fighters U60kg then this edition. In a field of 68, only the 2010 Tokyo and 2011 Paris edition had such an amount of class players. The quality is awesome but we’re also missing some guys here. Read more

20180920_baku_weight_jh_m60

Preview: Asia vs Europe in men's U60kg class

19 Sep 2018 14:30

The men’s U60kg category is somewhat devaluated without a lot of tough guys. Like Smetov, Urozboev and some more talents. The 68 athletes will for sure make a party tough, but one side is more Asian oriented, the other more Eastern European. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
2Tokyo2001
1Fukuoka2000
1Birmingham1999
1Tokyo1998
2Fukuoka1997
Result City Date
2Busan1997
1Paris1997
1Leonding1997
1Paris1997
3Ho Chi Minh1996

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description