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Podcast - Finding your own way! 

WOW! Uploading now to is the first episode of 2007, where I am joined by Nuno Delgado, former European champion and Bronze Medalist in the Sydney Olympic Games.

I really enjoyed this episode, Nudo was very kid and generous and shared how he experienced his day in Sydney, winning Portugal's first Olympic medal in Judo.

We also spoke about the state of Judo in Portugal, how a small country has both pluses and minuses. Where the future of Judo might be and much more. We talked about what is needed of a Judoka, a Coach, a Federation and loads more.

It will be up on very soon, it's going up as fast as I can okay! :)

Once again, thanks to Nuno for his time, patience (I had a power cut half way through), and great words!

His (rather nice) website is over at


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Newspaper article featuring one of the nicest people I have ever coached! 

One of my favourite players ever is featured in "The Scotsman" newspaper.

It sounds like Stephanie Harts Judo club faces closure! Sad news. Hopefully it will not actually happen! I actually have on the wall here at home in the Dojo a Kyu Shin Kwai patch that Steph gave me.

More after the jump: Demolition threat grips champion's judo club (The Scotsman)
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Upcoming podcasts - your questions please. 

Hi everyone, I am pleased to say that the first podcasts of 2007 will soon be recorded. I would like to invite anyone and everyone to email me or leave a comment, with your questions for my guests.

So who are these guests?

I am happy to say that Lisa McIver, Nuno Delgado and Pat Warren have agreed to speak on the podcast. There are several other people "in the pipeline" but these three are more definate.

Lisa works for SportsScotland and developed the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) document for the British Judo Association (BJA).

Nuno Delgado ( according to his Wkipedia entry is:
"...Portuguese judoka who became known for winning Portugal's first Olympic medal in the Judo a bronze in the under-81 kg category at the 2000 Summer Olympics, in Sidney. He was also senior European champion (Bratislava, 1999)."

Finally Pat Warren, Pat is President of the Judo Association of Zimbabwe, and I understand founded the association in 1963. She is going to be able to talk about African Judo and much more.

I am really flattered that these three people have agreed to come on the podcast, I am certain that they will share some really great Judo knowledge that we'll all be able to share, worldwide!

So, now you know who the guests are going to be, please email me ( or leave a comment on the blog. Send me any questions you might have and I shall endeavour to include them when I am recording.

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Wii Diet 

Worth a go I guess. :)
The Wii diet is the latest meme I've picked up on. Might try playing, it is at least a good excuse to use on the wife.
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NO!!!!!! JudokaInk don't deliver to UK!!!! 

I got pointed to which is Judoka Ink and found some GREAT Judo t-shirts, I put three in my "trolley" and tried to checkout and BANG!!!

They don't deliver outside the USA, I'm gonna cry!!

Heres the designs I was after:

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