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Part 3 in a series on the World Judo Championships that get under way Sept. 9-13 at Yoyogi Gymnasium in Tokyo.
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Last month, the judo world lost one of its true giants when Anton Geesink died at age 76.
The towering 198-centimeter Dutchman defeated Japan's Akio Kaminaga to win the gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics,…
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Part 2 in a series on the World Judo Championships that get under way Sept. 9-13 at Yoyogi Gymnasium in Tokyo.
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In Japan, where judo originated, female judoka have been putting up some impressive results while their male counterparts have struggled in international competitions. But just 30 years ago, female Japanese judoka…
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Japan's men's judo coach Shinichi Shinohara is hoping a pair of gold medals will set the tone for a successful World Judo Championships for the host country in Tokyo next month.
Tokyo is staging the Sept. 9-13 event at Yoyogi National Gymnasium for the first time in 52 years and Japan will be looking for a major improvement from its men's…
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Former Olympic gold medalist Kosei Inoue, who has been studying in Britain, said Thursday he will act as one of the coaches for the men's team for the World Judo Championships
The meet begins next week in Tokyo.
Inoue, who won the men's 100-kg title at the Sydney Olympics, retired from the sport two years ago and has been in…
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France's 21-year-old judo phenomenon Teddy Riner is busy rewriting his sport's record books and aiming this week to…
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BY YOSHIKI YAMADA THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
If looks could kill. Men's judo national team coach Shinichi Shinohara wears a stern look after Takashi Ono was eliminated from last year's World Championships in Rotterdam. (ASAHI SHIMBUN FILE PHOTO)
This is Part 1 in a series on the World Judo Championships, which get under way Sept. 9-13 at Tokyo's Yoyogi Gymnasium.
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During the 1960’s, Nishioka was United States Division judo Champion three times, in 1965, 1966 and 1970. In 1965 he retired as the National AAU Grand Champion. A member of four United States international teams, he won a gold medal in the Pan-American Games in 1967. Nishioka was also the British-Colombian Champion in 1966, and placed 5th in the World Judo Championships in 1965 & 1967.
A complete martial artist, Nishioka is also a black belt in Shotokan karate under pioneer…Continue
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Roy Murakami walks around with a kind of a smirk on his face. He cracks a joke at a young kid, reaching down to help him with a leg lift. He tells another kid to "loosen up,…Continue
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Sayaka Sensei began studying judo at the age of 5, under the instruction of her father, David Matsumoto, and grew to become a talented judo player in her own right. She currently has the most impressive list of competitive accomplishments at EBJI: She is a 7 time Senior National Champion, has been on 3 World Championship teams, and was a member of the 2008 Olympic Team. In December 2006, she graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Mass Communications
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World War II was a watershed for Kodokan Judo. Kano's death before the war, wartime demands and the Japanese surrender, and postwar occupation and the martial arts ban all contributed to a time of uncertainty in Judo, as in Japan. Kodokan's resurgence after the War was due primarily to two individuals: Kyuzo Mifune and US Air Force General Curtis LeMay.
Mifune was born a year after the Kodokan was founded, April 21, 1883 in Kuji City, Iwate Prefecture on Honshu Island. He…Continue
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