Martial Arts

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has awarded hosting rights to the next four editions of its showpiece World Judo Masters competition to Guangzhou in China.

Judo’s athlete focus moral code can help people build discipline, honour and self-respect. Judo for Peace aims to give people in some of the world’s most troubled regions the support to develop these values.

The IJF president reflects on judo's progress over the last 12 months, and the importance of its return home via the 2020 Olympics.

These are exciting times for judo, and the sport’s return to its ancestral and spiritual roots in Japan for the next Olympic Games provides a perfect opportunity to assess just how far the sport has come.

Glory Sports International, the parent company of the Glory combat sports league, has appointed Marshall Zelaznik as its new chief executive.

AIMS president and IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox pays tribute to Ashgabat's hosting of AIMAG 2017.

Turkeminstan's hero wrestler and multiple gold-medal winner Seydi Batyrow on the joy of competing at AIMAG 2017.

Dayanch Gulgeldiyev, Chairman of the 5th AIMAG Executive Committee, discusses the overwhelming success of 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, and the future of Ashgabat as an event-hosting destination.

Ashgabat, capital of the central Asian country of Turkmenistan, exploded onto the world sporting stage in style when its gleaming new Olympic Complex hosted the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.

Marius Vizer has today (Friday) been re-elected as president of the International Judo Federation.

Shanghai is set to be awarded hosting rights for the 2019 World Wushu Championships after the Chinese city emerged as the only bidder for the event.

As Turkmenistan prepares to host the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in September we capture the growing excitement among organisers, volunteers and, of course, athletes.

Dayanch Gulgeldiyev, chairman of the Executive Committee for the preparation of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, tells SportBusiness International how the event will irrevocably change sport in Turkmenistan and across Asia

Stephen Newport, Director of Games Operations for Ashgabat 2017, is an industry veteran who has worked on major events worldwide and says he sees hosting AIMAG as a turning point.

The central Asian Republic of Turkmenistan has spared no expense in preparing to host the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games later this year.

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has cancelled plans to stage its 2017 Junior World Championships in North Korea, with the event now set to be held in Zagreb, Croatia.

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has announced that Cancun in Mexico will host a World Tour event later this year.

The Dutch city of The Hague has become the latest long-term addition to the International Judo Federation’s (IJF) World Tour calendar after agreeing a four-year contract.

Africa has secured its first annual event on the International Judo Federation’s (IJF) World Tour calendar after an agreement was reached for the Tunisian capital of Tunis to stage a grand prix from 2018 to 2020.

The International Sambo Federation (FIAS) has filed an application to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for acceptance onto the sports programme for the summer Olympic Games, with Russian President Vladimir Putin backing the project.