was formed by judo expert Steve Makin, 43, of Benwell, who trained with Master Mitchigami in France for 24 years and has trained both the SAS and the US Delta Force during his career.
The Lightfoot Sports Centre, the BBJA
Centre for Judo Excellence where the national team train on a regular basis, is also the venue for the Busen National Championship on Saturday.
GRADE EFFORT Members of the Benfield and Lightfoot Busen judo clubs (above) who took part in the BBJA gradings event north of the border
Makin and Warrington were extremely proud of the efforts and dedication of all the BBJA judoka in Scotland - especially Barry Dodd who gained his third dan.
Makin and 10 selected BBJA
judoka are set to fly out to Japan and train at the spiritual home of martial arts.
We will be able to take these back to the BBJA clubs and pass them on to our members.
For any information on the BBJA, call into one of its coaching sessions at Newcstle's Benfield Sports Centre on Mondays (5.
00) or contact the BBJA
head office on 07805 621 476.
Master Steve Makin said: "I would like to thank Keith for doing the presentation and for his continuing support.
Warrington added: It was pleasing to see so many judoka wanting to learn the traditional style of judo the BBJA