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Ju No Kata

So-called "Forms of Gentleness," as the ju no kata is referred to, is a grossly misinterpreted standard of Kodokan. As performed in modern-day judo,...

The Dream of Joshua Kanyemba

The cell-phone rang from South Africa, it was Sensei Moola the national judo coach telling us here in Kitwe, Zambia that our Judoka Joshua...

10 Questions with George Harris

We all have our heroes in judo, men we hold in awe. George Harris is one of my heroes. Mr. George Harris was on the...

Resolution Group International Training and Judo: Self Development for the Martial...

I attended the very first Resolution Group International conflict resolution course back in September 2010. Being the first group to be trained in the...

Akira Kubo and Kyumeikan Dojo

In 1957, my father Kahei Kubo began Kyumeikan Dojo. In the post-war years, the practice of kendo and other martial arts was forbidden, yet...

Kodokwan Judo & Jujitsu Club of Zambia Saves Lives

Kodokwan Judo & Jujitsu Club of Zambia is also called Kumasamba which means "the sunset in the west" in the local language. This club, located...

Judo’s Kayla Harrison Wins Another Olympic Gold Medal

On August 11, 2016, American Kayla Harrison won her second Olympic Gold in Judo and stated, “Winning my first Olympic Gold in 2012, I...

How Western Wrestlers Changed Judo

“Judo is a source of national pride in Japan, where the martial art originated.” (Cheng, 2012) But as larger, stronger foreigners, often with a...

How A Wrestler Looks at Judo Part 1

Sensei Gary Rasanen, an 8th degree grand master of judo grabs my sleeve and my lapel, similar to a grip used in Chinese shuai...

The Origins of Martial Arts in the UK

Jujutsu Arrives On the 26th of September 1899 a British engineer, called Barton-Wright, returned to England after an extended period of living and working in...

Neil Adams Judoka

Neil Adams is a British judo competitor who won Olympic and World Championships medals in Judo as a representative of Great Britain. Adams was the...

A Different Definition of Ai-Yotsu and Kenka Yotsu

In order to truly understand the difference between the terms Ai-Yotsu and Kenka Yotsu, one should dismiss the definitions of so called right-handed and...

Gerald Okamura

Born in Hilo, Hawaii in 1940. Gerald Okamura started Martial Arts with Judo in 1953. He has practiced Kendo , Aikido, Taekwondo, and he...

Hayward Nishioka: Best Judo Player To Bow onto a Mat

Hayward Nishioka began his Judo training in 1956 with his father as his first Instructor. During the 1960’s, Hayward Nishioka was United States Division...

Judo Gene LeBell Looks Great in Pink

Gene LeBell started young in the world of fighting. Gene's mother, Aileen Eaton, owned and operated the Olympic Auditorium. The Olympic was built in...

Willy Cahill Judo

Professor Willy Cahill is one of the founders and president of Jujitsu America. He holds a 10th Dan in Jujitsu and a 7th Dan...

Tomoe Nage; Eastern Throw, Western Craze

Anyone who has ever seen an old west fistfight staged for a movie or TV series has probably seen a scene in which one...

O Soto Gari – Different Arts, Different Perspectives

A basic first principle throw in Judo is "O Soto Gari", a major outer reaping of the opponents outside leg. This is usually done...

To Bruno Dela Pozza Judo is Music

To Bruno Dela Pozza, judo is literally music to his ears. This 69-year-old composer orchestrates his throws the same way he puts notes on...

100 Years of Judo in Great Britain

Indepenpress are pleased to announce the publication of 100 Years of Judo in Great Britain Vol I & II by the esteemed practitioner Richard...