Scared of Winning by Ivo dos Santos

Everyone in this world is scared of something. As athletes, especially combat sports athletes, we try and convince everyone (and ourselves) that we fear nothing, warrior spirit! But reality is, we are not robots, we all have imperfections, weaknesses, insecurities and fears. An aspect of this I have noticed more and more as I move…

10 reasons why you lose a Judo match

With all of the talk on the blogs, internet, books and magazines about how to win, I thought I’d take a different approach on success in the sport of Judo. I thought that instead of telling you how to win a judo match, I’d explain how to lose one. Why? Well Lord knows that I’ve…

Ippon of the week – Huge pickup

An amazing pickup during the 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix by Russia’s Mudranov in the -60kg weight division. It is important to note how the Russian entered for the technique. He saw his opponent was rushing in with a huge right handed top grip and so Mudranov simply went underneath the arm and slammed him…

New IJF Rules for 2014

On January 1st 2014 the International Judo Federation issued some new techniques to be applied in each and every IJF sanctioned tournament for this year. These new rules include a variety of things including new judogi regulations, 4 minute matches for women and more.Watch this video below to see the IJF breakdown of the new…