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New grades confirmed

Congratulations to Chloe who was promoted to 10th mon (green belt) last night.

Since joining us as as a yellow belt, Chloe has won a number of medals and represented Hampshire in the Inter County tournament. This is the next step on Chloe’s judo journey, we are very proud of you Chloe – well done!

Chloe will be competing at the Kent International this weekend.

Belated congratulations also to Hani, who was awarded 1st Sho at the end of May.

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Grading resources

Just a quick reminder as we move into our next phase of grading, the BJA has published a host of grading resources online. These include videos, and downloadable copies of Sho, Mon and Kyu syllabi.

Please make sure your contact details are up to date on The Dojo, the BJA’s online membership system – this is migrating to a new system starting this Saturday and will be off line for about three weeks. Details can be amended and new memberships taken out until end of day Friday.

Due to the Dojo outage, there will be a delay registering grades with the BJA – so please remember to bring in your licence book so that this can be updated with grade details. This will be the only proof of grade until The Dojo is back up and running.

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It’s going to be a hot one tonight!

Looks like it’s going to be a hot session on the mats tonight.

Don’t forget to bring a water bottle and keep yourself hydrated.

And from experience – sunburn and judo don’t mix – slap on the sunscreen and keep your self covered!

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Hampshire Squad training

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The next squad session will be held on Sunday 26 June 2022 10.00 – 12.00 at Andover Leisure Centre, West Street, Andover SP10 1QP.

Open to all Hampshire players & Squad members, this is the first session following this year’s “New Format” Southern area intercounties championships. Our aim is to now build the squad in preparation for some “friendlies” and the 2023 event. The session will be followed by a bring your own picnic weather permitting at Scorpion Judo Club Andover (SP11 6UF)

Mat Fee £5.00

Note :-There is metered parking at the leisure centre, however there is free parking throughout town centre car parks all within a 5 min walk. (Multi storey Andover SP10 1RN)

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No half term judo

Please note there will be no Judo during half term:

  • Tuesday 31 May
  • Thursday 2 June

As always players are encouraged to use this opportunity to train at other clubs, such as Holbrook or Priory.

There is a possibility of running some sessions over the summer holidays – watch this space.

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Support Team Hampshire this weekend!

Hampshire Judo is hosting the Southern Area intercounties team tournament this Sunday, 8 May.

This will be the first time the tournament has been held since 2019 due to Covid, and features an exciting new format with light and heavyweight junior teams and mixed sex adult teams.

Team judo is an exciting format, and is now part of all World and Olympic championships. Competition can often come down to the very last fight to be decided.

Court Lane players have featured heavily in events over the last twenty years – Brett Caswell, Andy Gould, Lewis Dolman, Isla Savellis-Fry, Chloe Lymer and Michael Churcher have all represented Hampshire – and this year will be no exception.

The event will be held at Eastleigh’s Fleming Park Leisure Centre.

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Further training opportunities this week

With the club shut tonight to allow for voting in the local council elections, players may wish to take advantage of an offer to train with Holbrook Judo Club this Saturday, 7 May.

A junior class will run at Brune Park Community School, Gosport from 1000 – 1145.

Proceeds from the morning will go towards the Royan twinning.

Delighted to see Gary and Michael join the session at Priory Judo Club last night.

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Latest new grade!

Congratulations to Alice Hellier who passed her examination for 1st mon.

Next grading date to be announced soon.

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Remember – no Judo at Court Lane this week

A quick reminder that there is no judo at Court Lane this week.

Classes will resume next week (Tuesday 10 May).

Senior club members are welcome to train with Priory Judo Club at Priory School, Southsea on Wednesday. Class runs from 7.30 – 9.00, there is a £5 mat fee.

Please let Tony know if you are planning to attend, and he will meet you there. You can text/Whatsapp Tony on 07749 036577

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Can you volunteer your time to help us grow?

It has been fantastic to watch the club bounce back after the Covid shut down, the mat is busier than it has been years. Lewis and Chloe have secured first medals for the club since we returned to competition.

We are keen now to grow the other side of the club, off the mat. We are looking for players. parents, former members and their parents who still have an interest, who would be willing to get involved in managing and shaping the future of the club.

We are looking to recruit to the following volunteer positions:

  • Club chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Welfare officer

We always need people who are willing to help lay out the mats, take mat fees and run the register.

If you would be interested in helping out in any way , please speak to Tony, Kev or Craig.

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