World Judo Championships

World Judo Championships

Stream your favourite judo competitions all the way back to 1981!

World Judo Championships

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  • 'Ippon!' with Neil Adams

    'Ippon!' was produced in 1981 and is the first ever Fighting Films production. This classic documentary film looks at Neil Adams winning the 1981 World Championships and 1988 British Open.

  • 1989 World Judo Championships: Heavyweights | Belgrade

    See the arrival of the incredible Toshihiko Koga (JPN) in the -71kgs category. His Judo changed the face of the sport, and his one handed Seoi-nage in Belgrade is widely regarded as the best throw of all time. On display in the +95kgs and Openweight mens categories is Naoya Ogawa, Japan's best he...

  • 1989 World Judo Championships: Lightweights | Belgrade

    Witness the golden era of British Judo, when the female team were at their peak and dominated the women's lightweight categories. Featuring many judo greats such as Toshihiko Koga (JPN), Udo Quellmalz (GER), Robert van de Walle (BEL) and Karen Briggs (GBR) to name just a few.

    It includes all t...

  • 1989 World Judo Championships: 20 Great Fights | Belgrade

    20 Great Fights is a shortlist of the 20 most exciting and controversial contests, selected by Neil Adams MBE and Chris Bowles. Many of the fights are followed by studio demonstrations of the main techniques and expert analysis of the scores. This boxset gives you the opportunity to see how much ...

  • 1991 World Judo Championships: Road to Glory | Barcelona

    The most action packed 50 minutes of Judo you will ever see! Highlights from all the mens and women's finals including incredible contests by Toshihiko Koga (Jpn) at his very best, Daniel Lascau (Ger) with his amazing abandonment throws, Sergei Kosarotov, the iron man heavyweight from Russia, Nao...

  • 1991 World Judo Championships: Great Moments | Barcelona

    An action packed 25 minutes featuring excerpts from the most exciting contests in the -48kgs, -71kgs, -56kgs and -86kgs including many fighters who did not make the finals like, Vladamir Dguebouadze (URS), the up and coming Ryoko Tamura (Jpn), Giorgio Vismara (Ita) plus several minutes of non-sto...

  • 1993 World Judo Championships: Heavyweights | Hamilton

    Highlights from the first two days of competition.

    Includes: Khakhaleichvili (GEO), Dow (FRA), Kossorotov (RUS), Hagn (GER), Anno (JPN), Kovacs (HUN), Miguel (BRA), Traineau (FRA), Leng (CHN), Howey (GBR), Nakamura (JPN), Gill (CAN), Villar (ESP), Cho (KOR), Ogasawa (USA), Jeon (KOR), Yoshida ...

  • 1993 World Judo Championships: Lightweights & Open | Hamilton

    Highlights of the last two days of competition.

    Includes: Chung (KOR), Hajtos (HUN), Cardoso (BRA), Fairbrother (GBR), Tateno (JPN), Nakamura (JPN), Born (SUI), Quellmalz (GER), Rodriguez (CUB), Donohue (GBR), Li (CHN), Tamura (JPN), Kubacki (POL), Stohr (GER), Ogawa (JPN), Seriese (NED), Maks...

  • 1995 World Judo Championships: Heavyweights | Chiba

    Japan are aiming for a clean sweep in the Mens categories. Can David Douillet (FRA) or Fank Moller (GER) stops Nayoya Ogawa (JPN) from climing yet another world title? Will Pavel Nastula (POL) continue to dominate the -95kgs? Will Hidehiko Yoshida (JPN) sweep all before him in the -86kgs or will ...

  • 1995 World Judo Championships: Lightweights & Open | Chiba

    Can Nicola Fairbrother (GBR) retain her -56kgs World title and resist the challenge of Jung (KOR) and Gonzalez (CUB)? Can Verdica (CUB) overcome the exciting new face Argentina, Mariani and the stylish Restoux (FRA) in the -52kgs.

    Is there anyone who can stop the sensational fireball Ryoko Tam...

  • 1997 World Judo Championships: Heavyweights | Paris

    WOMENS: +72KGS, -72KGS, -66KGS, -61KGS
    MENS: +95KGS, -95KGS, -86KGS, -78KGS.

    The first two days of action. As David Douillet (FRA) looks to become the World Heavyweight Champion for the fourth time, can Shinichi Shinohara (JPN) stop him?

    At -72 Kgs Fuming Sun (CHN) is looking to add the W...

  • 1997 World Judo Championships: Lightweights & Open | Paris

    WOMENS: -56KGS, -52KGS, -48KGS, OPEN
    MENS: -71KGS, -65KGS, -60KGS, OPEN

    Bercy Stadium, Paris. The French head the medal table after the first two days of competition, in front of a 14,000 home crowd. This fantastic production covers the second half of the competition, as the Japanese fight to...

