Judo and family play a huge role with the Livesey siblings. With their father a bodybuilder and mother into athletics, there was no doubt in Owen, Amy and Bekky following their parents’ sporting influence. With all siblings involved in Martial Arts, such as Judo, it can often offer other dimensions to training. Frustration, competitiveness, emotion and rivalry are just to name a few.
Brother and sister duo, Owen and Amy Livesey, are already excelling in Judo at their very young age. Both full time Judo athletes with an increasing medal collection, Owen trains at Camberley Judo Club whilst, Amy trains at the British Judo School of Excellence (her full time centre being the SKK Judo Club).
Owen began his Judo journey at the age of 8 when his father took him to his local Judo club. A former rugby league player for St. Helens RFLC, Owen trained in Judo to work on his physical build. Not only did he become addicted, he was a natural talent. Owen now fights all over the world, and also trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, to add an extra dimension to his Martial Art.
From his increasing number of victories, World Cup medals and Open wins, Owen claims his biggest achievement, so far, is his Gold Medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Inspired by her brother, Amy took part in her first Judo lesson at the age of 6. After winning various British titles as a junior, she won the European U23 Judo title in 2015 and medals at the three European Opens. Amy trains daily with her younger sibling, Bekky Livesey. Bekky has also begun to collect a number of medals, from victories at the European Championships in Oberwart to numerous junior titles.
‘We don’t compete against each other, we push each other to go further. I don’t think Owen or Bekky compete against me. We make jokes when we are at home together about who has won the biggest title but, it’s not serious. We want each other to do well.’ – Amy Livesey
Both Owen and Amy’s long term goal is to win Olympic medals. Owen is close to qualifying for this year’s Rio Olympics. With the support of each other, alongside their dedication, keep an eye on all three siblings coming through the ranks.
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