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.
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.