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.Read More
Chris and James review the first competitions of the Olympic qualification period for Tokyo 2020, Hohhot Grand Prix and Madrid Continental Open.
Commonwealth Bronze medallist Connie Ramsay joins us on the show today, and talks Judo, politics and her new love- Boxing!
This weeks show features an interview with 2 time national champion Phil Awiti Alcaraz. Phil talks about coping and adapting to injury, his rivalry with Ben Fletcher in the run up to Rio 2016, and his goals over the next 2 years.Read More
We get together to give a brief rundown of the European results (although by brief we still manage to chat for nearly an hour, despite me not managing to see as much of the Europeans as I’d like. As ever, Chris came armed with knowledge and it was really refreshing to get his take on some of the performances and aftermath of the europeans.
A few results and a preview featuring Chris Milward, a bit lateish, of the european championships, good luck to all involved!
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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Catch up with Chris following the European team announcement.
This is the link to the article Chris mentions about mindset in wrestling- https://m.facebook.com/WrestlingMindset/posts/938750142926769.
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Simon talks about the Brain Tumour Charity event he is running in memory of Jamie MacDonald who sadly passed away last year after his battle with cancer. He also discusses the petition to get judo and the martial arts back on the GCSE syllabus. Please get involved anyway you can!
Details for the event can be found on the justgiving page-
Further details about the petition to get Judo and other martial arts back on the GCSE syllabus can be found at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/201415Read More
Mini episode reviewing the highlights of Paris and Dusseldorf Grand Slams.
Introducing new co-host Chris and a review of 2017. Oh and a happy new year!
Appreciation Society rejoice, its finally here- interview with the one and only Tom Reed. With multiple grand prix medals and Silver at Glasgow Commonwealth Games Tom competed at the highest level and talks starting out, missing out and self funding an olympic cycle.Read More
Interview with Because of Judo creator Richard Goulding. If you haven't got a copy of this incredible book, you really should! Check out the preview video of the book at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blj6J4GUMhU , or the website http://www.judo-book.com/ . The book is a work of art that captures the passion, pain strife and joy, and was something that i was lucky enough to be a part of.Read More
Post worlds mini episode! It turns out i like athletes with a high workrate!
Pre-worlds interview with Double Olympian and European medallist Ashley McKenzie, who talks about reality TV, being a dad and his Olympic goals.
Interview and chat with Belgium and Israel's former U23 European champion and now dietician Amelie Rosseneu. Amelie talks the highs and lows of her career and her book, Making Weight and Everything Else, that she is trying to get published through a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Go check out her campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2009919706/making-weight-and-everything-else-nutrition-book-f