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Monday, 11 March 2019 10:22

Medals at JFAUK London International

A big congratulations to all of the Sobell judoka who took part in the JFAUK London International Open this weekend! Across the Primary, Junior and Senior categories we had an enourmous medal haul. Well done to everybody for representing the club well!

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Monday, 18 February 2019 18:06

International Medals for Sobell

Islington judoka from the Sobell Judo Club have just returned from the 2019 Bilzen Judo Open held in Belgium, with 4 international medals in tow!

The North London based team took the 10 hour drive to Belgium Saturday night in preparation for the competition on Sunday. The event is an annual international judo competition drawing judoka from Belgium, the UK, the Nederlands, France, Germany amongst other countries.

First up from Sobell was Sam Sampson in the senior men’s -81kg category. Sams first opponent was a Dutch judoka and a close fight took it to golden score. After a hard fought golden score (sudden death) - that lasted a full 20 minutes! After the long battle, Sam was eventually caught by a stumbling wazari and handed a loss. Next, Sam was up against a fellow British Judoka, travelling with a different team, and this time was able to catch him with a Juji Gatame to score Ippon and take home the silver medal.

Next up was Saad Sid and Sasha McClean in the men’s -90kg category. In this category it was our British Judoka who came out on top, with Saad Sid using his trademark Ogoshi to take gold, Sasha McClean using fast Ne-Waza to take Silver over their Belgian opponents.

Lucien Buleandra stepped up next in the men’s -81kg Kyu grade category and was on fine form as usual. Up first he took on a British Judoka, taking him out with strong Katame Waza. Next, he dispatched of his Belgian opponent with a huge, showstopping Ogoshi to take home gold.

The Sobell judoka travelled with the Judo for All United Kingdom team, alongside fellow judoka from Club Judoka in Worthing. The full team came away with 3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze.

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 10:42

3rd Dan for Elena Del Pozo

An enormous congratulations goes to Elena Del Pozo who was recently awarded her 3rd Dan black belt. 
 
Last August at the JFAUK National Summer School, held in Worthing, Sussex, Elena was awarded her Sandan as a recognition of her ever-growing skill, technical excellence and holistic understanding of Judo as a martial art. Elena started at the Sobell in 2006 and has since continued to grow into one of our strongest and most knowledgeable judoka. An exemplary example to all, Elena has become a proficient coach, regularly taking our Primary classes as well as playing a key role in inducting our beginner judoka across all age classes. We are extremely proud that Elena’s judo skill has been recognised and we are extremely happy to see her receive a commendation of her life’s work in judo. Thank you for your dedication and thank you for being a role model to all, especially to all of our female students. Congratulations again. 
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Monday, 08 October 2018 18:01

Silver for Sam Charalambous!

A big congratulations to Sam Charalambous who took a silver medal at the BJA North West Area Open last Sunday. A great result, especially considering he was fighting up a weight category!

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Congratulations to all of our judoka who took part in the London Open International on Sunday 4th March 2018. Sobell produced a superb display of judo and managed to come away with a huge medal haul!
Full write up from JFAUK
Congratulations to all who took part in the JFAUK London Open which took place on Sunday 4th March 2018. With judoka in attendance from many clubs and organisations across the U.K., Belgium and Denmark, this year marks the first time it has become an international event. With constant growth, this competition is surely cementing itself in many diaries as a must attend event each year.
We aim to continue to growing the event year on year to provide more judoka with a platform to further their competitive development and expose themselves to as many new opponents as possible - both domestic and international. With the recent closure of a number of events across the U.K. judo scene, including the recent closure of the prestigious Southend International, we hope that as this event grows, more judoka will consider this as a suitable alternative to events that once filled their yearly schedule.
Further to this, we are proud that numerous coaches, parents and judoka commented on how refreshing it was to see leg grabs, traditional techniques and a strong encouragement of ne-waza in competition! With comments like these, we are continually motivated that our provision of a traditional ruleset is not only justified, but welcomed by the judo community.
Thank you to all who took part in this event, especially all officials who made this event possible. We cannot wait for the next one.
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 11:38

End of Year Breakdown

As the end of the year approaches, we take a look back at the successes of our Club throughout 2017. Below is a quick breakdown of what our members got up to throughout the year. Of course, these points do not even get close to demonstrating how hard each and every one of our members have worked. We would like to thank all of you for your ongoing support, effort and passion at the Sobell Judo Club. This year has been truly monumental in the growth of our club. Not only in numbers, but in the quality of judo produced by each and every one of you. Thank you once again.

Next year we celebrate 45 years since our founding and we promise that it will be even bigger and better. Have a superb Christmas and a fantastic new year!

• Sobell Members start the year by storming the podium at the JFAUK London Open.