  • 1999 World Judo Championships: Heavyweights | Birmingham

    A packed National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, Great Britain, is the setting for the last World Championships before the millenium.

    This covers the first two days of scintillating action. Can Shinichi Shinohara (JPN) at +100 Kgs, avenge his defeat in the final of the last Worlds?

    At over an...

  • 1999 World Judo Championships: Lightweights & Open | Birmingham

    A packed National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, Great Britain, is the setting for the last World Championships before the millenium. Part 2 covers the last two days of scintillating action. Kenzo Nakamura (JPN) is the defending –73 Kgs World Champion but Jimmy Pedro (USA) is the man on form in the ...

  • 1999 World Judo Championships: Randall's Glory | Birmingham

    On the 10th October 1999 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham Graeme Randall became the first male Briton since Neil Adams in 1981 to win the World Championships.

    This video, produced by Fighting Films and broadcast on BBC Grandstand the next day, tells the story of British fortunes at t...

  • 2001 World Judo Championships: Heavyweights | Munich

    In the Mens +100kgs Shinchi Shinohara (JPN) is out to prove he is the top heavyweight in the world, but there's a hungry new young Russian on the block, and his name is Alexander Mikhaline. Can anyone stop the incredible Kosei Inoue (JPN) taking the -100 kgs title? Only Antal Kovacs (HUN) has bea...

  • 2001 World Judo Championships: Lightweights & Open | Munich

    The men's -73kgs features one of the most outstanding finals ever recorded between Yusuke Kanamaru (JPN) and Vitali Makarov (RUS). Which of these all out attacking fighters will throw the other? There are upsets galore in the -66kgs, who can pick the winner in this massive category? At -60kgs the...

  • 2003 World Judo Championships: Heavyweights | Osaka

    Can Inoue win his third World title infront of his home crowd? Will Demontfaucon retain his -90kgs crown? Does the strong Cuban women's team have enough to stop their Japanese rivals? All these talking points and many more are answered in this action packed production.

    Includes full coverage o...

  • 2003 World Judo Championships: Lightweights & Open | Osaka

    Double Olympic champion Tadahiro Nomura is looking to take his second world title at -60kgs. But it won't be easy with 2001 World champion Anis Lounifi and European champion Elchin Ismaylov on his side of the draw. Will the -73kgs category produce a rematch of the classic 2001 final between Vital...

  • 2005 World Judo Championships | Cairo

    Africa stages the Judo World Championships for the first time in Cairo, Egypt. Witness Craig Fallon's (GBR) fantastic -60kg gold medal winning performance, and Karina Bryant's (GBR) remarkable performances in the +78kgs and Openweight. Exclusive coverage of all the exciting moments, highlights fr...

  • 2005 World Judo Team Championships | Cairo

    Including over 50 ippons, extended coverage of the grudge matches and all finals, updated men’s and women’s team draw sheets, direct access to preliminaries and all medal contests.

    The Japanese men have a tough opening challenge in the shape of Brazil. All eyes, in particular, will be on the -...

  • 2006 Junior World Championships | Santo Domingo

  • 2006 World Judo Team Championships | Paris

    Judo’s greatest tournament brings together all the top Judo nations as they battle for male and female team supremacy in the cauldron of Bercy stadium in Paris. For the first time in widescreen, witness over two hours of the best throws, the most fantastic groundwork, the tension of the teams, th...

  • 2007 World Judo Championships: Heavyweights | Rio de Janeiro

    This remarkable two-hour widescreen production contains all the highlights from the first two days of judo in Rio's Olympic Stadium. Witness the return of the legendary Japanese fighter Kosei Inoue. See the fantastic medal-winning performances from Great Britain's Peter Cousins and Euan Burton. W...

  • 2007 World Judo Championships: Lightweights | Rio de Janeiro

    The Lightweights & Open from Rio de Janeiro. This remarkable two-hour widescreen production contains all the highlights from the last two days of judo in Rio's Olympic Stadium. Witness the incredible Ryoko Tani attempt to break the judo world record by winning her seventh world title. Triple Worl...

  • 2010 World Judo Championships | Tokyo

    This action packed programme contains all the highlights, drama and emotion from the 2010 World Judo Championships.

    Tokyo, Japan, played host to the most exciting World Judo Championships in history. Coverage from all 16 weight categories and every single medal contest is crammed onto this 75...

  • 2010 World Judo Team Championships | Antalya

    The 2010 World Judo Team Championships from Antalya, Turkey, contains all of the best highlights from the mens and womens Team World Championships.

    With highlights from every weight category and all medal contests, interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and flashback stories this production is ...

  • 2010 World Judo Championships Extras | Tokyo

    Special features include the top 15 Ippons, a Judoka of the Tournament award and a stunning 'great moments' sequence.

