Dr John started judo at the age of 12 in Sydney before moving to Canberra. He obtained his sho-dan through the competitive pathway and he has devoted a lifetime of medical care to judoka.
Dr John has been involved in Judo at the National level continuously since 1996 through his engagement in the National Sports Science Advisory Committee for Judo and as the JA Chief Medical Officer since 2000.
Dr John has attended three Olympic Games as part of the Australian Olympic Committee Medical Team (Sydney, Rio and Tokyo) and continues to actively develop safe practices for Judo.
Congratulations Dr John.