To mark April’s continental championships the IJF is running a competition on Twitter to win a copy of a new judo-specific Strength + Conditioning Book.

The new book was a joint project between long-time British international Andy Burns and 7th Dan Dr. Mike Callan.

Click here to visit the IJF Twitter account to enter. RT & like the post to enter the competition.

Entry closes at midnight GMT on Thursday 20 April. A winner will be announced on Friday 21 April.

Andy Burns is a Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Winchester. As a Great Britain international athlete in Judo (-90kg category) he has won medals at Commonwealth Games, multiple World Cups and -23 European Championships. He has been a full time Judo player for over twelve years, and is currently the Strength and Conditioning coach for the Welsh National Judo team, working to develop the next generation of British and Welsh Judoka. He also delivers special projects implementing grappling-based training for Professional Rugby teams and football clubs.

Dr. Mike Callan is a European Judo Union Didactic and Scientific Expert, and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chichester. He has extensive experience of providing coach education and consultancy around the world. He is the President of the International Association of Judo Researchers and Secretary General of the Commonwealth Judo Association. Previously he was the International Federation Services Group Leader for Judo for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Chief Executive of the Judospace Educational Institute. His PhD relates to support for judo players in an educational environment.

He was awarded the International Olympic Committee Diploma in 2001 and the International Judo Federation Special Recognition Award in 2009, he holds the judo grade of 7th Dan.

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