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TWOJ No. 37 Winter, 2003
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
  • National Youth Trials report
  • National Grand Finals
  • New Dan Grades
  • Euro Women’s Team & Athens Test event
  • South Pacific Games and Oceania Championships
  • Men’s Euro team Finals
  • My Favourite Fight: Mark Law
  • 2003 Technique review
  • Junior Nationals Report
  • Diary of events
  • and much more!
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Bob Willingham Welcome to The World of Judo Online!

Well a little late in the day may I wish you all a very happy New Year and welcome you to the winter issue of TWOJ. This issue has a particularly British flavour, covering some of the most important events in our calendar for players of all age groups. Junior nationals, National Youth Trials and National Grand Finals.

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National Grand Finals
December 13, 2003

The crème-de-la-crème may have been missing but this was still a great opportunity to savour the best of British beef in prime action. The new format for the British Trials pitted the top eight fighters in each category in pools of four, followed by straight semi-finals and finals. It was the format we have all been waiting for and the absence of some of the top fighters from these shores did little to detract from an inspiring competition.

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European Team Finals 2003
London: Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre
December 6, 2003

A competition which began back in May in Dusseldorf, Germany, came down to a straight fight between four teams at the Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre in London. Britain qualified as hosts but the three formidable opponents dispatched the likes of France, Germany and Holland to reach this stage. For the first time since 1974 the European Team championships returned to British shores in front of a capacity crowd.

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South Pacific Games 2003
Suva, Fiji
July 10 - 12, 2003
By Simon Hicks

"Go Fiji go! Go Fiji go!" The chant rings around the stadium as another Fijian steps onto the tatami to do battle. Eighty-four competitors from eight countries are fighting in the South Pacific Games Judo event which provides a chance for fighters from these small, far flung islands to compete against others of similar experience and ability.

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On Location for the International Judo Federation
2003 World Championships Photo Gallery
Osaka, Japan: September 11-14, 2003

View photographs from each day of 2003 World Championships from Osaka, Japan at the links below:

Day 1 - Sept. 11, 2003 »
Day 2 - Sept. 12, 2003 »
Day 3 - Sept. 13, 2003 »
Day 4 - Sept. 14, 2003 »

IJF Picture of the Month
IJF Picture of the Month IJF Picture of the Month
February, 2004

Three of the greatest Olympic Heavyweight Champions, David Douillet, Yashahiro Yamashita and Anton Geesink at the Paris Tournament 2004.

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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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