The judo group, which brings collectively greater than 200 nationwide federations, stated Friday it had canceled its Grand Slam occasion in Kazan, Russia, which was set to be held in May. IJF President Marius Vizer stated he was “saddened by the current international situation,” though the assertion on the cancellation didn’t immediately confer with Russia or Ukraine.
Following Russia’s invasion, some went on Twitter to name on the group to take further steps to take away Putin from his management submit.
The IFJ, which was based in 1951 and has its headquarters in Hungary, stated the unfolding battle was a “result of inefficient dialogue at international level.”
Putin, 69, is a eager judoka and holds a black belt. He has co-written a ebook titled “Judo: History, Theory, Practice” and in addition starred in an tutorial video, titled “Let’s Learn Judo with Vladimir Putin.”
In 2019, Putin was videoed sparring with Olympic athletes at a judo coaching session in Sochi, with Euro News reporting on the time that the president was proven on Russian tv toppling a number of opponents earlier than being taken down by a feminine judoka.
Putin additionally holds grandmaster rank in taekwondo, which he was awarded in 2013 by Choue Chung-won, president of the World Taekwondo Federation. While Putin has not practiced the game himself, the consideration was bestowed in recognition of his work growing the Korean martial artwork in Russia, the federation stated in a press release on the time.
Following the transfer, the Independent reported that Putin’s award would place him a rating greater than martial arts knowledgeable and motion film star Chuck Norris.