In 2015 Huxley began covering Judo events for the International Judo Federation (IJF). We loved capturing the physical power and grace of these committed athletes, but knew there was something special about the people behind the sport that we wanted to explore. We discovered IJF’s outreach programme – using Judo as a way to build personal and community strength in the face of poverty, hardship and natural disasters – and proposed a series of films to capture and communicate this extraordinary work to new audiences, as well as those already passionate about Judo.
The resulting series of documentaries, titled #JudoForTheWorld, tell personal stories that appeal beyond traditional Judo enthusiasts, enabling people new to the sport to connect with the culture, context and lives of those empowered by Judo around the world. They aim to increase understanding, interest and enthusiasm, helping to grow the sport and the international Judo family.