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 www.justgiving.com/gemma-howell6

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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 Judoinside.com, IJF.org and judocrazy.com

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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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Finally if you want to support the podcast further, visit the contest judo page of the website, originaljudopod.com and follow the links to check out the video download of my contest Judo!

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Episode 22 Simon Goodman

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/201415

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