I started judo age 5 and won quite a few medals at competitions. I quit judo age 12 eventually returning to the sport at the age of 37. I achieved my first dan in 12 months then did a coaching course. I got got my second dan 18 months later and 3rd dan within 7 years. I have had a lot of success after returning to judo winning numerous gold medals including British Masters gold, Commonwealth Masters bronze and I am still a competitive judo player.