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Triple World Champion Takato defeated by Kim in first round in Osaka

23 Nov 2018 07:05

Great humility and friendship shown by current World Champion Takato Naohisa and World Medalist Kim Won-Jin as the Korean causes a big upset - knocking the home favourite out first round of the Grand Slam on Osaka. Not Takato, not Kim who made his return in the IJF Tour, but Yago Abuladze and Ryuju Nagayama have qualified for the final U60kg. Read more

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Super thrower Shohei Ono back in the IJF World Tour

22 Nov 2018 17:15

For judofans Shohei Ono was one the biggest sensations of the Olympic Games. Due to injuries we haven’t seen him fighting too much but he will be back at the Osaka Judo Grand Slam 2018, the fifth and final Grand Slam of the season, held at the Maruzen Intec Arena, Japan. Read more

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Preview men Grand Slam Osaka

22 Nov 2018 12:35

For the first time the IJF World Tour is welcomed in Osaka. The Japanese city hosted Asian Championships in the past and the 2003 World Championships. Obviously the expectations for the Japanese team are high this weekend and with Oon Yeoh of JudoCrazy we preview the men’s tournament with the major favourites. Read more

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Former Japanese champion Kaihan Takagi debuts in Osaka for Australia

22 Nov 2018 10:05

Former All Japan Champion Kaihan Takagi will make his debut at the Grand Slam in Osaka for Australia. Ozcicek-Takagi Kayhan is in the draw in a tough pool with Korean Won Jong-Hoon and then Dutchman Michael Korrel. It rarely happens than a Japanese fighter switches to another country. Christa Deguchi the most successful switcher and will now fight this Friday U57kg for Canada. Read more

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Hungarians and Dutch shine at Cadet European Cup Gyor

21 Nov 2018 13:55

Awesome judo results for Hungary and the Netherlands at the annual Cadet European Cup in Gyor. The Hungarian city organized the European U23 Championships a few weeks ago and last weekend some of the best Cadets fought at the last European Cup of a long season. Read more

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In Belgium you can buy Judo Beer

21 Nov 2018 08:45

Belgian Judo school Fudji Yama has brewed a new beer for his sixtieth anniversary: ​​Judobier. "So you now also talk about judo instead of football at the bar", it sounds. Read more

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The Hague’s 14 gold medals are claimed by 12 countries

20 Nov 2018 11:45

Serbia, Israel and Belarus added to their names to the list of winners on Sunday in the Netherlands as Russia and Ukraine were the only countries to win more than one title in The Hague. Read more

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