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Sunday 10th March 2019 – Great Result for Club at National Champions

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.

Sunday 3rd March 2019 – Results of the EMA Grading

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.

Sunday 10th February 2019 – EMA Closed Championship Results

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.

11th January 2019 – Coaching Promotions

Congratulations to the following on their Coaching Award promotions:

Marlies Flintham – Senior Judo Instructor
Marc Evans – Judo Instructor
Julian Collis – Judo Instructor

23rd November 2018 – Club Championships

Well done to all of the Junior members of the club that took part in the Club Championships.

Some great fighting, spirit and sportsmanship was displayed by all.   What a great bunch of players, you have made your coaches very proud.  Keep up the hard work.






Sunday 28th October 2018 – Golden girls success at National Championships

Congratulation to the 2 representatives from the club that competed in the AJA National Open Championships held in Birmingham.

Daisy Hodgkinson was competing in the Girls under 40kg category and Elise Bower competed in the Girls under 28kg event.

Both girls fought exceptionally well taking first place and the tile of National Open Champions in their events.


Sunday 7th October 2018 – Success at Bushi Judo Championship

Congratulations to both Daisy and Glyn Hodgkinson on medal wins at the Bushi Open Championship held in Birmingham on the 7th October 2018.

Daisy took gold in the girls under 40kg open grade event.  Not to be outdone by his daughter, Glyn took the Bronze medal in an extremely competitive under 85kg men’s kyu grade event

Sunday 16th September 2018 – Cedars Judo Club hosts Masterclass with Dan Powell

The Cedars judo club were very proud to host the 1st Master Class with Dan Powell.

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 more recently known for his appearance on Ninja Warrior UK.

His aim now is to keep to his busy training schedule and bring the UK medal success in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympics

Watch Dan on the Ninja Warrior Course

Dan Powell Facebook


Friday 6th July – Club Grading Results

Congratulation to all those who took part in the club grading.

White Belt plus 2 Red Tabs awarded to William Brooks; Alexander Collis and Nathan Warden

White Belt plus 1 Yellow Tab awarded to Charlie London; Travis Salisbury and Beau Salisburby

Full Yellow Belts awarded to Toby Salisbury and Nam Nicholson


Sunday 1st July 2018 – Well done to all members that competed in the Area Open Event

Congratulations to all those that fought at the Area Open Championship.  The championship attracted a high standard of players from judo clubs all over the UK.

Every player from the club fought exceptionally well and you all made an old Coach very proud.

Toby Salisbury – Gold and Bronze
Nam Nicholson – Gold
Poppy London – Gold
Daisy Hodgkinson – Gold
Nim Nicholson – Silver
Louis Hurley-Smith – Silver
Cameron Collis – Bronze
Luke Dexter – Bronze

Ezra Woodley, Charlie London, Beau Salisbury, Harrison Collis and Travis Salisbury all fought in probably the toughest events of the day and progressed through the rounds just missing out on the final medals positions.

A big thank you to Marc, Glyn and Julian for your help during the day.



Saturday 26th June 2018 – Trio achieve maximum grade increases

Well done to the 3 members of the club that attended the Area grading held in Digby, Lincolnshire

All 3 showed a good understanding of the syllabus required followed by some hard fighting.  The result was all achieving the maximum grade increase allowed.

Daisy Hodgkinson was awarded her orange belt with 1 green tag, with Cameron Collis and Louis Hurley-Smith both gaining yellow belts with 2 orange tags.





Friday 15th June 2018 – Visit from Barlestone Judo Club

A great big thank you to Wayne and Barlestone Judo Club for coming over to visit us.  A good session was had by all, plenty of hard work, sweat and fun. Followed by a floss dance demonstration whilst we were trying to get a good group photo.


2nd May 2018 – Lolly gets Brownies sports award for her Judo achievement

Congratulation to Lolly Mellor for gaining her Brownies Sports Award/Badge.

Lolly picked Judo for her sport and had to prove progression over a number of weeks (She gained her Yellow belt). She also had to write about someone within the sport and she picked Dan Powel, he competed in at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. His vision is affected by cone-rod dystrophy, but never lets this hold him back. He’s a true inspiration to so many and was a great choice for her written piece.  Dan sends his congratulations on your award.

March 2018 Junior and Senior Grading Results

Congratulations to all those that recently graded, a great result for all.

Marc Evans – Black belt – 1st Dan
Katy Darcy – Green Belt 3rd Kyu
Glyn Hodgkinson – Green Belt – 3rd Kyu
Neil Garner – Green Belt 3rd kyu

Daisy Hodgkinson – Yellow Belt + 2 Orange
Lorely Mellor – Yellow Belt
Nim Nicholson – Yellow Belt
Ezra Woodley – Yellow Belt
Ethan Mellor – Yellow Belt
Nam Nicholson – White + 2 Yellow
Joe Bradbury – White + 3 Red
Charlie Wazmuth – White + 3 Red
Caitlin Burgess – White + 2 Red
Joshua Burgess – White + 2 Red
Noah Garner – White + 2 Red
Beau Sailsbury – White + 2 Red

26th January 2018 – Marlies is presented with Judo Instructors Award

Congratulations to Marlies Flintham on gaining the Award of Judo Instructor.   She is a very valuable member of the coaching team at the Cedars bringing with her many years of experience.  Marlies started Judo as a young girl in Germany and worked her way through the ranks competing at Local, Area and National level.

Friday 8th December 2017 – Club Grading Results

Congratulations to all those that took part in the club Grading. All players did very well,  all progressing the maximum 2 tabs.

