Gender Equity
Judo Fights for Equal Opportunities

Dr. Lisa Allan is a member of the IJF Executive Committee and is the IJF Events Director.

Grand Slam Tashkent 2021
Behind the Show

What we are all looking for when watching a World Judo Tour event is the beautiful ippon, athletes in ...

Judo Values: Friendship
From Athletes to Coaches, But Always Friends

Every contest stands alone, presenting itself exactly as it is, with two individuals fighting to realise ...

The Privilege of Chance

Being in the right place at the right time is an art and it has a lot to do with experience, but it is ...

37 Minutes

The following happened in just 37 minutes.

Music to listen
Judoka by Day, Pianist by Night

A talented person is talented in everything! That can be said about Georgian judoka Ilia Sulamanidze. ...

A Painful Lesson

Seeing an athlete crying after a loss is sad. Seeing an athlete crying in pain is a heartbreaking sight. ...

I Forgot!

I forgot! I’m at dinner, laughing at myself. Being back together on the World Judo Tour means listening ...

The Normal Thing

Saeid Mollaei is in Israel and that is already breaking news. With that, almost everything is said.

When Perfection is Anonymous

They are thirteen years apart, but they love each other as if they were siblings.

Judoka Story
I Know Where I Am

We see each other waiting patiently for our flight to Tel Aviv, sitting at the gate at Paris Charles ...

The Terminal

Six hours of waiting goes a long way, especially at an airport, but as Raffaele Toniolo says, “it is ...