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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

BJC (MAC) Eastern Region Open Championship, Essex. 1981.

Photo taken by Gloria Syrett, at a McDonalds in Central London 2nd October 1981.

On the 3rd October 1981, nine junior members of the Bushido Judo Kwai and one member from Seghill Judo Club, competed at the British Judo Council (MAC) Eastern Region Open Judo Championships at the Chafford Sports Centre, Rainham, Essex. Our squad were, Thomas Syrett, David Stringfellow, Alan Gourves, Sharon Holman, Samantha Dodds, Michelle Wafer, Michael Stoker, Joanne Batey, Barry McSherry and Susan Campbell we won three gold and four silver medals with David also winning a gold for Seghill Judo Club.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Linda Dawson Our First Female Shodan

Photo, W.S Wood 6th Dan Examiner BJC (MAC), congratulating Linda on her promotion to Shodan.

Since the formation of the Bushido Judo Kwai in 1976, we have only had three of our females promoted to Shodan, Linda Dawson was the first. Linda started her judo career in March 1976 at Marine Park Judo Club in Wallsend and won her first medal, a silver at the British Judo Council (MAC) Northern Open Championships, In May of that year she was a founder member of the Bushido Judo Kwai, two of her biggest competition successes came at the British Judo Council (MAC) National Championships at Alexandria Palace, London on the 16th October 1976 when she won a bronze medal in the ladies under u60k event and a silver medal in the ladies u61k event, at the International Budo Federation Championships in Frankfurt West Germany on the 29th October 1977. In July 1979 Linda then 1st kyu, was in the squad who attended the 21st Stage International De Judo De Bordeaux, in France under the direction of Michigami Shihan 9th Dan.
In December 1979 Linda successfully completed her grading, consisting of contest and kata and was promoted to Black Belt 1st Dan.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

30th Birthday Party.

Photo, Left to Right, Eddy Kenny 6th Dan, Peter Doherty 2nd Dan, Chris Dawson 6th Dan, Joyce Kenny 5th Dan and Jack Hearn 8th Dan.
Special Guests at the 30th Birthday Party of Wallsend's Bushido Judo Kwai (1976)

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Bushido Judo Kwai, Judoka of the Year 2010.

Photo, Callum McInnes and Instructor Chris Dawson, Taken by Duncan Stuart.

Callum McInnes age 9, joined the Bushido Judo Kwai on Tuesday 16th March 2010 and from then showed enthusiasm and commitment for one so young. To qualify for this award Callum has won our monthly trophy more times than any other member and is currently at the top of our medal table. In the Judo competitions that he has competed in he has shown a very high standard of technique. At our recent grading Callum was awarded 5th Kyu (Yellow Belt).Callum is a student at Holystone Primary School and also plays football for Whitley Coast Soccer Under 9s.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Bushido Judo Kwai Members to attain Shodan

Serhiy Huziyenko Shodan

Photo, Serhiy Huziyenko 1st Dan and Bruce Carnaby 5th Dan (Examiner)

Serhiy Huziyenko joined the Bushido Judo Kwai on the 4th March 2008, at that time Serhiy held the grade of 2nd Kyu (Blue Belt), in the December of 2008 he entered a grading but unfortunately sustained a broken elbow and was out of judo for some time, however he was back in December 2009, when he was graded to 1st Kyu (Brown Belt). So it was on the 4th December this year that after completing his contest and then his demonstrations of Nage no Kata and Katame no Kata, that Serhiy was promoted to 1st Dan (Black Belt) by examiners Chris Dawson 6th Dan and Bruce Carnaby 5th Dan.
This makes Serhiy the 20th member of Bushido Judo Kwai, to attain the grade of Shodan since the founding of our club in 1976.