Top gradings for judo club

Instructor Chris Dawson and Robert Stuart.
Instructor Chris Dawson and Robert Stuart.

Seven members of Wallsend’s Bushido Judo Kwai were examined at the All England Judo Federation junior and senior grading at the Riverside Leisure Centre in Morpeth on Sunday.

Senior member Robert Stuart, 18, who joined the Bushido Judo Kwai in March 2005, completed several disciplines and was awarded the grade of Black Belt 1st Dan.

Six junior members were also graded, they were Callum Taylor 6th Kyu Ni, Sean Clements, Zac Ellerby and Millie Williams were all graded 6th Kyu San, Jack Compton 5th Kyu San and Jessica Cairns who fought in an all male pool was awarded 3rd Kyu Ichi (brown).

The Bushido Judo Kwai trains at Kings Estate Residents Association, Millfield Avenue, Kings Estate, Wallsend, on Monday and Friday evenings 6.30pm to 8pm.