Judo Blog: Update on Israeli Judo & the IJF
As a Jewish guy who started judo in 1966 at the Jewish ‘Y’ in my hometown of Pittsburgh I’m particularly fascinated by how big judo is in Israel. With the latest IJF Grand Slam held in Israel, here some articles I collected and links over the last year I share as my Black Belt Blog for this week. (Video Highlights & American Judo Article on Recent Grand Slam in Israel)
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Judo Blog: French Elite Players and Their Judo Gis!
Photo by - IJF Emanuele Di Feliciantonio / International Judo Federation
Two-time Olympic champion Clarisse Agbegnenou, who made her international comeback today at the Grand Slam in Tel Aviv, refuses to wear the kimono imposed on her by the Federation. In retaliation, the Federation decided to deprive her of a coach and to freeze her financial aid.
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This article appeared on JudoInside.com website. One of the five original Olympic sports, judo has been a part of the global landscape for over a hundred years. Judo's popularity has waned and waxed over those one hundred years, but the martial art has always maintained a core group of diehard practitioners.

In recent years, however, judo has seen something of a resurgence in popularity due in no small part to the increased prominence of mixed martial arts (MMA). Indeed, this resurgence has also provided sports bettors, particularly in the United States, using the best sites listed on GamblingSites.com to be provided with new betting opportunities to enhance their wagering experiences, thus further adding a spotlight on the sport and creating questions regarding its absence across some combat disciplines where it could have a place.

But why should judo be in the MMA's spotlight? Let's take a look at some of the possible reasons that can be argued regarding why it should be given the light it deserves.

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Ippon Again! Excellent Introduction To Judo

For my Black Belt Judo Blog this week I want to share this article recently written by James Hurtado. Judo is on the rise in the gaming community. Hopefully, this will lead to more interest in taking it up for real!

Ippon Again! brings the art of Judo to audiences around the world this January 2023. Here's why it's a great introduction for those new to the sport.

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