A bit of a departure for the Blog, identifiable people. George Kerr and Kosei Inoue (3 times World Champion and double Olympic Champion) at George's New Year Party. George runs "The Club" next door to me and is President of the British Judo Association. An Olympic Medallist and well known coach he was elevated to 10th Dan last year. In a year of awards he also received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot Watt, the Order of the Rising Sun from the Japanese Government and was made C.B.E. in the New Year Honours List. As well as opponents, he also knows how to throw a good party.