MENS EUROPEAN OPEN RETURNS TO SOFIA

With the women’s open held in Odivelas this year, the men will be checking in in Sofia, Bulgaria. With almost 250 athletes coming from five continents, it will without a doubt be an exciting spectacle, though the majority won’t be looking towards Tokyo 2020, the personal fight will be as…

28 January 2020

ODIVELAS SETS STAGE FOR FIRST WOMENS OPEN 2020

We see some of the top female athletes in the line up to compete in the Odivelas European Open this weekend, a handful among the 160 athletes that will be in attendance.  Most recently, Odivelas hosted the European Club Championships, both Europa and Champions league and demonstrated the highest level…

28 January 2020

FAIRY TALE END FOR TEL AVIV GRAND PRIX HOSTS

The third and final day of the Tel Aviv Grand Prix saw the kind of excitement that the home crowd had been hoping, wishing and waiting for these past three days. Delivering satisfaction on cue were defending champion Peter PALTCHIK (ISR), who won gold in the -100kg category, and Or…

25 January 2020

Grand Prix - Tel Aviv, Israel

LAPPINAGOV IMPROVES POSITION WITH TEL AVIV GRAND PRIX GOLD

Day two of the Tel Aviv Grand Prix saw double World Masters silver medallist Aslan LAPPINAGOV (RUS) take the gold medal in the -81kg category. Lappinagov, as number four seed, had the benefit of a first-round bye. In round two Lappinagov faced Antonio ESPOSITIO (ITA) who, in a rather lacklustre…

25 January 2020

Grand Prix - Tel Aviv, Israel

KAJZER BATTLES HER WAY TO GOLD ON OPENING DAY OF TEL AVIV GRAND PRIX

The opening day of the Tel Aviv Grand Prix saw 19-year old Kaja KAJZER (SLO) take the gold medal in the -57kg category. Kajzer’s first contest turned out to be a tactical battle against Julia KAZARINA (RUS) that went into golden score where after a little over two minutes Kazarina…

24 January 2020

NUMBERS FLOOD IN FOR THE TEL AVIV GRAND PRIX

Following the intense Mittersill training camp in Austria, the athletes are returning for the first IJF World Tour tournament of the year in Tel Aviv, Israel. Dusting off the cobwebs in the Grand Prix this weekend are almost 600 athletes – 200 more than the previous year – some of…

21 January 2020

DEDICATION AND VALUES IN TREVIGLIO WITH IMPROVE YOUR CLUB

On Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January, the sports hall PalaFacchetti in Treviglio, Italy hosted two successful days dedicated to Improve Your Club, organised by the regional judo committee of the Lombardy region. Improve Your Club has become an important event for club coaches and is continuously growing with recognition.…

13 January 2020

Meet the Champions

MEET THE CHAMPIONS: NOËL VAN T'END

Noël Van T’End finally put the Dutch athletes back on the Champions table with the first World Championships gold in a decade, exactly to the date when Marhinde Verkerk took the title on home soil in Rotterdam. His incredible, show-stopping gold medal in Tokyo was in itself, a lifetime achievement…

10 January 2020

JUDO FAMILY FAN CAMP INVITES YOU TO PRAGUE 2020

The Judo Family Fan Camp is an opportunity for families and spectators in our judo community who practise in the sport to have the chance to train with Olympic, World and European Champions at major events such as the European Championships. During the Senior European Judo Championships in Prague, Czech…

10 January 2020

PREPARATIONS FOR THE OLYMPIC SEASON KICK OFF IN MITTERSILL

The Olympic Training Camp in Mittersill is brimming with the extreme potential of athletes from around the world and Austria welcomes both new and old faces back for some gruelling training and fantastic hospitality.  This year more than 1500 athletes, coaches and guests from 67 nations have come together to…

8 January 2020