2019 Year Review
Rivalry and Elegance

Hand in hand: 2019 is the year of rivalry and elegance, with teenagers and established judoka setting ...

Technical Analysis - Day 3
The Challenge For Olympic Selection Intensifies: Technical Analysis, IJF Masters - Day 3

We have come to the end of the 2019 World Judo Tour, culminating in a star-studded Masters tournament ...

Masters Day 3 - Georgian teen Bekauri arrives
The Netherlands comes to the fore on the last day of 2019 season

The Netherlands won two gold medals on the final day of the 2019 season to secure second place in the ...

Masters Day 2 Report - Casse, Polling, Nabekura and Hashimoto prevail
Belgium and the Netherlands join the honours reel in China

Belgium, the Netherlands and runaway leaders Japan shared the spoils on day two in Qingdao, China.

Who is the best judoka of the decade?

We asked judo personalities at #JudoMasters for their judoka of the decade at the final event of the ...

World Judo Masters Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony for the 2019 Masters was an efficient event, with gentle speeches and a short judo ...

Technical Analysis - IJF Masters, Day 1
Maintaining the Highest Level is Never Easy: Technical Analysis - Day 1, 2019 Judo Masters

At the end of the first day of the Judo Masters in Qingdao, I spoke with Cathy Fleury about her observations. ...

Masters Day 1 Report - Four nations strike gold
NAGAYAMA and SHISHIME at the double for Japan

Japan lead the medal table after the first day of the World Judo Masters in Qingdao, China ahead of Italy ...

World Judo Masters - Preliminaries
The Spectacular is Driven By the Details

The Masters provides us with the most concentrated view of elite judo.

World Masters Draw
Can Anyone Stop The Unstoppable?

The 2019 World Judo Tour is set to close in Qingdao, China, with the World Masters; a spectacular season ...

World champ Deguchi eyes first Masters title

World champion Christa Deguchi (CAN) will be wearing her red backpatch for the first time when she takes ...

Japanese legend Ebinuma back to his best

Three-time world champion Ebinuma Masashi (JPN) won his first IJF gold medal in the -73kg category in ...