Club marks its tenth anniversary

Members of Battlehill Judo Club which celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Members of Battlehill Judo Club which celebrated its tenth anniversary.

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Battlehill Judo club celebrated its tenth anniversary by taking students on a seminar.

The club was founded on July 31, 2003, at Battlehill Primary School by Malcolm Young, 4th Dan.

Malcolm started his career at the age of eight under sensei Chris Dawson 7th Dan at the Bushido Judo Kwai in Wallsend.

Battlehill club has gone from strength to strength and has successfully trained hundreds of students in the Japanese martial art.

Students have travelled the length and breadth of the country to compete, gaining a huge medal haul totalling over 400 in the last decade.

In 2007 the club had outgrown its venue and relocated to Churchill Community College where they currently reside, training on Mondays and Wednesday evenings.

For the anniversary, the club travelled to Barrasford where they were joined by Seghill and Fordley clubs for a successful weekend, with more than 40 students and six black belt coaches.

The residential was so successful the club plans to repeat the event annually.

The club currently offers a free six-week training course to 14 to 25-year-olds.

For more information contact Malcolm Young on 07803 745184 or visit www.bhjudo.com