Thursday, February 01, 2007

I reached my 57th Birthday on January 20th, I recently finished my pamphlet “Martin for Moscow” hopefully this year I will have Knee replacement surgery (without MRSA I hope) until then I will have to entertain myself by writing about my thoughts on the Martial Arts especially my recollections of 52 years of Judo. The one thing older people will say that the standards in their day was a lot harder my own opinion was it was different but am I right? Recently a YJC member from the 50’s and 60’s gave me some Judo magazines from 1958/59 amongst them were the BJA grading syllabus of the time and the BJC syllabus, I have attached them above and I let you draw your own conclusions!