Judo Talk
Episode 14 - Cal Jones - Why do coaches still teach judo like that?

Episode 14 - Cal Jones - Why do coaches still teach judo like that?

May 21, 2021

Welcome to Episode 13 of the Judo Talk podcast and this week I talk to Cal Jones.

Cal is a self-confessed skills 'geek' and someone who is keen to question why we practice judo ... the way we practice judo. 

Having never met Cal before it was a really insightful podcast with much discussion around how we learn and why we do what we do. 

Cal is a judo coach and is pushing his ideas around skill acquisition. This is a perfect follow on from episode 1 with Darren Warner. 

Let me know what you think at vince@vinceskillcorn.co.uk and please subscribe and share the podcast! 

Episode 12 - Danny Williams - What is like to be a full-time judoka?

Episode 12 - Danny Williams - What is like to be a full-time judoka?

May 14, 2021

Welcome to episode 12 with Olympian, Commonwealth Games Champion Danny Williams. 

In this episode, we talk about what it is like to make the move from competitive judoka to a full-time athlete. 

The sacrifices one has to make and the lessons learned. 

As mentioned in the podcast, Danny has his own blog and weekly newsletter which you can subscribe to here. 

Would you like to recommend a topic to discuss or a judoka to interview? - You can by emailing vince@vinceskillcorn.co.uk 

Don't forget to check out the latest blog post at www.vinceskillcorn.co.uk/blog 

Episode 11 - Louise Renicks - Judoka to coach, am I good enough?

Episode 11 - Louise Renicks - Judoka to coach, am I good enough?

May 7, 2021

Episode 11 is with Commonwealth Games Champion, coach and mother Louise Renicks. 

A big thanks to Louise for this it was a really interesting discussion around moving from a judoka to a judo coach? 

You really pick up on Louise's passion for the sport, her desire to improve and want to help others. 

At the end of the podcast I ask for your thoughts on a couple of topics - please let me know via email vince@vinceskillcorn.co.uk or on any of my social media channels. 

Episode 10 - Gary Edwards - I’m not worried about England!

Episode 10 - Gary Edwards - I’m not worried about England!

April 30, 2021

Episode 10 is with Scotland coach Gary Edwards. 

The title is a bit tongue in cheek and I am sure Gary will not mind me using it ... in the discussion, we discuss the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and I asked if Scotland were worried about England and he answered no ... why? Well, you will need to listen to the podcast to find out. 

It was a great conversation about the development of players and coaches covering quite a vast subject area! 

I'm sure you guys will love it. 

In the podcast, I mentioned I had a new blog out on how to improve your nage-komi - check it out here. 

Also DISE information for England only.

Don't forget you can contact me on vince@vinceskillcorn.co.uk 

Episode 09 - Dennis & Tina Penfold - I started judo in 1948

Episode 09 - Dennis & Tina Penfold - I started judo in 1948

April 23, 2021

Episode 09 is with 89-year-old 8th Dan Dennis Penfold and his wife Tina. 

Dennis started judo in 1948 ... yes 1948, became European Silver medallist in 1963 and was IJF Kata Examiner. 

I have been so keen to keep this podcast varied in interviews and learn about people's judo experience. Dennis and Tina did not disappoint with their stories! 

I hope you enjoy this episode, I know I enjoyed it! 

Don't forget you can contact me at vince@vinceskillcorn.co.uk 

And please don't forget to share the Pod! 

Episode 08 - Andrew Holland - We’ve got to get the stories of judo out there.

Episode 08 - Andrew Holland - We’ve got to get the stories of judo out there.

April 16, 2021

We've got to get the stories of judo out there! 

Welcome to episode 8 of the Judo Talk podcast where we talk all things marketing with expert Andrew Holland of Zoogly media. 

I constantly bang the drum for judo being an amazing product but the problem is it is also Britains best-kept secret! 

There is an hour of pure gold in this episode, plus 20 minutes of my ramblings just to balance things out! 

Please don't be a stranger and contact me vince@vinceskillcorn.co.uk 

Episode 07 - Luke Preston - Great players have the ability to find a way to win!

Episode 07 - Luke Preston - Great players have the ability to find a way to win!

April 9, 2021

In this episode, I talk with Olympic, World & European medal-winning coach Luke Preston more excitingly Luke is my coach. 

It was a great privilege to have Luke on and I would say this is possibly my favourite episode so far! 

We discuss running a full-time centre, coaching at Olympic games and sacrifices an elite coach has to make to help athletes reach their potential. 

My favourite quote from the episode is "The players that are really good or even great, make you, force you to become a better coach."

I hope you enjoy the podcast - let me know who you would like to interview next ... vince@vinceskillcorn.co.uk 

Episode 06 - Travis Stevens - We need to turn people into students of the game.

Episode 06 - Travis Stevens - We need to turn people into students of the game.

April 2, 2021

Episode 06 - Olympic Silver Medallist Travis Stevens - We need to turn people into students of the game.

Great episode with Travis discussing all things judo and his approach to learning and now coaching. 

We also talked about one of his most famous fights against Ole Bischoff (you can see the fight her if you've never seen it

Also as promised: 

The American Judo System is designed to be your virtual dojo! This is a place where you can come and study, analyze, watch, and learn judo! -  https://usajudo.com/ 

Please let me know what you thought of the episode! 

vince@vinceskillcorn.co.uk 

 

 

Episode 05 - Andy Burns - Prepare the player for the path, not the path for the player.

Episode 05 - Andy Burns - Prepare the player for the path, not the path for the player.

March 26, 2021

Episode 05 is with Andy Burns and in this episode, we discuss Long Term Athlete Development, Talent Identification, Talent Development and how this can influence judo. 

Andy is a former GB Judoka, Commonwealth Games Medallist, -23 European Medallist, and British Champion. S&C Coach and coach for Welsh Judo. Now a Senior Performance Pathway Scientist (Coaching and curriculum lead) for UK Sport/English Institute of Sport, and Performance Support Manager at Archery GB.

Here is a blog I wrote on TID selection.

If you want to join the Judo Online - mailing list you can do this via my website. www.vinceskillcorn.co.uk 

 

Episode 04 - Jo Crowley - Judo is the most magnificent vehicle for building human beings.

Episode 04 - Jo Crowley - Judo is the most magnificent vehicle for building human beings.

March 19, 2021

In this episode, I talk to Jo Crowley ... now as Jo is a great writer I asked her if she would write a bio for herself and here it is: "Forty-four-year old keeper of 4 young humans and a bearded dragon, Jo Crowley, is a well-known coach on the British and European judo scene, personal coach to double world medallist Nekoda Davis and head coach of Ealing Judo Club in London. With a background in theatre and education, Jo has a varied and unusual background with which to find herself now enjoying work with the IJF's media team." ...

She then added "and spent her formative coaching years coaching a variety of players against me in competition ... which was fun!" - Thanks Jo! 

Here is the links to some of Jo's articles: 

- https://www.ijf.org/news/show/stronger-together-connecting-differently

- https://www.ijf.org/news/show/tel-aviv-who-is-leading-the-charge

- https://www.ijf.org/news/show/clarisse-i-lost-but-i-did-not-fail

- https://www.ijf.org/news/show/ten-things-you-didn-t-know-about-elisabetta-fratini

- https://www.ijf.org/news/show/our-dress-code-a-language-we-all-speak 

- https://www.ijf.org/news/show/the-most-accurate-souvenirs

 

Don't forget you can contact me via social media or vince@vinceskillcorn.co.uk and check out www.vinceskillcorn.co.uk 

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