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Hi! I’m Nik Fairbrother

World Judo Champion (1993, Hamilton), Olympic silver medallist (1992, Barcelona), 3 x European Champion, 9 x British Champion, 7th Dan, MBE, and Pinewood Judo Club life member.

Here’s how I won the world judo title? video


If you are looking for my personal blog (just launched!) about becoming a chef then please take a look at this website: nicolafairbrother.com

Judo Resources for Judo Coaches

I design and create judo resources for judo coaches to use. 

I give most of these resources away free. Just sign up (in the sidebar or below) and I’ll email you whenever I post something new.

Marketing Judo is close to my heart. Over the years, I’ve worked with JudoScotland, The British Judo Association, the Welsh Judo Association, and many judo clubs and coaches to promote the sport of judo.

From 2000 to 2018, I created, edited and published the Koka Kids Junior Judo magazine – which has grown to be the number one junior judo magazine in the world. The Koka Kids junior judo magazine is now published by Fighting Films and you can subscribe here.

I’ve written for The Sunday Times, The Times and The Guardian, and commentated for the BBC on judo at three Olympic Games.

Here’s more about why I do this and some tools I use daily that could help you too.

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Quick links

Fifty Judo Throws & Holds Book Every single technique in the Judo Gokyo, fully illustrated, step by step. Perfect for children of all abilities.

Top Ten Throws  A pack of resources for judo coaches to use to teach ten fundamental throws. Includes certificates, posters and key stage cards. Digital product.

Newaza Turnovers A pack of resources for judo coaches to use to teach ten ground work turnovers and hold downs. Includes certificates, posters and key stage cards. Digital product.

Advanced Judo A pack of resources for judo coaches to use to teach twenty judo combinations. Includes certificates and key stage cards. Digital product.

? Judo T-shirts, Hoodies and Children’s Judogi visit the Shop section of this website. Club Rates on request.

Dojo Banners. One print run annually. Sign up to be notified before the next one.

A word about Don

I had an extra-ordinary judo coach – the legendary, late Don Werner, Sensei of the Pinewood Judo Club in Wokingham, Berkshire.

Don himself never believed in luck but I count myself lucky to have walked into his Dojo, the Pinewood Judo Club when I was 8 years old. Don saw in all his pupils some sort of champion. his belief made each of us believe in ourselves. Don’s drills, training methods, and philosophy that form the core to all the technical resources you’ll find on this website. If you want to know more about Don Werner please read Moderately Satisfied: Don Werner Our Sensei, a book I authored along with Pinewood club mate, Karen Roberts.

Beyond Judo

When I’m not creating judo resources, you’ll find me mountain biking, snowboarding or training to be a chef!

Please do follow me on Instagram if you are interested in what I’m doing beyond the world of judo do follow me: @nicola_fairbrother