Judo youngsters get tips from British champion and Olympian

Students from Battlehill and Seghill Judo clubs attended a Judo course and grading hosted by the British Judo's Technical Officer Chloe Cowen.

Students from Battlehill and Seghill Judo clubs attended a Judo course and grading hosted by the British Judo's Technical Officer Chloe Cowen.

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STUDENTS from Battlehill and Seghill judo clubs were privileged to attend a judo course and grading hosted by the British Judo’s technical officer Chloe Cowen.

Chloe is a 5th Dan and a British and Commonwealth Judo champion, five-time European medal winner and former Olympian.

The course was held at Churchill Community College with assistance from Malcolm Young, 4th Dan, Kev Corden, 2nd Dan, Steve Smith, 1st Dan and Damien Anderson, 1st Dan.

Students were also examined during the day and the following promotions awarded – senior grades: Thomas Dugdale, 1st Kyu brown belt, Porl Harvey, 2nd Kyu blue belt.

Junior grades: Robert Stuart, 18th mon, Kieran Tweedy, 14th mon, Tonicha Brown, 13th mon, Alannah Harvey, 12th mon, Chris Sayers, 7th mon, Reece Moody, 3rd mon, Mathew Blank, 2nd mon.

Primary grades: Sean Young and Callum McKenzie, Kano 4, Owen Moody and Jason Smith, Kano 2, Ryan Norris, Leighton Alexander and Chloe Harris, Kano 1.

The two clubs train at Wallsend and Seghill on Wednesday and Sunday, visit www.bhjudo.com for further information.