Thursday, 19 September 2013

Natasha Maslen fighting at Junior European Championships, Saturday 21 September

A member of Bristol-based judo club Tora Judo Kai will represent Great Britain in the Junior European Championships this weekend in Bosnia. 20-year-old Natasha Maslen, who lives in Easton-in-Gordano and is studying at University of Bath, is hoping to build on her outstanding season so far this year which has seen her take gold at the British University Championships and win silver and bronze medals at the British Championships in both Junior and senior categories. She has also represented GBR at a number of European Junior Cups gaining bronze in Portugal and achieving some hard-won fifth places.

Around 400 judoka aged under 21 years from 40 countries are expected to compete at the Junior European Championships this weekend in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Fighting in the under 70kg weight group, Natasha is part of a 14-strong squad selected by the British Judo Association.

Bristol County Training sessions, Autumn 2013

Everyone is invited to Bristol County Judo training sessions on 26th September and 27th October. They will primarily be Randori based sessions, run by Chris Mockridge.

Thursday 26th September
Patchway Judo Club
Coniston Road, Patchway

Juniors 6.30pm - 8pm
Youths (14 years +) and Seniors 8pm - 9.30pm

The normal training session at Pill will be closed for this night in support of the county training.

Sunday 27th October
Tora Judo Kai - Pill
The Poplars, Easton in Gordano BS20 0DH

Juniors 11am - 12.30pm
Youths and seniors 12.30pm - 2pm
Retiring to the Kings Arms for liquid refreshment afterwards.

Tora Judo Kai - Low Grade competition 2013

Tora Judo Kai's popular Low Grade competition will take place on Sunday 6th October at Parish Wharf Leisure Centre, and the closing date is Thursday 3rd October.

The competition is open to Juniors aged from 6 years to 15 years of age who are orange belt and below (grade should be 7th mon / orange belt with no tabs only), and Seniors graded at green belt and below.

Click here to download or print a copy of the entry form

Venue: Parish Wharf Leisure Centre, Harbour Road, Portishead BS20 7DD
Closing date for entries: Thursday 3rd October

Juniors: At least 6 years old, and less than 16 years old on the day. No armlocks or strangles. Orange belt (no tabs or 7th mon only) and under on the day

Seniors: Green Belt and below, minimum age 16 years

Pools in groups less than 8 players, knockout for groups of 8 or more players.
Wins over points
Championship controller has the right to amalgamate weights.
Clean correct fitting white judogi to be worn NOT karate gi
Head referee's word is final in all fighting enquiries
No entries allowed on the day
No National Squad players or Area Medalists

Categories: Girls & Boys
Under 25kg, u30kg, u35kg, u40kg, u45kg, u50kg, u55kg, u60kg, u65kg, over 65kg

Weigh in: Juniors
8.30am - 9am for u40kg and below; 9am - 9.30am for all remaining juniors
Seniors: weigh in 12 noon. Categories to be decided on receipt of entries.

Entry fee: 
Juniors BBK members £8.00 per entry / Non members £9.50 per entry
Seniors: BBK members £12.00 per entry / Non members £13.50 per entry