Judo & Grappling News

JudoInside – News – Topfight: Uta Abe vs Ai Shishime

The women's U52kg division saw a really exciting final between great rivals at the Grand Slam in Tokyo. In the past, Abe was able to throw Shishime for ippon in their IJF World Tour encounters. Prior to this, they had fought five times, with Abe winning every time. ...

JudoInside – News – What next for US judo great Kayla Harrison after New York defeat?

In the eyes of the American public and huge swathes of the combat sport world, Kayla Harrison is one of the most successful fighters to have ever emerged from the United States. A two-time Olympic gold medallist at judo (London 2012 and Rio...

JudoInside – News – Uta Abe wins third Grand Slam in Japan

The queen of women’s U52kg in judo is undoubtedly Uta Abe who is not afraid to come up against her opponents and she was...

JudoInside – News – Gennaro Pirelli gives Italy huge boost with golden in Tokyo

Gennaro Pirelli was the biggest surprise of the second day of the Grand Slam in Tokyo. The Italian gave a boost to his country...

JudoInside – News – Hayato Kondo books career best in Tokyo

Lightweights are often the preserve of Asian countries and especially Japan. This was confirmed once again with Japan of course present in the final...

JudoInside – News – Soichi Hashimoto back for gold in Tokyo

In Tokyo, people love judo, know judo and they show it. The final opposed two Japanese athletes, Hayato Koga and Soichi Hashimoto, leaving no...

JudoInside – News – Miku Takaichi takes gold and shows huge international comeback

There were times that three women dominated the IJF World Tour and all the big prizes in the category for women U63kg. Clarisse Agbegnenou,...

JudoInside – News – Conduct of exciting match between Riner and Tushishvili reversed

At the Champions League, the European Championships for Clubs, ten time World Champion Teddy Riner was defeated by 2018 World Champion Guram Tushishvili. However...

JudoInside – News – Kosuke Mashiyama claims gold among big names U90kg

Lasha Bekauri went back to the city where he won the Olympic gold last year. Picking up the gold this time in the men’s...

JudoInside – News – Saki Niizoe meets the expectactions to win gold in Tokyo

With three gold medals in grand slams to her name, Saki Niizoe was clearly the favourite of the final for women U70kg at the...

JudoInside – News – Kenya Kohara defeats Olympic CHampion Nagase

At the Grand Slam of Tokyo, there is no doubt that the absence of some big names in the -81s, has a big impact...

JudoInside – News – Haruka Funakubo at the top of the mountain with gold in Tokyo

Haruka Funakubo and Tsukasa Yoshida qualified for the of the Grand Slam in Tokyo final for women U57kg. It was with a right-left opposition...