I first started Judo 1989 a month or so before my 5th birthday with Kanazawa Judo Club. My first Sensei was Patrick (Paddy) Swallow at the time a 4th Dan, now Kyoshi Patrick Swallow 7th Dan.
In the many years I have been doing judo I have been taught by many other Sensei, but have remained loyal to my first.
I have tried out several different martial arts on many occasions, these include Jujitsu, Kempo, Hapkido, Aikido, Iaido, Tai-chi, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Kung Fu, Karate and a few more. I practiced karate for 5 years as a teenager and graded to 3rd kyu and I am graded in both Ishin Ryu Jujitsu (3rd Kyu) and Ibin Jujitsu (1st Kyu).