The Eastern Area Open is a British ranking event for Pre-cadets, cadets and seniors. This weekend we had three players competing plus two who recently finished AASE with us.
On the Saturday Rosie fought in the cadet open weight for girls and won a bronze medal. On Sunday was the senior and junior event, Ben Caldwell secured a silver medal in the under 60's for seniors, Jessie won a bronze in the under 63's for seniors and Toby won silver in the under 90's. We think this should leave them 4th, 8th and 21st in the senior British rankings respectively.
The junior was fought by Jessie, Toby and Rowan who won bronze, silver and gold respectively.
In total this weekend we won 1 gold, 3 silvers and two bronzes with a very small team.
Of course the club contributed to the refereeing and officiating as well with both Mark and Tasha referring at the event and Sally and Leigh working on the tables.
Photo's courtesy of Ian Caldwell.
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As part of the changes to Comberton Judo Club we have now successfully changed our team kit.
For the performance players we now have Under Armour that is black and sky blue, you can see how cool it looks in the pics below. The club will order this kit 3-4 times per year, the next mass order will be in October.
Because of the cost of Under Armour kit we decided to have a second option. We have t-shirts that cost just £10 with the gorilla log on the front and the "come to judo" logo on the back. In time we'll be expanding this range with hoodies and other items of clothing. If you have a wish list let us know!
If you would like to purchase any kit please contact one of the coaches who will give you more information. The t-shirts we already have on bulk so you can buy one whenever you like, UA kit needs to be ordered.
The Littleport Green belt and under was this weekend. We had three players fighting in this event. Flecity Clarke won silver, Leonard McCormick also won silver and James Challis came away with a 5th place.
Also this weekend Rowan Lockyear and Toby Beamiss fought in Poland for GBR. Unfortunately both athletes went out in the first round to their German and French opponents respectively. They'll now both participate in the training camp.
Our trip to Japan from the 4th - 19th June is featured on the British judo Association website. Please follow the link below for the full article....
We're planning our next trip for 2019 so start saving!
Some of our athletes are going to train in Japan for two weeks at the International Budo University, we'll keep you up to date on FB and twitter.
Because of this trip we have taken the decision to close our Wednesday Randori on the 7th and 14th of June.
This closure will be for the younger advanced class and the regional Randori sessions. Thursday classes (children's and seniors) will run as usual.
We'll be back on the 21st June!
Please see the images below for more information on our training day that will outline our AASE delivery for the 2017 and 2018 intakes.
Whether you're interested in AASE with us, with any PPC or just fancy a days training please sign up!
Harvey is a 7yo judo player at Comberton JC and as part of the fundraising that he has done by doing a sponsored swim he gave the club a cheque tonight for £178.33 as a thank you to all at the club for all the support that they give him. He also donated to Centre 33 who support his sister as a young carer and a horse riding club.
For those of you that don't know Harvey, he has Autism Spectrum Disorder and is classed as none verbal. In our judo classes Harvey needs one to one support from our coaching team. Below are some pictures and a video of Harvey at the club.
The money will be used to by a training dummy so that we can introduce Harvey to throwing more easily.
29th April saw the English open at Walsall. Comberton JC had four athletes fighting in both junior and senior. We had entered the event with high hopes, expect 1-2 medals from this very young team and despite some excellent fights we didn't get the medals we had hoped for.
All four players managed to finish 5th (one win off a medal!) - Ben and Rowan in the Juniors, Jessie and Toby in the seniors. It's fair to say the fights were a mixed bag with all players having some great fights and some not so good ones. With such a young team everything is a learning curve and on the Sunday we had seven athletes at the national Randori which was a great day with some great fights, there were about 80 athletes on each session.
We're already preparing for the next events - the Eastern area team championships on the 14th May and then the London open on the 20th and 21st May.
Here's a short video of some of the days throws.....
Due to the huge increase in junior members we have decided to restructure our children classes. The new class structures will take effect immediately and our classes at the comberton dojo will look like this:
Wednesday - 6.15pm-7.45pm
Children's advanced technical class and Randori. Children who are suitable for this class have already been told, if you're a visitor an think this class might be for you then please email us. This session costs just £2 as it is supported by Performance Pathway funding.
Regional Randori, this session is an open class and is for 12yo who are graded orange and above. This session costs just £2 as it is supported by Performance Pathway funding.
U8 technical class - this is suitable for all under 8's including beginners. There maybe be some slightly older children in this class as we base which session a child should do on their development and not their age. This session costs just £4.
8-12yo technical class - this is suitable for anyone between the ages of 8-12yo including beginners. There maybe be some younger or older children in this class as we base which session a child should do on their development and not their age. This session costs just £4.
Senior technical session - suitable for all adults including beginners. This class has a large variety of grades, ages and abilities. This session costs just £4.
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