Combat http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30153/all en Judo: Japan minister calls beatings worst sports crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/judo-japan-minister-calls-beatings-worst-sports-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Allegations that the national women's judo coach used a bamboo sword to beat his athletes, including some Olympians, are the "gravest crisis" to hit Japanese sport, the education minister said Tuesday.</p> <p>Former world champion Ryuji Sonoda resigned in humiliation last week after admitting that claims he had physically and emotionally abused 15 of the country's top sportswomen were "more or less true".</p> <p>The explosive claims have rocked a nation accustomed to greatness in judo, and come as Tokyo seeks to persuade Olympic bosses it should be allowed to host the 2020 Games.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/judo-japan-minister-calls-beatings-worst-sports-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Combat Martial arts Sports AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:15:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746085 at http://www.globalpost.com Highest-ranked female judo master dies at age 99 in San Francisco http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/highest-ranked-female-judo-master-dies-at-age-99-san-francisco <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alex Dobuzinskis</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Keiko Fukuda, the Japanese-born granddaughter of a samurai who learned judo from its founder and became the highest-ranked woman in the martial art, has died at age 99 in San Francisco, her friend and caregiver said on Saturday.</p> <p>Fukuda passed away of natural causes at her home on Feb. 9, said Shelley Fernandez, 82, who lived with Fukuda, helped her run the Soko Joshi Judo Club for women in San Francisco and referred to the woman as her adopted older sister.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/highest-ranked-female-judo-master-dies-at-age-99-san-francisco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Combat Keiko Fukuda Martial arts Sports Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 05:45:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757957 at http://www.globalpost.com Judo: Silva wins gold for Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130828/judo-silva-wins-gold-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafaela Silva gave hosts Brazil their first gold medal of the World Judo Championships on Wednesday taking the -57 kilogramme title as she beat American Marti Malloy in Rio de Janeiro.</p> <p>Silva, 21 and silver medalist in 2011, defeated Malloy by ippon in less than a minute and immediately threw herself on the mat in celebration.</p> <p>For Silva it was her first global title, having failed to produce her top form at last year's Olympics where she bowed out in the early rounds.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130828/judo-silva-wins-gold-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Combat Martial arts Rafaela Silva Sports AFP Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:46:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5920111 at http://www.globalpost.com Japanese sports teacher beats boy in YouTube video http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130918/japanese-sports-teacher-beats-boy-youtube-video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A video showing a volleyball coach repeatedly slapping a schoolboy -- just days after Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics -- is the latest example of brutality to tarnish Japanese sport.</p> <p>A short clip posted on YouTube showed the teacher at Hamamatsu Nittai Senior High School in central Japan smacking the student's face at least 13 times in 16 seconds. It was authenticated by the school.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130918/japanese-sports-teacher-beats-boy-youtube-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Combat Martial arts Sports AFP Wed, 18 Sep 2013 05:32:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5937164 at http://www.globalpost.com Practice partners make friendship for judoka http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140817/practice-partners-make-friendship-judoka <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NANJING, China, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- When Russia's rising judo star Mikhail Igolnikov came to the training venue Sunday in the Heavy Category Sports School in Nanjing, he had a problem -- he had no one to practice with.</p> <p>As each country could qualify just one male and one female entry for the judo event at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, there is no other male player from his home country.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140817/practice-partners-make-friendship-judoka" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Combat Martial arts Sports Xinhua News Agency Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:32:51 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6233647 at http://www.globalpost.com