No return until at least October

British Judo’s Return to Judo plan has been signed off by the appropriate agencies, meaning that Phase 1 of a return to judo could commence as of 25th July.

As previously noted, this is in the school holidays so we were cautiously looking at a return on 8th September.

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No outdoor session this evening

Please note that thee will be no outdoor session this evening (Tuesday 21 July).

The next session will be Thursday 23 July, at Hilsea Creek.

Please let us know if you are attending to ensure we have adequate numbers of coaches. We are still limited to working at a maximum ratio of 1:5.

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Still no clear date for recommencement of indoor training

We still have no clear idea as to when we can resume indoor training.

The Government has given the go ahead for indoor training from 25 July, however despite repeated attempts to solicit a response from the school, we do not know if we can recommence any type of indoor activity when school reopens on Thursday 3 September.

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Change of venue for Tuesday training

Training this Tuesday will be in Drayton Park, at the bottom of Court Lane.

This will enable us to use the 5 station outdoor gym.

Please also bring judo belts, tension band or uchikomi bands if you have them – we can thread these through the tennis court fence to enable some uchikomi practice.

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A step closer to a return to Judo

It’s been an exciting week for Judo!

The country’s elite athletes were able to commence outdoor training as a group.

The government announced that indoor sports facilities could reopen from 25 July.

The BJA issued the following statement:

We welcome the Government’s announcement today concerning the opening of indoor sporting facilities.

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Training cancelled

Apologies for the last notice, but in light of the uncertain weather and no confirmed attendees, we are cancelling tonight’s session.

Hopefully summer will return next week!

We will be checking out a local outdoor gym, with a view towards using that from next week.

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Easyfundraising breaks £500 barrier

A huge thank you to all who have been supporting us through the Easyfundraising platform.

Donations since we first went live have now broken the £500 mark. These have supplemented mat income and supported us with some of the ancillary costs of running the club,

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Training tonight cancelled

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As the weather today (30 June 2020) has been generally wet, we have decided to cancel tonight’s session at Hilsea.

Forecast is looking good for Thursday, so we will see you then.

Enjoy your evening!

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A safe return to Judo

As you may be aware, British Judo hosted a webinar over the weekend in conjunction with the launch of their guidance as to what a Safe Return to Judo could look like.

We are processing this document to see what it means for us, one take away point already is that on return to the dojo all players must have a current licence/membership.

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Judo Values

One of the things that sets Judo apart from just being another type of wrestling is the moral code that lies at the heart of practice.

It is not something that is perhaps consciously taught; but it is part of the BJA grading syllabus for both junior and senior grades.

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