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Covid and Judo: Fighting For Positives

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Covid and Judo – are there any positives? Anything at all?

It’s a dark time for judo. The future is uncertain, some dojos have been forced to close their doors for good, and for those who have returned to the tatami, judo is a shadow of what it was. Our elite struggle to find motivation for an Olympics that might not take place and all of us, from the small club to larger businesses have taken a heavy financial hit.

But is there also light?

Are there any positives that have arisen from this Pandemic?

Has anything good come of Covid for Judo? Anything at all?

I put that question to 20 of Great Britain’s leading judo coaches, fully expecting the reply to be a quick, sharp, short – “NO! Nothing!”

The answers surprised me. They shouldn’t have. After all, by nature, judoka are fighters. And by nature, coaches are leaders.

The answers came back quickly. One after another saying: yes, they had found positives…many positives.

You can read the coaches answers in full at the end of the post, but first a quick summary of the main points.

It boosted my spirits and I hope it will boost your spirits too.

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Win 3 Judo Books

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Win Judo Books

Exciting news! You can win 3 judo books autographed by world judo champion, Nik Fairbrother.

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Judo Magazine Issue 59

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The latest Koka Kids Judo Magazine is out!

And it’s time to…

We’ve kept busy in lockdown – now it’s time to go back to school, and for some judoka it’s also back to the tatami!

It’s definitely time to get your copy of the latest Koka Kids Judo Magazine.

Issue 59 is out now, and it’s bumper packed with judo fun, technique – and even judo trading cards.

What’s in this issue?

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Judo Words – Learn 85 Japanese Judo Terms

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Judo Words and Terminology

Judo Words Book by Koka Kids

You are about to learn 85 Japanese judo words!

Learning Japanese terminology is a part of learning judo. Don’t panic! It’s not as difficult as it sounds.

To help you we have put together a free e-book containing the common judo phrases and commands to learn.

Click here to get the free e-book

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Judo Life Lessons – top 10

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Judo Life Lessons

Judo life lessons : On the mat, we learn lessons that stay with us for a lifetime. Sport develops a mindset that helps people lead a better, brighter more successful life.

Judo in particular has its own moral code developed by Jigoro Kano.

In this post – 10 Judo Life Lessons to take away and use every day. These are lessons that I (Nik Fairbrother) learnt from my judo sensei Don Werner, during hours spent training on the tatami, from some of my idols like the great Japanese fighter, Kasuhiro Kashiwazaki.

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Life-Changing Judo Books – my top 5

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Life-Changing Judo Books
Life-Changing Judo Books

Life-Changing Judo Books. Big title. But books can do that: they can change your life. The really great judo books (like these below) teach and inspire and add something so intense to your life, that they change you.

These books become a part of us. I’ve always read a lot since very young, and I (Nik Fairbrother) continue to do so now.

Here are my top five, life-changing books. These books gave me much and I hope they will do the same for you. So without further ado, the books:

Want more book recommendations by judo experts? Or what about non judo books, but books that will inspire and motivate you? Check out this list of best sports books.

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