When can we start training again?

We have been asked the above question a couple of times.

Our thoughts below:

At the moment, all we can do is quote the BJA’s statement (British Judo Association, 2020) published on 13th May:

Following the Government’s latest updates on the current situation,

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Help us, and the community, come back stronger

As always, we hope you are keeping well.

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on communities, and it continues to remain uncertain as to when we will be re-able to reopen.

We are keen to come back, and rebuild, as quickly and strongly as we can.

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Some lockdown reading

The current lockdown period has certainly given many of us a chance to chance to catch up with reading, whether on an eReader or a physical book. I’ve got through lots on both.

Here are some judo related ones, to add to ones mentioned on a previous blog post.

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Club to remain closed

We hope that you are all keeping well and staying safe.

The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced today that UK lockdown measures will continue for at least another three weeks.

Consequently the club remains closed, until at least mid-May.

If like us you are missing your Judo fix,

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Happy Birthday to us

In amongst everything else that has been happening – we almost forgot that this week marks the 27th birthday of the Club!

Really doesn’t seem possible that it was that long ago that Roger, Jill and Tony set the club up.

Here’s hoping that it won’t be too long until we are back on the mat!

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A message from British Judo

Good morning everyone, hope you are all keeping well.

The following email was circulated to all members this morning:

British Judo Chairman Ronnie Saez has a message for members during this difficult time:

Good morning all, I hope you are all keeping well during this turbulent and unpredictable period.

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Not the post I thought I would be writing

On the eve of the Hampshire Closed, I would usually be writing to wish our players good luck. Or to remind people that clocks change tomorrow and to not be late for the weigh-in.

But not today. Covid-19 has changed everything.

The Club is currently closed.

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Hampshire Closed 2020 cancelled

Hampshire Judo made the following announcement this morning concerning this year’s Hampshire Closed, due to be held on 29th March:

Following the announcements by the UK Government and with our duty of care to all of our Hampshire Judo community we are unfortunately going to have to cancel the Hampshire Closed event on the 29th of March.

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Judo closed until after Easter

Reluctantly, following the recommendations from the Government today to avoid unnecessary travel and social contact, we have decided to close the club during the current Covid-19 crisis.

Hopefully we will be able to reopen after the planned Easter closure.

It has not been an easy decision to make,

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Judo and C-19

We are monitoring the situation regarding the spread of Covid-19 (the coronavirus) very carefully.

Latest guidance is that we are still in the early phases of the “containment” stage of the UK’s response to this global pandemic.

There has only been 1 confirmed case in Portsmouth at the time of writing.

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