Days before he died Akinori Hosaka said to me, “I am not a wealthy man but, because of judo in my heart, I am a millionaire”.

This statement led to a five year project and the resulting photographs are now published as a monograph by The Ichiban Press in April 2016.

The costs of printing the book was partly funded by a kickstarter campaign, you can still see the campaign here.

 Because of Judo book, by Richard Goulding, Neil Adams and Mark Law