February 11, 2020

In July 2019, the Jamaica Judo Association (JJA) welcomed a pair of visitors from Canada. Namely, Dany Marquis and his son. They were on a coffee hunting mission in the beautiful Blue Mountain. During their visit, they decided to pop down to one of our judo sessions. A...

January 9, 2020

Devin WALDENBURG won bronze at the “Trofee van de Donderslag” in Belgium last weekend. It was not only his first event of 2020 but also the first event in his new weight division, the -66 kg category. 

The 23-year-old judoka had a bye in the first round w...

December 31, 2019

Dear Judo Friends, Family, JJA Partners,

In 2018, I launched the Olympic Sport of Judo in Jamaica alongside RIO 2016 Olympian, Szandra Szogedi OLY. Our achievements since launch, is truly one to be proud of, and that is thanks to the hard work and dedication off all our...

September 29, 2019

The 2019 Commonwealth Judo Championships took place in Birmingham, UK. Jamaica had one person shining the flag, our 2020 Tokyo Olympic hopeful, Ebony Drysdale-Daley, who won gold in the -70 kg category. This is the third Commonwealth gold medal won for Jamaica Judo aft...

September 27, 2019

The annual Ocean State Invitational International Judo Tournament took place at its’ usual spot in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. For the first time, Jamaica has been invited and attended with 7 judoka. The team competed amongst Pre-Cadet, Cadet, Junior and Senior, bri...

August 24, 2019

Following the Pan-American Games, it was time for the Parapan Games to begin in the heart of Lima, where for the first time, judo was part of the menu for the Jamaican team. Visual Impaired (VI) judoka, Theador Subba, began his judo journey only 8 months ago. On the 24...

August 12, 2019

The 2019 Pan-American Games has come to an end, and for the first time, Jamaica was represented in judo as well. It was Ebony DRYSDALE-DALEY who made this historical moment possible when qualified for the Continental Games with only two qualifying events.

Drysdale-Daley...

July 25, 2019

The countdown is on: exactly one year from today, the Olympic flame will arrive in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, marking the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The opening ceremony might seem a long way off, but already over 3.2 million tickets have been sold.

The m...

February 10, 2019

The 2019 Paris Grand Slam saw 570 judoka from 97 different countries competing at Bercy Arena between 9-10 February. For the first time, Jamaica joined the judo family at the highest level. Paris Grand Slam is not only one of the most prestigious IJF World Tour tournam...

December 31, 2018

Dear Judo Friends, Family, JJA Partners,

In 2018, I launched the Olympic Sport of Judo in Jamaica alongside RIO 2016 Olympian, Szandra Szogedi OLY. It has been the best launch of any new sport in the history of Jamaica, with over 400 people taking part in the sport sinc...

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