Tonight Big Judo had two significant moments. In Epsom, Noah Wallis graded to Brown Belt passing a significant milestone in his Judo career. Nellie was at University Dojo to support him and Noah graded in the same place Nellie and I received all of our grades.
Noah started at Big Judo as a kid. He has matured in our dojo and is now a powerful fighter. Noah's grading tonight has wonderful symmetry because, 100 kilometres away at Big Judo Pukekawa we were also supporting Tracey with her end of year grading.
Both events speak to Big Judo's philosophy and strategy for building strong Judo. In Epsom we were supporting and celebrating the success of a powerful young competitor. In Pukekawa we are building the next generation and helping a fine coach teach good Judo.
The success of both events made us all very proud. Well done Noah and Tracey you are both awesome.