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Wednesday, 20 March 2019 12:13

International Success in Greece

 
Judoka the Sobell Judo Club recently travelled with team JFAUK to the 2019 Miyazaki Cup held in Thessaloniki, Greece. 
 
Held annually, the event daws a plethora of European Judoka from the U.K, Greece, Bulgaria, Algeria and Macedonia amongst other countries. Differing from mainstream judo events, this event is run under a traditional rule set meaning that leg grab techniques are permitted and lots of emphasis is placed on ne-waza groundwork fighting. 
 
This year, Sobell achieved 1 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals. Silver medals came from Sam Sampson (-83kg), Fionn Rowan (-71kg), Alex Charalambous (-66kg), Sasha McClean (-91kg) and bronze medals were achieved by Lucian Buleandra (-79kg), Mikey Barton (-91kg) and Hannah Chesham (-78kg). Finishing the day was a gold medal from Sam Sampson who entered the open-weight category and came away with first place, despite facing Judoka nearly twice his size! 
 
Also attending was Alexis Bardini (-75kg) and Karl Summerbell, a para-athlete who entered the able bodied category (-71kg). However, tough draws saw these judoka exit the tournament in the opening rounds. Regardless, both fought extremely well and have gained valuable experience for their next event. Also with the team was judoka from Club Judoka in Worthing and Dundee Ippon Judo Club in Scotland. 
 
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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.

Published in Club News
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 10:18

International 5th for Caterina

A big congratulations to Caterina Puntillo who competed in her first international tournament this weekend. Caterina, who now trains at the Sobell Judo Club, London, travelled to Italy to compete in the 2018 Trofeo Sankaku International tournament, eventually coming away with a 5th place. A great result for her first big event. Congratulations!

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Sunday, 13 May 2018 10:59

Belgian Gold for Sam Sampson!

Sobell judoka Sam Sampson recently travelled to Belgium with the JFAUK team to take part in the 2018 Bilzen Open. Sam started the day for the team, taking on a dutch judoka in his first match. Despite the strength of the Nederlands born athlete, who used his aggression to try to intimidate Sam, Sam kept his composure and used his experience to first throw the Dutch athlete with an Ippon Seoi Otoshi to score a Wazari. Shortly after, Sam executed a clean Osoto Gari to gain his second Wazari and win the match. Next to face Sam was a British judoka who had travelled with a different team. Sam used the same composure to counter the British athlete with an Uchi Mata to score Ippon and win his second match. The final match for Sam was yet another Dutch judoka, however with a gold medal within reach, Sam used a Sasae Tsuri Komi Ashi to take his opponent over and score an Ippon to take home the gold medal. A great display of judo!

Also competing was Ross Elliot and Adam Brown from Club Judoka in Worthing, with Ross taking home a gold and Adam taking home a silver.

Great work by all!

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