Judo News

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Walderslade gains three new Kent Champions

Seven club members took part in the annual Kent Closed Judo Championships at the weekend and three of them finished the day as new Kent Champions.  Read on for the competition report or visit our website news page or log on to our Facebook page for photos and videos from the event. 

The Gold medal performances came from Rayna Jobson, Thomas Ledger and Emma Summers.

Club fees to increase as from 1st May

We hope you are all enjoying your Easter holidays and have made the most of the additional Bank Holidays and the welcome sunshine. 

This brief club update is to let members know about an increase in our session fees that was agreed by the club’s Committee at it last meeting and which come into effect as from 1 May 2015.

This will be the first increase in fees for 5 years and only the second increase in the last 10 years and is in response to the rise in hall hire costs as well as the extended training times of the senior class.

Reminder - Club only closed on the forthcoming Bank Holidays

Dear Club Members,

Just a quick reminder that the club will be open as normal across all classes throughout the Easter school holidays.  We will however be closed on the actual Bank Holidays.  We will therefore be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. 

We look forward to seeing you at a session soon.

Senior Coach

Busy times for club members

It's been another busy few weeks for club members, with gradings, competitions and trips abroad all adding to the mix.  Read on to find out what club members have been up to so far in March.

Grading News

Little Kano's on Friday 27 Feb

Dear Club Members,

We hope you all had a great half term holiday and are looking forward to seeing you all again tomorrow.  We also just wanted to remind you that as its the last Friday in the month, its also time for our Little Kano's to join us once again for a fun session.

The session for 3 and 4 year olds takes place at the same time as our Primary Class at 5:30pm and costs just £2.00.  If you have anyone little future judo champions you would like to bring along we look forward to seeing them tomorrow.


Club trip to Lille, France - 14 & 15 March 2015

The club's annual trip to Judo Club Monsois in Lille, France has now been confirmed for the weekend of 14 and 15 March 2015.  This fun trip is open to all club members regardless of age.   We will be traveling to France via the Eurotunnel on Saturday morning (leaving Medway around 05:00) and returning home on Sunday afternoon (returning to Medway around 15:30).  If anyone would like to volunteer to drive on this trip then please speak to Eddie.

Gold medals all round at Kent Kyu Grade Championships

It was smiles and Gold medals all round as 2015 got off to a flying start at the Kent Kyu Grade Open Championships held at Dartford on Sunday. Following some superb displays of attacking judo all three judoka who train with us at Walderslade Judo Club earned themselves a top slot on the podium.

2015 gets off to a flying start

Judo classes started again for our 2015 season on Friday 9 January and the clubs Coaches welcomed everyone back from the short Christmas break.  Even though a number of our regular members were missing on our first night back, there was still a great turnout across all of the junior classes and everyone looked enthusiastic and pleased to be back on the tatami (judo mat).

November continues to be busy for Walderslade Judo Club

Club event for World Judo Day a huge success

The club organised a 2-Day Half Term Judo Course to coincide with World Judo Day on Tuesday 28 October.

The course was held at the Greenacre Academy and saw full class of 30 complete beginners from the age of 5 to 12 try judo for the first time ever. The clubs’ Coaches were supported by a handful of existing junior club members who came along to help out and be partners to the beginners. The event was a great success and the youngsters all worked hard throughout the two day event.

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