American visitors for judo club

Bill and Cindy (front row) with coach Mark Arbuthnott and senior members of the Club.

Bill and Cindy (front row) with coach Mark Arbuthnott and senior members of the Club.

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Brechin Judo Club welcomed two USA based visitors last week when Professors Bill Smart and his wife Cindy Grimm attended club training on Monday and Wednesday.

The couple are keen practitioners of Brazilian Ju-jitsu. Cindy kindly taught the class one of her favourite moves. Bill, a former Brechin Judo Club junior champion, is now based at Oregon State University where he and Cindy head up the Mechanical Engineering Department’s robotics section.

Bill, who was brought up and in Brechin and educated at Brechin High and Edinburgh University, is now one of the world’s most renowned academics in the field of robotics travelling worldwide to deliver lectures on the subject.