The first mixed club training session since lockdown was a great success. This East Midlands Area organised event was hosted by Cedars Judo Club at their training venue in Earl Shilton, LE9 7PD.
We had a great turn out with players from both the East Midlands and West Midlands Areas attending.
The players where of all ages and abilities. From the very youngest (3 years old) to the very oldest (pensioner) everyone gave 100%.
A very special thanks to the Coaches, officials and helpers, without whom such event would not be possible.
The world number 1 has done it! Christopher Skelley from Hull has won Gold in the men’s -100kg judo final
A stunning performance sees Birmingham’s Elliot Stewart take home silver in the men’s -90kg judo!
The 24-year-old from Coventry beat Switzerland’s Fabienne Kocher by ippon.
An early scoring waza-ari gave Giles the advantage and she showed the greater composure to secure success.
“It feels so special to do it in Japan. I believed I could do it, my coach has always believed I could and it showed in today’s performance,” she said.
“I felt really good in the warm-up, and I was taking each fight as it came. It’s an amazing arena and the atmosphere was amazing. To do it where Japan started it, it makes it extra special.
“I never underestimate any of my fights, that’s where mistakes are made. I go into the fight knowing what they do, and knowing what I’m capable of doing. With my best performance, I know I can beat some of the top players and today showed that.”
Giles had lost to eventual gold medallist Japan’s Uta Abe in the quarter-finals, but beat Charline van Snick of Belgium in the repechage to give herself a medal chance.
Friday 23rd July 2021
It was good to see the Seniors now back on the mat joining the Juniors after 19 months with no judo.
It was a great session albeit rather warm. The numbers on the mat were good and still a lot on holiday to join back in over the next few weeks.
Friday 23rd July 2021 – Contact Judo opens back up for all age groups. Training times return to normal
Following the publication of Sport England’s FAQs , we are delighted that all current restrictions on our sport are set to expire on Monday 19th July!
This will allow members of all ages to return to their dojos and participate in contact judo sessions with no restrictions on numbers.
While this is excellent news for our sport, the danger of Covid is still prevalent in our communities. With rising numbers across the country, we would like to express caution when returning to the sport – we are sure that everyone can’t wait to feel the tatami under their feet once again!
Here is a brief overview of the Government’s recent announcement:
- Full contact judo allowed for adults and under 18’s.
- No legal restrictions indoors or outdoors for participants or spectator numbers
- No capacity caps for club sessions or events
- No travel restrictions
- Facemasks no longer legal requirements, however, consider face masks in confined spaces
A great day for the Club at the AJA National Championships held in Birmingham on Sunday 8th March 2020. The club took a squad of 12 players to this years event and came back with an impressive 10 medals.
The results were as follows: Gold Medals and National Champions: Scott Elliot, Daisy Hodgkinson and Nim Nicholson. Silver Medals: Marc Evans, William Brooks, Poppy London, Nam Nicholson and Xanda Collis. Bronze Medals: Harrison Collis and Aria Haswell. Also a big well done to Noah Garner and Lola Sayers who put up some great fights just missing out on the medal places in two very tough events. The medalist all now have a chance to go forward to represent the AJA National Team in Holland on the 9th and 10th May 2020.
Well done to those form the club that took part in the Area Grading. All players from the club passed their grades with flying colours in a day full of some very competitive fighting.
Well done to all players from the Club that took part in East Midlands Area Closed Championship, held at Earl Shilton. It was a great turnout and the standard of judo and sportsmanship was excellent. You all made the Coaching Team very proud.
Congratulations to Glyn Hodgkinson and Antony Sayers on gaining their Judo Instructors awards. Well deserved awards for 2 very popular members of the club.
Well done to all those players who took part in the recent Open Championship. Great fighting and great spirit shown by all.
Congratulations on all those that graded at the club.
Grading Results 17th November 2019 held in Earl Shilton.
Tony Jones was presented with the Hinckley and Bosworth Sports and Health Alliance Unsung hero award at this year’s ceremony, held at Hinckley Rugby Club.
“Many thanks to those that nominated me and supported the nomination by voting. It was a great surprise and it was very much appreciated”. I was a lot more thrilled than the photo probably suggest, I’m just not very photogenic.” Tony
Congratulations to Daisy Hodgkinson on adding another medal to her already impressive collection this year. This time it was a silver in the Midland Area British Schools Championship held in Coventry. This now qualifies her to take part in the National British Schools event to be held in March 2020.
Success for Cedars Trio at the National Senior Grading held in Birmingham.
Julian Collis who demonstrated a high level of technical knowledge passed his syllabus and Kata’s 2 grades higher than he needed was awarded with his technical Blue Belt.
Glyn Hodgkinson who demonstrated a high level of technical knowledge with his syllabus and Katas coupled with some excellent line up wins on the day saw him gaining his brown belt.
