Before and after practicing Judo or engaging in a match, opponents bow to each other. Bowing is an expression of gratitude and respect. In effect, you are thanking your opponent for giving you the opportunity to improve your technique. Jigoro Kano
Sensei David Tavernier has been involved in Judo for over 50 years. Sensei David has trained with many of GBs leading competitors over his many years in the sport. He is a student of the ex-Olympian Dave Starbrook and his training methods are heavily influenced by the Judo of ex-champions and training partners such as Brian Jacks, Keith Remfry, Paul Radburn and Neil Adams. David is a fully qualified level 2 coach.