Host of belts presented at judo grading

WALLSEND’s Bushido Judo Kwai held its junior grading event at Burnside Community College recently.

And those attending the ceremony were fortunate to have two visiting referees, Juneille Smith, 6th Dan, and John Hall, 4th Dan, both from Ronan Judo Club, Morpeth.

Bushido members to win promotion were Adam Bamford, 6th Kyu Ichi; Ellie Hutton, 6th Kyu Ni; Leon Milner, Joe Ross, Chloe Lancaster, Jack Barnett and Millie Richardson all were promoted to 5th Kyu.

Jack Ross, 5th Kyu San; Cllum McInnes, 4th Kyu Ichi, Jessica Cairns, 4th Kyu Ni; Liam Banks, 4th Kyu San; James Maypother, 3rd Kyu San; Danny Huziyenko, 3rd Kyu Ichi (brown); David Beck 3rd, Kyu Ni (black).

Unfortunately David sustained a broken arm during the event but is expected to be back training in about six to eight weeks.

All those at the club wish him all the best for a speedy recovery.

Roy White, 15, who joined the club on April 26, 2003, was promoted to his maximum junior grade of 3rd Kyu San (black).