Sixth Form pupil Emilia Wyllie began training with The Judo Academy at Bethany in January 2017 as a complete novice. She has managed to successfully combine her Judo lessons with her academic studies, and Emilia’s dedication and persistence has also seen her incorporate her training into her Duke of Edinburgh Award programme.
Emilia has now progressed from Novice to the senior Judo grading syllabus and has attained her Orange belt; her coaches look forward confidently to her next Judo grading in the near future which will be for her Green belt.
An Olympic sport as well as a tough martial art, Emilia’s commitment to her demanding Judo training is a testament to her hard work, and one of the many reasons she has recently been presented with The Judo Academy’s Certificate of Achievement Award.
Jim Winters-Nolan, Senior Club Coach at The Judo Academy, said: “Emilia has impressed all of us with her commitment and dedication. She has shown such interest in Judo that even when she leaves Bethany she is going to continue her training – I have every faith in her gaining her Black belt!”