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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Judoka of the Year 2014.

On Monday 22nd December 2014 was presentation night for our club's Judoka of the Year Award, this is presented to the judoka who has shown the best technique's, at our monthly club competition over the year, we have seen some superb judo, over this past year from many of our junior members, but we have two, who took the lead early on and held onto it, at the end it was Zac Ellerby age 9 who with 6 win's was the winner and with 5 win's Jack Barnett age 11 was runner up. Very well done lad's, it has been a pleasure to watch you both.
Photo L/R, Jack Barnett, Zac Ellerby.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Updated Medal Table 9th November 2014.

Jack Barnett win's silver at judo open.

Jack Barnett (left) Won the silver medal in the Boy's Under 40k event, at the Northumberland Club's for Young People, Open Judo Championship at The Parks Sports Centre, North Shields today, in what was a very exciting and talented group. Jack joined Wallsend's Bushido Judo Kwai in January 2011 and has gone from strength to strength since then.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

The Updated Bushido Judo Kwai Medal Chart, 18th October 2014.

The Magnificent Seven.

Seven junior members from Wallsend's Bushido Judo Kwai, competed at the Butokokan Judo Invitational Competition on Saturday 18th October 2014 at Newbiggin Sports Centre, Northumberland. Jack Barnett won Gold, Zac Ellerby won Gold, Jessica Cairns won Gold, Jack Compton won Bronze, Lydia Bamford, Adam Bamford (who were in  very difficult pools) and Sean Clements (who was competing in his first judo championship) all won Runner up medals, this was  an excellent championship with lot's of fine judo.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Bushido Judo Kwai Medal Table, 2014 to 2015.

Medal success for Wallsend's Bushido Judo Kwai.

Four members from Wallsend's Bushido Judo Kwai competed at the British Judo Council, North East Judo Championship at Westgate Centre for Sport, Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 27th September 2014, Our team did very well with 9 year old Zac Ellerby winning Gold by scoring  three ippons in the Primary u36k event, Lydia Bamford age 7 won a Silver in the Primary u28k while Jack Compton age 9 was awarded a Runner Up Medal in the Primary Boy's o36k event, 10 year old Jack Barnett competing against boy's up to fourteen years of age in the Junior Boys u40k, won a Bronze after just missing out on the Silver, A good day with some brilliant judo but to see our team work so hard, made it all worth while for me.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Jessica Cairns & Robert Stuart at Bushido Judo Kwai.

Jessica Cairns a 13 year old student and  Robert Stuart 1st Kyu, who is an Assistant  to the Instructors at Wallsend's Bushido Judo Kwai, demonstrate Okuri-Ashi-Barai to our club members.

Sean & Zac training at Bushido Judo Kwai.

Two novice junior members Sean Clements and Zac Ellerby, getting stuck into Okuri-Ashi-Barai, for the first time, well done lads.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Four from Four from Bushido Juniors.

Photo L/R,    Zac Ellerby, Jenni Francis, Lydia Bamford, MillieWilliams.

This was the Northumberland B.J.C Area, Beginner Competition 2014,
Churchill Community College, Churchill Street, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, 14th June 2014.

With over one hundred entries in this competition, Jenni Frances (7) and Lydia Bamford (8) got us off to a good start by winning gold and silver awards respectively in the same category, while Zac Ellerby (9) won the gold in his event, later in the day, Millie Williams (10) made it four out of four by winning a silver award. This has been an excellent day for our club and a really good event to be invited to.

Bushido Success at Westgate Judo Championship.

Photo L/R,  Zac Ellerby, Ellie Hutton, Jenni Frances, Jessica Cairns, Liam Banks.
Five junior members from Wallsend's Bushido Judo Kwai competed at the
 Westgate Judo Championship, Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 7th June 2014.
Zac Ellerby (9) won Gold in the Primary u38kg, Ellie Hutton (9) won Gold in the Primary u30kg,
Liam Banks (14) won Silver in the Junior o60kg, Jenni Frances (7) won Silver in the Primary u25kg,
Jessica Cairns (13) won Bronze in the Junior 55kg, Millie Williams (10) won Bronze in the Junior u50kg.
Unfortunately Jessica was injured in her event and was taken to hospital, Good news, nothing broken and just needs rest.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Happy 38th Birthday, to Wallsend's Bushido Judo Kwai.

This is the Bushido Judo Kwai Squad on the 2nd May 2014, at our dojo at King's Estate Residents Association, Milfield Ave, Kings Estate, Wallsend NE28 9JF. On the eve of our 38th birthday.

