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TWOJ Editor and official IJF photographer, Bob Willingham, chats with judo legend, Anton Geesink while looking at a photo exhibit showcasing Bob's judo photography at the 2001 World Championships in Munich, Germany. To view the exhibit and enter our latest TWOJ contest, click here!

A message from USA Judo President Dr. Ron Tripp
21 September 2001

I am pleased to announce that the IMCA America U.S. Open Judo Championships in Las Vegas on October 12-14 will continue as scheduled. The tragic events of September 11th have impacted the world. I am encouraged by the support we have received from the invited nations and their correspondences reconfirming participation in Las Vegas. The continued commitment to bring international judo to the United States during these times of strife sends a strong message that the world judo community will not be diverted in our continual mission of goodwill, camaraderie, and sportsmanship.

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2001 World Championships
Munich, Germany
26. July - 29. July 2001

Just as they did two years ago in Birmingham, Japan dominated the opening day of the World Judo Championships in Munich on Thursday. And the star of the Japanese team was the prodigiously gifted Kosei Inoue, who once again stole the headlines. The first day promised much with two current Olympic champions and three current world champions on display. There was also a sizeable crowd, although it did take time to pick up throughout the day...

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World Championships Photo Exhibition!
Munich, Germany
26. July - 29. July 2001

TWOJ is pleased to announce that Bob Willingham will be putting on a exhibition of his judo photography at the Munich World Championships. Beautiful 20" x 16" prints of all your favourite judo stars will be on display and available for purchase. A special competition will also be held for people to name all of the competitors on display.

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TWOJ No. 27 Summer, 2001
What's in this issue?
Here's a taste of what you'll find in the latest printed edition of The World of Judo Magazine.
  • Junior Page
  • British Open 2001
  • The Great 8 Minute Comeback
  • Half way to Japan and back again
  • European Championships 2001
  • The Sport Science of Elite Judo Athletes
  • And much, much more!
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Attention All Serious Judoka!
The Sport Science of Elite Judo Athletes
TWOJ and Hatashita Enterprises are pleaseed to present the world's first comprehensive judo training book! This is the first in-depth study of the physiology and judo training methods used by world class judoka to achieve peak performance on the tatami...

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An Open Letter to the American Judo Community
David Matsumoto & Michel Brousse
On the milestone of its 50th anniversary, we have been commissioned by the United States Judo Federation to write a book documenting and celebrating not only the first 50 years of the USJF, but also about the history of American Judo. The book will be similar to the book written by us for the International Judo Federation entitled "Judo: A Sport and A Way of Life". Tentatively, the book will be an 8.5" x 11" hardcover and will be printed in color. There will also be a Deluxe Edition, which will be boxed with a more ornate cover and autographed by us...

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The Journal of the European Judo Union
WINTER, 2000
It is with great pleasure that we have included the latest copy of the European Judo Newsletter. The Newsletter can be downloaded from twoj.org as a .pdf file which can be opened using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you have any news that you would like to include in the next issue I would be grateful if you could forward it to me at: ejunews@twoj.org. Hope you enjoy it!

Bob Willingham,
EJU Newsletter Editor, Official IJF Photographer and Media Assisstant

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The IJF Picture of the Month features the best in judo action from around the world, all phtographed by the official IJF photographer, Bob Willingham.

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World Judo Championships
2003 Osaka, Japan


Other 2003 Events Include:

Asian Judo Championships
Oceania Judo Championships
South Pacific Games
Pan Am Judo Championships
European Judo Champs

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Due out: October 2001

A photo report from the World Championships 2001

Techniques, interviews

Prizes to be won

And much, much, more!

Koga, A New Wind -- Coming Soon!

World Championships 2001



Ryoko Tamura (JPN)

KYE, Sun-Hui (PRK)

LUPETEY, Yurisleidis (CUB)


UENO, Masae (JPN)


Noriko Anno (JPN)


LEBRUN, Celine (FRA)





CHO, In-Chul (KOR)


Kosei Inoue (JPN)

MIKHAYLIN, Alexandre (RUS)

MIKHAYLIN, Alexandre (RUS)

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