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Sunday, 19 May 2013

Six from Six at Judo Championship.

Six Bushido Judo Kwai members took part in the Westgate Judo Club Championship at Centre for Sports, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne today, with great success winning three Gold and three Silver medals.
Photo, Asst Instructor Robert Stuart, Michael Mains (Bronze) Jack Barnett (Gold) Ellie Hutton (Silver) Millie Williams (Gold) Callum McInnes (Silver) Jessica Cairns (Silver), well done to you all.
I must mention Michael Mains who has just joined us, what a mammoth task he had for his first championship, after fighting through a very hard pool, three judoka ended with the same wins and the same points, so they had to fight it out again, Michael ended up with a very hard earned Bronze.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Ellie Hutton Wins Clubs Top Award

8 year old Ellie Hutton has won her judo club's highest honour, The Stephen Milsted Award, to win it Ellie had to end our year (May 3rd) at the top of our medal chart, which she did very convincingly, Ellie was presented with her award by Barry McSherry who won the same award in 1981, 83,84,85.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Happy Birthday Bushido Judo Kwai, 37 Today.

The Bushido Judo Kwai was founded on May 3rd 1976.

 Founder Members were, Chris Dawson 1st Dan, Mick Giles 1st Dan, Bob Patterson 1st Kyu,
 Steve Milsted 3rd Kyu, Linda Dawson 5th Kyu, Terry Branighan 5th Kyu, Trevor Ferry 5th Kyu, Stella Cairns 6th Kyu and Paul Naisbit 1st Kyu (Junior).
The photo above has Steve Milsted and Chris Dawson in 2012, Steve who now lives in Australia  was on a visit to Wallsend, to see his mam and dad, when he came to see us at our dojo. This was the first time for many years  two founder members had been together, it was really good to see Steve again, he had done so much for our club in the early day's. 37 years have passed by so quickly, and we have gone through some hard times but well worth it, we still have a great club full of great members.     HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!