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