Northampton Judo Club get a masterclass from Ex Judo World Champion
Posted: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 09:00
Northampton Judo Club was proud to have hosted a masterclass by the most successful judo player Britain has ever produced, Neil Adams, on 8th December this year. Neil was World Judo champion in 1981, a double Olympic silver medallist and 5 times European champion. He was recently promoted to 9th level black belt (9th Dan) by the Kodokan, the Tokyo based world headquarters of judo, the highest grade it has has ever awarded to a British judoka.
Around 30 experienced judo players from as far away as Nottinghamshire and Norfolk attended the session. The three-hour masterclass covered both standing and groundwork judo, bringing insights from Neil's personal and coaching experience at the very highest level.
Although living in Rugby, such a masterclass from Neil in the UK is a rare event, due to his international commitments. His work in Judo takes him all over the world, coaching at international levels, working with the International judo Federation and the IOC, helping to develop the changing rules of the sport in international competition. The week after the masterclass, Neil was travelling to China to work with an international panel on these developments. He also regularly provides expert commentary on Judo Championships all over the world.
Following the practical aspects of the masterclass, Neil was able to take questions on the developing rules of the sport which was very helpful to the referees present, and helped to guide the skills of the national level players attending.
As well, as inviting guest coaches on a regular basis, Northampton Judo Club runs its own high quality sessions on Monday and Thursday each week. These sessions cater for all participants, from beginners to high level black belts, and are great fun. Beginners are always welcome and are taught individually by high-grade qualified and experienced coaches. Charges are kept deliberately low to encourage new members
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