I have been studying Judo for over 40 years, with a few breaks. My rank is Yodan (4th degree Black Belt).

Judo is a wonderful practice for integrating mind, movement, and the essential body.

Here is an essay I wrote on Judo, published in Material for Thought #15, November 2000, Far West Editions, San Francisco CA:

From the Mat to the Street: Judo and Life some reflections on the practice of Martial Arts


I receive Gold Medal, 2009 World Masters Judo Championship

Medal Ceremony


My matches at the World Masters competition:

Richard Hodges vs. Konrad Mittag

Richard Hodges vs. James Smith