All About Judo logo with pictures of Scott's gold medal and a judo throw and people gripping
All About Judo logo with pictures of Scott's gold medal and a judo throw and people gripping
Martial arts instructor with the caption depression

You are not alone

Most -in fact all - of my articles have been centered around judo training and competition. This one is going to be a little different. I want to talk about mental illness and depression. Before I get into the article, I want to preface this by saying that I am in no way a mental health professional, not even close. I took a few lower and mid-level psychology classes in college, but that’s it. The...

Published 11 days ago Friday, April, 9, 2021 by judo2000 | 286 Views | 0 Comments |

How bad do you want it?

How bad do you want it?

Let me start by saying that losing a match or game does not mean you did not want it as much or more than your opponent. I can say this because no one on the planet has ever wanted it any more than I did and I certainly did not win every match. I lost plenty of matches in my day but it was never from a serious lack of effort and desire to win....

Published 9 days ago Saturday, April, 10, 2021 by judo2000 | 143 Views | 0 Comments |

Scott Moore pinning his opponent from Brazil in the bronze medal match in the 2004 Paralympic Gems in Athens, Greece

Don't ever give up

This article was inspired by a post my wife made on Facebook over the weekend and one of the comments she got on her post.   Before I get into the article I want to start by saying I am not writing this to attack anyone on their views on this subject.   I recognize that my opinion is not the only one on this subject.   I’m not even saying I’m right. This is...

Published about 1 month ago Friday, March, 19, 2021 by judo2000 | 89 Views | 0 Comments |

Crystalize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline.  Then, with supreme confidence, determination, and disregard for obsticles and other people's critisims, carry out your plan - Paul J. Meyer

Goal Setting

I often talk to kids/teenagers, especially visually impaired kids, about their goals. In case this is your first time reading one of my articles, I am legally blind. Because the setting is at sports camps we usually talk about goals in sports, but I always try to keep the topic general so it can apply to any area of their lives. When I ask someone what their goals are with their sport, I usually get...

Published about 1 month ago Friday, March, 19, 2021 by judo2000 | 75 Views | 0 Comments |

Caution Beware of Dream Killers

Dream Builders vs Dream Killers

Have you ever had a dream, something big that means so much to you that the idea of not following that dream seems impossible? I’m not talking about “I’ll work all summer and do anything necessary to earn the money for the new X-box One or a new iPhone!” I mean something like going to medical school to become a doctor or law school, or making a Paralympic/Olympic team or winning the World Championships, or...

Published 9 days ago Sunday, April, 11, 2021 by judo2000 | 84 Views | 0 Comments |