Lambert, 49, and Howell, 17, show age is no concern as they achieve black belts

From left, Dave Lambert, Martin Square, Doug Seabrook and Bradley Howell

From left, Dave Lambert, Martin Square, Doug Seabrook and Bradley Howell - Credit: Archant

Marshalswick Judo Club students Dave Lambert and Bradley Howell have achieved their back belts after winning competitions at two separate venues.

Lambert won in High Wycombe while Howell was in Dartford, winning his age group. Both won all their contests with Ippon throws.

This is a first the club has had two of its students win Dan grades at the same time, at two different locations.

Head Coach Doug Seabrook who watched Bradley gain his Dan grade, was extremely impressed with Bradley’s performance as he is only 17 years old, and competed against more experience judoka.

Martin Square, MJC’s assistant coach, was with Dave Lambert who, at 49, was one of the oldest at the grading, taking on judoka who were a lot younger.

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