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Podcast Episode 11 goes online. 

Hi Everyone,
The latest episode of the podcast is now online. It is the second part of the interview with Daniel Lascau and Jane Bridge, it was a keynote lecture at the University of Bath.

It is a fascinating insight into the experiences of two Judo World Champions, it is available over at

Please let me know what you think.
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WOW! A while back I signed up for the marathon alerts for Steve Walker ( who is the man behind the amazing running podcast Phedippidations. Today I have been BOMBARDED by emails (hundreds!) of support for Steve from the mailing list!
Great running what sounds like it has been dreadful weather!

The Phedippidations podcast is terrific, even if you don't run, subscribe right away! It's just been "picked up" by podshow. It's awesome, well produced, innovative, check it out!

Also, have you heard about Scott Sigler? (
I have become a "junkie" to "The Rookie" his latest podcast novel. Anyway... on April first his "Junkies" managed to get his novel "Ancestor" to #1 on the sci-fi and horror sections of Amazon. #7 overall.

The power of "homebrew" media is amazing or as popular commentators call it social media. I am so SO impressed by these two events of recent weeks.

The ability of talented people to express themselves and gain a BIG audience without the support of the traditional media is amazing!

Bring on the revolution I say!

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Awesome video from Mike Darter! 

Mike from has released an AWESOME video promoting Kids Judo!

It's over at ... kids-judo/

Go watch it now it's terrific!!!!

My daughter Cassie (4) was watching it with me and wants us to visit because she saw "lots of friends having fun playing Judo".

go watch that video now
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My latest little project has gone live this evening, please to take a nosey over to its a site that aggregates Judo RSS feeds.


The idea is that by collecting a whole bunch of RSS feeds together they are easier to find, which increases the chances of people finding them and the more people that read them the better it is for the authors!

So far I only have about 5 feeds setup, so do send me your RSS feed.

Let me know what you think.


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FDSC almost there! Assignment progress 

Hi all,
Well, I finished off my second to last assignment for this last block. It was on Strength and Conditioning trends in Judo.

Quite a hard assignment as there is a distinct lack of evidence based research on conditioning for Judo. My assignment was on Olympic Lifting and sport specific conditioning. Despite the lack of evidence, it was a really interesting and challenging assignment to write.

I am looking now to write my final assignment for this block, a lab report on the Sterkowicz Special Judo Fitness Test. A subject I know about thanks to the course and the podcast, so hopefully I shall be able to write a good assignment on that.

Till next time.

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