British Masters 7.7.24 Walsall

Coach Glen Judd won silver in last weekend British Masters Championship. Pictures show there’s no gain without pain (again)

Just damaged toe ligaments and not thankfully broken!

Senior Class 2.7.24

Another high intensity class drilling competition techniques.

Kent international judo competition 29-30.6.24

The club sent two players to the Kent International this year, Caleb and George. Both did a fine job of representing the club with George picking up a win and two loses while Caleb won three matches with a single loss and collected the bronze medal. Well done both.

Southern Schools Championship Sunday 19.5.24

Another weekend and another handful of medals at the Southern Schools Championship. Gold for Antony, Silver for Elliott and Sam and Bronze for Danny.

Great effort from all the boys especially as three of them made their competition debuts.

Southern area inter-County tournament 12.5.24

At the Southern Area Inter-County tournament on the 12th May 2024, George White, Graham White and Caleb Nichols represented the County of Hampshire along with competitors from the junior light weight, kyu grade and dan grade categories. George and Caleb’s category (junior heavy weight) won a bronze medal and Grahams category (Kyu grade) won a gold medal. Three other county’s competed at this tournament, these were Sussex, Surrey and Kent. The tournament was held in Gillingham, Kent.

Some of the weight classes were split via grades, for example dan grades who were in the same weight class as lower belts were placed in a separate class. It was a team effort meaning each player in their respective weight class would play someone of the same weight from the other counties, this meant that each representative had three matches unless there was an injury or other occurrence. Overall it was a fantastic experience attended by many high level competitors and I was amazed by the standard there, especially the level of respect the competitors there showed to each other even after being beaten.

Seishin – the spirit of judo award 07.05.24

On the 7th of May 2024 Graham White won the spirit of judo award for his contributions towards the club. Graham has developed the clubs website, attended and competed in numerous tournaments (including the Southern Area Inter-Counties) and recently won his firs medal (a bronze at the Hampshire closed on the 28th April 2024). Overall Graham has been a key figure in the Winchester judo community as he is always willing to help when help is needed and more importantly he has realised that technique beats brute strength and ignorance.

Hampshire Closed Championships 2024

Last Sunday we had 4 players entered into the Hampshire Championships, held in Aldershot.

Henry was first up, winning 2 of his 4 fights to win bronze in the u38kg. Next was big brother George , who went one better with a Silver medal in the u55kg.

Caleb put on a dominant display in the boys u66kg winning all his fights by ippon to claim his second county championship and Gold medal.

Finally, Graham White fought in the Men’s kyu grade u81kg. He produced 3 impressive wins before losing in the semi-final, to earn a well-deserved bronze in only his second ever competition.

Hampshire County Squad Training 21.4.24

George and Henry White trained at the Places leisure centre from 10-12am in preparation for the Hampshire closed tournament on the 28th of April. It was an exciting and fun session primarily focused on standing techniques and Randori (free practice). Many people attended, some of who are going to be competing in the tournament next week.

above is a photo of everyone who attended the training session.

Holbrook Easter competition 13.4.24

On Saturday the 13th April 2024, Antony and Edward from the Winchester judo club both competed in the Holbrook easter competition. They both fought fantastically and both won bronze medals. Congratulations to Antony and Edward for their amazing performance at this competition.