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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.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Wallsend Boy's Club an excellent dojo for 25 years.

L/R, Chris Dawson and Jimmy West at Wallsend Boy's Club in 2014.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Bushido Judo Kwai Juniors in the Medals.

Very well done to the Bushido Judo Kwai Junior Squad.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Our new A.E.J.F Banner just arrived.

Millie Williams (left) and Jessica Bate (right) show off our new All England Judo Federation banner just arrived from our head office in Essex thank you Joe.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Well done to Bushido Judo Kwai members.

Bushido Judo Kwai Juniors with there awards from the Newcastle Area Championship at The Parks Sports Centre, North Shields today.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Champion Jack !

Jack Barnett wins the Stephen Milsted Award which has been awarded to our junior member who has ended our year at the top of our medal chart, this award has been presented annually since 1978.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Grading Success for Bushido Juniors.

Bushido Judo Kwai juniors members win promotion at the All England Judo Federation Grading in Morpeth, Northumberland.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Bordeaux, France 1981.

Gold in the Dan Grade Open presentation by Master Haku Michigami 9th Dan.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Well done Mille.

Millie Williams wins tonight's event, which is part of our Judoka of the Year Award. The winner will be announced at the end of the year.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Friday, 12 May 2017

All England Judo Federation Grading.

Well done to the eight Bushido Judo Kwai junior member's who took part in the recent A.E.J.F Northern Regional Grading @ Morpeth Leisure Centre last sunday.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

First time win for Jessie !

Little Jessie Beckingham packed a big punch tonight, when she won tonight's round in our search to find our Judoka of the Year, with a brilliant Tani Otoshi.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Jack Barnett our Champion 2017.

Young Jack Barnett has won the Bushido Judo Kwai's highest award, The Stephen Milsted Award.
Jack  won this by coming top of our competition medal chart, between May 2016 / May 2017,  Stephen Milsted was a senior 1st Kyu and a founder member of our club on the 3rd May 1976, in 1978 Steve decided to relocate to Flensburg, West Germany, but did give us some money to buy an award for the junior members to compete for,   Jan Russell became the first recipient of this award on the 5th August 1978, Steve Milsted later emigrated to Austrailia where he still lives, the award has been presented each May since then.
Jack is now listed with the best of the best from our club.
Steve Milsted doing a Morpeth to Newcastle run to raise funds for the club.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Bushido Judo Kwai at The All England Judo Federation Grading.

Bushido Judo Kwai junior members who took part in the All England Judo Federation Junior & Senior Grading at Morpeth Leisure Centre, Morpeth, Northumberland today.
L/R, Rob Stuart (Instructor) Jessica Bate 3rd Kyu San, Millie Williams 3rd Kyu Ichi,  Jack Barnett 3rd Kyu Ichi (Black),Adam Bamford 3rd Kyu Ichi (Brown), Lewis Andrews 3rd Kyu Ichi, Chris Dawson (Founder), Jessie Beckingham 5th Kyu Ni, Lydia Bamford 4th Kyu San, and Matthew Potts 5th Kyu Ni. Well done to you all.

Friday, 14 April 2017

We have one !!!

I found this one in the club sub's, when I was doing the banking.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

The Kobe Cup

Sensei Shunsuke Yamasaki 7th Dan gave me this towel, as a memento of our two weeks at his judo club in Kobe, Japan.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Bushido Judo Kwai founded 3rd May 1976.

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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Lydia win's again.

Lydia wins our trophy of the night and best Ippon, the others were in the frame to win this award, Jake Taylor, Jessie Beckingham and Matthew Potts. well done to everyone.

Great parents who show lot's of interest.

Competition time and lot's of parent interest.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The Bushido Team.

The Bushido Judo Kwai was founded on May 3rd 1976.
L/R, Robert Stuart 1st Dan (Instructor) - Chris Dawson (Founder)