13 episodes

Weekly interviews with Judo's most respected champions, teachers and competitors! Conversations intended to teach, inspire and help you get your game to the next level!

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Weekly interviews with Judo's most respected champions, teachers and competitors! Conversations intended to teach, inspire and help you get your game to the next level!

    Shady El Nahas

    Shady El Nahas

    Shady El Nahas joins the show to talk about his experience fighting in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. He shares stories about his relationship with his big brother who has always been a big part of his success on the mat.

    • 54 min
    Eduard Trippel

    Eduard Trippel

    Eduard Trippel walks us through his Olympic experience including the details of what was going through his mind, the nerves, and more. He explains his purposeful smile along with other tactics and strategies that led him to the final of his division!

    • 56 min
    Shintaro Higashi

    Shintaro Higashi

    ​​Shintaro Higashi is a 2nd generation dojo owner and head sensei at the Kokushi Budo Institute in NYC. In today's conversation we talked about promoting and marketing Judo and how things were different for his father when he first came from Japan.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Flavio Canto

    Flavio Canto

    Flavio Canto is considered by many to be one of the world's greatest newaza practitioners. He discusses his program's curriculum and bridging the gap between tachiwaza and newaza. He also talks about his quickly growing social program in Rio's favelas!

    • 58 min
    Colton Brown

    Colton Brown

    Just back from Tokyo where he competed in his 2nd Olympic Games, Colton brown shares his detailed Olympic experience leading up to the games. From a 12 year old boy who snuck out of bed to watch the 04' games on TV, to a now 29 year old 2x Olympian!

    • 58 min
    Matt D'Aquino

    Matt D'Aquino

    A great conversation about Judo in Australia! Discussion about the difference between recreation clubs and professional clubs, and the importance of needing big and small clubs in order to grow the sport. We also discuss long term athlete development!

    • 54 min

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