Judo

Introduction to Judo


Although Judo is a martial art, its practice and methods are based around gentleness. Giving way to the strength of the opponent, adapting to and using it to your advantage will achieve victory over the opponent. For contact details of Irish Judo Association please click on Full story

Keith Gough received his 6th Dan

Keith Gough (Judo) received his 6th Dan belt from Pat Hickey at the Swords Judo Club on Saturday 10th October. Keith’s achievements are as follows:- 1991 Swiss Open Bronze 1993 Belgian Open Silver 1993 Scottish Open Gold World Championships Qualifier Olympian 1992 Barcelona Full Time athlete living/training abroad National Squad Manager 2013 to date 1992 […]

Kearney out of Baku through injury

Irish Olympian Lisa Kearney has been forced out of the Baku European Games through injury . Kearney has also revealed that a knee injury will prevent her from qualifying for the Rio Games. Qualification for Judo at the Olympics is based on the IJF’s world ranking, where Kearney would have to earn a place in […]

Bronze for Kearney in Turkey

Well done to Lisa Kearney who won Bronze  at the IJF Grand Prix in Samsun Turkey, an Olympic qualification event over the weekend. Kearney is an OCI scholarship athlete and benefits from a monthly grant towards vital training and preparation costs in their quest to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.  

European Judo Championships will take part during European Games in Baku

EOC, EJU and BEGOC agree for 2015 European Judo Championships to be hosted in Azerbaijan from June 25-28 as part of inaugural European Games. 21 February 2015: The European Olympic Committees (EOC), the European Judo Union (EJU) and the Baku 2015 European Games Operations Committee (BEGOC) are pleased to announce that the 2015 European Judo […]

Rio Scholarships Announced

The Olympic Council of Ireland, in association with the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity programme, has announced scholarship support worth over €100,000 to help selected Irish athletes prepare for the Rio Olympic Games. Eight athletes in seven sports will benefit from the scholarship scheme, which will give the nominated athletes a monthly grant towards vital training and […]

European Games Baku 2015 Sport Qualification Systems

We are pleased to attach the Sports Qualification Documents (version 1.0) for 16 of the sports which are confirmed for the inaugural European Games in Baku 2015. These documents may be liable to some small changes and clarifications by the European Federations and we will inform you of these as they happen. Update: Please click […]

Kearney out on Golden Score

Lisa Kearney lost her bout to China’s Wu Shugen in 48 kilograms division in the judo competition at the London Games. Kearney, from Belfast, who received a bye into the round of 16 went down by the ‘Golden Score’, having entered overtime level with the world number two at one point apiece. Shugen prevailed after […]

Kearney secures place

Subject to official confirmation early next week, Lisa Kearney has qualified for the London 2012 Games. Following a long and tough qualification process, Lisa & her coach Ciaran Ward have been duly rewarded with an Olympic place this summer. The Irish Judo Association said ” we’d  like extend their best wishes to Lisa’s parents & family […]

Kearney’s coach stays positive

Lisa Kearney has not been able to compete recently due to the knee injury she picked up in her 5th Place in the World Cup event in Sofia. Her coach Ciaran Ward said, “we could have thrown her back in if absolutely necessary but the risk was tearing the knee completely and finishing the season. […]

Masters invite for Kearney

Irish Judo’s first invite to the IJF World Masters Lisa Kearney will compete for Ireland in the IJF’s 2012 Elite Event.  The IJF World Masters is exclusively for the Top 16 Judoka in the World in each category.  The invitation event is in its third year and this year will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, […]
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