Why we should all support the IJF

By Pete Ross The IJF has been on the nose for many over the last few years. Seemingly constant rule changes in competition, followed by constant new regulations regarding uniforms. If you’re a serious competition player, it’s enough to make you pull your hair out. The traditionalist guys seem to get even more upset, because…

Why Judo benefits children

By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development “Winning a championship is a temporary accomplishment – being a better person is for life” More important than just building a better athlete, sports should build a better person. Judo in particular, develops discipline, manners, punctuality, strength, stamina, tenacity, toughness and confidence – all character traits that are essential…

Vizer congratulates Tokyo on securing Olympic bid

On the eve of the expected election of the new President of the International Olympic Committee, the IJF President, Mr. Marius Vizer, commented on the important decisions which were taken in recent days in Buenos Aires, at the IOC Congress. “The whole world is now focused on the election of the new IOC President. Whichever…

What is Self Defence – by Andrew Holland

What is Self Defence – by Andrew Holland What is Self Defence? This is a question posed by the Martial Arts Illustrated Magazine Editor Bob Sykes on a recent Facebook post. Needless to say it produced a range of responses, some strange, some brilliant but still the question remains “Just what is self defence?” I…

Rotational core strength for Judo

Have you ever seen my video about core training for Judo?? It is one of my most watched videos on YouTube. If you haven’t seen it then don’t worry, because I have included a video of essential Judo core exercises at the end of this page. Core strength is vital for all athletes, but especially…

7 Great Tips to Improve Your Judo Game

Judo is a tough sport/art and we sometimes get stuck in the habit of training with the same old people, in the same place doing the same thing. In order to continue to develop and improve your skills it is crucial to constantly reflect on your own training, the good points and the bad points.…

Why Judo Is so Underrated in MMA Today?

Mixed Martial Arts is exactly what the name implies. Competitors combine the knowledge and techniques of many different Martial Arts into one fluid style that works for them. There are many styles of martial arts used by fighters. Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Kickboxing, Sambo and many more. But…

Judo vs BJJ Who wins?

Well, this debate has raged on for a while now hasn’t it? The two martial arts/fighting styles have existed for many years and both find their roots in traditional jiu-jitsu. The differences are obvious for anyone who has given both sports more than 10 minutes of genuine attention. The scoring system favours ground over stand…