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.
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.
Tony & Kev have both tested negative for Covid, meaning that classes can resume from Tuesday (tomorrow). Thankfully both only had mild symptoms – although Tony’s took a long time to clear!
With cases on the rise following the removal of mitigations (mask wearing, work from home etc.), please continue to be respectful if you should develop symptoms or test positive – there may be players/parents at the club who fall into the vulnerable categories.
First night of our planned grading block tonight, and we are are looking forward to seeing all the new grades being awarded.
However, we need your help! Tony is currently isolating with Covid (timing is everything…) and hoping to back for Thursday, as today is day 5. Is there anyone who can help with laying mats and taking mat fees tonight, so that Kev can start on time? If so, please meet Kev in the main hall for 5.30pm or as soon as possible after.
Obviously this does mean that gradings may take longer than first envisaged, but everyone will get a chance!
We hate to talk money, but with gradings starting from Tuesday 8th March we felt it appropriate to remind you of grading fees. These fees are set by British Judo, a mat fee is payable as well.
We will not register new grades until the appropriate grading fee is paid to the club. You must also produce proof that you are registered as a current member of the British Judo Association by presenting your membership card. The grading coach will need to sign up your record book with your new grade – this will be checked should you enter competitions.
Sho, Mon and Kyu gradings will be held throughout March.
February sessions will be devoted to grading prep across all syllabi, to ensure that players are as prepared as possible. Please ask if there is anything in particular that you would like us to cover. As always, do not forget the personal choice element of the grading!