About

About Me

SCUBA Instructor, Mountain Leader and professional jack of all trades.

I studied Judo when I was at school, Ju Jitsu at university, reaching an “intermediate” grade at both. I tried Aikido a few years back but gave up due to work/home pressures and I have to admit I didn’t really get it.

About the blog

This is a blog about my interests and experiences – Books, Music, Adventure, Technology and my discovery of Aikido.

The Ju Jitsu served me well in a couple of confrontational situations as well as for general fitness and at the club we had a good team spirit. I have not trained in Ju Jitsu or Judo for about 15 years. I think I need a different approach to *all* things and Aikido may do it.

Kanji Aikido

Kanji Aikido (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Originally, I thought I would start a blog to track how the Aikido goes but I have now decided to roll in some other interests in too. It’s mostly for me, but if anyone else finds it interesting or useful, then that’s a bonus!

Martial Qualifications and Achievements
  • 1985 – British Judo Council – 6th Kyu
  • 1986 – British Judo Council – 5th Kyu
  • 1987 – British Judo Council – 4th Kyu
  • 1988 – British Judo Council – 3rd Kyu
  • 1989 – British Judo Council Award – Spirit of Judo
  • 1990 – British Judo Council Area Championships (Gold)
  • 1990 – Wing Marksman  (No.8 .22 Rifle, L98 7.62)
  • 1994 – Shorinji Kan Jiu Jitsu – 7th Kyu/2 Mon
  • 1994 – Shorinji Kan Jiu Jitsu – 6th Kyu/2 Mon
  • 1995 – Shorinji Kan Jiu Jitsu – Judo Nationals (Silver/Gatame Waza)
  • 1995 – Shorinji Kan Jiu Jitsu – Assistant Instructor
  • 1996 – Shorinji Kan Jiu Jitsu –  5th Kyu
  • 1996 – Shorinji Kan Jiu Jitsu – Club Medic/Equipment Officer
  • 1997 – Shorinji Kan Jiu Jitsu – Judo Nationals (Silver/Gatame Waza)
  • 2012 – Aikido – Novice to 6th kyu

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s