I started judo in 1977 I was 13 years old. I am a 5th dan and in 1984/5 I was in the British squad after winning bronze in the first year and silver the next year.
In 1986 I injured my left knee, had key hole surgery but picked up an infection in my knee after many years of operations it was eventually amputated high above the knee.
During this time I took over a judo club in Wales. We have a successful club for all ages and abilities.