Charlie Wazmuth – White + 2 Red
Rowan Blower – White + 2 Red
Ellie West – White + 1 Yellow
Loreley Mellow – White + 2 Yellow
Lola Sayers – Full Yellow Belt
Cameron Collis – Full Yellow Belt

Sunday 3rd December 2017 – Cedars Player get presented with medals by Olympian – Area Open Championship

Congratulations to the players from the Cedars who won medals at the AJA East Midlands Area Open Championship.

A Silver medal to Daisy Hodgkinson and Bronze medals to Harrison Collis and Xander Collis

The players were presented with their medals by the sprinter Libby Clegg – Double Paralympic gold medalist (Rio 2016)

A very well done to all.


14th July 2017 – Club Grading Results

Congratulations to all those that took part in the club Grading. All players did very well,  all progressing the maximum 2 tabs.

White + 2 Red Tabs – Ellie West and Evie Willis
White + 1 Yellow Tab – Ethan Mellow, Nim Nicholson, Nam Nicholson, Reece Starbuck, Charlie Wallace and Ezra Woodley
Full Yellow Belt – Elise Bower, Louis Hurley-Smith, Cheyanne Weastall, Paige Taylor, Daniel Weeks, Eliase Woodley and Liam Inchley

Sunday 2nd July 2017 – Club win 15 medals at Area Mini Competition


Well done to all those from the club who competed in the Area Mini Competition.Gold Medals: Alexander Collis; Cheyanne Weastal; Daisey Hodgkinson; Daniel Weeks x 2; Elias Woodley

Silver Medals: Ethan Mellow; Ezra Woodley; Nim Nicholson; Paige Taylor

Bronze Medals: Alfie Sayers; Cameran Collis; Harrison Collis; Lola Sayers; Nam Nicholson

Friday 30th June 2017 – Club Championships


Name   Event Result
Elise Bower G1 1-Gold
Isabella Wood G1 2-Silver
Evie Willis G1 3-Bronze
Nim Nicholson G2 1-Gold
Lola Sayers G2 2-Silver
Ellie West G2 3-Bronze
Daisy Hodgkinson G3 1-Gold
Paige Taylor G3 2-Silver
Loreley Mellor G3 3-Bronze
Cheyanne Weastell G3 4-Bronze
Taraa Hayer G4 1-Gold
Paige Taylor G4 2-Silver
Gurlean Hayer G4 3-Bronze
Daisy Hodgkinson G4 3-Bronze
Zac Campbell B1 1-Gold
Alexander Collis B1 2-Silver
Toby Munton B1 3-Bronze
Rowan Bower B1 4-Bronze
Dylan Munton B2 1-Gold
Nam Nicholson B2 2-Silver
Danny Court B2 3-Bronze
Broklyn Mellor B2 4-Bronze
Marshal Meakins B2 5-Bronze
Eathan Mellor B3 1-Gold
Ezra Woodley B3 2-Silver
Anton Deacon B3 3-Bronze
Haden Deacon B3 4-Bronze
Issac Abela-Georg B4 1-Gold
Harrison Collis B4 2-Silver
Alfie Sayers B4 3-Bronze
Elias Woodley B5 1-Gold
Reece Starbuck B5 2-Silver
Alistair Alesbrook B5 3-Bronze
Charlie Wallis B5 4-Bronze
Caide Deacon B6 1-Gold
Liam Inchley B6 2-Silver
Declan Brandon B6 3-Bronze
William Wood B6 4-Bronze
Christopher Burnett B6 5-Bronze
Daniel Weeks B7 1-Gold
Charlie Baker B7 2-Silver
Jordan Key Seniors 1-Gold
Glynn Hodgkinson Seniors 2-Silver
Luke Dexter Seniors 3-Bronze
Neil Munton Seniors 4-Bronze


Sunday 26th February 2017 – Area Closed Championship

Congratulations to all those from the Club that won medals at the Area Closed Championship. We had a range of complete novices to experienced black belts fighting. All players fought extremely well and showed great sportsmanship.

Gold: Nim Nicholson; Nam Nicholson; Ethan Mellor; Maaya Hayer; Black Wass; Norman Smith.

Silver: Ellias Woodley; Charlie Baker; Taraa Hayer; Ethan Wass; Luke Dexter.

Bronze: Ezra Woodley; Alistair Alesbrook; Declan Brandon; William Wood; Gurleen Hayer.

Sunday 4th December 2016 – EMA Open Championship Results

Congratulations to those form the Club who took part in the EMA Open Championships on the 4th December 2016.

The standard of the Championship was extremely high with players from all over the country taking parts.

All of the Cedars players fought extremely resulting in them all winning medals.

Gold – Blake Wass

Bronzes – Alistair Alesbrook, Ethan Wass and Luke Dexter (2)

Sunday 25th October 2016 – EMA Open Championship Results

More Success for the club with 8 out of 8 medals for Cedars palyers.

Gold Medals to Harry Jones, Katy-Rae Darcy, Blake Wass and Ethan Wass.

Silver Medals to Maaya Hayer, Gurleen Hayer and Taraa Hayer.

Bronze Medal to Alistair Alesbrook.

Sunday 25th June 2016 – Junior Grading Results

Congratulations to those from the club who recently graded.

All player did extremely well and progressed by the maximum amount allowable.

Alistair Alesbrook – White plus 1 Yellow

Tony Mason – Orange plus 2 Green

Ethan Wass – Full Green

Blake Wass – Full Green