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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.