MARTIAL ARTS: British legend Brian Jacks cuts the ribbon at Littleport Judo Club

Brian Jacks was on hand to officially open Littleport Judo Club last weekend.

Brian Jacks was on hand to officially open Littleport Judo Club last weekend. - Credit: Archant

Six-time European Judo champion and ‘Superstars’ legend Brian Jacks showcased his skills in Littleport last weekend.

Jacks, who is best know for his appearances on Superstars, also hosted two Judo masterclasses.

Jacks, who is best know for his appearances on Superstars, also hosted two Judo masterclasses. - Credit: Archant

Jacks, who won Britain’s first ever medal at world championship level, was in East Cambridgeshire to officially open Littleport Judo Club.

Jacks cut the ribbon before hosting two masterclasses for juniors and seniors.

The village’s aspiring judo youngsters were told by Brian at the end of their session: “The secret of success is, don’t give up, and keep enjoying what you’re doing.”

Coach Ray Taylor and Brian Jacks.

Coach Ray Taylor and Brian Jacks. - Credit: Archant

Littleport Judo Club chairman and senior coach, Ray Taylor, was awarded with ‘The Spirit of Judo’ Shield for his tireless work from grass roots and senior level over many years.


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A club spokesman said: “It was an honour to host Brian Jacks’ Judo masterclass.

“It was a great afternoon of Judo and the feedback has been brilliant. Brian has inspired another generation of Judoka!”

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