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Latest promotion successes

We are delighted to announce our latest new grades. Some of these are long overdue, having been delayed by the club’s enforced shutdown.

Congratulations to:

  • Harriet Stevenson – 1st mon
  • Renee Cleugh – 2nd mon
  • Ophelia Cleugh – 2nd mon
  • Chloe Lymer – 8th mon
  • Mieszko Polak – 9 mon

All grades have been registered with the British Judo Association, hopefully formal acknowledgement will not be too delayed!

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Great day on the mat

Summer Fair

Once again we made our annual appearance at the school summer fair. With ALL displays being programmed indoors this year, we opted for a smaller mat and a reduced number of players compared to previous years.

A brilliant, slightly ad libbed demo was provided by Kev Jones, Chloe Lymer, Maya and Mieszko Polak and Amy Roberts.

Chloe, Maya and Amy also demonstrated some of the self defence movements from Goshin-Jitsu, with Tony as uke.

We’d also like to say thank you to current and previous club members who watched, and helped to put down and put away mats – Toby Winfield, Ben Lymer and Sophie Rogerson.

Kent International

Michael Churcher was our sole representative at this years’ Kent International.

Making his debut at his new weight of -73kg (and only by a few grams…), Michael showed that all his recent hard work has been paying off, returning with a bronze medal.

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March grade promotions

Huge congratulations to al our new grades!

Your grades have been submitted to the British Judo Association, and will be presented when we return from Easter Break.

2nd Sho

  • Amelie Allen

3rd Sho 

  • Wilf Miller

1st Mon

  • Isobel Blake
  • David Clackett
  • Lucas Young

2nd Mon

  • Summer Luijken
  • John Luijken
  • George Glyde

3rd Mon

  • Kaiden Southey

6th Mon

  • Sophie Rogerson
  • Isla Savellis-Fry

7th Mon

  • Maya Polak

8th Mon

  • Mieszko Polak

We have a couple of grades to finish when we return after Easter break, we are sure they will do just as well!

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Congratulations to all our new grades

We have come to the end of another successful grading period for our lower grades. Whilst there are a couple of players to re-examine after Easter, the following grades will be submitted to the BJA:

1st sho

  • Eleanor Donachie
  • Harry Charge
  • Wilf Miller

1st mon

  • Dylan Butcher
  • Oliver Hodgson
  • Brandon Towers-Ferrett

4 mon (Yellow Belt)

  • Freddie Miller
  • Rebecca Boichot

6 mon

  • Maya Polak

7 mon (Orange Belt)

  • Mieszko Polak

Grading certificates, belts etc., will be presented at the Club when we return after Easter break.


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Xander and Toby fly flag for Court Lane in Round 3 of Team Championships








Xander Harris and Toby Winfield represented the Club in the third and final round of the Hampshire Junior Team Championships.

Gaps in the team were generously made up by players from Holbrook Judo Club, meaning that we fielded a full team for the first time.

Throughout the whole event, we have given novice players their first experience of competition:

Round 1

  • Xander Harris
  • Sam Boichot
  • Mieszko Polak

Round 2

  • Xander Harris
  • Sam Boichot
  • Joel Bassil

Round 3

  • Xander Harris
  • Toby Winfield

We have struggled to field a full team, as most of our players were in the same weight group! Hopefully next year we can fill more weights and give more players a chance. All the players who have taken part have gained valuable experience and developed as a consequence.

Well done to Holbrook!

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Challenging start to year for Court Lane players

12662523_10153867573871774_2413798890833781935_nCourt Lane players have made a busy start to the year.

Jonty Bassil and Azhar Baree competed at the Green Belt & Under competition in Worthing in January.

Jonty, making his first serious competition appearance for two years, made a strong showing, winning two and losing two to finish fifth, losing the bronze medal fight. Along the way he scored a spectacular 5 second ippon!

Azhar set himself an uphill challenge, losing his first fight. His second fight was far better, Azhar scoring a yuko early on before conceding a waza-ari with seconds left on the clock.

Today saw Xander Harris, Sam Boichot and Mieszko Polak compete in the inaugural Hampshire Junior Team Championships. With only half a team, winning the day was never a realistic prospect, with experience being the main goal. All three players acquitted themselves well, and were a credit to the club.


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Updated team selection for Round 1 of the Hampshire Team Championships

Portsmouth Judo teamRevised team for this Sunday:

  • -30kg Xander Harris
  • -35kg Sam Boichot
  • -40kg Mieszko Polak
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Team selection for Hampshire Team Championships, Round 1

hants2000~1Here is the team selection for Round 1 of the Hampshire Team Championships, Sunday 7 February.

-30kg Alex Lane (tbc) Reserve – Xander Harris

-35kg Sam Boichot

-40kg Mieszko Polak

I will announce team for Round 2 later on this week. I am still awaiting clarification if I can enter two players in one weight and alternate them between contnest.

If anyone else wishes to step forward – I have places in all boys weights 40kg+ and in ALL girls weights.

Please add your name in the comments below if you would like to take part in future rounds.

Must be 8-15 years, red, yellow or orange belt and hold a current BJA licence.

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Veterans and Split Grade success for Court Lane

medalsA busy weekend of competition for Court Lane players saw them return with medals from two competitions.

On the Saturday, club coach Kevin Jones returned to competition at the High Wycombe Masters, claiming a bronze medal. This event attracted a strong international entry.

Sunday saw the action shift to Eastleigh, with Mieszko Polak, Jack Rogerson and Azhar Baree all competing in the Split Grade Open.

Mieszko performed admirably in his pool, in the red and yellow belt section, and was unlucky not to progress through to the knock out stages, just not quite amassing enough wins/points.

In the orange/green belt categories –

Jack Rogerson claimed a silver medal at -38kg, proving once again that he is one to watch, with a particularly pleasing ko uchi gari for waza-ari during golden score.

Just missing the cut off point for -42kg, Azhar was forced to move up a weight, to -46kg; then found his group merged with -50kg! He just missed a spectacular gold medal in his weight, a superb throw being launched after a call of matte, and had to settle for silver. He battled hard against the heavier players, and scored a pleasing win his last fight.

A one minute silence was held in honour of Roy Inman OBE.

Final results:

High Wycombe Masters – Kevin Jones, bronze

Hampshire Split Grade Open – Jack Rogerson, silver -38kg (orange/green belts); Azhar Baree, silver -46kg (orange/green belts)


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Court Lane players on a roll with grading success

judo beltsCongratulations to all Court Lane players who have successfully graded over the last two weeks:

Rebecca Boichot – 1st mon

Filip Lehota – 2nd mon

Alex Lane – 2nd mon

Tim Lehota – 2nd mon

Jeremy Allen – 2nd mon

Jacob Boichot – 2nd mon

Craig McGeever – 4th mon (yellow belt)

Toby Winfield – 4th mon (yellow belt)

Maya Polak – 4th mon (yellow belt)

Samuel Boichot – 5th mon

Mieszko Polak – 6th mon

Azhar Baree – 8th mon

There are still a handful of players to grade this week, an updated list will be published when all gradings have been completed.

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