Judo success for Cain and Casey

Coach Mark Arbuthnott pictured with winners of Brechin Judo Club's annual championships and young judoka Gary Anderson and Ailsa Arbuthnott'

Coach Mark Arbuthnott pictured with winners of Brechin Judo Club's annual championships and young judoka Gary Anderson and Ailsa Arbuthnott'

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BRECHIN’S Mudanshakwai Judo Club recently held its medal ceremony, postponed after the cold weather.

Boy’s under-10 and girl’s under-10 champions were Cain Anderson and Casey Clarke respectively.

Junior champions were Stuart Anderson and for the third year running Daisy Grieve. Stuart also took the Male Judoka of the Year trophy while female Player of the year went to Cody Duke.

The club’s next big event will be a shared ‘Kangeiko’ with Dundee Ippon Judo Club featuring sought after coach Sensei Sampson 5th Dan.

Interest in Sensei Sampson is such that players from afar as Newcastle are attending to take the chance to train with the renowned coach of London’s Sobel Judo Club.

Kangeiko is the traditional Japanese mid-winter, early morning training famed for its physical difficulty with players expected to endure two days of hard judo training commencing at 7 am.

The event will also incorporate a grading where Brechin senior player John King is expected to face tough competition in attempting to gain his brown belt.

Brechin Judo Club meets on Wednesday evenings at Damacre Centre with classes for both Primary, Junior school and seniors.

Contact coach Mark Arbuthnott on (01356 ) 647160 for details spaces available for all classes.