I forgot to mention. My malady has given me lots of spare time to play on the computer.
George Kerr is the only living non-Japanese 10th dan recognized the the International Federation. Most incredible is that he was awarded the very rare highest rank at the age of 73. Master Kerr must have some serious genes to keep him fit at such an age.
Hey fellow judoka. I've not been able to slam anyone or get slammed for close to a year. Two blownout discs in my low back was cause to fuse 3 vertabrae and install 6 screws and 2 rods. The only upside is I was down to 5' 10" and now I'm back to my former 6'. Now the surgeon (the BEST around) cannot figure why my right right foot is numb and my right leg is so painful they put me on Oxycontin. At your next workout, choke someone with their gi for ol' Clutch.