The Final Block podcast hits 500 streams!!

Thank you to everyone that has streamed the new British Judo podcast, The Final Block, bringing you expert knowledge and insight straight off the mat. Thanks to you support, we have hit 500 streams!

Over the past 5 episodes, hosts Chris Barry and Denny Roberts have brought you fascinating insights from coaching and competing in World and Olympic finals with Kate Howey MBE and European and European Junior finals with Colin Oates to catching up with British Judo Chief Medical Offier, Dr Jo Banks and Paralympic legend John Prescott, both of whom are currently working on the front line during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The pair were also joined by the voice of judo, the legend that is Neil Adams MBE, who gave an honest and open interview about his struggles from world class athlete to coach.

Stay tuned as we are working on bringing you more exciting episodes soon!

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The Final Block is a British Judo podcast bringing you expert knowledge and insight straight off the mat.

From what it is like competing and coaching in an Olympic Final with Kate Howey MBE to a medical insight from British Judo’s Chief Medical Officer, Doctor Jo Banks, we will bring you an insight into judo as you have never heard before.

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Chris and Denny are joined by two members of our medical team, Chief Medical Officer Dr Jo Banks and Paralympic Programme legend John Prescott. Jo and John discuss their favourite moments of being involved with British Judo and what it is like to be working on the front line, battling the Covid-19 pandemic

We are joined by 2x Olympic silver medallist, 1981 World Champion and 5x European Champion, the voice of judo, Neil Adams MBE. In this open and honest podcast, Neil discusses his career highs and the difficult lows as he initially struggled to make the transition from world class athlete to coach. This is a must listen for any judo fan!

British Judo Elite Development coach and 2x European medallist Colin Oates joins us for this episode. Colin discusses his career, giving great insight into his final year as an elite athlete and what it is like to both compete and coach in European finals.

Kate Howey is a name synonymous with British Judo. As an athlete, she’s one of our most decorated players; as a coach, she guided Gemma Gibbons to silver in London 2012 and Nekoda Davis to silver at the 2018 World Championships. Now, having settled into her new role as our Head Coach – overseeing our entire elite and junior programme – Howey is leading the troops into the final run before Tokyo 2020.

British Judo’s Elite Development Coach, Denny Roberts, discusses his coaching philosophy and recounts his involvement in helping Lachlan Moorhead to a European Junior bronze medal in 2019