  • 2011 World Judo Championships | Paris

    The 2011 World Judo Championships from Paris, France, contains all of the best highlights from the Individual World Championships.

    With highlights from every weight category and all medal contests, interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and flashback stories this 85 minute production is breathl...

  • 2011 World Judo Team Championships | Paris

    The 2011 World Judo Team Championships from Paris, France, contains all of the best highlights from the mens and womens Team World Championships.

    With highlights from every weight category and all medal contests, interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and flashback stories this 85 minute produc...

  • 2011 World Judo Openweight Championships | Tyumen

    We bring you all the action from the Tyumen World Openweight Championships!

  • 2012 World Judo Team Championships | Salvador

    We bring you all the action from the Salvador World Team Championships!

  • 2013 World Judo Championships | Rio de Janeiro

    The biggest and most exciting World Championships in judo history is crammed onto this action-packed production from Fighting Films.

    Brought to you from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the 2013 World Championships contains the best highlights from all men's and women's weight categories.

    The women'...

  • 2013 World Judo Team Championships | Rio de Janeiro

    The biggest and most exciting World Championships in judo history is crammed onto this action-packed production from Fighting Films.

    Brought to you from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the 2013 World Championships contains the best highlights from the World Team Championships.

    A 26 minute highlight...

  • 2013 World Judo Championships:Rafaela Silva | Rio de Janeiro

    Brought to you from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a celebration of the incredible moment when Brazil crowned Rafaela Silva as their first ever female World Champion when she took gold in the under 57kgs.

  • 2014 World Judo Championships | Chelyabinsk

    In 2014, Judo history was made in the industrial city of Chelyabinsk, Russia. Every bit of the drama from the 2014 World Judo Championships is crammed into this all action production!

    An absolute thrill for any Judo enthusiast, with expert commentary from former British World Champion Neil Ada...

  • 2014 World Judo Team Championships | Chelyabinsk

    In 2014, Judo history was made in the industrial city of Chelyabinsk, Russia. Every bit of the drama from the 2014 World Judo Team Championships is crammed into this all action production!

    An absolute thrill for any Judo enthusiast, with expert commentary from former British World Champion Nei...

  • 2015 World Judo Championships | Astana

    47 minutes highlighting all weight categories in the 2015 World Judo Championships! This is not to be missed!

  • 2015 World Judo Team Championships | Astana

    26 minutes highlighting all weight categories in the 2015 World Judo Team Championships! This is not to be missed!

  • 2015 World Judo Championships: Men | Astana

    We take a look at the action from the Mens categories, an emotional behind the scenes with the Norwegian Martin Thiblin and his family, Colin Oates and lots more.

  • 2015 World Judo Championships: Women | Astana

    We take a look at the action from the Women's categories, going behind the scenes with IJF commentator Neil Adams (MBE), Gemma Gibbons, Team DPR Korea and lots more.

  • 2015 World Judo Championships: Teams | Astana

    We feature the World Judo Team Championships, taking a look all Mens & Womens matches, featuring the amazing Women's Bronze match which saw Germany Vs Mongolia, a special feature on the remarkable growth of Judo in Mongolia and the Victorious Team Japan winning both Men's and Women's titles.

  • 2015 World Judo Championships: Riner | Astana

    Dedicated to Judo Superstar Teddy Riner of France, on route to break the judo world record and become an eight time world champion.

    Riner took his first senior world title in 2007 at just 18 years old, and since then has dominated the judo headlines, taking seven titles in seven years.

    Ri...

  • 2017 World Judo Championships | Budapest

    Watch the highlights from a Blockbuster, record breaking Judo World Championships from Budapest.

    Hungary's picturesque capital has been a regular stop on the World Judo Tour for the past few years, but now steps up to host its flagship event, the 2017 Suzuki world championships.

    Its the b...

  • 2017 World Judo Team Championships | Budapest

    A 26 minute highlight programme of the 2017 World Team Championships, where history was made with a new exciting format of mixed gender teams. Experience all of the excitement in this electrifying highlights programme.

  • 2017 World Openweight Championships | Marrakech

    We bring you all the action from the Marrakech World Judo Openweight Championships!

  • 2018 World Judo Championships | Baku

  • 2018 World Judo Team Championships | Baku

  • 2019 World Judo Championships | Tokyo

    Welcome to Japan and its capital city Tokyo which now hosts the 2019 World Judo Championships.

    It was here that the Kodokan was founded by Dr Kano Jigoro... and it was attended by guests including Her Imperial Highness Princess Tomohito of Mikasa and IJF President Mr Marius Vizer who came for an...

  • 2019 World Judo Team Championships | Tokyo

    Welcome back to Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan arena, which over the past week has witnessed some incredible judo as 14 World Championship titles have been decided.

    But there is now one more title up for grabs as we come to the team event.

    In a format widely praised for its focus on gender equality, 3 ...