Judo Chop Suey Podcast Ep. 28 - The First Judo World Champion In American History

June 27, 2017

A professional wrestler picks a fight with the Kodokan.....and wins?  Thoughts on the Cancun Grand Prix and Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor.

The Judo Chop Suey podcast is sponsored by The Nik and Si show.  The Nik and Si show can be watched at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/nikandsi  

The outline of the show is as follows:

  • Thoughts on Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Conor McGregor. [3:45]  
  • New Superstar Judo trailer. [8:23]  
  • Listener Reaction. [11:44]  
  • The First World Judo Champion in American History. [13:36]  
  • Thoughts on Cancun Grand Prix. [35:42]  

 Matches from the Cancun Grand Prix worth watching:  

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Judo Chop Suey Podcast Ep. 27 - BJJ & Judo, Marius Vizer Q&A, Cancun Grand Prix, and Wonder Woman Review

June 20, 2017

Happy Father's Day to all you fathers, father figures, and sensei out there!  On this episode Judo Dave discusses his thoughts on kyu ranks teaching Judo, the Marius Vizer Twitter Q&A, and the Cancun Grand Prix.  Judo Dave also gives his thoughts on Wonder Woman and why the movie Logan has ruined super hero movies for him moving forward.  

The Judo Chop Suey podcast is sponsored by The Nik and Si show.  The Nik and Si show can be watched at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/nikandsi  

  • Wonder Woman Review. [5:30]  
  • Listener Reaction. [12:40]  
  • Email responding to Serge Bouyssou's interview. [15:23]  
  • Japan Times article on dojo deaths and why I do not think that would happen in the United States [16:59]  
  • We all need to find a way to increase the amount of people who can teach basic Judo. [19:06]  
  • Judo is losing popularity in Japan, the United States, the UK, and many other places. [20:38]  
  • Judo needs affiliations like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and needs to emulate their success. [24:00]  
  • Judo needs enthusiastic adults who may not be black belts to teach Judo. [27:52]  
  • Marius Vizer Twitter Q&A. [34:04]  
  • Day 1 news coming out of the Cancun Grand Prix. [42:05]  

Show Email: judochopsueyshow@gmail.com  

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Opening Music: Blade by Kynetic  

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Judo Chop Suey Podcast Ep. 26 - Interview with Christopher Round

June 13, 2017

Christopher Round, a sandan under Jimmy Pedro and a BJJ purple belt under Dr. Rhadi Ferguson, joins the Judo Chop Suey podcast to talk about his competitive career, his story he is publishing on Medium.com, and the challenges of being an elite athlete trying to capture that Olympic dream.  

After much internal debate as to whether or not I should break this interview into two parts, I have decided to release the entire interview but posting the time stamps to specific questions I asked during the interview.    

Christopher's story on Medium.com can be read here: https://medium.com/@Rapton/four-days-in-london-preface-and-index-faed777a9961  

The Judo Chop Suey podcast is sponsored by The Nik and Si show.  The Nik and Si show can be watched at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/nikandsi  

The outline of the show and list of some of the key questions asked is as follows:  

  • Judo was awarded with a new event at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo! [02:16]  
  • Start of interview with Christopher Round. [08:29]  
  • Christopher talks about being on the autism spectrum. [14:53]  
  • Christopher talks about his experiences at Tsukuba University in Japan. [21:17]  
  • What are the similarities and differences of being at a training camp for elite level athlete compared to local camps? [25:10]  
  • How were you able to fund your pursuit of the Olympic dream? [27:34]  
  • How long were you at Tsukuba University? [29:21]  
  • What was your first impression of Tokyo? [30:36]  
  • What was your initial impressions of the Kodokan? [33:37]  
  • What were the various city references as chapter headings about? [36:33]  
  • Training in Scotland with Euan Burton. [37:38]  
  • What made you want to pursue an Olympic dream despite seeing the challenges of making that dream a reality? [42:24]  
  • What was it about your Judo game where you felt you had reached your ceiling as an athlete? [46:37]  
  • What was that moment like for you when you realized you had reached your ceiling? [50:48]  
  • How hard was it for you to balance your studies and trying to become an Olympic athlete? [56:58]  
  • Christopher talks about the process of trying to make an Olympic squad. [1:00:20]  
  • Chris talks about some of the people on Team USA he has trained with. [1:06:14]  
  • What do you see as a scout for Judo that most other people do not see? [1:12:58]  
  • Are there metrics that track the success of an athlete? [1:16:09]  
  • Do you want to be a coach at an elite level? [1:19:00]  
  • Chris talks about his transition to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. [1:28:56]  
  • How has Judo helped you personally and professionally? [1:33:41]  

Show Email: judochopsueyshow@gmail.com  

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Opening Music: Blade by Kynetic  

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Judo Chop Suey Podcast Ep. 25 - Ekaterinberg Grand Slam Review, USA Judo News

June 5, 2017

Judo Dave is back with a new episode to talk about the Ekaterinburg Grand Slam and USA Judo News.  Judo Dave impersonates two famous Hollywood stars.  

 

The Judo Chop Suey podcast is now sponsored by The Nik and Si show.  The Nik and Si show can be watched at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/nikandsi 

 

The outline of the show is below:

  • Judo Dave's failed interview with Teddy Riner. [00:37]  
  • Interview with Christopher Round announced. [05:35]  
  • Two shows on Netflix worth watching. [07:24]  
  • Happy Belated Birthday to two outstanding gentlemen! [12:15]  
  • Listener reaction! [15:46]  
  • USA Judo related announcements. [17:42]  
  • Greatest Judo Camp on Earth. [23:31]  
  • Thoughts on Ekaterinburg Grand Slam [26:30]  

Ekaterinburg contests covered in the podcast:

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Opening Music: Blade by Kynetic  

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Judo Chop Suey Podcast Ep. 24 - The Can-Am Connection

May 23, 2017

Not to be confused with the WWF tag team of Rick Martel and Tom Zenk, the Can-Am Connection for this podcast is a reference to my interview with a fellow who goes by the name of Kristian.  Kristian holds the rank of nikyu and he trains in Canada and the United States.  He gives his thoughts on Judo in the United States and shares his experiences and opinions on Judo in the United States compared to Canada.  We also have a fun conversation about the WWE.  As a side note I had connectivity issues throughout this interview so it was not my intention to talk over my guest at times.

The Judo Chop Suey podcast is now sponsored by The Nik and Si show.  The Nik and Si show can be watched at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/nikandsi    

The outline of the show is below:  

  • The Judo club has a new home! [2:42]  
  • Listener Reaction. [8:52]  
  • Interview with Kristian. [17:17]  
  • My rant on the current state of the WWE. [1:10:20]  

Show Email: judochopsueyshow@gmail.com  

Twitter: @lavidajudoka  

Facebook: Judo Chop Suey Podcast  

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBw3HuG7H5xr1ACr38S_njA  

Opening Music: Blade by Kynetic  

Podcast is also available on iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, and TuneIn. Please feel free to like, rate, review the podcast wherever you listen.  

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