Coach Stories
Stephane Traineau: I Will Never Be the Same Again

Twice an Olympic medallist, world champion in 1991 and 4 times European champion; this is quite a resumé. ...

Judo Culture
Judo, a Trans-Generational Sport

Judo is a generational sport. By this we mean that it is perfectly suited to all ages.

Judo Culture
Bowing and Being a True Judoka, Same Fight

It is an element which is an integral part of the attitude of a judoka, an element which cannot be dissociated ...

Judo for Children
Why Judo is Good for Your Children?

It almost seems obvious: judo is suitable and particularly recommended for children.

Jigoro Kano: Who Was He Really?
The Vision (10)

As we have seen from a very young age, Kano Jigoro Shihan was attracted to and passionate about education, ...

Culture and Modernity

If there is one thing to which the judo family and the International Judo Federation, as organiser of ...

WJC - Doha 2023
Why Do Judoka Bow?

We cannot repeat it enough, judo is more than a sport.

Jigoro Kano: Who Was He Really?
A Curious Man (9)

During his first trip to Europe, as we saw, Jigoro Kano never stopped learning and enriching himself ...

Jigoro Kano: Who Was He Really?
The First Trip (8)

The year 1889 marked a turning point in the career and life of Jigoro Kano.

Jigoro Kano: Who Was He Really?
A Born Teacher (7)

As judoka, we see Jigoro Kano above all as the founder of our sport and that's normal, as he dedicated ...

Jigoro Kano: Who Was He Really?
The Influences (6)

In order to understand a little more about what prompted Jigoro Kano to found the Kodokan and create ...

Jigoro Kano, Who Was He Really?
The Synthesis (5)

We now know where Jigoro Kano was from, what his roots were and in what social environment he grew up. ...