Apologies for the late posting of this news. The editor has been suitably chastised.
The club visited Kendal Dojo for an Open Colour Belt competition on Sunday 27 February 2011. The children worked hard and got a good set of results. The competition used less formal pool groupings than usual so no age/weight bands.
Lewis Towle – Silver
Ezri Bradley – Bronze
Benedict MacLennan-Patton (Benedict Two) – Bronze
Christopher Love – Gold
Connor Wilson – Silver
Benedict Ray (Benedict One) – Silver & Bronze!
Conor Adam – Silver
Laura Green – Silver
Eleanor MacLennan-Patton – Bronze
An interesting array of transport was used to reach Kendal. Quite a number went by mini-bus from Bishopton.
The Kendal Dojo is a very fine, dedicated facility, easy to reach and with excellent onsite catering if you like bacon rolls.
This Sunday (27/02/2011) sees the Kendal Coloured Belt competition.
Clyde Judo has a mini-bus leaving Bishopton Scout Hall at 6am on Sunday morning. There are a few seats available if you fancy attending the competition. Please contact Susie by e-mail or speak to her at the Friday night training session if you want to join the mini-bus party.
For those of you making your own travel arrangements, the organisers have posted the booking-in times:
Senior Kyu Grades 9.00am Prompt
Mon Grade Girls: 9.00am Prompt
Mon Grade Boys: 11.00am Prompt
Please remember that you have to bring your entry fees (£15 – cash only) to be paid on the day.
Refreshments and food will be available from the venue throughout the day.
Contests will start at 10.00am for the first two groups.
Falkirk and District Challenge. You can find the entry form on the Judo Scotland web site. Please note that this is an U-10, U-16 competition (no U-12). It is essential that you consult Susie before entering the competition.
10 April 2011
Marie Curie Open Grand Prix. You can find the entry form on the Judo Scotland web site.
7 May 2011
A date for your diary at the moment – Scottish Mini Mons. Venue TBC. This is usually a great event for younger players.
21 May 2011
Highland Region Open (Fort William). Details to follow.
4 June 2011
Highland Budokan Open. Details to follow. The club went en masse to this last year and it was a great social event as well as a successful Judo day.
Christopher Wright went to Japan to train in December 2010.
He says that once again this was a tremendous experience and the best thing he has ever done. He had the opportunity to watch the Tokyo Grand Slam the first couple of days he was there and watched Euan Burton win Bronze.
The training was at Tokai University, who had 4 gold medalists at the Tokyo Grand Slam this year.
He trained with the best in the world, and says it was the best experience but the hardest training he has done, with 7 minute hard practices where he got thrown about a fair bit.
He also trained at the Kodakan, the home of judo, which was a great experience.
Chris gives a heartfelt thank you to everyone in the club who stood and bag-packed in Morrisons in order for him to have this opportunity and hopefully in the future some of the older players in the club will have the same chance in the next couple of years.
We have a gallery of pictures taken by Chris here.