Ruth Goldman

5th Dan

Ruth began judo at the age of six. Having enjoyed a colourful competitive career as a junior, at one time ranked fourth in Great Britain, she entered the senior ranks. In 1982, aged sixteen, she represented her country in a seven nation team tournament in France winning the Bronze medal. The same year she was awared Black Belt 1st Dan.

Ruth has two sons who have been actively involved in judo since their early years too. They are proud of their mother's achievements including her Black Belt 5th Dan which was presented to her in 2003. Apart from teaching judo Ruth is also a qualified tutor in personal protection skills and has taught in adult education centres and schools. She demonstrates some of her skills as a model in the six books on the martial arts written by her father John Goldman.

As Membership and Insurance Administrator of the Universal Budo Association Ruth keeps busy. Holding a Diploma in Pre-School Practice she is also the association's Child Protection Officer.

Ruth teaches children at our Devon Judo Centres in Exmouth, Exeter, Broadclyst, Newton Abbot, Honiton and Tiverton as well as Exeter Cathedral School, St James School, Exeter, Stover School, Newton Abbot and Blundells School, Tiverton. Additionally she runs a class for adults in Exeter.

Ruth can be contacted on 07891794057.

© The character Dicky Dojo is Copyright of J Goldman