That is 35 years ago things have certainly changed since then, if my memory serves me right there was nearly 30 entries in the 95+ kilo class. Today you will be lucky to get 30 men across all the weights. I was also teaching adults twice a week with between 40 and 50 every session a good adult night now is 16 as for kids my Young Judo Club was running 10 junior sessions a week in Sittingbourne with at leas 30 in every class sometime more.
There as at least 2 competitions a month we us taking minimum of 15 Adults and 20 Juniors at a tournament organised by Big Brenda in Herne Bay we had 105 entries from our club. Those days have gone and a good Judo tournament is between 80 to 100 competitors from all over the country
Martin Clarke Dave Boulding Brenda Jones Trevor Waghorn
IBF Multi Nations Holland 1987