Tue

13

Dec

2011

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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Mon

25

Jul

2011

Judo vs BJJ. Who wins?

Well, this debate has raged on for a while now hasn’t it? The two martial arts/fighting styles have existed for many years and both find their roots in traditional jiu-jitsu.

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Tue

10

May

2011

Five reasons why YOUR child should do Judo

Getting a child started in Judo is something some parents hesitate to do due to their preconceived ideas on martial arts, combat sports or Judo specifically. However, being introduced to Judo at a young age is something for which I am forever grateful. 

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Tue

22

Mar

2011

Managing Your Momentum

Understanding momentum has been extremely important in my goal of qualifying for London 2012 Olympic Games. However, it is unrealistic to expect momentum to be infinite, like most things you need to fuel it. Here are a few strategies that I’ve found have worked for me over the years. 

 

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Fri

07

Jan

2011

Judo and BJJ: They’re Getting Closer

BJJ legend Renzo Gracie with Judo World Champion Mike Swain
BJJ legend Renzo Gracie with Judo World Champion Mike Swain

Judo players can do arm bars and choke people to sleep. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu guys can throw people. 

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Wed

01

Dec

2010

Judo and Yoga

You might think that yoga and judo are mutually exclusive forms of exercise.  However, flexibility is one of my new judo strategies.  And yoga is making a difference in more ways than I first thought.

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Fri

12

Nov

2010

Fight for Life

Martial artists find a new way to give back to the community.

 

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Mon

11

Oct

2010

Judo and Weight Loss

Get on a mat to get fit and lose weight.

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Fri

17

Sep

2010

Judo for Rugby

Judo and Rugby players have far more in common than just cauliflower ears.

 

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Wed

01

Sep

2010

Judo: Great Start for MMA

Fedor Emelianenko and Shinya Aoki
Fedor Emelianenko and Shinya Aoki

Ever heard of these guys? Fedor Emelianenko and Shinya Aoki? They both grew up practising Judo; it formed the base for their elite MMA careers.

 

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Tue

28

Aug

2012

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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Tue

13

Dec

2011

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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