Our talented martial artist By John Goodbody

There is a chasm between the hurly-burly of Olympic judo and the refined world of professional modern art. But it is a gap that has been successfully crossed by Neil Eckersley, who represented Britain as a bantamweight in the 1984 and 1988 Games, winning a bronze medal in Los Angeles. Born and raised on the…

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From Martial Arts To Fine Art

A FORMER Olympic judo bronze medallist is turning his hands to gentler skills and making moves in the world of fine arts. Born and raised on the tough streets of Salford, Neil Eckersley was Britain’s leading extra-lightweight judo player for a decade, winning his bronze at the Los Angeles games of 1984. He has coached…

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