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No Judo Thursday due to Covid

Regrettably we need to cancel the session Thursday 9 March due to Covid amongst the coaches.

Tony is still testing positive (day 6) but only has mild symptoms. Kev has returned a positive result this morning, leaving us with no choice but to cancel this Thursday.

Hopefully we can restart classes on Tuesday, and will resume gradings.

A few reminders:

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Date announced for next Hampshire Squad training

The next Hampshire squad sessions will be held on 20 March.

Details are below:

10.00 – 11.30 Juniors u14s
12.00 – 13.30 Seniors o14s

Open to all licenced Judoka.

This session is 2 weeks prior to the County Closed Championships and we will be looking at players with respect to selections for the County team to represent us at the Southern Area intercounty team championships on 8th May.

Venue will be Holbrook Judo Club, Gym No 1, Brune Park School, Military Road, Gosport PO12 3BU.

Mat fee £5.00 

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Squad session update

The format of the upcoming Hampshire squad session (Sunday 13 February) has been tweaked to allow for two sessions:

10.00 – 11.30 Juniors -14 years
12.00 – 13.30 Seniors +14 years

Venue will be Holbrook Judo Club, Gym No 1, Brune Park School, Military Road, Gosport PO12 3BU.

Open to all licenced Judoka. Mat fee £5.00

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First Junior squad session of 2022

The first Hampshire junior squad session of 2022 will be hosted by Holbrook Judo Club on 13 February.

The session will be held at Brune Park School, Military Road, Gosport and will run from 1000 – 1200. All licensed judoka are welcome, a £5 mat fee is payable.

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Next squad session date confirmed

After an impressive turnout for the masterclasses with Gemma Howell, the next Hampshire squad session has been annouced for 7 November.

As usual, the session will be held at Eastleigh Leisure Centre, from 1000 to 1200. A £5 mat fee will apply. The session is open to adults and children aged over 8 who wish to gain extra mat time and improve their judo skills with a wide range of partners.

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Squad session cancelled

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Please note that the recently announced squad session on 3rd October has been cancelled.

This decision has been taken in light of the difficulties people have encountered accessing fuel, and possible knock on impacts on attendance.

Further dates to be announced.

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Hampshire Squad sessions resume from 3rd October

Hampshire Squad sessions will resume from Sunday 3rd October.

As before, these will be held at Places Leisure (previously Fleming Park Leisure Centre), in Eastleigh. The session is open to ALL players aged 8 and over, including adults.

The session will begin at 10:00, a £5 mat fee is payable.

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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 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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