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Monday, 14 November 2011 11:49

I just fulfilled a void in my life. During the late 70’s and early 80’s I was a Judo player at the Wilmington Delaware Judo Club. I participated in competition in the large cities in the area from DC to Atlantic City, New York to Harrisburg to Baltimore. I was the highest brown belt. I didn’t finish my black belt because of examinations in college and law school. However I was competitive in black belt competitions. When I moved to West Virginia and was in my late 50’s I was watching football thinking about how I could help a football player do better by learning Judo. I then taught Judo and Aikido to Robby Waggle in Williamstown West Virginia. He won All-state Linebacker and Williamstown High won the championship for the first time. I was so proud of Robby fulfilling my beer-belly dream. In order to teach Robby better I participated in Judo myself at Almost Heaven Dojo in Parkersburg, WV. I completed the void in my life by getting my black belt at Almost Heaven. My Sensei Richard Hugh from Wilmington Delaware certified my black belt with the United States Judo Federation. He remembered what I did in competition. I did go to a class here and there during the rest of the 80’s and 90’s, but not very often. I also have a brown belt in Aikido and some background in Karate; howeverJjudo means more to me.  It gave me the energy I needed to complete law school. For that I am thankful.

Here is a copy of my Shodan certificate

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