It's hard to describe but there is a certain weird culture in British Judo. Almost every Judoka has a similar view when it comes to martial arts. BJJ is just not as good as Judo for instance. Many have no interest in cross training. So many of them expect the BJA or IJF to be decent at their jobs. They expect loads of weird criteria. They are bureaucratic to a fault. Everyone's primary focus is on competition. Everyone moans about how judo isn't popular with kids and doesn't get funding etc. And Oh MY GOD Ude-garami is a shoulder lock, it always has been, always will be. If you straighten it out it to attack the elbow it is no longer Ude-garami! And nobody bothers to clear it up. It's just.... Weird. From the outside I will never understand why they are so bull-headed and have such single track minds when it comes to martial arts. The club I'm at now is a lot more lax than other places but there is still a faint sense of the culture. Does anyone else have similar experiences?