The worlds preview- Lightweights

Chris and I talk about the (very) upcoming worlds lightweight categories and who we are looking forward to seeing. We also acknowledge the tragic passing of Craig Fallon and ways to support his family.

To find out more please get in touch with and search craig fallon memorial fund on gofundme.

If you are looking for support for yourself or someone close to you the following organisations are good place to start and if they cant help, can signpost you to appropriate services. or phone UK 116123 or phone UK 0800585858

Episode 39 Gemma Howell

Chatting to London Olympian Gemma Howell about her experiences in Judo, changing weights and coping with injury. Gem recently took bronze in the Baku Grand Slam and 7th in 2019 Hohhot Grand Prix. Shes also donating her hair and raising money for Little Princess Trust, check out her Just Giving page at

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Quick review of Dusseldorf ahead of Morocco Grand Prix this weekend.

There was some great Judo, let us know if you enjoy the episode (too lazy to edit in an outro this time!) We’re in all the usual places.

Also, starting to do some more interviews- if there is anyone you think would be good let us know!

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Return of the pod- Looking back at 2018

The podcast is back! all you happy campers can enjoy James and Chris discussing some of the highlights of the IJF Judo calendar in 2018.

In two parts, part one looks at some of our highlights of the year and standout performances with a bit of speculation for 2019.

Some great articles about the year ahead can be found on, and

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Episode 30 Jake Andrewartha The Great White Buffalo

Speaking this week to Jake Andrewartha, An Australian heavyweight from such an unlikely background who went on to compete in London Olympics 2012 and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Jake is a great interview, really open and honest about his Judo career, and i think he's our great white buffalo! Jake also talks about his new career in professional wrestling. Theres a few swears in there, so if you dont like that sort of thing maybe stop listening after 35 minutes.

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Episode 24 Nathon Burns

We're back with Episode 24, with multiple world cup medallist Nathan Burns. Nathan talks about family, his time at Camberley Judo and representing Ireland. Enjoy!

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