We had a fantastic day on Saturday celebrating Sensei Bernard's life in Jiu-Jitsu. It was a great turnout with people from all over the country coming to Middleton to celebrate Bernard's achievements. Bernard had a wonderful day and it was a very fitting tribute to his dedication and commitment to Jiu-Jitsu.
A very happy looking Sensei Bernard with everyone who showed up to celebrate his life in martial arts.
As well as celebrating Sensei Bernard's career in Jiu-Jitsu it was an event to raise money for Bernard's chosen charity, the New Start Organisation. To raise funds for this wonderful cause Hanshi Riley raffled off his personal katana. This raffle raised £620 for the charity and we would like to thank everyone who bought a ticket. The raffle was draws by our flying kick winner Carys Williams and won by Sam Blair.
Hanshi Riley presenting his katana to the raffle winner Sam Blair
We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended the course, especially to all the members of clubs and organisations who travelled from all over the country to attend.