Saturday, October 11, 2008
Pat Toner is awarded 7th Dan!
Pat Toner, senior member of our team to the world masters has been awarded his 7th Dan reports The Dominion Post
Pat who fought with us in Brussels is a regular at the World Masters and the new comers to the event really enjoyed his company and his insights into the borth of the New Zealand Judo Federation. Pat had only recently come to New Zealand form the U.K. when the federation was founded. With 60 years of mat time, he is a perfect example of Judo as a way of life.
It was an honour for the younger members of the masters team to spend time with Pat in Brussels and on behalf of all the Brussels team, I/we would like to congratulate Pat on his 7th Dan.