With nine clubs around Newcastle, Gateshead and Durham, members of the BBJA
practise traditional Japanese judo.
With them were several dan grades and 10 Kyu grades from the Benfield and Lightfoot clubs in Newcastle and Great Lumley Judo Club in Chester-le-Street along with representatives from several other judo clubs affiliated to the BBJA from around the country.
For more details on the BBJA call into one of their lessons at the Benfield Sports Centre in Newcastle.
Students who were honoured at the BBJA
awards ceremony at Newcastle's Benfield Sports Centre
Students who took part in the kata course at Newcastle's Benfield Sports Centre organised by the BBJA
For more information on BBJA
judo clubs in the region, telephone 07805 621 476.
The North East BBJA
squad which took to the floor at the national event in Birmingham
We will be able to take these back to the BBJA
clubs and pass them on to our members.
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.
Master Steve Makin, director at the BBJA
, was impressed with the standard of those who took part.
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.