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Grading dates

As announced last week, we are planning on holding gradings as follows:

Week commencing 4th October : Sho gradings (under 8s)

Week commencing 11th October : Mon gradings

To grade, you must have a current BJA FULL membership (not recreational). Memberships can be purchased online. Please present your licence when you grade.

Current grading fees are :

Sho grading – FREE

Mon grading – £14

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Thank you for a great summer of Judo!

Wow, what a fab summer of Judo we have had!

It’s a long time since we have managed to run classes over the summer holidays, thank you so much for supporting and to the school for making the hall available on the Saturday mornings.

We have seen nearly every junior member attend at least once over the summer period, and had some new players join. We were also delighted to see the return of Amy Roberts – it’s great to have you back.

Congratulations to Renèe and Ophèlia Cleugh, who passed their grading examination to 1st mon.

The summer has been marked by Olympic and Paralympic medal success – huge congratulations are due to Olympian Chelsie Giles, who winning Team GB’s first medal at Tokyo 2020 made Judo front page news, and Paralympians Elliot Stewart and Chris Skelley. Skelley’s gold medal was our first Paralympic Judo gold since Simon Jackson MBE in 1996.

We are taking a short break now, as school resumes. Classes will resume on Tuesday 7th September, at 6pm. See you on the mat!

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Sho grading results

Congratulations to the following players who successfully completed their Judo Kids grading this week:

  • Oliver Bernere – 2nd Sho
  • Connor McCormack – 1st Sho
  • Rebekah Bernere – 1st Sho

We will hold a Mon grading in July.

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Sho gradings this week!

Don’t forget, Sho gradings for players aged 5 – 8 years will be taking place this week!

Good luck!

Mon grading to follow soon.

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Sho gradings

We are planning to hold our first grading session for players aged under eight years and on the Judo Kids scheme shortly after the half term.

We have put aside Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th June to grade players to 1st and 2nd sho.

To grade, you must have an in date Judo Kids licence, and present it on the day. Sho gradings remain free of charge.

A mon grading for older players will be held in July.

Licences can be purchased with membership from the British Judo Association.

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Autumn Grading

The next grading dates will be

  • Tuesday 6th November
  • Thursday 8th November
  • Tuesday 13th November
  • Thursday 15 November

Don’t forget to check out the grading resources on the British Judo website.

Your licence must be in date to grade, and presented at the grading. Licences can be renewed at the British Judo website.

Grading fees remain at £10 plus mat fee for mon and kyu grades.

Good luck everyone!

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Further gradings success

judo beltsCongratulations to our final two successful grading applicants from May:

Fletcher Ellis was promoted to 1st

Dean Spasov was promoted to 4th mon (yellow belt)

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Autumn grading

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We will be running gradings during the first two weeks of November:

Tuesday 4 November
Thursday 6 November
Tuesday 11 November
Thursday 13 November

We will issue a booking form during October for players to register their interest in grading.

Please make sure your BJA Membership is valid; it can be renewed online or over the telephone.

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External examiner to assist with Club gradings

We are very pleased to confirm that Jon Patterson will be visiting the Club on Tuesday to help with gradings.

Jon is a very experienced Club Coach, having coached at Portsmouth Judo Club prior to its closure and now running Priory, as well as being one of Hampshire’s most successful Squad managers.

Jon is also a qualified examiner, having run many County gradings under the previous assessment scheme.

Having Jon visit to carry out some of the gradings will enable us to be confident that what we are delivering meets independent external validation and that grades awarded are a true reflection of ability.

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