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Kazoku-Kan Judo Club sisters win gold medals at National Open Championships

Craig Gibbons 15th Nov, 2017

SISTERS Eleanor and Felicity Warburton pulled out all the stops to be crowned National Open Championships winners.

The duo, from Drotiwich Spa-based Kazoku-Kan Judo Club, attended the event at Erdington, Birmingham, along with head coach Rob Alloway who also secured a national crown.

Felicity won her contest with a hip throw to secure a first-ever gold medal.

Meanwhile, Eleanor, fighting in the senior category for the first time since moving up from the junior grade, overcame her brown belt opponent to secure the national title.

Alloway was last on the cards but after a hard-fought contest which almost went the entire four minute, he came out on top to claim gold.

Jordan Phillips was also in action at the National Open Championships where he walked away with a silver medal.

Success at the national championships came after three Kazoku-Kan members took part in an area grading event.

Sophie Kenny, who has been out of mainstream competition for the past two years, showed her strength to go from yellow to orange belt.

Matthew Kenny, in his first grading event, put on a great show to secure promotion from the novice belt to the white belt.

Lily Tompkins also progressed from novice to white belt as well as coming away with two yellow tags.

Meanwhile after three years of training, instructor Rich Morris passed the the instructor exam and is now ranked as a senior instructor.

Kazoku-Kan train every Friday evening from 6.30pm until 8pm at Physique Fitness on the Berry Hill estate.

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