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#9: A Game of Throws - Neil Adams MBE
In this episode, I have the great pleasure of interviewing judo legend Neil Adams MBE.
As many of you may already know Neil Adams enjoyed a glittering competitive judo career representing Great Britain on the world scene and dominating the competition during the early 1980’s. Dedicated to life in his martial art Neil remains a paramount figure not only in competitive judo but also British and international sport having coached several national and Olympic teams, commentating, and representing the IJF (International Judo Federation) as ‘The Voice of Judo’.
Simply put, Neil Adams is a real gentleman, and I thoroughly enjoyed talking with him. If his judo is as flowing and relaxed as his conversation is I can understand why many an opponent found themselves on there back before they knew it! Ippon! No really, being a practitioner of judo ‘the gentle way’ myself, I asked Neil about his life and experiences pre, post and during his illustrious competitive judo career. I discovered that Neil has never stopped being highly involved in the sport where he's made such an impact. Books, training resources, commentary, regulation, talks, charity work - He’s a very busy man!
Neil’s story is a fantastic one. His insights about sport and athletes performing at the highest level are golden. He’s a man who has lived his life through his passion. He’s a man who cares. Our discussion reveals a lot about what Neil has found to be important in his life and career, and how staying motivated to do what is right and vital to oneself can keep you healthy, happy, fulfilled and moving forward each day.
Our conversation was comfortably honest, and I felt Neil’s genuine desire to share his thoughts with us all. Again, I wholeheartedly enjoyed interviewing a childhood idol of mine (I’m a judo enthusiast). Have a listen. I know you will enjoy this episode too.
Neil's new autobiography entitled "Neil Adams MBE: A Game of Throws (Celebrating 50 Years of Judo)" is available now in paperback and audio format from Amazon.
If you would like to know more or get in contact with Neil Adams about his 'Effective Fighting' training resources, 'Next Step' charity or anything else check out his websites listed below: