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.
5th Dan Chloe is a British and Commonwealth Judo champion, five time European medal winner and former Olympian bringing with her a vast knowledge of the art of judo.
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.