Cumbria and the Borders Judo KAI

Traditional Judo at it's Best


Brechin Kata Course

Posted by MedsArt on March 1, 2014 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

On the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of February Sylvia and John Barton Sensei travelled all the way up to Brechin for another brilliant Kata Course, lots of fun was had and good to see old faces again,

the weekend produced several promotions listed below

Devon and jack. 2 red tab

Ailsa and Callum. 2 orange tabs

Chris. 4th kyu 1 green tab

Cody and Cain. 3rd kyu 2 blue tabs

Andrew 5th kyu

Frazer senior grade 3rd kyu

Jordan 3rd kyu

Mackie 2nd kyu

Thank you to the Sensei for teaching another wonderful course and thank you all for attending not forgetting Thank you Tracy for arranging this lovely course.


All the best




Posted by MedsArt on May 10, 2011 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The BJC has decided to introduce a new rate of membership known as a

Special membership. To qualify for this membership you need to have 20

years continuous membership with the BJC and be over the national

retirement age.

If you met the criteria and are interested in applying for this membership,

please contact BJC Head office.

37 High Street Stalham, Norfolk NR12 9AH

Phone, 01692 580 900

Akinori Hosaka Tribute 1938 - 2010

Posted by MedsArt on April 3, 2010 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Call me Aki please, he would often say to me during the many conversations we had together, or in the company of others. This I must admit I found difficult to do. Not because I did not consider him as a friend, but mostly due to the respect I held for him both on and off the mat. He thoroughly enjoyed his visits to Cumbria and the Borders and seemed relaxed and at ease in our company. I remember standing with him outside a fish and chip shop in Brampton waiting patiently for our turn in the long queue which always appeared on a Friday night. He carried his fish supper triumphantly into our dojo canteen to the amazement of many nervous judoka, who were meeting him for the first time at the beginning of one of the many FPJ courses he ran in our area. Although a highly respected Kodokan 8th Dan he had a great sense of humour which always shone through when in his company. Like many people in our area I lament the passing of a friend who’s like I will never see again. It was a privilege to have known him, and I am left with many fond memories of the man who wished to be called Aki.