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Grassroots Judo

Recently I visited my long term student and friend John Moe’s outdoor class. He founded the Discover Judo approximately 20 years ago. Unfortunately due to the loss of revenue from the Pandemic he was forced to close his facility down. However as the resourceful head Sensei, John Moe came up with a very unique solution.

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NANKA Police Judo
Gary Goltz
The Nanka Police Judo Committee has designed a program for criminal justice professionals. It is a dynamic and adaptive judo program designed specifically to address the needs of law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole and similar type professions.
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Judo Throw
IJF / Grand Prix Tbilisi 2019 / (c) Gabriela Sabau

This was recently released by the International Judo Federation (IJF).

Judo is a dynamic sport, constantly exposed to new training and competition situations. As a new Olympic cycle is about to begin with the Olympic qualification for Paris 2024 starting in May 2022, the IJF is adapting the refereeing rules to reflect the developmental needs of our sport.

Due the pandemic situation, the Paris Olympic cycle will be three years long and so, the refereeing rules are going to be adjusted in order to present judo in its best form.

Vladimir Barta, IJF Head Sport Director said, "We have received proposals and recommendations from national federations for rule amendments and changes. The IJF is working hard to modernize our beloved sport with input from partners. These new rules will come into force from the beginning of 2022, in place until 2024.

The principle of the rules is to protect athletes and the sport as a whole, while promoting judo to be more dynamic, more attractive for the public and the media."

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Judo Blog: USA Judo and American Judo System Partnership
American Judo / USA Judo
USA Judo has joined forces with the American Judo System (AJS) to provide USA Judo Members with 24/7 access to an online learning platform starting in early January 2022. This offering is valued at nearly $300/year but is being offered for FREE to USA Judo Members as part of their paid annual membership.
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