Sunday, May 16, 2010

Why are you interested in martial arts?

Well, I started Judo while I was at Bristol Grammar, see the picture (I'm the one in-flight demonstrating the rolling breakfall).

After school I occasionally tried to stay in touch, but to do Judo requires a commitment to train hard and to go through the grading scheme. I could never make Judo the centre of my life. I tried Karate in the early eighties, when I started R&D work in Harlow at STL. But again, it requires extreme physical fitness, and I lacked an inner incentive to do that. More recently I studied T'ai Chi.