Now Available!
The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat
A new book by Bob Willingham with Professor David Matsumoto
Price £25 +p&p
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Beautiful quality hardback book with over 288 pages and over 270 photographs containing interviews with 36 of the 2004 Athens Olympics Judo medallists reliving their experiences.

Read about:
What makes them tick.
The rivalry and support.
How they handle defeat.
How they handle winning.
The psychology of champions.
Behind the scenes information.
How they prepared mentally and physically.
The insights into their attitudes and expectations.
What makes all those years of training worthwhile.
“Fantastic piece of work. The Interviews were very insightful. A fantastic contribution to qualitative research.”                                                     Professor John Amtmann, Montana Tech

“You have developed a close complicity with the atheletes that allowed you to capture their real feelings. Outstanding work.”                                                         Professor Michel Brousse,
Bordeaux University
‘The results of the Psychological study were great, specific and clear,
and I liked it very much.’                                                                              Daniela Y. Krukower
-63kg World Champion 2003
A great gift for the Judo player in your life!
Price £25 +p&p
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‘I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and getting into the minds of competitors I used to fight, and players that I know, and it was the same as I felt. Once I picked up the book I couldn’t put it down until I had finished. This is the first book that I have seen that tries to explain the feelings behind the pictures, when players have won or lost. A picture can tell a thousand stories when you look at it, and for once it is nice to know what players truly are thinking.’                                        Kate Howey, World Champion 1997, Olympic Silver medalist