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Jeong Hwan An: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

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Who is Jeong Hwan An?

An Jeong-hwan, also known as "Jeong Hwan An," is a renowned South Korean judoka who has made significant contributions to the sport, including multiple silver and bronze medals at the highest levels of international competition. He competed in the 66 kg and under category for the majority of his career. 

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Who is Jeong Hwan An?

An Jeong-hwan, also known as "Jeong Hwan An," is a renowned South Korean judoka who has made significant contributions to the sport, including multiple silver and bronze medals at the highest levels of international competition. He competed in the 66 kg and under category for the majority of his career. 

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Born on 28th January 1984 in Daegu, South Korea, An's journey in judo began at a young age. Throughout his career, he has displayed remarkable skill, unwavering determination, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. We’ll take a look at his journey through the sport, beginning with his journey to find the sport.

Speed Throwing by Jeong-Hwan An

An Jeong-hwan's early years were shaped by his deep-rooted passion for martial arts. His uncle is an Olympic gold medalist in the 1984 Games. Growing up in Daegu, South Korea, he was captivated by the discipline and artistry of judo. At the age of eight, An embarked on his judo journey, joining a local club and training diligently under the guidance of experienced coaches, including his uncle. From the onset, his dedication and natural talent were evident, setting the stage for a promising future in the sport.

An's relentless pursuit of excellence quickly paid off as he began to make a name for himself in national and international competitions. He moved to Japan in order to continue training in Fukuoka before graduating from a Japanese University. Eventually, in 2006, he moved back to his home of South Korea to join the Phang city Hall judo club where he got his start.

With an impressive combination of technique, agility, and strength, he rapidly climbed the ranks, attracting attention for his exceptional skill set. An Jeong-hwan's breakthrough came when he represented South Korea at the prestigious World Judo Championships and the Asian Judo Championships in the same year, bringing home bronze and silver medals, respectively, in 2009. This was just the beginning of his impressive run in 2009!

Following his victories at the World Judo and Asian Judo Championships, he also represented South Korea in the 2009 Paris IJF Grand Slam and the 2009 Tokyo IJF Grand Slam. All told, Jeong Hwan An recorded 6 medals on the international circuit, including silver in the 2008 Tokyo IJF Grand Slam, Bronze in the 2009 World Judo Championships, and a Silver to cap it all off in 2010 at the IJF Grand Prix in Dusseldorf.

As An Jeong-hwan's competitive career began to wind down, he found a new calling in coaching and mentorship. Leveraging his wealth of knowledge and experience, he dedicated himself to nurturing the next generation of judokas in South Korea. An's transition to coaching allowed him to share his technical expertise, instill discipline, and impart valuable life lessons to his students. His dedication to guiding young talents and shaping them into well-rounded individuals speaks volumes about his commitment to the sport beyond his personal achievements.

An Jeong-hwan's impact extends far beyond his individual accolades. He has become a symbol of inspiration and a role model for aspiring judokas in South Korea and around the world. His dedication, sportsmanship, and relentless pursuit of excellence have left an indelible mark on the judo community. He also gives back as an instructor, working with outlets like us here at BJJ Fanatics to spread his deep knowledge of Judo to others around the world.

Immerse yourself in the wealth of knowledge offered by this high level competitor with “Speed Throwing”, his Fanatics instructional. In his series, you’ll find step-by-step breakdowns, insightful tips, and practical demonstrations await, providing you with a roadmap to success on the feet. Tired of being tossed on your head by the judo black belt in your jiu jitsu gym? Get hip to the judo game with this primer on the art of throwing.

How Old is Jeong Hwan An? 

Jeong Hwan An was born in January of 1984, making him about 29 years old at the time of writing in 2023.

Jeong Hwan An Family

Not much has been published about Jeong Hwan An’s family in the Western media. We do know that he developed his connection to judo through family connections because his Uncle, Ahn Byeong-Keun, won an Olympic gold medal in 1984, the same year that Jeong Hwan An was born into Byeong-Keun’s family.

