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Judo this week (15 January 2017)

This week we shall start our university students preparation for the British Universities and Colleges Championships as well as deciding which kata we shall explore next.

This Sunday (15th) our session is at 3pm. We shall be doing the Kime no Kata. NExt week we shall change kata and the plan is to explore one of the lesser known kata. Maybe the Kaeshi no kata, or Go no sen no kata. Perhaps even more interesting kata like the Itsutsu no kata or Joshi Goshinho no kata?

On Tuesday those wishing to enter BUCS competition should get to the club for 7:30pm please to meet and discuss entries, training plans, logistics, etc. At 8pm our regular tachi waza randori session will run. On Thursday (8pm) we have our groundwork randori session.

Hope to see you all on the mat.


2017 Judo begins this Tuesday 10th January!!!

Hi Everyone,

After a nice long break, Judo is back this Tuesday, 8pm.

Enjoy the Judo – Starting January 10th 2017


January is a time of new beginnings, so if you ahve never done Judo before a perfect time to give it a go for the first time. If you have been off the mat for a little/long while, then January is again a perfect time to come a re-discover the joy of Judo.

Our little club is unique in that we cater exclusively to adults and have plenty of variety in the levels of adults we have on the mat each session. We have complete beginners, novices, and even a good number of regular and visiting black belts.

Spread the word and lets start 2017 with a bang!

See you Tuesday!

Judo Mannequin Challenge

This weekend our friends up at Sandbach Judo Club challenged us to do the Mannequin Challenge, so on Sunday we gave it a go and here is the result:

The question everyone is asking is who is the mystery Judoka? Could it be Ilias Iliadis? Masu Baker? Teddy Riner? Let us know who you think it is?

Judo timetable

This week’s Judo timetable is as follows:

Sunday 13th (3pm): Kata and belt preparation.

Tuesday 15th (8pm): Combined Tachi-waza and Ne-Waza randori.

Thursday 17th (8pm): Combined Tachi-waza and Ne-Waza randori.

Judo this week

Judo is on this week!
Tuesday 8pm, Thursday 8pm, Sunday 3pm.
For those interested, club coach Lance Wicks is also guest coaching on Friday at Winchester University Judo Club (6pm) so if anyone wants a friendly session with them let him know.

Judo is back to normal!

With coach Lance Wicks back from the Tashkent Judo Grand Prix Judo sessions are back to normal.


  • Tuesday 8pm. Tachi waza
  • Thursday 8pm. Ne waza
  • Sunday 3pm. Technical + kata.

See you there!

No Judo This week

Dear all,

there is no Judo at the club this week due to the Hampshire Open Competition and coach Lance Wicks being away at the Tashkent Grand Prix in Uzbekistan.

Enjoy the break, good luck to those competing and for those not competing; perhaps a good week to recover and find a partner to practice the kata with so you can enter the Hampshire Kata Competition on 16th.


Olympic Judo week in Southampton starts today!

Today marks the start of our week long celebration of Judo. We have Judo sessions everyday, where you are welcome to come and train, come and try or just come and watch some Judo.

Yesterday, Ashley Mckenzie of TeamGB competed, and started strongly with a win against Turkey. In the next round he faced Yeldos Smetov of Kazakhstan, who unfortunately for Ashley took the contest. Smetov is a bit of a club favourite (due to the coaches son choosing him 3 years ago as his favourite, and of course because of our Kazakh member Daulet who recently medalled at the Hampshire Split Grade competition.

Today, Sunday, sees TeamGB represented by Colin Oates who faces France in the opening round. We shall be supporting him as he tries to get a medal.

We will also be supporting Kelmendi of Kosovo in the women’s competition. She is a two time world champion, flag bearer for her team and like Rio as it was where she won her first world title!