Jamie Ritchie – Scotland & Edinburgh Rugby – Sportif Judo

Fantastic to see Jamie as a regular fixture in the Scottish Team in the recent Autumn fixtures. Jamie, a former member of Sportif Judo & British Champion, is the face of Sportif’s Judo4Rugby programme. Jamie had this to say about the role judo has played in his development as an International rugby player.

Jamie says:

Judo taught me that skill and technique is just as important as strength and size. It gave me a work ethic that I have carried into my rugby career. The transferability of the conditioning from the grappling aspects is similar to the contact parts of rugby. The mental preparation parts of judo also help me create my own way of getting ready for matches. I do not think I would be where I am in rugby today with judo.

Interested in Sportif Judo4Rugby? Phone the Sportif Melrose Office on 01896 800 334