Ian Rose won the Judo World Championships in 1995 as well as taking bronze at the Atlanta and silver at the Athens Games.

An Interview with Ian Rose

Interviewer Marion Lowe, October 2012

Ian talks about the importance of judo in developing his self confidence and identity as a visually-impaired person in this interview. Here he speaks about being introduced to judo at the age of 7,

Within three months the teasing stopped… I now had this new confidence, this new self-esteem, I wanted to be Ian again. I liked myself because I’d found something I was good at. 

Download a pdf of Ian's interview here