How Much is Jeong Hwan An Worth?

Jeong Hwan An’s net worth is not public information, but he is a championship level judoka with an active media career in Korea, a gold medal to his name, and instructional speed throwing with BJJ Fanatics.

How Tall is Jeong Hwan An?

Jeong Hwan An’s height isn’t known. Height is not typically a publicly disclosed or relevant statistic in judo tournaments. The focus is more on an athlete's weight class and belt level.

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How Much Does Jeong Hwan An Weigh?

Jeong Hwan An competed most frequently in the under 66 kg weight category, which is roughly 145 pounds. Before retiring in 2013, Jeong Hwan An moved up to compete in the 73 kg category, which is capped at roughly 160 pounds.

Jeong Hwan An Fight List

Jeong Hwan An has competed in many international competitions, and there’s no running list of every match he’s ever fought. To make matters more complicated, many of Jeong Hwan An’s tournaments have been in Asia and were published in other media outlets. Jeong Hwan An has an extensive tournament history, including many top-level judo matches in the Eastern part of the world. Here’s a list of his achievements in Judo:

  • 2008 International Judo Federation Grand Slam Tokyo - Silver - 66 kg
  • 2009 International Judo Federation Grand Slam Tokyo - Bronze - 66 kg
  • 2009 International Judo Federation Grand Slam Paris - Bronze - 66 kg
  • 2009 Asian Judo Championships Taipei - Silver - 66 kg
  • 2009 World Judo Championships Rotterdam - Bronze - 66 kg
  • 2010 International Judo Federation Grand Prix Dusseldorf - Silver - 66 kg

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Jeong Hwan An's Best Fight of All Time

It’s always hard to choose one moment as the best fight of all time, and the records of Jeong Hwan An’s matches are published in Korean. His crowning achievement was a bronze medal at the 2009 World Judo Championships, where he competed in the 66 kg and under category.

Who Did Jeong Hwan An Lose To?

Judo happens fast; a single ippon can end the match instantly. As a result, judokas aren’t known for their clean records. Everyone’s taken some losses in the sport and Jeong Hwan is no different. In 2009 he was hoping to take home the gold medal at the IJF World Championships, but was bested in the semifinals. Khashbaataryn Tsagaanbaatar of Mongolia and Sugoi Uriarte of Spain took home gold and silver, but Jeong Hwan An managed to take home the bronze.

Jeong Hwan An Record

Jeong Hwan An has a lengthy competition record, including many head to head matches. According to some sources, his professional judo record is 72-47. He competed actively for about five years, from 2008 to 2013.

Jeong Hwan An Injuries

Judo is brutal on the body and so it’s likely that Jeong Hwan An has experienced many small injuries, especially as he approaches fourty years old. Like any combat athlete, it’s important for Jeong Hwan An to follow a regimented strength and conditioning program in order to stay in top shape for general well being and continued training as he leaves his 30s behind.

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Is Jeong Hwan An Retired?

Jeong Hwan An's retirement from competitive judo in 2013 did not mark the end of his involvement in the sport. Through coaching, mentorship, training to develop his skillset, he has continued to make significant contributions to the world of judo. Jeong Hwan An's focus, and technical expertise in judo have left a lasting impact on the sport, setting an example for future South Korean judokas to follow.

Now, Jeong Hwan An has teamed up with us at BJJ Fanatics to create an awesome series that gives every jiu jitsu player a little help that they could use: the standup game. His instructional offering is called “Speed Throwing”. For the uninitiated, speed is everything in Judo. The sport is scored quickly on the basis of major and minor throws, and a major throw (ippon) ends the match on the spot. As a result, you need to be fast with judo techniques, avoiding the possibility of your opponent having time to react by speeding up your movements to complete the technique as efficiently as possible. To get a taste for these tried and true judo techniques, take a peek at Jeong Hwan An instructional today!

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