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Saturday, 27 November 2010

Open Judo Championships 27th November 2010

Top Photo Taken by Scott McInnes, Callum McInnes, Chris Sayers, Jessica Cairns.

Middle Photo Taken at our Dojo, Medal Winners

Lower Photo Taken by John Sayers, Callum McInnes scores ippon on his way to Gold

The Northumberland Clubs For Young People held it's Open Judo Championship at the Parks Sports Centre, North Shields on Saturday 27th November. Seven members of Wallsend's Bushido Judo Kwai competed at this event and won three golds and one silver. Gold winners Callum McInnes aged 9, Jessica Cairns aged 9, David Beck aged 12 and the silver went to Chris Sayers aged 10. These awards were won by people spending many hours of dedicated training in the Sport. The Bushido Judo Kwai is based at Wallsend Boy's Club.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Michel Brousse and Chris Dawson, Bordeaux 1986

Photo, Left Michel Brousse 5th Dan - Right Chris Dawson 3rd Dan.

In the summer of 1986 i attended the 28th Stage International De Judo De Bordeaux,France, held under the direction of Michigami Shihan 9th Dan.
It was on this course that i met Michel Brousse 5th Dan and with whom i trained all week, apart from being a brilliant judoka his English was immpeccable, so i didn't have to struggle with the translation as i had in previous years, Michel even invited Bill Wood and i to his home for lunch on the Wednesday afternoon, with his wife.
The last time that i saw Michel, was in January 1990 when he was giving a course in Essex, that Andrea Mullen 1st Dan and i attended.
Michel now 7th Dan is Professor of Sport at Bordeaux University and author of The Roots of French Judo and Judo Sport and a Way of Life, with David Masumoto.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Judo Theory Quiz at Bushido Judo Kwai

On Friday the 19th November, junior members of Bushido Judo Kwai competed against each other, in what was the first judo quiz in the clubs history, this consisted of twenty questions to be completed in fifteen minutes.
The winner was Sean Vallely with 15 points and Robert Stuart as runner up with 14 points, very well done, to all who took part.
Sean Vallely (right) Winner
Robert Stuart (left) Runner Up