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Rise of the Yellow Belt

At the end of the latest period of grading, we are pleased to confirm the following new grades:

1st mon

  • Joseph Donachie

3 mon

  • Rebecca Boichot

4 mon (Yellow Belt)

  • Xander Harris
  • Jeremy Allen
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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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Great performances from Court Lane players at Round 2 of Hampshire Team Championships

12801233_10208917630683206_6183626966825701146_nXander, Sam and Joel fought for the club in Round 2 of the team championships today.

Our team was augmented by two players we borrowed from Holbrook.

Xander and Sam produced massively improved performances compared to Round 1, demonstrating the importance of participating in these development events. Joel was in excellent form, winning his first fight with tani otoshi for ippon. He continued his winning streak through the next two rounds, scoring some big wins with a lethal ko uchi gake, which is rapidly becoming a signature move.

Well done everyone, looking forward to continuing our progress in Round 3 in April.

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Round 2 of Hampshire Team Championships this Sunday

DSC_0002Round 2 of the Hampshire Team Championships takes place on Sunday 6th March, at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh.

Weigh in opens at 09.00 with competition starting from approximately 09.45.

The competition is aimed at players aged 8 yrs and above and orange belt or below.

The Junior players are split by weight in the following groups:

Boys – U30 ( min 25kg), U35, U40, U45, U50, U60, O60 ( 73kg max)

Girls – U36 ( min 28kg), U40, U44, U48, O48 ( 57kg max)

Our team for Round 2 is

  • u30 Xander Harris
  • u35 Sam Boichot
  • u40 Joel Bassil

Spectators are welcome, there is free parking and free entry to the centre.

We were hoping to enter a larger team for this Round, but falling on Mother’s Day and with several players also having rugby commitments, it hasn’t been possible.

If there are any players who fit the criteria above and would like to take part this weekend or in the next round (April 3rd) please contact me as soon as possible.



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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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Final grading results round up a great year for Court Lane

judo beltsCongratulations to our final grading candidates of 2015.

Both Xander Harris and Jeremy Allen successfully graded up to 3rd mon.

We look forward to more success to next year.

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