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Sunday 28th March 2010 – Success for Club at National Championships

Congratulations to all those members that took part in the AJA National Championships held in Birmingham.

The Club took 5 of its players and impressively all 5 players returned with medals and a place in the National Squad.

The results were as follows: Gold medals went to Matt Bratton (Boys over 65kg) and Rob Hastings (Dan Grade under 100kg); Bronze medals went to Harry Jones (Boys under 50Kg), Callum McDonald (Boys U60Kg) and Bryn Jones (Boys under 65Kg).

Matt, Callum and Bryn will all be going to Holland in May of this year to represent the National Squad in an International tournament so watch this space to see how they do.

Sunday 7th March 2010 – Junior and Senior Grading Results

Congratulations to all those members that took part in the recent Area grading held at Ashby de la Zouch. The club had an exceptional day with all those who went gaining their full grade possible. Members had to demonstrate a series of throws and groundwork moves (Syllabus/Theory) and take contesting line ups (fights) consisting of 3 to 6 players depending on the grade they were trying for.

The results were as follows: Innes Droomer (Orange belt + 1 green tab); Matthew Bratton (Orange belt + 2 green tabs); Callum McDonald, Matthew Holmes, Tom Holmes, Neale Farthing, Ben Hall and Scott Stevens (Green belt); Karl Batchelor (Green belt + 1 blue tab); Harry Jones ( Green belt + 2 blue tabs); and finally Bryn Jones (Full brown belt).