Just a guy, a guy who works in technology and has been building websites since the late 1990s.

The DaFoot handle is one that came about from using Internet Relay Chat (IRC) during my undergrad degree at Aber uni and I've just stuck with it since.

I can be found on numerous social websites, usually using the DaFoot handle or variations on the name, including Twitter and Instagram. I make no promises about ever posting anything interesting to my social media accounts.

What about this site?

The DaFoot.co.uk website is just a personal sire to post about whatever nonsense comes to mind at a particular time. 
I guess in modern parlance you could call it my blog. Somewhere I share info about stuff I'm doing but also dump info for when I will need it again in the future.

Originally registered in 2000 the dafoot.co.uk website has been around for a while now in various guises.

Why should you care?

Well I guess there's no reason at all to care, it's just another hobby site.
Albeit a hobby site that has been running a lot longer than most modern 'influencer' blogs, but with a much smaller audience. So you could call readership an exclusive club!


Despite what Austin Powers(TM) may say about it, there is no such thing as the famed 'judo-chop!

At least not in competition. Sorry if that disappoints you :)

Judo is a contact sport derived from the Samurai martial art of Ju-Jitsu.

To win a contest, a competitor must throw his opponent to his back, gain submission from arm-lock or strangle, or pin his opponent to the ground for twenty seconds.

Sounds a bit violent? Not dangerously so!
Serious injuries are not common but you can't expect to train without getting a few bruises

I practice in Sheffield, coaching and a bit of randori at the university club.


The Leeds university Judo club became an official club in spring 2008 after a student, Sarah Shearn was asking around for a coach - I volunteered to take up the position to get the club going.

There used to be a Judo club at the Leeds university, but that had gone defunct some time previously. 


I'm very involved in UK Judo. Arguably too much as I give up far too much volunteering (both time & missing events as a competitor) to fulfil numerous roles which takes time away from my own training.
I really should figure out where to cut back.

An occasional thank you would be nice!

This page is a summary of my activity, I also run a Judo blog for the day-to-day stuff.


I purchased my Jabra Elite 65t earbuds in April 2019, on recommendation from a work colleague. I've been very happy with my Jabra 65t earbuds, decent quality sound both from music via phone and in calls.

They do a good job of keeping outside noise down to a minimum, to the point my office colleagues can be talking to me without me seeing them and I won't know until they tap me on the shoulder!

They just didn't last as long as I'd hope, thankfully Jabra were pretty good at sorting a return and replacement....