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Bronze medal for Dean at Hampshire Open

Congratulations to Dean Smith, who today claimed a bronze medal at -81kg in the senior Hampshire Open.

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Dean makes his competition debut

Dean training in Royan 2016

Dean Smith made his competition debut for the Club, competing at the South Coast Senior Kyu & Dan Open in Worthing on 19 February.

In a very evenly matched group, Dean won one and lost two contests.

Well done Dean!

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New grades

judo beltsThe following Court Lane players have had their new grades submitted to the British Judo Association:

  • Alex Lane – 6th mon
  • Joel Bassil – 10th mon – Green belt
  • Dean Smith – 4th kyu – Orange belt

Well done to all the players who have successfully graded, remember grades will only be submitted on receipt on the correct grading fee.

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Dean takes bronze at Hampshire Split Grade

Hampshire medallistsDean Smith and Craig McGeever represented the club at Sunday’s Split Grade competition.

Craig made his competition debut in the boy’s red and yellow belt competition at -30kg. He was narrowly defeated in his first fight, conceding a yuko in the final seconds. His second fight went in to two periods of golden score, before Craig won on a penalty. Unfortunately this was not sufficient to take him through to the knock out stages.

Dean delivered an excellent performance, knocking his first opponent down for waza-ari with o-soto, before scoring a decisive ippon. In his second fight, Dean again looked dominant, and was unfortunate to be caught on the ground with a juji gatame. His third fight was shorter, being thrown for ippon with drop seoi nage. His performance was sufficient to advance him in to third place and a well deserved bronze medal in the adult novice category.

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New friends made in French twinning events

Coaches and players from Court Lane have participated in recent twinning events with French judo clubs.

In May, Tony, Kev, Craig and Dean (and Brett’s mum!) along with representatives of Holbrook Judo Club, travelled to Royan in the Bordeaux region, for a weekend of Judo, sightseeing and socialising.

We look forward to them visiting us next year.

At the beginning of June, members of Le Havre’s Judo Perrey Guerrier visited the Portsmouth area and were hosted by Holbrook Judo Club.

Members of Portsmouth area judo clubs were invited to join with a training session and friendly competition with the visitors.

13332761_491866707684192_5534276740323114499_nTony, Jonty, Mieszko and Maya represented the club during the morning training session, with Jonty taking part in the afternoon competition.

Hopefully we can visit JPG next year.

 

 

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First grading success of the year

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Congratulations to Dean Smith, who today successfully graded from 6th kyu to 5th kyu.

Hopefully more succcesses next week!

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Gradings show continued improvement in players

judo beltsThis week’s grading successes stand as testament to the continued hard work of our players. Congratulations to the following on their achievements:

Promoted to 1st mon:

  • Maxim Zilin
  • Frederick Miller

Promoted to 2nd mon:

  • Rebecca Boichot
  • Fletcher Ellis

Promoted to 3rd mon:

  • Jacob Boichot
  • Alexander Lane
  • Keira Hunns-Clarke

Promoted to 5th mon:

  • Craig McGeever
  • Toby Winfield

Promoted to 6th mon:

  • Samuel Boichot

Promoted to 6th kyu:

  • Dean Smith

Hopefully more to come next week!

Well done everyone

 

 

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