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    World Police, Fire and Military Games Judo Tournament Moscow 2011



    Opening ceremony


    Some matches


    The 22 entrants were mostly from Eastern Europe and the Soviet bloc, but teams from Britian, France, Italy, Austria and Turkey also entered.

    The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs team won the tournament retaining the trophy.

    Team GB beat the Czech police, but went down to the Ukrainian police who to lose to the eventual winners in the quarters.

    I've done some Judo with members of the UK police team and they're pretty handy so the level must have been pretty good for a non-professional tournament. Though I suspect that many elite level Judoka from Russia are technically employed as policemen and soldiers, don't know if any big names took part.

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    Were the firemen winning by kata garuma?

    Cool videos. That must've been quite the summit of manliness.

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    Results here, for anyone who's interested.

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    That's some nifty stuff. And how badass does the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs sound? No wonder they won.

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    I wiki-ed them really hoping that it was the cover for the FSB or something. I didn't find anything to say they aren't, so I'm going to assume they are. You know, cos its Russia.

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    Exactly, in Soviet Russia the criminals police the police... Or something...

    With the UK team, do you know if any of their training is through work or do they train privately? Im assuming the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kovacs View Post
    With the UK team, do you know if any of their training is through work or do they train privately? Im assuming the latter.
    Its all organised under the umbrella of Police Sport:
    http://www.britishpolicejudo.com/

    They hold squad training sessions, gradings, training camps and their own national championship. I think most of the day to day training is done by individuals at local clubs, because the squad is drawn from forces all over the country and a force may only have a handful of active Judoka.

    They hold training seminars as well and get some pretty nifty guest coaches, they had Kashiwazaki a couple of years back.

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    That's far more than I was expecting. It looks very cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kovacs View Post
    That's far more than I was expecting. It looks very cool.
    Are you a rozzer? Thinking of getting involved?

    Footage from the seminar Kashiwazaki did for them, btw.


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    Quote Originally Posted by judoka_uk View Post
    Are you a rozzer? Thinking of getting involved?

    Footage from the seminar Kashiwazaki did for them, btw.

    No mate, I'm a treesurgeon's groundsman but my other half works for the Home Office liasing with the police and I end up drinking with coppers fairly regularly when I tag along to her works drinks.

    Sometimes I end up talking to some of them about arrests and I mention MA, loads of them
    seem to box but not many do Judo for some reason, I'm always trying to welcome people to the rough bosom of Judo so I'll try even harder now knowing that coppers have such a good organistion behind them.

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