Fighting Films was founded in 1988 by a small team of filmmakers and judoka led by Simon Hicks. The seeds of the company were sown in 1981 when he produced ‘Ippon – Championship Judo’ with his friend Neil Adams. The 1988 production of the British Open highlights was so well-received, that the International Judo Federation requested a highlights program of the following year’s World Championships in Belgrade. We have produced this programme every year since!

In its early years, Fighting Films was a venture specialising in creating judo-specific video productions. We were the first company of this kind and have built a reputation for being the world’s premier producer of Judo video material with a small dedicated team that know and understand judo.

▍The graphic materials are taken from the English version of FIGHTING FILMS website.