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Saturday, 30 December 2017

Written by Master Haku Michigami 9th Dan

Written for me by Master Haku Michigami 9th Dan while with him in Bordeaux, France. 1st, Bushido Judo Kwai, 2nd Third Dan. 3rd Master Michigami and I in Bordeaux 1981.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Thursday, 7 December 2017

A favorite photo.

A favourite photo from Bordeaux, France 1981.
L/R Les Jones 1st Dan, Sensei Bill Wood 6th Dan, Master Haku Michigami 9th Dan and Chris Dawson 3rd Dan.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Bushido Judo Kwai junior champions.

Six Bushido Judo Kwai junior members won 6 medals between them at the All England Judo Federation Northern Regional Closed, Junior Championship today
L/R, Millie Beckingham Gold, Lydia Bamford Gold, Lewis Watson Gold, Andrew King Bronze, Matthew Potts Gold, Jack Barnett Gold, Well done to you all.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

My Black Belt today.

I was promoted to Shodan on the 6th December 1975, this is how it looks today.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

When i met Yamasaki Sensei in Japan.

When I arrived at the dojo of Yamasaki Sensei in Kobe, Japan, I presented him with a copy of my book that I written not long before we went to Japan, Brian Batey captured the moment.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Judo Master's in Scarborough, Yorkshire 2002.

Photo L/R,
 Jack Hearn 8th Dan, Master Mitsuhiro Kondo 8th Dan, Master Shizuya Sato 9th Dan, Chris Dawson 6th Dan. The course was The I.M.A.F Japanese Masters Course in Scarborough, Yorkshire in 2002.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Presentation at the Hotel De Ville, Bordeaux, France.

The presentation was made too me by the Mayor of Bordeaux with Master Haku Michigami and Sensei Ryosako Hirano present.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Invite from Master Haku Michigami 9th Dan.

In 1984 I was invited to become a member of the Academie De Judo Michigami via Sensei W.S Wood,
 I accepted.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

My first judo trophy 1962.

I joined the Hokojun Judo Club on September 27th 1961, in October 1962 I entered my first championship, I defeated John Wilson from Shirmoor Judo Club in the final to win the gold.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A Clasic Club Photo.

I think that this is a classic Bushido Judo Kwai photo.
L/R Barry McSherry, Sharon Holman, Chris Dawson (Instructor)
Barry joined our club in 1976 and was promoted to 1st Dan in 1991.
Sharon joined our club in 1979 and was promoted to 1st Dan in 1987
Both of these fine judoka have trained with Master Haku Michigami 9th Dan, at his courses in Bordeaux, France.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Training with Professor Seiji Morioka 6th Dan.

1980 at Earl Shilton, Leicestershire with Prof Seiji Morioka 6th Dan.

Friday, 14 July 2017

The Master

Master Haku Michigami 9th Dan, Born October 21st 1912, Died August 4th 2002. He studied at the Busen Special Judo College of the Butokukai in Kyoto, Japan.
I had the great privilege to train under this great master at his courses in Bordeaux, France between 1978 and 1986, and also in Birmingham in 1985.

At ths Kodokan, Tokyo, Japan. 2007.