Edition No. 31. Summer, 2002. Today is
Bob Willingham

Sekai no Judo Zasshi -- The World of Judo Magazine
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Well here it is, Issue 31. It never ceases to astound me that no matter how much information I have included, Istill have to leave out so much!

The British Open was back to it's old character this year, with a huge entry from foreign players. The atmosphere had returned, if you weren't able to get to it this year put it in your diary for next year, 12th 13th April.

Slovenia hosted the 2002 Europeans. The hotel for the British Team was 700m up a mountain and the normal rush and panic to get to the stadium each day was preceded by the surreal calmness of a 15 minute cable car ride down the mountain side! Beautiful.

The World Masters Championship in Northern Ireland was a huge event. A great achievement for the NI Federation and proof of their excellent organisational skills. They were a real credit to the British Judo Association. Every body there was so helpful and took a real pleasure in hosting so many visitors. They will be a tough act for the Japanese to follow next year.

I would like to thank, Dr Marcel Morelli the Chiropractic Doctor at the Masters, who took such care to sort out my back problems, I can't recommend him highly enough, so if you are living in the Essex area and need some professional advice give his surgery a call 01702 430430.

If you want to get your picture in the magazine, send me a photograph ( by email or by post) of yourself reading the magazine in an unusual or funny place, we'll try to include it.

I've included an article given to me by the late Geof Glesson. Which although it covers areas that many of us don't normally relate to Judo, really gives some food for thought if you take the time to read it. I welcome feedback on this.
Happy reading,

Bob Willingham
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