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Judo! Its not all Judo chops and pyjama wrestling. Over this olympic cycle the podcast will follow the careers and ambitions of a group of athletes and coaches in the period up to the Tokyo Olympic games

The Original Judo Podcast james austin

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    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Judo! Its not all Judo chops and pyjama wrestling. Over this olympic cycle the podcast will follow the careers and ambitions of a group of athletes and coaches in the period up to the Tokyo Olympic games

    Episode 61 Coping with Injury with Dr Les Podlog

    Episode 61 Coping with Injury with Dr Les Podlog

    This week we welcome renowned researcher and former wrestler, Dr Les Podlog. We talk about the challenges of injury and how best to cope and return to the mat from longer challenges

    Take 2- Judo is back- Budapest Grand Slam review

    Take 2- Judo is back- Budapest Grand Slam review

    Judo is back- we welcome Tom Reed (of the "More than a Fighter" podcast) back to the show to review the Budapest Grand Slam. Tried to keep it brief and to the point- let us know what your thought of the format, and the judo (and my Gary Lineker impression). Unless someone gives us a better idea, the review shows will be rechristened Fight of the Day in homage to MOTD. Also go check out the fantastic More than a Fighter Podcast which features interviews with former international Judoka and their stories of transition away from Judo.

    • 28 min
    Episode 58 Worth the weight? Talking weight-cutting and nutrition

    Episode 58 Worth the weight? Talking weight-cutting and nutrition

    It seems like almost every episode i bring out is the return of the show. This week we return with 2 guests, both nutritionists with hugs amounts of experience working with elite athletes, We talk around the challenges that are presented by managing and making weight.

    Louise Bloor, works with the EIS and the Nutritionist working with GB Judo. Dr Ian Rollo, is a black belt and works with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.

    I hope this is a helpful listen to everyone out there, personally it was an eyeopening conversation and i came away with plenty to consider.

    https://www.gssiweb.org/en/sports-science-exchange/Article/acute-weight-management-in-combat-sports-pre-weigh-in-weight-loss-post-weigh-in-recovery-and-competition-nutrition-strategies

    • 46 min
    Episode 58 The biggest show in Judo

    Episode 58 The biggest show in Judo

    The biggest pod out there- this week we're talking heavyweight judo, and welcome Lee Calder back to the show along with Ian Oliver, both of whom ( in days long gone) competed at heavyweight, and more recently were tasked with building a GB heavyweight programme. Loved having these guys on, and great to hear their thoughts on bringing heavyweights through the system. You also get me ranting again (and the guys join in) at the lack of position the British Championships currently holds in my eyes in the annual calendar of events. We start wrapping up at 45 minutes in and 40 minutes later we’re still going. It also turns out i’m hungry to commentate the British Championships… And if anyone wants to sponsor or support the podcast hit me up and I will accept your suitcase full of cash

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 57 The pound 4 pound best of the decade, with The Judo Edit

    Episode 57 The pound 4 pound best of the decade, with The Judo Edit

    Finally we get around to running the women’s pound 4 pound best of the decade poll. Way way back at the start of quarantine we ran a series of votes to get peoples favourite athletes of the decade in each weight category, and now we’ve thrown each of the finallists into the mix.

    I’m delighted to welcome Melissa Budiarto, of the Judo Edit podcast, to the show, and we race through talking about her Judo journey, podcasting, before finally discussing the best Judoka of the last 10 years.

    I’d thoroughly recommend the Judo Edit ( https://www.facebook.com/thejudoedit/ ), and as she finishes her second season Melissa has some great interviews on there.

    If you want to vote in the P4P Best of the decade poll head over to twitter and find @originaljudopod and get involved

    • 29 min
    Episode 56 Zach Burt CAN

    Episode 56 Zach Burt CAN

    This week we welcome Canada's Pan-American medaliist Zach Burt to the show, along with our semi regular host, Pat Dawson.
    In our first transatlantic pod Zach talks to us about his journey towards Olympic qualification, changing weight categories, and what nits like competing in front of a home crowd.

    • 55 sec

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

coldo-scotland ,

Great podcasts

I found this podcast as a returning Judo player after 20+ years away from the sport. Fascinating interviews with top players sharing their knowledge of the competitive sport.

WomberlingFree ,

Recommend this great show

Host James Austin as a lot of warmth and really gets down to some interesting topics with guests. As a Judo novice, also interesting to hear the life of judo players and their training for high level comps.

CJkasugai ,

Finally another Judo podcast

I found out about this podcast through the Judo Chop Suey podcast. It is great to have some podcasts in the Judo world.
The interviews here are really enjoyable. The website is also great. You can check out video of the guests' favorite matches, which is amazing!

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