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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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Superstar Brian Jacks visiting Holbrook Judo Club

Brian Jacks

Brian Jacks – Olympic and World Championship medallist, 6 x European champion and 4 x Superstars winner will be at Holbrook Judo Club for a judo masterclass and talk.

Brian will be at Holbrook Judo Club, Brune Park Gym No 1, Military Road, Gosport PO12 3BU on Sunday 15th October 10.00 – 13.00.

This Masterclass is open to ALL players.
Places will be limited, so make sure to book your place.
2 Hours on the mat, one hour Questions & Answers plus book signing.
Costs as follows :-
Copy of Brian’s autobiography MINDSET OF A CHAMPION £19.99 (This Price includes the Masterclass)
Senior Mat Fee £15.00 (No Book)
Junior Mat Fee £10.00 (No Book)
Spectators £2.00 (No Book)
Places will be limited on a first come first served basis.
To book a place it will not be guaranteed until payment is received, you can book by calling Paul on 07766522264, emailing or inboxing him on Facebook.
Looking forward to seeing you at the biggest Judo event on the South Coast in years.

Brian says,

My name is Brian Jacks and some of the older members might remember me!
For those of you who are not sure I just want to say hello and tell you a little bit about me.
As far as Dan‘s go, in some organisations, I’ve been recognised as a Tenth Dan, and in others as an Eighth Dan. But for me I don’t read too much into this. At the age of 15, whilst living in Japan and training at the spiritual home of judo, the Kodokan, I managed to achieve my First Dan and I know this made my Dad and my family very proud.
As far as Olympic Games go I appeared in 4 although one of these was a pre Olympics, in Mexico in 1968, as Mexico didn’t include judo.

Olympic Games:
Tokyo – 1964. The first time the Olympic Games were included in the Olympics. I took part in the lightweight event and became the first British person ever to appear on an Olympic Mat. I lost to the eventual winner. Nakatani from Japan,
Munich – 1972. I came away with a bronze medal which made me the first British person ever to win a medal in the Olympic Games.
Montreal – 1976. I didn’t achieve my aim and win a gold medal. Some people suggested that I might have been a victim of a poor refereeing decision.
World Championships:
Salt Lake City – 1967. I won a bronze medal which meant I became the first British person ever to win a medal in these championships
British Championships and European Championships:
Over the years I won all kinds of medals in these championships.
That is just a very brief account of my judo career.
After judo I took part in the BBC’s Superstars competition and I won the British and European titles two years running. I think a lot of people who watched this show took up judo as a result of seeing me do so well.
So why am I writing to you?
Well, at the age of 70, I think it’s time that I shared my life to the world. Explained, in my own words, the secrets of my success and the pain that it took to reach the highest levels.
I’ve just released my autobiography:
It’s not about the techniques of judo or my journey to a certain level or place. It’s 600 pages and covers my life from the beginning until now. All the highs. All the lows. And all the bits in between. It’s a true detailed account of my life that might have you laughing and crying at the same time.

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Saturday training session with European and World medallists

As mentioned on Tuesday, Court Lane players are welcome to attend a training session this Saturday (18 February)with multiple European and World masters medallists Derek and Sarah Hopkins, at Holbrook Judo Club.

These are always popular, well attended sessions at which you will learn a lot.

The session runs from 10-12 noon at Holbrook Judo Club, Brune Park Community School, Military Road, Gosport.

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I am Team GB sports day

13934771_1170602169649588_1628758505783078250_nHelp to celebrate an amazing Rio Olympics by taking part in the nation’s biggest ever sports day!

We will be joining with Holbrook Judo on 27 August for a mat session from 10 -12 noon.

As always, the event will be held at Brune Park School, Military Road, Gosport.

All junior players welcome – hope to see you on the mat!

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Le Havre – Portsmouth training 4 June 2016

Royan - Gosport training 2015

Royan – Gosport training 2015

As you know, the Portsmouth area are hosting a delegation from Le Havre on the weekend of 4-5 June.

The timetable for the weekend is as follows:

  • French party arrive at Portsmouth Harbour 0715
  • Training session at Holbrook 1000 – 1145. The session will be led by Sarah Hopkins. All players are welcome, a £6 mat fee will apply.
  • This will be followed by a competition from 1230 to approximately 1400. We are envisaging some Court Lane players taking part in this – these players have already been approached, based on the grades of the visiting players; however any others who train in the morning may also be considered.

This will enable our visitors to spend some time with their host families on the Saturday afternoon and again on the Sunday, before sailing for home Sunday afternoon.



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Changes to Saturday training programme

Judo training

Judo training

There have been some changes to the previously announced Saturday training programme. Revised details are below:

30 April – Guest coaches Derek & Sarah Hopkins, multiple medallists at European and World Masters.

14 May – Guest coach Ronda Crampton-Reid, 2016 Commonwealth Judo Masters gold medallist .

4-5 June – training and competition with French delegation.

25 June – Guest coach Lance Wicks, New Zealand

2 July – Randori

16 July – Guest coach Sam Potts, GB international

Sessions are hosted by Holbrook Judo Club at Brune Park Community School, Military Road, Gosport, and run from 10 – 12noon. Mat fee is £6.00.



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French judo team to visit Portsmouth area

Le Havre JudoPlayers from Le Havre will be visiting the Portsmouth area over the weekend 4-5 June.

Judo activities will be co-ordinated by Holbrook Judo Club.

Court Lane players are actively encouraged to take part.

We are also still looking for host families, if you can help please talk to Paul Vella at Holbrook Judo Club.

It is hoped that we can visit Le Havre later in the year.

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Saturday training sessions

Sarah Hopkins at Holbrook

Sarah Hopkins at Holbrook

Holbrook Judo Club have published their next range of Saturday training dates – these are a brilliant opportunity to get some more practice in with different players.

Holbrook have recently won the Hampshire Junior Team Championships AND taken a number of medals at the 2016 Hampshire Closed, so please take advantage of this opportunity.

Dates are:

23 April – Randori

30 April – with Derek and Sarah Hopkins, multiple British, European and World Masters medallists

28 May – Coach to be announced – rumour is it is GB International Sam Potts…

25 June – Coach to be announced

2 July – Randori

All sessions are held at Brune Park Community School, Military Road, Gosport, between 10am and 12 noon. There is a £6 mat fee.

There is a café on site serving cooked breakfasts if you need any more motivation…!

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Randori session this Saturday

RandoriPlayers are invited to join the randori session with Holbrook this Saturday (12 March) – would be great to see as many Court Lane players there as possible. It would build nicely on the progress we have made this year, and set players up nicely for the Hampshire Closed.

The session will run 10-12 noon at Holbrook Judo Club, Brune Park School in Gosport. There is a £5 mat fee.

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Competition training event

Judo fight

Our novice and low grade players are once again invited to a competition training day with Holbrook Judo Club, on Saturday 9 April – full details are attached.

This was a very successful day last year, with some great support from Court Lane players.

Hope some of you will take advantage of this opportunity.


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