Colton Brown is one of Judo’s most exciting athletes today. He talks about leaving football for Judo, adapting your game, living in Japan and improving your social circle. He also talks about his 2016 Olympic experience in Brazil! Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES:

  • His recent competition in Turkey
  • His origin story
  • Leaving football for Judo
  • Learning Judo from his father
  • Can heart be taught?
  • Starting competition as a kid
  • The life lessons of competition
  • Judo’s small margin of error
  • His style of Judo
  • The importance of learning to use your body properly for grappling
  • Accepting the grind
  • When you learn to quit, it becomes a habit
  • The evolution of personal styles
  • Why you should be practicing techniques that are “not your style”
  • Training with Jimmy Pedro and Travis Stephens
  • Improving his newaza
  • Youtube’s role in preparing for competition
  • Training and living in Japan
  • The Pummel
  • Staying focused on a goal, regardless of what other think
  • Cleaning up your social circle
  • Learning from Master Yosh Uchida
  • His Olympic experience in Brazil
  • Being a full time competitor in Judo
  • Opportunity in athletics / overcoming adversity
  • Cross-training other grappling styles
  • Wrestling
  • Setting your base style aside when learning a new style
  • Japan 2020
  • Project 20/24
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