DanHotChocolate at his Liverpool home gym.
one of my favourite portraits from late 2014...
Dakota Ditcheva could be making the move from Thai Boxing to MMA. Photographed Sale, Manchester, March 2015 ©RICHARD GOULDING
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Visited the UK home of Dan Hot Chocolate @DanHotChocolate https://twitter.com/DanHotChocolate, Dean Garnett https://twitter.com/dean_garnett, and Aaron Robinson, https://twitter.com/Aaronrobinsonlv Aspire Combat Academy.
Fantastic today, watching the Judo live whilst sitting next to #thevoiceofjudo and listening to his commentary.
Matt Clempner, transition from Great Britain Judo squad, to Combat Sambo.
Manchester 27 Sept 2015. Competing in Sport Sambo, Top World eight teams of 7 athletes:
Great Britain, Spain, France, Germany, Russia, Commonwealth-Africa, Commonwealth-America, Commonwealth-AustralAsia. Combat Sambo Grand Slam for 8 Worlds Best fighters in the Open weight. Matthew Clempner fights in the open weight, the last time I photographed him as at GB Judo squad training Kendal 2011, and its fare to say he has changed a lot.
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Danny Roberts photographed today 25/9/2015 as he departs the UK for Miami, he is so focused on the job he has to do.
Fantastic to see new father Danny Roberts last week, taking Clay out for some air at New Brighton. Back in the UK for two weeks, then returns to Miami and his MMA team - The Blackzilians. #HC #babyHC,
Jo Price, photographed 31 August 2015, at Northern Spirit Muay Thai, Sale West gym, Manchester. A few days later Jo went on to win her fight with a fourth round TKO, supported by her coach Lisa Howarth, Leroy and Team NS.
Twin Towers, New York City, photographed 1985. ©Richard Goulding
Euan Burton, photographed at Dartford Judo Club, July 2012.
Congratulations Dakota Ditcheva Thai Boxer, who is now the Junior IFMA World Gold medalist 2015 female -51kg. I photographed her mum Lisa Howarth 25 years ago, her self a World Champion Thai Boxer. When I contacted Lisa to ask if I could photographer her again, she said "you can, but wait till you see my daughter training". Amazing athletes both, and Dakota won her title in the home of Thai Boxing, Bangkok last week.
“I am not a wealthy man but, because of judo in my heart, I am a millionaire”. Akinori Hosaka 2010
New photography monograph book, Because of Judo is a study of a life in Judo. Click the image below for the link to the crowd funding campaign.
On behalf of the Elite Judoka at Camberley Judo Club, especially Danny Williams (who is in the Rio qualification zone) and Frazer Chamberlain (who met the World selection 'consideration' criteria), CJC would like to say a big thank you to everyone for the passionate support we have seen online over the last few days!
Rather than wasting their energy getting involved in the politics of selections they are keeping their heads down and doing what they always do, training as hard as physically possible and remaining focussed on the end goal.
Camberley Judo Club will continue to support them, and others, on their journey to Olympic qualification.
To keep the CJC team pushing for Olympic qualification we need as much help as possible, if you can make a small donation by following the link below it would be very much appreciated by all at CJC. Thank you to all that have already supported!
If you have any fundraising ideas or would like to book them for a Master class, please comment here or email firstname.lastname@example.org