UK Judo

92-Year-Old Judo Sensei Proves You're Never Too Old To Body Slam

Barcroft | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Martial arts master Jack Hearn is the oldest Judo Sensei in the UK. And at 92 years old, he has no plans of bowing out. The great-great-grandfather...

Martial Arts Saved My Life, Says Olympic Star Ashley McKenzie

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Sport
Sarah Tetteh

Ashley had seen nothing like it before - this was the moment that changed his life forever. After running home crying and researching on the computer what this 'flip' was all about he discovered it was a judo move...

WATCH: Little Girls' First Judo Fight

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Comedy

It's enough to make us want to have kids... dress them up in tiny little judo outfits, and make them fight each other. (Via Blame It On The Voices)...

WATCH: When Martial Arts Go Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Comedy

It kicks off with, well, a kick... and things go downhill from there. Yes, if you like your schadenfreude on the painful side, you'll love this win...


Debs Wild | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Debs Wild

I can't say I'd had an overwhelming urge to start Judo after watching Gemma Gibbons win her Gold Medal at the 2012 Olympics but the potential of being grappled by a strapping hunk blinded my judgement on this decision...

Boris Swaps A Grand Slam For A Body Slam (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Sport

There's something about the name Boris that sets men apart. Movies have Karloff, politics have Yeltsin and Johnson, Snatch had The Blade, while tennis...

Flushed With Success... But Who Sits On A Throne Like This?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

A judo star who attended a Buckingham Palace party for Olympic and Paralympic participants was so flushed with pride and wonder she decided to tweet a...

Man Charged After Bottle Thrown Onto Olympic Track At 100m Final

PA | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

UPDATE: Ashley Gill-Webb has pleaded not guilty, after being charged with a public order offence, allegedly having thrown a bottle before the Men'...

Even When They Go for Gold, Women Can't Win

Ellie Slee | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Sport
Ellie Slee

I've just read Andrew M. Brown's article Women's judo: it's disturbing to watch these girls beat each other up on the Telegraph Online. Brown only gives us a couple of paragraphs, but never have two paragraphs made me want to tear my own eyes out more.

Gold Britain: Team GB Moves Up Medal Table To Fifth Place

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Sport

Britain has moved up the charts after winning two more gold medals, and three silver. Team GB is now fifth on the world medal chart, behind France,...

Paul Vale

Silver For Gibbons | Paul Vale | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Sport

Team GB's Gemma Gibbons lost her under-78kg judo final 2-0 to the USA's Kayla Harrison to win silver at the London 2012 Olympics. After the emotion...

Samuel Luckhurst

GB's Gibbons Reaches 78kg Judo Final | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Sport

"I love you mum." Those were the first words Team GB's tearful Gemma Gibbons uttered after she reached the under-78kg judo final at the Olympics. T...

Boris Johnson Challenges Putin To 'Strip To The Waist' For Judo Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Politics

Judo black belt and Russian president Vladimir Putin is expected to use his visit to London today to take a seat in the Olympic stands to watch the ma...

Saudi Olympic Athlete Banned From Wearing Hijab

Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

A Saudi Olympic athlete has been banned from wearing the hijab when she competes in the Judo competition next week. The International Judo Federati...