On Sunday 19th June Dr George Kerr 10th Dan and JudoScotalnd Board member Gordon McCathie were honoured at the Scottish Samurai Awards at Broomhall House.

Based on the Japanese ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ (ORS), the Scottish Samurai Awards were founded in 1994 by Ronnie Watt. The awards celebrate those who excel and those who serve with distinction. In order to be nominated individuals are put forward because they are appreciated and admired for what they have done.

Dr George Kerr was promoted to the highest award the OSS Taisho ( General ) for his services to the martial arts, Japan and Scotland whilst Gordon McCathie received the OSS Shogun for his contribution. 

Gordon MaCathie said “Kano said ‘The purpose of the study of judo is to perfect yourself and to contribute to society.’ This award recognises that achievement which is very humbling and confirms that we are on the right path.” 

JudoScotland would like to congratulate both Judoka on such a tremendous and well-deserved achievement.