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February Half Term Funday

On School holidays and need a break from the kids or the parents?

NEXT FUNDAY IS 17th February 2016

email info@sumitschoolofjudo.co.uk to book a place

Spend either a half day or full day with other players from different schools and judo clubs. Friends and Family 5-15 yrs that are not judo players are welcome.

With a mixture of fun judo training and games including:

Bulldog

Sharks

 Jump the River

Minefield

Sumo

Soles of the Feet

+ MORE

Details :

Chute Recreation Park, Sherborne St John

Basingstoke

Hampshire

RG26 9HX

Sessions are 09:00 – 12:30 and 13:00 to 16:30

Costs £15 for Half day or £25 for the whole day.

Those staying for the Day should bring a packed Lunch.

Fruit and Squash will be available all day.

Halloween Judo Funday at Summit J.C.

On School holidays and need a break from the kids or the parents?

NEXT FUNDAY IS 28th OCTOBER 2015

email info@sumitschoolofjudo.co.uk to book a place

Spend either a half day or full day with other players from different schools and judo clubs. Friends and Family 5-15 yrs that are not judo players are welcome.

With a mixture of fun judo training and games including:

Bulldog

Sharks

 Jump the River

Minefield

Sumo

Soles of the Feet

+ MORE

Details :

Chute Recreation Park, Sherborne St John

Basingstoke

Hampshire

RG26 9HX

Sessions are 09:00 – 12:30 and 13:00 to 16:30

Costs £15 for Half day or £25 for the whole day.

Those staying for the Day should bring a packed Lunch.

Fruit and Squash will be available all day.

Competition Training Day Times 7 March 2015

Sorry it’s later than predicted as 6 people had to be chased for weights. Please remember Judo is grouped by weight so knowing your child’s weight in KG’s is a must.
There will be 2 sessions
AM = 9am.
PM=12pm.

Name School Group AM/PM
Adam Lee Summit 3M AM
Beatrice Harrall SSJ 3F PM
Beatrice Kent Compton 4F PM
Cameron Pearce Tadley 3M AM
Charlie Westbrook Summit 2M PM
Chaz Monk Summit 6M PM
Daisy Pattinson Ditcham Park 4F PM
Daniel Cooke Brighton Hill 5M AM
Daniel Mills Brighton Hill 7M AM
Daniel Woodage Whitchurch 4M AM
Elizabeth Kronfeld SSJ 3F PM
Elliot Thomas Summit 5M AM
Emily Barnett Summit 1F PM
Evan Roberts Tadley 4M AM
Faye Beedham Burnham 5F AM
Freddie Patterson Burnham 2M PM
Hannah Costa Whitchurch 3F PM
Harry Westbrook Summit 6M PM
Herbie Hamilton Summit 4M AM
Imogen Tonon SSJ 4F PM
Isobel Barnett Summit 3F PM
James Weeks Compton 2M PM
Joshua Tatam AWE 7M AM
Katie Mills Brighton Hill 5F AM
Lailah Massey Compton 2F AM
Leon Piper Whitchurch 3M AM
Lewis Vatcher Burnham 5M AM
Lia Franks Four Lanes 2F AM
Louie Monk Summit 1M PM
Lucy Warburton Summit 4F PM
Luke Davies Whitchurch 2M PM
Mariella Chedgey Priory 1F PM
Matthew Davies Compton 1M PM
Megan Lee SSJ 2F AM
Michael Kronfeld SSJ 6M PM
Nicholas Stephens Brighton Hill 7M AM
Nile Maskell Summit 8M PM
Pakritee Gurling Brighton Hill 5F AM
Penny Gatmell Compton 2F AM
Reuben Hamilton Summit 3M AM
Robert Davies Compton 8M PM
Robin Rattray Summit 4M AM
Rupert Givan Burnham 6M PM
Sampson Beedham Burnham 4M AM
Sid Massey Compton 5M AM
Sophie Reynolds Brighton Hill 3F PM
Stanley Doyle Tadley 2M PM
Stephen Daykin Summit 8M PM
Susie Davies Compton 1F PM
Toby Harrall SSJ 1M PM
Vicky Worsnop Brighton Hill 5F AM
Wesley Hearne Tadley 7M AM
William Kent Compton 1M PM

I Look forward to seeing you all Saturday.

Sensai Claire – an inspiring woman

Sensai Claire Brown has enjoyed judo throughout her life. I caught up with her to find out about how and why she has achieved so much….

As a child, Claire was a keen participant of ballroom dancing – a hobby which developed her balance, coordination and general fitness. When she read a leaflet advertising an 8-week judo training program at the same location, her interest was sparked: very soon she became immersed in that sport too, extending her own learning beyond the training program to span several years. After a while, a decision was needed and Claire had to choose between dancing and judo. Luckily, she chose judo but maintains that dancing gave her a good foundation upon which to build her physical skills.

