International Judo is so Competitive

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  1. Sauron

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    I was just looking at www.ippon.org and the winners of at the world championships at the moment and just realised how varied the winners are in international judo. I've never seen such a broad spread of countries sharing the medals in a sport before. Previously i thought it would be dominated by the japanese but the eastern europeans have done awesomely, europe is well represented, asia has had it's fair share and south america has done good. North American didn't do so good this time.

    i think the only continents that were really lacking were Africa, india and pakistan. I'm not sure why they don't compete, maybe its never been established there and just didn't take off. I know many of the Arab countries have problems with women competing.

    Apart from that practically every other country is registered, some more than others. I think people underestimate how competitive judo is on the world scale but my eyes have been opened.

    is there any one sport (individual) that is diverse as judo?
     
  2. Cojofl

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    Athletics?

    Anyway yeah it's really cool how widespread judo is. I like being able to go to pretty much any country in the world and being able to train judo. What's even better is that with a standardised vocabulary, language isn't a barrier.

    Also thinks for the link. I forgot about that website.
     
  3. Sauron

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    If BJJ and judo could get some official cross promotion it would be even more awesome, they are practically meant for each other.
     
  4. Cojofl

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    It certainly would. Problem is there is only handful of countries with more than 10 bjj dojos. On an international basis most countries don't give shit about bjj. The best way to get the two communties is at a grassroots level. I try to get judo guys to try bjj comps and visa versa. Problem is there is a lot of arrogance in both communities. With the relative sizes, in terms of growth it harms bjj a lot more than judo.
     
  5. Masakatsu Funaki #1

    Masakatsu Funaki #1 Black Belt

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    How about ... wrestling?
     
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    naw judo mats dont have turnbuckles
     
  7. Sauron

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    I dunno, wrestling is bigger in america but i think worldwide judo is bigger in terms of participation and exposure

    Wrestling is practically non existant in western europe and i'm not sure how big it is in south america and africa
     
  8. KDawg

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    Judo is practiced in more countries than any other sport
     
  9. Spoonman7

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    Judo on any level is competitive, second most popular sport in the world behind soccer, with close to a billion practicioners
     
  10. apm

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    Africa, India and Arabia have been stepping up in this world champs! Just look at the result..
    http://217.24.217.137/world/wc2005/tta_menue.php?modus=1024&sprache=english
    ..
    66kg-> Iran 3. and Egypt 7.
    81kg-> Alger 2.
    90kg->Egypt 5.
    100kg Iran 5.
    ..etc..
     
  11. KDawg

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    The Iranian guy in 66kg was the last world champion in that Category I believe (withdrew from the olympics because his first opponent was from Israel).

    Middle Eastern countries are known for having strong Judo players.
     
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    What an act of sportsmanship... Sucker
     
  13. Stooge

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    Yeah, I'm sure it beats soccer :rolleyes:
     
  14. Q mystic

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    Except soccer.
     
  15. Cojofl

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    He didn't really have a choice in the matter from what I've heard.
     
  16. Stooge

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    Unless you give me an impartial source, which I think is impossible unless we all do some international poll, I'm not buying it. Wrestling along with Judo along with Boxing are very popular internationally, lets not try to argue which is the most popular. Those who do sound like fascists.
     
  17. KDawg

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    NBC said it during the Olympics... There are more countries that belong to the IJF than to FIFA
     
  18. 350 lbs fist

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    Eh? Dude?
    Soccer is the most popular sport in the world in both terms of fans and in terms of active participants.
    The Soccer World Cup gets more viewers than the Summer and Winter Olympics combined. No shit.
    It
     
  19. Q mystic

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    Not going to give you an impartial source but have come across it many times so it wont be difficult to find.

    Wrestling or boxing? Not close and I'll tell you why...Regarding registered athletes.
    I've been to many wrestling clubs and many boxing clubs. All the registered athletes there are usually 'competitors'. Judo on the other hand is an olympic sport as well as mc dojo self-defense and when I go to judo clubs I see 'competitors' as well as families. Father and sons type. And daughters. And moms. There are many many women in judo. Many recreationalists. And Canada is not a big judo country. Within 100 miles of me the biggest wrestling clubs is 50, the biggest judo is 300.(by far, mostly kids)

    My friend is a national boxing coach registered with CBA and he has a book with all registered amateur boxers in it. Not many.

    You could simply call national HQ of each and ask. They will know. Part of their job is recruiting.

    Soccer, as far as I know, is the only one with more.
     
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