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    on Feb 13, 2011
    Follow the link below and check out my new, updates and content packed site.ivojudo.comClick either of the links below to go straight to the blogOlympic Training BlogJudo Improves Everything Blog...
  • Matt's Ebook
    on Jan 26, 2011
    Need help improving your fitness and conditioning for Judo? Try Workouts for Judo by a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympianhttp://workoutsforjudo.com/...
  • Reflecting on 2010
    on Jan 10, 2011
  • New Website up and running
    on Dec 19, 2010
    Hey guys, just letting you know I have launched my new website which has combined all of my info as well as my blogs. It is where I will be posting all posts to in the future and hopefully becomes an even more valuable resource for you guys ivojudo.c...
  • My bronze match from Samoa
    on Dec 5, 2010
  • Samoa and Beyond
    on Nov 24, 2010
    Hey guys just an update from me. On November 13, I competed in my latest event for Olympic Qualification. The Samoa Judo World Cup. I had a great day and despite losing the semi final to Sasha Mehmedovic of Canada I was able to defeat my USA opponent...
  • Fight For Life
    on Nov 12, 2010
    On November 6-7 the inaugural Fight For Life seminar was held in Melbourne. The seminar saw 45 martial arts instructors from 23 different Martial Arts conduct classes. I was honoured to be asked to conduct both Judo and MMA seminars over the weekend.
  • Al Pacino's Inspirational Speech
    on Nov 7, 2010
  • Quitters
    on Oct 24, 2010
    Quitters never win, winners never quit...
  • One Year On
    on Oct 13, 2010
    Today marks one year from the lowest point in my athletic career. One year ago I was lying on a surgeon’s table. I did not know if the reconstruction of my elbow would allow me to eat with a knife and fork again, let alone compete and chase my Ol...
  • One of my fights from VIOC
    on Oct 12, 2010
  • Unbelievable
    on Oct 2, 2010
    most of what i post is related to my training and/or competing but i thought i had to post this. this guy is unbelievable and makes the impossible look easy. he must train like a madman!
  • NSW OPEN 2010 66 kg SEMI FINAL
    on Sep 30, 2010
    This is my semi final at NSW Open this year, look out for the newaza at the end...
  • My MMA Debut
    on Sep 25, 2010
    on Sep 19, 2010
    Hey guys I stepped (WAY) out of my comfort zone on Friday. There was one last thing I had to do before my training break and it was making my MMA debut last Friday night. I am not about to join the UFC, but I do cross train in BJJ as well as submissi...
  • World Judo Championships 2010
    on Sep 13, 2010
    Hi guys quick update on what's been up with me. I am in Narita Airport about to fly home from the World Judo Championships. I left home 3 weeks ago bound for Miami where I contested the Miami World Cup and US Open. I lost first round in the World Cup...
  • be humble
    on Sep 2, 2010
    Everyone I meet is in some way my superior.-- William Shakespeare...
    on Aug 26, 2010
    Hey folks I thought it was about time I fill you in on my latest situation.Well i am sitting in my hotel room in Miami at 5:30 am because as usual I am suffering from a bit of insomnia.Before coming to Miami I competed last weekend in the NSW Open. I...
    on Aug 16, 2010
    I haven't posted for a bit because i have been so busy training my butt off and fighting.I spent a bit over a week at the Australian Institute of Sport preparing for the competition with hours of randori and fitness work.It was a hell of a grind but...
  • 2 YEARS
    on Jul 28, 2010
    If you've watched the news in the past couple of days then you'd be aware that its exactly 2 years until the London 2012 Olympics. More , precisely 2 years until my division (66kg) is contested.There is a lot of work to do in the meantime but the rea...