Video: Offbeat - Man who took up judo after being bullied at school now claims to be the world’s greatest

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A totally-blind man who took up judo at school to tackle bullies has now become one of the country’s leading martial arts experts.

Steve Fyffe, 65, has won a string of dan belts - given to people when they reach an expert level of competence in martial arts. Last month he was awarded a fifth dan belt in Aikido which he will add to his fourth dan belts in judo and yodokan as well as a first dan in Iaido. He was born blind took up judo when he was just six after being bullied at school and utilises all his other senses to detect opponents.