Edition No. 28. Autumn, 2001. Today is
Former Korean Superstar KY Jeon Shoots New Video with Fighting Films
11-13 December , 2001

SEOUL (IJF) - Former Korean superstar judoka in the Under 86 kg. category for men, Ki-young Jeon (28) combined forces with Fighting Films Ltd. of Great Britain from the 11th - 13th December 2001 in Seoul, Korea to produce a new instructional video about the techniques that made Jeon a three time World Champion and Gold Medallist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Over a four-day period the Fighting Films team and Jeon recorded video and photographs at Jeon's alma mater, Kyunggi University located just outside Seoul.

According to Jeon, "Despite the cold weather, I am really happy to have had the opportunity to capture my combination techniques on film for a whole new generation of judokas throughout the world" adding, "Up until now, the only record of my judo performances were available from the highlight tapes of past World Championships and the Olympic Games. But now, I believe that teaming together with Fighting Films, our tape will be an excellent instructional resource and record of what it really takes to be the best in the world."

Fighting Films was joined in Seoul by TWOJ Editor and IJF Official Photographer, Bob Willingham of Great Britain.

Fighting Films will soon begin production of the Jeon videotape with distribution expected by early 2002. Fighting Films also has plans to produce a book with detailed photographs about the career and techniques of the great Korean champion, Jeon.

Jeon retired from competitive judo following his third consecutive World Championships victory at the 1997 Paris World Championships and is currently the National Team Trainer for the Korean Men's National Team.

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