Monday, 27 June 2011

Kent International competition report - 25/26 June

The Kent International lasted an entire weekend. On Saturday we had one competitor, Renz Vallejera, and two officials. Mark Maslen once again refereed and Rebecca Maslen was working on the tables. Despite the extreme heat, Renz fought amazingly well and took the well deserved gold medal having won all of his fights by ippon including beating other three England Squad members. Well done Renz.

Day two at the Kent International, Mark and Rebecca continued to officiate through the high temperatures. Natasha Maslen competed in the seniors. Her first fight was up against an old rival who is in the England’s Talented Squad and Natasha beat her by ippon in a few seconds. Unfortunately, Natasha lost her second fight but was still put through to the semi finals where she met another competitor who she always fights and wins against. After winning the semi finals, she met the girl she lost to. Natasha unfortunately lost but it was a success as the woman was very experienced at the age of 36. To top this, Natasha received her last 20 points towards her 2nd Dan (BJA), so she only needs to complete the theory. Well done Natasha.

It was a long, hot, sticky weekend but the two competitors and officials did exceptionally well and once again did themselves and their club proud. On behalf of the competitors I would like to thank Judy Maslen who once again coached and supported our players the whole weekend.

Bedminster Competition report - 11 June 2011

We had four officials and four competing at this junior and youth event, with Mark Maslen and Natasha Maslen refereeing and Rebecca Dawrant and Rebecca Maslen working on the tables. Chloe and Daniel Robyns-Landricobe from Lanson Judo had a very good day at their first BJA competition. Chloe took the silver after some hard fights in her weight category and Daniel took the bronze, also a hard group. Renz Vallejera, from Pill, competed in the junior event taking the gold while Rebecca, also from Pill, took the gold in the youth event.

Well done to all who fought and officiated - you did Tora Judo Kai and yourselves proud. A special thank you to Judy Maslen who was coaching and supporting all the players.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

TJK competition - results

Congratulations to everyone who came and took part in the Tora Judo Kai interclub competition at the Pill dojo this morning. There was some excellent judo from all categories from the under 25s who had some fantastic fights, up to the seniors. All the judoka conducted themselves very well and supported each other in their fights. The next competition will be held on Saturday 10th September.

Under 25kg
1st - gold: Danny Bennett (Oasis)
2nd - silver: Edith Powell (Pill)
3rd - bronze: Jay Aklar (Hanham)
4th - bronze: Ariel Rugman (Crockerne)
5th - bronze: Evie Harris (Pill)
6th - bronze: Rosie Powell (Hanham)

Over 35kg Boys

1st - gold: Tom Kessler (Pill)
2nd - silver: Bailey Grimstead (Oasis)
3rd - bronze: Matthew Wise (Oasis)

Under 50kg mixed
1st - gold: Daisy Player (Hanham)
2nd - silver: Martha Harris (Pill)
3rd - bronze: Dexter Levett (Hanham)

Under 50kg Girls
1st - gold: Emily Bell (Pill)
2nd - silver: Becky Aklar (Hanham)

Gold: Jordan Cox (Hanham)
Silver: Lewis Hepburn (Pill)

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Interclub Competition - Saturday 25 June

The next Interclub Competition takes place at the Pill Dojo - St John Ambulance Hall, The Poplars, Easton in Gordano - on Saturday 25th June. Registration is from 9.30am, so come along for some great competition practice.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Samurai High Grades competition - 19 June

Rebecca Maslen went to the Samurai High Grades competition where she had three fights winning two and losing one. Her first fight was won by an ippon throw only a minute into the contest. Second, unfortunately she lost after stopping the fight after having a bit of a bash. But in the third fight she came back to win by ippon in only ten seconds. As well as getting the silver medal, she also gained 20 points towards her 2nd Dan (BJA).

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Sending best wishes to Sensei Roy Hancock

Sensei Roy Hancock is in hospital at the moment - everyone at Tora Judo Kai would like to wish him a speedy recovery