Its incredibly how many good judo guys are out there.
I think thats true particularly in Europe, wherever you go, there are really good people. Last night, I was doing randori with my coach for first time in a long time. Few years ago he beat Robert Krawczyk (european champion this year) and he was about that level generally. My coach is still like 29 but retired when he was 25 or so. Its just ridiculous how good he is, both standing and ne-waza game. Technically, to the miniscule details, he is so good. I am sure if he goes to an average BJJ/Judo (not international level) club he'd decimate people.
I've met few other guys similar to that in England, one was european masters champion and my former japanese coach. There is another guy who is 2nd string to Georgiev (bad luck) and he rolled with a bjj black belt about 3 years ago and it was stalemate. My coach just completely taps that guy in ne-waza easy.
I think overall, judo doesn't have enough marketing, especially in Europe, where there are so many great judokas (that retire by 25 say). They have probably combined produced 5 DVD/VHS's over 20 years or smth.
Look at BJJ and sub-wrestling, 2000's DVD's out of which 20-30 are ok and 5-6 are great (for me Saulo's).
But then after I watch Yaskevitch's DVD in ne-waza, its as good or better than any current DVD on ne-waza. You can see mastery in every detail. Unfortunately, in places like USA where most of the marketing comes, few people will understand about what means real international-class judo.