Martial Arts

When I was about 11 or 12, I briefly studied Judo under Dai Sensai John Watkin at his Dojo on Plenty Road Preston. Although I have not returned to my study of martial arts, I often reflect on my time as his student in my life as an academic student.

Dai Sensai Watkin passed while I was studying under him. At the time I published the below pages, there was no information on him or his accomplished life on the Internet. This meagre effort should help to fill the gap.

The articles below have been reproduced verbatim, including syntax and spelling mistakes. I take no responsability for the content contained within. Of course, the typesetting and layout have been slightly muddled from the published form for conversion to XHTML.

IMPACT, No 6, August 1992, Kevin McMenamin.

Karate LIFE, Vol. 1. No.1, 1993, Melbourne, Australia.