Shimizu Eyes Karate’s Debut At 2020 Tokyo Games

Shimizu eyes karate’s debut at 2020 Tokyo GamesWith karate added to the Olympic program for the 2020 Tokyo Games, world champion Kiyo Shimizu watched the Rio de Janeiro Olympics with a different perspective than usual.
“As I was watching, I was asking myself what would I be feeling if I were on the Olympic stage. I thought, do Olympic athletes care about such and such? It became a good learning experience,” Shimizu said.

Port Hope Woman Finds Strength In Judo After A Drunk Driver Crash

Port Hope woman finds strength in judo after a drunk driver crashAfter a drunk driver crash left Port Hope resident Susan Sokol with a brain injury, her doctor advised her to quit her favourite sport — judo.
Not one to give up, Sokol returned to judo after years of recovery and went on to recently win an international title. Sokol, 52, returned from the World Veterans Judo Championship in Fort Lauderdale with a silver medal in her class.

Share Our Passion: Stowmarket Judo Club

Share our passion: Stowmarket Judo ClubWant to try a new sport in 2017? Gail sings the praises of judo, where ‘the females always fight harder!’

Ealife: I’m a bit… ahem… more flabby than I ought to be. Does that rule me out?

Gail Aldous, Stowmarket Judo Club treasurer and welfare officer: No, not at all – all weights are catered for. Judo is a surprisingly tough and hard workout which would help with overall fitness for everyone.

Legendary Karate Fighter, Film Star Willie Williams Conducts Local Seminar'

Legendary karate fighter, film star Willie Williams conducts local seminar'Kyokushin Karate World Champion Fighter and film star Willie Williams recently did a special “Kyokushin Karate Training Seminar” at The Jenkins Center in Murfreesboro.
Williams was invited to conduct this seminar by local Kyokushin Karate instructor Kenny Buffaloe. Williams and Buffaloe trained together under world renowned Karate master Shihan Shigeru Oyama of Japan, who recently passed. This made this training seminar even more special and Williams and Buffaloe dedicated it to the memory of their famous teacher.

Abe, Putin Visit Kodokan Judo Institute

Abe, Putin visit Kodokan Judo InstituteRussian President Vladimir Putin visited the headquarters of global judo in Tokyo on Friday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after their 2-day summit.
This was Putin's 2nd visit to the Kodokan Institute. He last went there in 2000 after he became president.

Asahina Lives Up To Hype With 1st Judo Grand Slam Title In 5 Tries

Asahina lives up to hype with 1st judo Grand Slam title in 5 triesWhen Sara Asahina was a second-grader in elementary school, she visited the Kodokan in Tokyo and received a surprising observation from a coach at Japan’s main judo training facility.
Seeing the oversized youth in her bare feet, the coach looked at her 26-centimeter foot and told her: “You have firm feet that can grab the ground. You can be a strong judoka.”

Legendary Judo Day For Uzbekistan At Paralympic Games

Legendary Judo Day FOr Uzbekistan at Paralympic GamesOne of the best days for Uzbekistan judo was the opening day of the Paralympic Games in Rio. With two gold medals Uzbekistan stole the show. Never in the Paralympic history Uzbekistan won a gold medal, actually just one medal in London. Today Uzbekistan claimed three medals and won two Paralympic titles. Sherzod Namozov defeated Makoto Hirose (JPN) in the final U60kg and Utkirjon Nigmatov captured the second gold when he overcame Bayram Mustafayev (AZE) in the final.

Largest Open Karate Tourney In Alabama Taking Place

Largest Open Karate Tourney In Alabama Taking PlaceThe Department of Leisure Services and Mike Culbreth’s School of World Yoshukai Karate will host the 37th Annual Southern Region Open Karate Tournament that is held in conjunction with the National Peanut Festival. The tournament will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Dothan Civic Center. This is the largest open karate tournament in the State of Alabama.

Haga Gets Bronze In 100-kilogram

Haga gets bronze in 100-kilogramRyunosuke Haga grabbed the bronze medal in the men’s 100-kilogram division in judo on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Japanese men’s rugby sevens lost to South Africa in the third-place match, finishing fourth place.

Mashu Baker Hopes To Win Olympic Judo Gold Medal, Give It To His Mother

Mashu Baker hopes to win Olympic judo gold medal, give it to his motherMashu Baker is scheduled to compete in the men's 90-kilogram judo category for Japan for the first time at the Rio Olympics on Aug. 10, with hopes of winning a gold medal to give to his mother.
Born to a Japanese mother and an American father, 21-year-old Baker, a student at Tokai University, says he wants to win a gold medal and give it to his 46-year-old mother, Yuka.

Olympics: Ono Snatches Judo Gold, Matsumoto Bronze At Rio Games

Olympics: Ono snatches judo gold, Matsumoto bronze at Rio GamesReigning world champion Shohei Ono demolished the competition to capture the men's 73-kilogram title Monday, giving Japan its first judo gold at the Rio Olympics.
Japan had managed five bronze medals in three days of the sport, including one for London Olympic champion Kaori Matsumoto, who suffered a stunning defeat in the women's 57-kg semifinals earlier the same day.