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  • Writer's pictureRoss Taylor

Gary selected to Coach for GB in Japan!

DJC's elite coach Gary Gregory has be asked to accompany a team of the top 12 cadets in the UK to spend a week in Japan

The camp which will see the team train at different locations across Tokyo.

They will train at the Kodokan, Sho Toku High School, Teikyo High School (Female judoka), Seisoku High School (Male judoka), Tokai University and Tokai High School (Male judoka).

Throughout the GB Futures Camp the GB judoka will have the opportunity to work on the fundamentals and technical aspects of their judo.

Sessions at the Kodokan will focus on this with the randori sessions at the High Schools and University giving them a chance to put those technical learnings into practice.

The GB Futures Camp is a key part of the GB Cadet Strategy and is aligned to the Technical Development Framework. This focuses on the helping the athletes to fight with effective technique which they can then transfer into Senior competition.

Previous GB Futures judoka have gone on to achieve success at Cadet, Junior and Senior international level including at European Opens, European Youth Olympic Festival, Thuringia International Cup and Junior European Cups

As with previous Futures Camps, the trip also acts as an opportunity for club coaches that work with and have developing athletes coming through the Home Nations pathways.

Well done to Gary who's dedication to our sport and to the development of players is fantastic

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