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Tokyo GS 2022
The Experience of a Lifetime

It's no secret that for the judo family coming to Japan again and again is a special moment each time. ...

IJF Academy
IJF Academy Mile Stone Course at the Kodokan

For several years the IJF Academy has proven its effectiveness in delivering teaching content that is ...

Interview
Uemura Sensei: Principles First

It could be said that the remit of the Kodokan President is to safeguard the essence of Jigoro Kano’s ...

Judo Family Saddened by the Loss of Mr Abe Shinzo

Following the tragic death of Mr Abe Shinzo, former Prime Minister of Japan, the International Judo Federation ...

Ichiro Abe Sensei Has Passed Away

It is with infinite sadness that we learn of the passing of Ichiro Abe sensei, Kodokan 10th dan, in his ...

Tokyo 2020
Kodokan: An Institution, A Legendary Place and a Training Venue

While the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will take place in the legendary Nippon Budokan stadium, built for ...

History - Culture
Judo: What Is It All About?

As the Tokyo Olympics are fast approaching, let's look back to a lecture given by Kano Jigoro Shihan ...

Interview
Nomura: I Want to Learn More

Tadahiro Nomura, born 10th December 1974 in Nara, Japan, is one of the most famous judoka in the world. ...

IJF ACADEMY
IJF Academy Featured in the Kodokan's JUDO Magazine

For the first time in its long, esteemed history, the Kodokan had published an article in English in ...

2020 All Japan Judo Championship
Traditionally Exciting

For all judo enthusiasts and not just the Japanese, the All Japan Judo Championship for Men and Women ...

Story
What really happened on 28th October?

While we have just celebrated the 10th edition of World Judo Day, from which we are still collecting ...

Judo culture
JU NO RI - The Universal Principle of Adaptability

It is not possible to understand what judo is, if we do not perceive what its very essence is: the principle ...