Well this is my first blog ever! I will mainly write about my training and competing in Judo. Not sure how many people will be interested in my daily grind, but if you are this will be a way to keep tabs on my journey to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
If you don’t know me and you’ve stumbled upon this blog, here’s a quick update.
I am 24 years old. I’ve been doing judo since I was five. I love Judo and have competed with some success through the years. I have won senior National and Oceania Championships, a couple of Commonwealth bronze medals and placed 11th at the 2007 World Championships. I just missed out on being part of the Australian Olympic Judo 2008 team – but that’s a longer story. I will say that it was gut-wrenching to miss out on my dream first time round and it is not something I want to experience again.
Anyway, I train my butt off every day. My training week consists of three sessions a week at my club, Western Judo Academy: four judo sessions at Dominance MMA (under Maria Pekli and Daniel Kelly) and 1 at Essendon Football Club. I also do three strength sessions a week and two agility/flexibility sessions.
I juggle this with full-time university and work in a construction company. Any hours left I spend with my girlfriend Isabel and my family.
That’s the intro – stick around to see where it all goes!