Judo and Strength

Despite the fact that Judo is an old martial art and means the gentle way it is a fact that extensive stremgth training is necessary to become an elite judoka. The myth that martial artists don't need to be strong is terribly outdated and even untrue.


The Shaolin have over 100 specific physical ability tests that they attempt to master as part of their training as well as their specific art skills. Ranging from bodyweight exercises as well as extremely high rep exercises, lifting stones, barrel type waterpot and teapot type lifting, lifting cut stone implements similar to dumbbells and kettlebells, all representative of similar facets of modern hardcore strength training.


I have developed a strength training program with the help of some of Australia's best sports scientists that is specific to my own attributes, strengths, weaknesses and goals.







What happens now?

Now that the Olympics is done and dusted I’ve got to make some big decisions. I have refused to make any plans until the Olympics were done and now it’s time to shape my short, mid and long term future.


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Progress – How the hell do you measure it?

Judo is one of the easiest sports to make you feel miserable when you are not winning, and the complexity of the sport can lead practitioners to feel like they are getting nowhere or even going backwards.

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