Ellie wins our top award for the second time.


Photo, Ellie Hutton and Steve Ellerby.
Ellie Hutton has won the highest honour at Bushido Judo Kwai for the second time. The Stephen Milsted Award is presented to the junior member, who ends our year (3rd May) at the top of our medal table, Ellie finished with eight gold and two sliver medals, two of which were won at competitions in London and Dumfries. Steve Ellerby 3rd Dan presented the award to Ellie, Steve who joined our club in 1984 also won the Stephen Milsted Award in 1987 and 1989.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Newcastle Area British Judo Council Championship 30th March 2014.

Today six Bushido Judo Kwai junior members competed at the Newcastle Area British Judo Council Championship at Benfield Centre for Sport, Newcastle upon Tyne.  Zac Ellerby age 9 won a bronze medal in only his second championship, Ellie Hutton age 9, retained her position at number one in our medal chart with a gold medal.  Mille Williams age 10 won a silver medal, while 9 year old Jenni Francis won a bronze, in what was also Jenni's second championship.  Jack Barnett age 10 and Jessica Cairns age 13 were both awarded runner up medals, well done to all of them they are a credit to our club. Thanks also to Eddie and Joyce and there team for a great day's judo.
Photo L/R, Jenni Francis, Zac Ellerby, Jack Barnett, Jessica Cairns, Millie Williams, Ellie Hutton.

Bushido Judo Kwai Medal Table, 30th March 2014

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Bushido Judo Kwai Success at A.E.J.F Championship.

The All England Judo Federation Northern & Newcastle Regions held their judo championship at Morpeth, Northumberland today.  Organisers and competitors were surprised to see our President Mr Joe Norman who had travelled up from Essex, but Joe had another purpose for being here and that was to promote Juneille Smith to 7th Dan and John Hall to 5th Dan, our congratulations to them.
Twelve junior members from Bushido Judo Kwai competed with much success, winning 13 gold, 7 silver and 1 bronze medal.
Photo L/R - President Mr Joe Norman, Bushido Judo Kwai members Robert Stuart, Zac Ellerby, Millie Williams, Jack Compton, Sean Clements, Jennie Robson, Jack Barnett, Lydia Bamford, Ellie Hutton, Liam Banks, Leon Milner, Adam Bamford and Chris Dawson.  Well done kid's, you all did a great job.  My thanks also to Robert Stuart one of our referees and Duncan Stuart our timekeeper / recorder. Jessica Cairns was taken to hospital with a minor injury, I have just been informed by Jessica's  mam that there are no brakes and she just needs to rest, Good !!!

Friday, 7 March 2014

NCYP Awards

                                         Chris Dawson, Eddie Kenny, Michael Douglas.

This was at the Northumberland Clubs for Young People Awards, which was held on Wednesday 5th March 2014 at Wallsend Memorial Hall.
Eddie Kenny nominated both Michael and I for a Key Stone Award in recognition for voluntary work. in our judo clubs, Bushido Judo Kwai (Wallsend) & Butokokan Judo (Newbiggin)

Friday, 31 January 2014

All England Judo Federation Junior & Senior Grading.

The All England Judo Federation, Northern and Newcastle Regions came together on Saturday 25th January, at the White Swan Centre, Killingworth, North Tyneside, to hold a joint Junior and Senior Grading.
 35 judoka took part from Bushido Judo Kwai Wallsend, Ronin Judo Club Morpeth, Shegendo Judo Kwai Cramlington, we were treated to some excellent contest and demonstrations of Nage no Kata. We began at 9.30am and finished right on time at 3.00pm.
The examiners were, Juneille Smith 6th Dan and Chris Dawson 7th Dan, our referees were, John Hall 4th Dan, Pamela Germaney 1st Kyu, Robert Stuart 1st Kyu, Jon Thompson 1st Kyu our Timekeeper / Recorder was Duncan Stuart.
Both Juneille and I would like to thank everyone involved in the grading and making it a very successful event.

Photo's Taken by Duncan Stuart.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Callum win's Judoka of the Year Award 2013.

Photo, L/R, Steve Compton, Callum McInnes.
Junior member Callum McInnes has won our clubs Judoka of the Year Award 2013, the presentation was made by Instructor Steve Compton 1st Dan.  Callum joined the Bushido Judo Kwai on Monday 16th March 2010 and won the Judoka of the Year Award in that year.  In his time at the club Callum has won many awards in our area as well as the International Budo Federation Judo Championship held in Dumfries, Scotland in 2011 and 2013 as well as the Judo For All UK Championship 2013 in London.