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Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz a new start with Mexico

6 Jul 2020 09:55

In 2017 British-born Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz switched countries to Mexico. Since then she has slowly but surely fought her way up the Olympic rankings now only one place separates her before the direct qualification. With Diana Süß she talked about why only started Judo because of an argument and why she almost stopped. Furthermore, about the hurdles of the change and the long-term goals. Read more


25 year old judoka Mélanie Lemée dies during work duties

6 Jul 2020 08:30

The FFJDA is very sad to learn of the death of Mélanie Lamee on July 4 at the age of 25 following an accident in the performance of her duties as a gendarme. Read more


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


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


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

Salima Souakri

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


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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