Judo News

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Christmas Championship and Games Night

Even though we have only just finished organising one of our most successful International Training Camps to date, our hard working volunteers and Coaches are already hard at it planning for our last event of the year.

We will be holding a special Team Competition & Games Night to finish the year off on a high note and celebrate the starting of the Christmas holidays.

Club members compete at World Judo Championships

Four of our regular club members traveled to Amsterdam last week to compete in the World Judo Championships - Veterans.  The event attracted over 1,300 of the worlds top veterans (30 years plus) judo players and our fighters had to be there from 21 and 24 September.

This is the most important event any of our club members have taken part in and the chances of coming home with a medal was always going to be slim.  They all gave it their best shot and came away having had a great experience and having learned a number of useful lessons.

Reminder about smoking on school premises

Dear Club Members,

We, along with all groups operating from Greenacre Academy, have received a polite reminder that smoking is prohibited at all times on the school grounds.  Comments have been made about cigarette remains being left around the school and the fact that smoking on the school premises is bot allowed at any time.

Club closed this Monday 13 July & summer opening dates

Dear Club Members,

Don't forget the club will be closed this coming Monday (13 July) due to a large event taking place at the school.  We will be open as normal on Friday 9th so why not swap your night if you only normally train on a Monday. Check the clubs website for Friday class times.

Holland trip a great success

Twenty three of us travelled to Holland over the weekend of 13 and 14 June as part of our ongoing exchange programme involving Dutch club Mahorakan and French club Monsois, from Lille.  We travelled over on Friday evening, staying in Dunkirk overnight before driving the final 3 hours into Holland the next morning.  We arrived just in time for the first judo session of the day, which was led by former Dutch Champion and Dutch Olympian, Rob Henneveld who runs the Mahorakan club.

Fantastic results at High Wycombe Masters

Walderslade's senior fighters had a fantastic day at the High Wycombe Masters event on Saturday, coming away with 5 medals in all, including 2 Gold's.  The Masters events are specifically for those judoka aged 30 years and older and are a great way to continue in competitive judo well into your later years.  However, the events are by no means easy and attract a high standard of participant.

Walderslade's 'Tough Mudder' needs your support

Over this coming weekend, one of Walderslade's senior Dan Grades and British Masters Squad member, Mark Robertson will be completing a 'Tough Mudder' race as a member of the Pfizers fundraising team.

The 'Tough Mudde'r challenges are gruelling events and Mark needs all of your support.  The Pfizer team is raising money for charity and anything no matter how small that you would like to donate would be more than appreciated.

To donate please go to www.eventbrite.com/teams/pfizers-tough-mudders/1091429

Judo Updates

Closing date for Holland trip coming up

Just a quick reminder that the closing date for our trip to Holland on 13-14 June 2015 is this Monday, 11 May.  After that date we might not be able to guarantee you a place, so if you want to join us on this fun trip then please email Eddie by 21:00 on Monday 11 May.

Sessions with Sam Dunkley - Friday 15 May

Special visit by Sam Dunkley, Regional Technical Officer

An evening with Sam Dunkley

Friday 15 May 2015

On Friday 15 May we will be having a visit from Sam Dunkley, the BJA Regional Technical Officer.  Sam is a fantastic judo player (once reaching 7th in the World), an excellent coach and always delivers a great session.

Trip to Holland confirmed for june 2015

Dear club members,

We are pleased to be able to announce that the proposed club trip to Holland to train with Mahorakan Topjudo, who visit us in Walderslade each November, has now been confirmed.  We are hoping the French club from Lille will also be attending.

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