Coach Wicks is back and the club calendar is filling up fast!
June 1st: Hampshire Area Mass Randori at St Marys (1-4pm Adults start at 2:30pm).
We again host a randori session for all comers, this was a well attended training session last time and we should all attend to make the visitors feel welcome and to get some new people to test our skills against.
£2.00 to the coach on the day.
June 9th: Hampshire Split Grade Competition at St Marys (all day).
This is a perfect event for our novice players. In this event you are grouped by grade and weight. So Yellow belts only compete against other yellow belts. Pools are grouped by weight; so the 5 lightest yellow belts compete against one another, then the next 5 and so on. In the adult categories it is restricted to red belts, yellow belts and orange belts only.
Entries are extremely limited and arte on a first come first served basis, so enter ASAP.
£18 online entry via https://www.onlineentries.co.uk/events/hampshire
We are back in action from This Thursday (6:30pm April 4th).
We are also hosting and competing in the final Hampshire Team Championships event on the 7th. This is preceded by a workshop in our dojo on the new IJF contest rules.
Then on the 13th we will be hosting a Hampshire wide Mass Randori being run by County Squad Manager (and friend of the club) Danny Murphy.
The club is coming back from the Easter break with a roar!
We are taking a break over Easter.
No Judo till our first session back on April 4th.
This weekend (Saturday March 16th) we are hosting the Hampshire Judo Championships at our home, St Marys Leisure Centre.
This is the first “big” event we have hosted since we started the club a few short years ago. The hope is the experience we have gained hosting the Hampshire Team Championships will help make this event a success.
At 8:00am on Saturday volunteers from the club and the wider Hampshire Judo Community will start laying mats for the players to compete on. If you are available, please consider coming down and lending a hand.
The club has a number of players competing in the event. That includes two from Southampton Solent University Judo Club, both in the Lendrum’s Driving School men-81kg category (Serjej and John). Reece and Cherie are also entered in the men-66kg and women-63 respectively.
Helen is competing in the Ealing Judo Club women-57kg category representing Southampton University and Peter is also in the Lendrum’s Driving School men-81kg category representing Priory Judo Club.
We have a full house, with the event actually being slightly oversubscribed. So we expect an exciting days Judo with kids in the morning and adults in the afternoon.
Spectators are very welcome and by coming along will help raise money for the MS Society as the door charge is going to that good cause.
Our club is adults only so we are looking for results in the afternoon. Obviously we are heavily invested in the men’s -81kg category.
On the day the results will be updated online as try fights are fought, and a live video stream may also be available. We will post links when they come available.
Wish us luck and see you on Saturday!
In February we started doing Tuesday morning sessions as part of our build-up to the British University Championships and Hampshire Championships. These are proving a tough but rewarding start to the day for those who have been turning up at 7am.
The success of the session has meant that we are continuing through March with the morning sessions and making them a permanent part of our training programme. All are welcome to attend the session, it like all our sessions is £3 paid at reception.
The session is what we call “JudoFit”, it is a high intensity Judo specific training session. We do a mixture of uchi komi (non-throwing drilling of throws) and body weigh conditioning exercises for a solid workout that makes you feel great for the rest of the day.
As you can see form the picture here, we set a series of techniques which we repeat at the pace we can achieve.
Not only does it result in a high intensity, functional movement workout; it provides a chance to rehearse throws and combinations, increasing our technical ability.
This is a session that everyone can attend, not limited to the higher graded members. As long as you have some experience you can attend and get the benefit, as you can work at your own technical and fitness level.
Although it has proven success full, it would be even better with slightly better numbers. So please come along and try it out, a few more each session would be perfect.
Sorry all, tonight’s class (Sunday 24 Feb) is cancelled.#
Hopefully this does not cause too much inconvenience as most of the attendees to this session were competing in BUCS yesterday, match report will follow.
On March 16th we are helping host the 2013 Hampshire Judo Championships at our home St Marys Leisure Centre.
We would like to invite everyone to support the event by entering and/or sponsoring the event.
Entries close on March 3rd and can be made online at: https://www.onlineentries.co.uk/events/hampshire/20130316.php
You can also sponsor the event via: http://igg.me/at/HJC2013/x/2049642 where you can donate any amount. If you donate £25 or more you are eligible to name a category in the event.
For example our friends at Ealing Judo Club have already donated and the Women -57kg category is now called the “Ealing Judo Club -57kg Women” category. Please consider donating and please share the link with your friends, family, club, employer, local businesses etc.
the entries for the Hampshire Championships (Individual) close on March the 3rd. So you need to get your entries in before this date. Go to https://www.onlineentries.co.uk/events/hampshire/20130316.php to enter.
We are hosting this event, so it would be good if we had a full complement of players participating, it might be a touch embarrassing if we don’t have a good entry.
We also need volunteers to help run the event, so contact Lance (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are available to assist.
This weekend we are fortunate to be hosting a Kata workshop at the club.
Dennis and Tina Penfold will be attending our 5:30pm class and helping us learn the basics of Kata. If you are on Facebook please do RSVP on the event’s page: https://www.facebook.com/events/526537067385981/
We have been doing kata at the end of many of our sessions, but this workshop will be an opportunity to learn from two high graded kata experts who not only teach kata but judge kata in european kata competition.
We are hosting a kata competition in September, so now is a great time to learn the basics from two experts so you can start rehearsing with a partner for that event.
Kata is arguably the original training form for Judo and all martial arts. It is the formal display of techniques and principles of Judo and aids us in understanding and learning Judo for the club or for competition. This is a real “must do” event, so please RSVP and attend as we may have to turn people away or just let them watch if the current level of interest persists.
The workshop is open to club members and visitors, £3 at reception and £3 in the dojo to cover the time and expenses of the two guest instructors.
We are continuing with our Tuesday morning JudoFit sessions this month seeing as we had okay turnouts to the trial sessions in January.
These sessions involve a mix of Uchi Komi and body weight based conditioning exercises. So they are improving your fitness and your technique.
Uchi Komi is the repetition of techniques, without throwing; so although the sessions are hard work, you are not getting battered. The intensity is high as the session is short (approximately 45 minutes of actual workout). Also the mix of uchi komi and exercises is ideal for developing technique and Judo specific and general fitness.
For those who have not been along yet, it may be early but what a great start to your day. Everyone is welcome, not just those training for events; especially if you come in a pair any level can attend.
Hoping to see the numbers grow a little more by the end of February, so that we can make it a permanent part of our schedule. So it is a case of use or lose it; currently attendance is enough to justify continuing…just. Just a few more new faces would cement this sessions position in our timetable. So please come along, bring a friend and get a great workout!