Finally Antony Sayers who had to fight a brutal line up of 8 players, winning in style and gaining his black belt 2nd Dan
Congratulations to the 7 players from the club that competed in the AJA National Open Championships held in Birmingham.
Gold Medals went to; William Brooks, Alfie Sayers, Daisy Hodgkinson and Rebecca Szmega; Silvers to Nam Nicholson and Nim Nicholson; Bronze to Lola Sayers. WELL DONE ALL.
Congratulations to all those fro the club who competed at the Bushi Open Championship, held in Birmingham.
All players fought extreamely well and did themselves and the club proud.
Gold Medals: William Brooks, Daisy Hodgkinson
Silver Medals: Nim Nicholson, Nam Nicholson, Alfie Sayers
Bronze Medals: Xander Collis, Lola Sayers, Harrison Collis, Glyn Hodgkinson
A very well done to Cameron Collis, Somer Benn, Keen Benn and Shannon Benn who all fought very well just missing out on medals.
Best Boys hairdo of the day goes to Cameron Collis (Styled by Daisy Hodgkinson)
A great day of judo at the recent Area Open Championshipship saw the club win an impressive haul of 21 medals.
The East Midland Area of the AJA were very proud to host the 1st Master Class with Dan Powell held at the Cedars Judo Club venue in Earl Shilton.
The day was a great success with a wide variety of grades and ages attending.
Dan was one of the British Judo stars competing in the 2012 London Paralympics and now is busy training with the aim to bring the UK medal success in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympics
Congratulations to Daisy Hodgkinson on her medal success at the Heart of England Championship held at the British Judo Centre of Excellence in Walsall, West Midlands. Birmingham.
This is one of the toughest events in the UK calendar and Daisy pulled out all the stops at this one culminating in her winning a very hard fought for 3rd Place. Club coach, Tony Jones said that “it was the best he had seen Daisy fight with her totally dominating in her first two fights”.
Congratulations to all those that took part in the Area Open Championship on the 7th July. The event was one of the best for a number of years with a good size entry and a very high standard of player attending. The club did exceptionally well taking an impressive haul of 17 medals.
Congratulations to the following Club Members a great performance at the Area Mini Competition held in Digby, Lincolnshire.
Gold – Nim Nicholson.
Silver – Kean Benn.
Bronzes – Nam Nicholson and Summer Benn.
May 2019 – Daisy competes for AJA National Squad at the 24th International Houvast Judo Tournament, Holland.
Congratulations to Daisy Hodgkinson on a competing as part of AJA National Squad at this year International Tournament held in Meirlo, Holland on 11th and 12th May 2019.
The event was over the highest caliber with everyone in the squad having to work and perform at the top of their ability. Over 1000 of the top competitors in Europe took part in the event.
Daisy fought extremely well in this her first first major international but unfortunately didn’t progress into the medal rounds. She showed great grit and determination and did herself and the club proud. She gained a great deal of experience which will only help in her continued progression.
Sunday 28th April and Sunday 5th May 2019 – National Squad Training in Preparation for GB Squad Trip to the 24th Houvast Tournament in Holland.
A good turn-out by our Players for both National Squad Training Sessions in preparation for the GB team competing in the 24th Houvast Judo Tournament in Meirlo, Holland on the 11th and 12th May.
Congratulations to Daisy Hodgkinson on taking Silver at the Buyen Open Championship held in Birmingham on the 7th April 2019. Another one for the growing collection.
Congratulations to all those from the club who took part in the Area Mash Up Team Event. Great fighting and excellent sportsmanship shown by all from the club.
An exceptional day at the AJA National Championships held in Birmingham saw the club gaining 3 National Champions and a handful of well-deserved and hard fought for medals.
Gold Medals for Nam Nicholson in the Boys U22kg Event, Daisy Hodgkinson in the Girls U45kg event and Harry Jones in the Men’s U81kg Mens Dan Grade event
Silver Medals for Elise Bower in the Girls U28kg Event and for Nim Nicholson in the Girls 32kg event.
Bronze Medals went to Harrison Collis in the Boys U32kg event and Luke Dexter in the Men’s Kyu Grade U81kg event.
Xander Collis also took part for the club competing very well in the boys U22kg just missing out on the bronze medal.
Congratulations from all those at the Club who took part in the grading held at Earl Shilton, Leicestershire. All the players from our club passed with flying colours advancing the maximum grades permissible.
A great many thanks to those players who made the special effort to turn up and take part in the line outs for us.
Congratulations to all those that fought at the Area Closed Championship. The championship was very well attended and attracted a high standard of players from judo clubs all over the East Midlands Area.
Every player from the club fought exceptionally well and you made all of the coaches very proud.
Congratulations to the following on their Coaching Award promotions:
Marlies Flintham – Senior Judo Instructor
Marc Evans – Judo Instructor
Julian Collis – Judo Instructor