Sensei Oscar’s judo career started at the age of 3 years with Sensei Joe. He was a hard task master on and off the mat, and discipline was high at all times. At 13 years old, Oscar got into the provincial team, and remained in the provincial team until he retired from competitive judo at the age of 36. Oscar started coaching at the age of 14 at the Salvation Army Boys Home. He served an apprenticeship under Sensei Joe`s until he thought Oscar could go it alone! Oscar has been coaching for the past 34 years. He has coached all teams in SA from junior boys and girls, to Protea teams, to preparing players for the Olympics. Oscar is an outdoor enthusiast, and is a long standing member of the Bushveld Conservation Bureau. Oscar loves being in nature, trout fishing, spear-fishing and diving.