Peter Blewett was delighted to present Olympic Silver Medallist from Rio 2016, Sally Conway with Female Senior Player of the Year, and Samantha Chranuick of Micklefield Judo Club with a Bronze Award for Club Coach of the Year. Congratulations to Sally and Samantha!
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In November, Peter Blewett, Chairman of The Budokwai and Vice Chairman of The British Judo Association presented Neil Adams OBE with a Lifetime in Judo Award on behalf of the BJA at Coombe Abbey. Congratulations Neil!
Lucy King and Tsvetomir Rizov with coach Steve Fraser both won silver medals at the Welsh Open. Congratulations to you both!
Last week, Roisin Campbell returned to The Budokwai to take the Karate class. It was a fantastic evening and we look forward to welcoming Roisin back to the Club soon.
Congratulations to the Budokwai's Kyle!
On Monday 14th November Miklos Ungvari led an incredible Judo masterclass at the Budokwai. Thank you to all Judoka for attending.
On the 6th of October, we celebrated National Poetry Day at The Budokwai, with a poem from our Media and Marketing director, Lucy Charles.
The Budokwai Squad have been busy attending various competitions and performing excellently!
Recent successes include...
Evangelos won a silver medal at the Minor Nationals under 12s in Scotland. He fought in the under 46kg and fellow squad member Ben took a bronze medal in the under 42kg. The squad were accompanied by Senseis Larry Stevenson and David Mesa Rey.
Sensei Nadia Minardi took six Budokwai Judoka to the Micklesfield JC green belt and below competition. All fought brilliantly well, especially Abduaruf and Harel who won gold, Abdulatif and Mahmoud who won silver and Omar who won a bronze!
A huge thank you to the Senseis for their expert coaching and the Parents and Guardians for their continued support!