I was lucky enough to train for 18 months as a student of Neil Adams, in his full time international judo class in Coventry.
I can tell you without doubt that it was the best experience of my forty years in the martial arts.
To work under the direct tutelage of the greatest occidental judo player of his generation was (and remains) an honour for me.
Neil’s level of play was second to none but, more than that, it was his level of integrity, his kindness and his generosity that have stayed with me most.
Neil epitomises true Budo; ferocious and instinctive on the mat, gentle and unassuming in the world.
This polarity is rare and beautiful.
I consider Neil to be both a great teacher and a great friend.’
Geoff Thompson 8th Dan karate BCA, WCA