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2012: Claim your 1 percent! 


Hi everyone and welcome to 2012!

This post is inspired by Bob Challis' post today ( http://judobob.wordpress.com/2012/01/01 ... ho-counts/ ).

Bob points out that we are a mere 207 days from the start of the London 2012 Judo event. With 207 days to go, he asks us all to consider how we are contributing to the Olympic effort.

He quotes Kate Howey as basically being able to sleep easy if at the end of the games she feels she has provided 1% to the Olympic effort. Bob asks us to decide how we are going to contribute to the effort.

I like his suggestions; I like the idea of those of us physically capable of being a training body; showing up for a 7 months at one of the centres with Olympic players. For me; thats the might Camberley Judo Club.
There, open evening Randori is on a Tuesday and Thursday evening; with a Wednesday morning Randori in the middle of the two.
I used to go on a Wednesday and the odd evening, but maybe for the next months I can go along (probably a Tuesday) and try and at least be a body to throw. Maybe I can persuade some of the people around me to go also.

I don't like Bob's quote that much; I prefer to paraphrase this one I found reading Jonny WIlkinson's latest book (the Autobiography).

‘When you’ve worked so hard that you feel you may pass out and your body and mind seem to have been stretched to breaking point, and momentarily you think you’ve no more left to give, hear a voice remind you that there’s something far more important than anyone’s susceptibility to pain. It is the great tradition, belief and respect of what it takes to be a true Judoka. It is then you will become a legendary Judoka.’

Have a golden 2012 everyone!


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