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One more squad session before the Hampshire Closed!

The final Hampshire squad before the Closed tournament will run on Sunday 15th March, at Eastleigh’s Fleming Park Leisure Centre. The session will commence at 10am and run until 12 noon.

Previous sessions this year have seen over 50 players – junior and senior – attend.

This final session will be led by one of Hampshire’s most successful male players of recent year, Sam Potts. Sam has a number of national titles to his credit and always delivers an engaging enjoyable session.

Entry for the Hampshire Closed on Sunday 29th March is now open. Entry can be made online at www.coubertinjudo.com. Last date for entries is 22nd March.

Attendance at squad sessions and results at the Closed will be used to determine the teams to represent Hampshire in the forthcoming Intercounty tournament against Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

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February squad session

The next Hampshire squad session is being held at Fleming Park leisure centre on Sunday 16 February.

Starting at 10 am and running for two hours, the session is open to all competitively minded players (junior aged 8 and over and senior). There is a £5 mat fee.

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Kagami Biraki

Kagami Biraki is the traditional Japanese ceremony to welcome in the New Year, typically held in the first weekend of the year.

It has been a part of martial arts practice since Jigoro Kano introduced it to the Kodokan in 1884. (The above picture shows uki-otoshi, the first technique of nage no kata, being demonstrated at the Kodokan in the 2019 Kagami Biraki).

The modern martial arts practice of Kagami Biraki enables all students to come together and train as preparation for the new year.

Hampshire Judo will be hosting its first squad session of 2020 on Sunday 5th January at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, from 10:00 to 12 noon. All adult players and juniors aged 8+ are welcome to attend.

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October squad session

Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh will once again host Hampshire Judo squads on 6th October.

This combined squad session – juniors and adults – will run from 10am – 12 noon. The session is open to all competitively minded players aged 8 years and over.

With attendances usually in the 35-40 range, this is a great opportunity to broaden out your practice.

As usual, a £5 mat fee will apply.

Players should also be considering the session with Dave Starbrook – a limited number of free junior places are available.

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Hampshire combined squad session 8th September

The first squad session of the new term will be held at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh on Sunday 8th September.

The session will run from 10 – 12 noon and will be a combined session for junior and adult players.

Normal £5 mat fee will apply.

With the next Hampshire event only just over a month away, this is a great chance to kick start the autumn term!

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Squad session and BBQ

The next Hampshire squad session will be hosted by Scorpion Judo Club at Augusta Park Community Centre, East Anton Farm Road, Andover on Sunday 23 June.

The session will run from 1330 – 1500, and be followed by a free BBQ kindly donated by Scorpion Judo Club.

For catering reasons, please confirm attendance to Paul Vella (judocoachpv @ aol.com) or comment on the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1632628336881459/

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Next Hampshire squad session to be held Friday 24th May

The next Hampshire squad session will be held at Holbrook judo club, Brune Park school, Gosport on the evening of Friday 24th May.

The session will begin at 1930, a £5 mat fee will apply.

All Court Lane players are encouraged to attend.

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Change of venue and times for squad session

Please note there has been a change of time and venue for the final Hampshire squad session before the intercounties.

This will now be held at Fleming Park Leisure Centre (Places Leisure), Eastleigh on 28 April, at the following times :-

  • Juniors – under 16 years of age 10.00 – 11.30
  • Seniors – over 14 years of age 11.30 – 13.00
  • Open to all Hampshire registered players.
  • £5.00 mat fee

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Final squad session before Intercounty tournament

Osaka Judo Club are hosting the final squad session before this year’s Intercounty event.

There are sessions for both junior (-16) and adult (14+) players, on Sunday 28th April.

  • Juniors 10.00 – 11.30am
  • Adults 12.00 – 13.30pm

Mat fee is £5.

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Last squad session before Hampshire Closed

This Sunday – 3rd March – sees the last squad session before the 2019 Hampshire Closed.

The session is open to both junior and adult players, and will be held at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, in Eastleigh.

The two hour session begins at 10am. Mat fee is £5.

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