• 3 judoka travel to Essex for the AEJF ‘Back to the Future Championships’ with Sam Sampson and Karl Summerbell taking Gold, and Sam Charalambous taking silver.

• Members of Sobell travel with the JFAUK team to the Miyazaki Cup in Greece with Sam Charalambous taking Gold and Sam Sampson and Alexis Bardidni taking Silver.

• Sobell travel to Sussex to take part in the Worthing Championships with Gold from Saad and Andreas, a Silver from Mikey and Bronzes from Belarmino, Finn,Elyes, Maciek and Karl.

• Sobell come away with an enormous medal haul from the Kenshiro Abbe Cup in London.

• Phillip Bloom, Sam Sampson and Sam Charalambous travel to Latvia to compete in the CSIT World Sport Games. Sam Charalambous comes away with the Bronze, Sam Sampson finished 5th and Phillip Bloom finished 7th.

• The Sobell Dojo moves from its original dojo of 44 years to a bigger dojo downstairs as a reflection of our growth.

• Sobell Members travel to Greece to take part in the Matsuura international Cup. Sam Sampson, Karl Summerbell, Alexis Bardini and Hannnah Chesham take gold. Sam Charalambous, Lucia Pascali, and Alex Charalambous take Silver.

• Phillip Bloom finishes 3rd in the 2017 Maccabiah Games held in Isreal.

• Sobell return to Sussex for the JFAUK Worthing Summer School. Farid Nemouchi is awarded his 6th Dan for his contribution to judo.

• Sobell return to Essex to compete in the All England Ne-Waza Championships. Sampson and Fionn Rowan take Gold, Mikey Barton, Elyes Rugby and Pedro Carhillo take Bronze.

• Sobell takes a large medal count at the JFAUK National Championships.

• Bob Bushnell and Samuel Betu are awarded their 6th Dans due to their ongoing contribution to judo and the community.

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Friday, 24 March 2017 09:47

International Medals!

Members of Sobell Judo Club travelled with Team JFAUK to Thessaloniki, Greece to take part in the 2017 Miyazaki International Cup, coming away with 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze. Starting the day was Jason Baird who was fighting in -79kg veterans.

Sobells Sam Charalambous of the -75kg category was up first. Sam completely dominated all of his contests, and despite a minor scare in the final, Sam came through with a huge Ippon Seoi Nage to take the gold. Next up was Sobell's -79kg judoka Sam Sampson who started his contest with a clean de ashi barai. Following this was a repeat of the final of the 2016 WJF European Championships where Sam met the Bulgarian judoka. However, there was no success for Sam this time as the Bulgarian won the contest with a wazari. He then went on to win the rest of his contests to take home a silver. Sobell's Alexis Bardini of the -71kg's stepped on the tatami next, sweeping through his category before facing a Greek judoka in the final. Unfortunately the Greek judoka got the better of Alexis, leaving Alexis with the silver medal.

Also competing for JFAUK was Jason Board from Dundee, who took home the Silver Medal in the Veterans -79kg, and Ross Elliot from Worthing who took home the Gold in the mens -100kg and a bronze in the mens Open Weight.

Overall, a strong performance from JFAUK at a very tough tournament. As well as the tournament, a training camp also took place, led by JFAUK President Sampson Sampson followed by a dan grade examination for the JFAGR members.

Well done to all, you can view the pictures by clicking here

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Monday, 13 March 2017 18:32

Trio of Medals!

Smashing performance from the Sobell boys at the AEJF Championships in Essex! Gold for Sam Sampson, Bronze for Sam Charalambous + a Silver in the open weight for Sam C! and a Bronze for Karl Summerbell, who although a special needs judoka, was fighting able bodied judoka! All boys done absolutely brilliantly, especially Karl who came back from a big foot injury to take the bronze in his last fight! Also congratulations to Worthing Judo Club who also topped the podiums in their respective categories. A fantastic day for Sobell, and for JFAUK
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Monday, 13 March 2017 18:27

London Open

Congratulations to everybody who took part in the JFAUK London Open! A good day of clean, upright judo. Great support from clubs across the UK including Sobell, Worthing, Kanazawa, Budokan, Budokwai, University of Hertfordshire, Potters Bar and even some other London clubs coming simply to watch the great judo on display! Thank you to all who supported the event as well as all officials who helped make this event a success. You can view the photos Here.
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Monday, 13 March 2017 18:23

JFAUK Randori Session

29th January saw the first JFAUK Open Randori of the year take place!

The event saw a number of judoka, from a variety of different organisations meet, and train together for 3 hours of quality randori.

These open randoris aim to be held every few months, enabling judoka a regular opportunity to train and integrate with others from outside their club, whilst getting a high quality judo session at the same time.

These sessions are open to all judoka regardless of organisation as long as they have a valid licence.

Keep your eyes on the JFAUK Facebook Page to find out when the next one is!

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