Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Beginners' course - weeks 4 and 5

Weeks 4 and 5 have been quite eventful and fun.  We managed to cover the last of the techniques required for the 10 week course with all having a good understanding of tachi waza (standing) techniques and ne waza (groundwork) techniques.
On week 5 we had a full house with all 8 members being on the mat at the same time.  We practiced all the tachi waza stood still then on the move, it was a pleasure to see the dedication by all judoka (judo players). It was now time to try some randori (free practice)  – after emphasising this is not competition and to practice at the level of your partner. All judoka participated with enthusiasm – some more than others I hasten to add – and all performed to a surprisingly high standard.
Well done to you all – I’m really enjoying running these lessons and thanks to Rebecca for being there to assist me. Judy Maslen

Sunday, 6 November 2011

High Wycombe

Well done to Judy Maslen fighting extremely well at High Wycombe and gaining 37 points towards her BJA 3rd Dan, winning all of her fights. 

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

October final rankings

After a good weekend at the Welsh open Natasha managed to achieve enough points to place her 7th in the senior women rankings for u/70s. Congratulations to her, a lot of hard work paying off. Currently Natasha is placed first in junior England squad and second in the GB.
Renz is currently fifth in England and 9th in GB.