10/28/2012 7:36am, #1
Free Live Stream Judo Team World Championships
Choice of 2 mats.
Contest and team progress can be viewed here at Ippon.org
Men's today, ladies was yesterday.
Ladies' day can be viewed here
USA lost their first match against Cuba.
UK's first match is against Georgia, Japan against Uzbekistan.
10/28/2012 10:33am, #2
10/28/2012 11:57am, #3
10/28/2012 2:10pm, #4
10/28/2012 2:11pm, #5
Those fucking signs in the background are goddamned annoying.Falling for Judo since 1980
10/28/2012 2:47pm, #6
i'm not sure i like the whole team format, personally"Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
"When I was a little boy, I had a sailor suit, but it didn't mean I was in the Navy." - Mtripp on the subject of a 5 year old karate black belt
"Without actual qualifications to be a Zen teacher, your instructor is just another roundeye raping Asian culture for a buck." - Errant108
"Seriously, who gives a **** what you or Errant think? You're Asian males, everyone just ignores you, unless you're in a krotty movie." - new2bjj
10/28/2012 3:06pm, #7
10/28/2012 3:32pm, #8
The world teams, not so great. It's too formal and stiff in a way.
As much as I like Judo, watching it is often a drag, especially on TV. Being matside is a lot more interesting. Kind of like watching pro or college basketball game from courtside vs TV or up in the nosebleed section.Falling for Judo since 1980
10/28/2012 3:34pm, #9
10/28/2012 3:59pm, #10
I know I'll never forget fighting the final match, in the team final at Sheffield with 200 odd people lining the mat edge, closest we Judo plebs are ever going to come to Judo stardom.
Also it's great for binding your club together as a team rather than a bunch of guys and girls who just train together. At University there were team competitions that were uni-sex with girls filling the bottom two weight classes and men the top three. Really good format for that demographic, maybe not so much for your ordinary adult clubs, but wouldn't be a bad thing for improving female participation and making them feel part of the club.