Judo students from two local clubs took part in an All England Judo Federation Northern Regional Grading event in Morpeth.
The clubs, Ronin Judo Club from Morpeth and Shugendo Judo Club from Cramlington, attended the event in the Riverside Leisure Centre, where grading was conducted by Chris Dawson 7th Dan, Juneille Smith 7th Dan, and John Hall 5th Dan.
The following students from the Ronin Judo Club were successful: juniors Ryan Johnson 6th kyu san, Daragh Moody 5th kyu, Aiden Moody 5th kyu ichi, Maddie Smith 5th kyu ichi, Bruce Smith 5th kyu ni, Nathan Mercel 5th kyu san, Joe Oliver 4th kyu, Eloise Barras 4th kyu ichi, Lucas Oliver 4th kyu ichi, Matthew Welsh 4th kyu ichi, Charlotte Irwin 4th kyu ni, Barney Hay 4th kyu ni, Harris Heaton 3rd kyu ni, Jack Rickeard 3rd kyu san, Max Bedi 2nd kyu, and seniors Martin Armstrong 5th kyu, Anthony Welsh 3 kyu, Mark Oliver 1st kyu.
The following students from the Shugendo Judo Club were successful: Georgia Farrier 5th kyu ichi, Aaron Laidlaw 5th kyu ichi, Holly Irwin 5th kyu ni, Jack Jeffery 4th kyu ichi.
Students from Wallsend’s Bushido Judo Kwai all took part in the grading.