On the 13th October 2012 the All England Judo Federation held a National Grading for 1st Kyu seniors and above at the Blackwater Judo Club (Maldon) from the original venue of West Mersea due to only entries submitted by the one club.
In attendance to validate the grading was Sensei Joe Norman 7th Dan Founder and Life President.
The results of the grading was
John McCarthy (Boreham) raised to 6th dan for his long standing commitment and skill sets in Judo
Joe Hazel-Young (Blackwater JC) raised to 1st Dan after successfully completing Nage-No-Kata and Kami-No-Kata
Samantha Harrington (Blackwater JC) raised to 1st Dan after successfully completing Kami-No-Kata and walking through Nage-No-Kata due to injuries to both knees
Congratulations to all
View the photos of the rasing by visiting the “Gallery”