Judo: Hashimoto Continues Japan's Golden Run, Yoshida Settles For Silver

Judo: Hashimoto continues Japan's golden run, Yoshida settles for silver

BUDAPEST (Kyodo) -- Japan's Soichi Hashimoto won the men's 73-kilogram gold medal at judo's world championships on Wednesday, when fellow worlds debutant Tsukasa Yoshida settled for silver.

In his final, Hashimoto defeated Azerbaijan's Rustam Orujov, the silver medalist at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Hashimoto claimed a yusei victory after scoring a wazaari during extra time.

Judo: Shishime Beats Tsunoda For Gold, Abe Also Wins At Worlds

Judo: Shishime beats Tsunoda for gold, Abe also wins at worlds

Ai Shishime defeated Natsumi Tsunoda in an all-Japan final of the women's 52-kilogram competition at the world judo championships Tuesday, while countryman Hifumi Abe claimed the gold medal in the men's 66 kg.

Shishime, 23, claimed an ippon victory over 25-year-old Tsunoda with an uchimata inner-thigh throw after both world meet newcomers posted upset wins in the semifinals in the Hungarian capital.

Update1: Judo: Ojitani Edges Wolf To Defend National Title

UPDATE1: Judo: Ojitani edges Wolf to defend national title

Takeshi Ojitani secured his second straight national championship on Saturday, winning the open-weight tournament for the third time in his career after defeating Aaron Wolf on points in the golden score extra period.

Ojitani, who won the title for the first time in 2014, downed Ryu Shichinohe for the second straight year in the semifinals with a vertical four-quarter hold before two late penalties from Wolf in the final handed the reigning champion the title at Nippon Budokan.

All Japan Judo Championships To Welcome First Female Referee Onto The Mat

All Japan Judo Championships to welcome first female referee onto the mat

A female referee will stand for the first time on the mat at the All Japan Judo Championships on April 29, the All Japan Judo Federation has announced.

In a push toward gender equality in the sport, 46-year-old Akiko Amano, who also became the first Japanese female judo referee at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will now stand on the mat of one of the sport's most traditional and high-status events at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo next week. "I feel like I am standing at the turning point of an era," Amano said, "I am honored."

Teen Abe Youngest To Win World Judo Tour Event

Teen Abe youngest to win world judo tour eventSixteen-year-old Uta Abe beat Amandine Buchard of France in the final of the women’s 52-kilogram division at the Dusseldorf Grand Prix on Friday in Germany, making her the youngest judoka in history to capture a world tour event.

Training At Tokyo’s Kodokan School Of Judo

Training At Tokyo’s Kodokan School Of JudoThere are many interesting attractions in visiting Tokyo. The capital city of Japan is replete with shopping malls, karaoke bars, noodle shops, coffee shops, and other nightlife establishments. But if one should look for a place that offers no-nonsense fitness and sportsmanship, the Kodokan School of Judo is among the ideal locations.

Japan Benefits From New Rules In Judo

Japan benefits from new rules in judoRule changes recently adopted by the International Judo Federation to make the sport more exciting as well as more understandable to the casual fan made their debut at last weekend’s Paris Grand Slam.
And if results from that tournament are any indication, Japan seems to benefit from the modifications with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics looming three years ahead.

Olympians Teach Judo In Buffalo

Olympians teach Judo in BuffaloTwo Olympic medalists taught the sport of Judo in Buffalo Saturday.
Two-time Olympic Champion Kayla Harrison and silver medalist Travis Stevens came out to help the next generation of athletes at Aikido of Suenaka-Ha Buffalo on Niagara St.

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.

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.