At ten years old, Claire was in the Southern Area squad and Hampshire squad. She trained thrice a week and participated in advanced classes one weekend a month where lessons lasted from 9am until 4pm. Now that’s hard work! On the plus side, she got to take Friday afternoons off school in order to get to the competitions and training.

At 14 years of age, Claire fought in a team event in Dusseldorf, Germany. The team won. Aged 15, Claire won the bronze medal in a national judo competition; aged 16, she won gold at the National Championships in Crystal Palace and was overwhelmed when Olympic silver-medallist Nicola Fairbrother presented the award to her.

Claire eventually stopped judo after some years: a teacher-training course was undertaken at King Alfred’s and family commitments ensued. Some years later, around 2011, when Sensai Paul Hamilton advertised judo at Claire’s son’s school, Claire brought herself back onto the mat to support her son… which seemed a good enough excuse at the time. Soon after, she was encouraged to participate more fully in the sessions and with an enhanced disclosure from her profession, Claire was encouraged to join AWE Judo Club and jumped at the chance to revamp her judo career.

She was tested for 1st Kyu by Pete Powell and pushed to work on revising and polishing her theory in order to qualify for her black belt. She successfully competed At High Wycombe Kyu-grade cup and was awarded a trophy. Proceeding then to win the Hampshire Closed Competition, she beat a handful of opponents much heavier than herself, and then formed part of the Hampshire Ladies Seniors’ Team three years in a row. In 2013, Claire won the British Masters Open, and in 2014 at Kidderminster she won all of her fights except the last one: an earlier fight had caused her a broken rib – that she fought in spite of – and in that last fight, it was probably broken a bit more when her opponent turned Claire onto her back and squashed down on her. Nevertheless, Claire came out with the silver medal.

Since her come-back four years ago, Claire has completed a Level 1 coaching qualification, been certified as a judo referee, and gained her first Dan and 30 (of 100 points) towards her second Dan. Additionally, she has got through to the British Masters Competition and GB squad. Claire is now in the Hampshire Squad and focusing on the World Masters in Amsterdam and the European Masters in Hungary – both later this year. Motivated by love of the sport and her peers, the only thing now stopping Claire is money: it is not cheap to stay in Hungary for 4 days.

Overall, Claire has won over 140 medals for judo and does not intend to stop there. Please support Claire in her Masters’ Competitions so she can further her inspiration to those who know her.

Competition Training Day 18/10/2014

Hi All.

Update for the Competition Training Day taking place this Saturday 18th October.
All players to weigh in at 9:30am.
We have had 32 entries so should be over around Midday.
Girls are to wear T-shirts  (White and not vests)
Please also make sure there is no metal or plastic in any hair ties or clips in their hair.

For those that have not been to AWE before please note that we are in the Rec Soc in the West Gate not at the main entrance where Sat Nav may take you.

If anyone can help with mats before this it would be appreciated.

Looking forward to a fun day. See you Saturday.

Upcoming Competitions

Hampshire Split Grade, Seniors and Juniors.

5th October, 2014

This is a great opportunity for beginners and intermediate players  (8 yrs +) as you fight within your level: groups you will compete in are organised according to both your weight and your belt.

This means that players will  fight in groups comprised of Red and Yellow belt, Orange and Green belt & Blue and Brown belt.

Also the venue is at Fleming Park in Eastleigh so you won’t have to travel very far.

CLOSING DATE 29th SEPTEMBER. It’s gone!

Entry Form : Hampshire-SG-2014-Junior-Senior-Entry-Forms-V2

Click on the flag to enter online.

Hampshire County Judo

 Competition Training Day

18th October 2014

At AWE Judo Club, Tadley.

(More details on entry form below.)

Open to AWE J.C., Summit J.C., Summit School of Judo, E.J. Academy of Judo, Shin Gi Tai, Newbury J. C., Brighton Hill J.C and Basingstoke J.C. junior members from 5-15 years.

Intended as a competition introduction for novices and those with little competition experience, there will be a maximum 100 entries for the day, which will be spilt over several sessions (to be confirmed after the closing date). There will be a maximum of 25 groups, each comprising 4 or 5 players with similar weights and abilities. Girls and boys will fight separately unless the numbers are low in their particular weight group.

Players and spectators will be shown the etiquette for competitions and will be given an overview of the rules and referee’s signals to help them get the most out of future competitions – or those that their children may take part in before the contests start.

All players will take away a medal.

More accurate times for fights will be given out once all entries have been returned. Please return entries promptly so these can be emailed to you ASAP.

Closing Date: Monday 13th October 2013. There’s still time!

Entry Form Can Be Found Here : SSOJ Competition Training 18_10_2014