Youngsters earn Wymondham Judo Club judo honours and get tips from martial arts master

Dave Horton-Jones with youngsters from the Wymondham Judo Club. Picture: WYMONDHAM JUDO CLUB

Dave Horton-Jones with youngsters from the Wymondham Judo Club. Picture: WYMONDHAM JUDO CLUB - Credit: Archant

Youngsters have had a martial arts master class from an expert at the Wymondham Judo Club.

Dave Horton-Jones, British Judo Association gradings manager and 7th dan black belt, presented 41 youngsters with certificates and belts following a grading session.

Mr Horton-Jones then taught the group some new ground-fighting techniques.

Andrew Gadsby, the group's coach, said he was delighted with the results of the grading. He said: 'I was very pleased and proud of all those who graded, and the numbers involved reflect the hard work by players, coaches and officials.'

The participants aged from six to 16, and they had been working towards their grading for between six months and a year.


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During the grading, the children have to demonstrate throws and holds of increasing difficulty. They also need to be able to demonstrate judo etiquette and know some Japanese terminology.

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