A Conversation with Judo Coach Danny Harper

Danny Harper Judo Coach

Danny Harper hails from the world renowned Kendal Judo Club where he learnt his craft as a High Performance Judo Athlete and then later as a Judo Coach.

Danny is a former Great Britain Team representative, winning numerous National and International titles.

Following his competitive career, Danny set up the incredibly successful Craven Judo Academy (https://cravenjudo.co.uk) in the North West of England and is currently the North West of England Area Manager and a coach for the England Judo Team.

During our conversation, we discuss his journey from athlete to coach, the joys of making weight for competitions, what it takes to run a highly successful Judo for Schools business and the new skills required for a Judo coach in 2021.



Written by David Groom

David is a 4th Dan Black Belt who has 25 years experience in learning and teaching Judo. As a former Great Britain representative, David has trained and competed in over 40 different countries.

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