Judo for Rugby

Judo for Rugby

Emma Reed. British Judo Association

Using judo as a cross training method is not a new concept throughout the world, but over the last couple of years it has been adopted in Britain by teams such as Bath and Leicester Tigers, as well as the England Junior Academy, who brought judo Olympic silver medallist, Kate Howey, on board to work with their young squad.
In early 2006, the British Judo Association formed a new partnership with Leicester Tigers Rugby Club. The rugby giants were in no doubt that judo could improve the performance of their squads and they have since implemented the sport at many levels. Integral to the partnership is Wayne Lakin, a British Judo World Class Start Coach, who now works equally between rugby and judo.
Judo does not only benefit the elite. It can offer a great deal to young and amateur athletes as well as coaches. This is fundamentally because judo techniques provide basic skill movements, which are transferable onto the pitch.

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