Judo Values: Courage

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Judo demands skill but also fearlessness and determination to compete. In this episode of Judo Values we focus on the core value of courage.

While judo demands skill, it also requires fearlessness and determination to compete - especially at the highest level. In this episode of Judo Values we hear from four Judokas about the importance of courage.

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Martyna Trajdos claimed bronze at the World Championships in Tokyo 2019Judo values
"You need to show courage when you go on the mat, particularly when you're up against someone who is a ahead in the world rankings or someone you've already lost against five times."
Martyna Trajdos
German judoka
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Dominic Ressel captured gold at the Grand Slam in Paris in 2019Judo values
‘’Judo has had an impact on my life in every way...Courage is very important in judo because you shouldn't fear falling. You shouldn't be scared of difficult opponents but you should always think ahead and stay positive even if you're fighting against more powerful opposition.’’
Dominic Ressel
German Judoka
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Miklós Ungvári won silver at the 2012 London Olympic Games.Judo values
‘’During my career, there were times where life hit me very hard in areas that are so personal and close to my heart. For example the passing of my grandfather, where I really had to find strength...I am certain that judo helped me a lot to successfully overcome these times and in all other areas of life."
Miklós Ungvári
Hungarian Judoka
In 2019 Sabrina Flizmoser took bronze at the Grand Prix in Budapest-
"Judo is a sport which combines working on your mind and your body and the kids here they realise this [from a young age] and it keeps them going in life."
Sabrina Filzmoser
Austrian Judoka
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