I am considering returning to Judo after an absence of nearly 30 years, am I crazy? I was an active competitor from a very young age right through my teens competing at National junior level, I have maintained a very high level of fitness over the years having been involved in cycling also at a high level.
I would never give up Cycling but recently my daughter has started at my old club (Pinewood) which made me think of it & some of the guys I did judo with all those years ago are still there & encouraging me to come back. I would really love to give it a go without taking it too seriously.
Although I have been away for so long the names of all the techniques I learnt & how to perform them are still firmly in my mind even if the muscle memory isn't, I don't think it would take long to get up to speed
A question.... Although I have absolutely no worries about starting as a white belt again, if I was to come back I would wonder if It could be possible to achieve a Dan grade, & how long it would take?
Is it possible to perhaps re grade at the level I was when I left (a Blue belt)? I obviously havn't got my old licence, & it wouldn't really worry me if I had to start from scratch its just a question in my head.