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Olympic Judo Celebrates Humanity at Its Best (and Worst)

Fightland Blog<p>In theory, the Olympics are supposed to represent the best of humanity. For two weeks, the world comes together, sets both personal and political differences aside, and watches the globe’s most talented, dedicated and hard-working athletes push each other to even greater …

From Blind and Homeless to Judo Champ: How Dartanyon Crockett Fought His Way to Rio

Legally blind and born into poverty, Paralympic athlete Dartanyon Crockett overcame many obstacles to compete this week in Rio, but his is no simple …

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Judo Providing Opportunity For Disadvanted Kids

In a heavily guarded sports complex in Kabul, Afghanistan, loud thumps echo from the hall as young girls grab their partners by the arms and hurl …

Judo Highlights - TOKYO Grand Slam 2015

Judo champion suspended for hazing

World judo champion Shohei Ono has been suspended from his university for physically abusing junior members of the judo squad, an official said Friday, reigniting controversy over violence in Japanese sport.<p>The episode is yet more bad news for a sport that has been dogged in recent years by scandal.<p>…

Is Judo a Fix for Flat Feet?

Judo training may help to prevent flat feet and other foot deformities in children, new research suggests<p>Judo training may help to prevent flat feet and other foot deformities in children, says a study published online in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B. Boys who regularly practiced judo …

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Inside the First Judo Dojo in the Continental United States

Fightland Blog<p>Photos by Ruben Rodridguez<p>The story of Kodokan black belt Yoshiaki Yamashita teaching judo to former US president Theodore Roosevelt is well documented, but what is perhaps less known is that a year prior to their meeting, Yamashita also made a trip to Seattle, Washington at the …

The Subtle Art of Judo Refereeing

An inside look at what it takes to be a judo referee and how the art of judo influences that role.<p>Nicole Ward, national referee from Hilo, Hawaii, officiates a junior match. (Photos by Nick Wong)<p>A figure perhaps too often overlooked in competitive fighting is the third person in the ring, or in …

What You Don't Know About: Judo | by Marti Malloy

Two damp hands clasp my face. Two googly globe eyes lock into my tired ones. I’m stuck.<p>“Marti, I know you’re upset. I know you want to cry. But you …