British Judo Board of Director Eddie Awford has been awarded his 6th Dan by British Judo Chairman Kerrith Brown.
Eddie, who is still known as Worcester’s ‘Mr Judo’, has dedicated his life to the Olympic and Paralympic sport having served as a club coach, senior examiner, kata examiner, area technical director among a host of other roles.
The British Judo Kata Commission Chair received his red and white belt from British Judo Chairman Kerrith Brown at the National Governing Body’s latest board meeting in Loughborough.
Eddie said: “I’m delighted to receive my 6th Dan, it means a lot to me and came as a great surprise.”
Eddie’s roles in judo:
Director of BJA (For 10 years – currently in third term of Office)
Chairman BJA National Kata Commission
Chairman BJA National Self Defence Commission
Assessor & Lead Verifier for BJA United Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC)
Area Technical Director BJA Midland Area
Self-Defence Coordinator BJA Midland Area
BJA Senior Examiner
BJA Senior Kata Examiner
BJA Senior Level 3 Coach