Judo

FIGHTLAND

Blogger Challenges Vladimir Putin to a Fight (Again)

The one American standing up to the Russians.
Josh Rosenblatt
7.18.17
FIGHTLAND

The Genius of Roger Moore's On Screen Combat Scenes

From The Saint to the James Bond franchise, the late Sir Roger Moore knew how to make the best of his moderate martial arts abilities. He also wrote extensively about self-defense for a children's book in 1966.
Sarah Kurchak
5.24.17
FIGHTLAND

The Boxing Career Of Nazi Defector and Waffen-SS Recruit Eric Pleasants

Though Eric Pleasants was seemingly an unlikely recruit to the fascist British Free Corps, he nonetheless served under the banner of Hitler’s political crack troops. He also boxed for them, using his expertise from back home.
Will Magee
5.15.17
FIGHTLAND

How Honor Blackman Brought Women's Self Defense to Television

Speaking of pussies that you shouldn't grab without permission, the actress behind the famous Bond Girl Pussy Galore was a high-ranking judoka who published her own book on self-defense the year after Goldfinger came out.
Sarah Kurchak
10.13.16
FIGHTLAND

Judo Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison Is Ambivalent About a Future in MMA (and We Don't Blame Her)

While the rest of the world wants her to be the next Ronda Rousey, she's still pretty busy being the first Kayla Harrison.
Sarah Kurchak
8.19.16
FIGHTLAND

Olympic Judo Celebrates Humanity at Its Best (and Worst)

From robbery and flagrant displays of disrespect to the the most powerful redemptions stories, the 2016 edition of Olympic judo competition was a microcosm of our world at its best and its worst.
Sarah Kurchak
8.16.16
Rio 2016

Will Anybody Cheer for the Refugee Athletes at the Olympics?

This year, 10 athletes competed in the Rio Olympics as part of a special refugee team. Several of the athletes wondered whether they'd have any fans watching them.
Aimee Berg
8.15.16
FIGHTLAND

US Judo Star Nick Delpopolo Avenges Pot Brownie 'Disgrace' at the Olympics

Four years after accidental pot brownie consumption got him kicked out of the London Olympic Games, Nick Delpopolo has returned to his sport's biggest stage to redeem himself. It's going pretty well so far.
Sarah Kurchak
8.8.16
FIGHTLAND

Taekwondo and Judo Likely to Be Represented on the Olympics' First Refugee Team

This summer in Rio athletes without countries could find a home on the mat.
Josh Rosenblatt
3.4.16
FIGHTLAND

The Subtle Art of Judo Refereeing

An inside look at what it takes to be a judo referee and how the art of judo influences that role.
Nick Wong
1.6.16
FIGHTLAND

Inside Instituto Reação, Flávio Canto's Social Project in Rio de Janeiro

Catch up with Flávio Canto, an Olympic judo champion who left the his competitive life behind to create a social project in the slums of Brazil.
Armando Aguinaga
11.20.15
FIGHTLAND

The Israeli Judo Team Couldn't Fight Under Their Flag Last Weekend in Abu Dhabi

The weight of history bears down yet again on the world’s athletes and artists.
Josh Rosenblatt
11.3.15