Nobby Clarke founder of INTERNATIONAL BUDO FEDERATION died today 22 years ago. Doesn't seem possible hopefully a few people still remember him and the work he done for Judo and the Martial Arts. With Mum Margret Clarke 4th Dan birthday December 6th, she has been gone 8 years, it has been a couple of days of reflection for me .
Both Nobby and Margret founded the Young Judo Club in 1957 and Margret founded and purchased the Swale Martial Arts Club in 1978
I started Judo some where around the age of 6 or 7 so 56 years in the discipline had some good memories but disappointed to see the decline of Judo in latter years Mum and Dad were certainly there in the heydays. Yet I know they are looking own and saying keep going what goes around comes around