A personal journey of celebrating guts not just glory; Jonathan uses his experiences as a competitive Judoka to highlight the importance of recognising achievements no matter what setbacks you’re faced with.
He uses examples of his battles with injury and mental illness whilst addressing these as part of a process to achieve what may be considered to be the most simple of tasks. In October 2017, Jonathan Drane announced his retirement from visually impaired judo. As a former world medallist, and having competed at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Jonathan is now looking to further education as his next goal. At the
age of 30, he is currently resitting his maths GCSE, alongside studying for an MSC in Communication. Jonathan has actively sought to balance impressions by portraying himself as a chess enthusiast. A game that requires knowledge, working memory and an attention
span – none of which he believes he has. Jonathan loves to immerse himself in new contexts to challenge his perceptions of what really matters. He also owns a lazy sausage dog. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx