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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 10:25

Medals for Sobell

Congratulations to members of the Sobell Judo Club, London, Sam Sampson & Zeynep Sun who took part in the BJA 'We Will Remember Them' tournament on Sunday 4th November 2018. Zenynep started the day in the U78kg category and took on a big pool, dispatching of each of her opponents - including a dan grade! - to take home a gold medal and add to her growing collection of first place commendations.

Sam Sampson was next in the well supported U81kg category and worked his way through the knockouts and into the semi final. Unfortunately, a loss at this stage put him into the repechage, however he was still determined and managed to win his next fight to secure 3rd place.

Well done to both of you for your results!

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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, 20 May 2018 19:48

JFAUK London Ne-Waza 2018

Congratulations to all Sobell judoka who took part in the 2018 JFAUK London Ne-Waza tournament. Sobell truly topped the medal boards coming away with a huge haul of gold, silver and bronze across the Primary, Junior and Senior teams. Well done to everybody who took part. 

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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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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 22:54

National Medals for Sobell

A huge congratulations goes to everybody who took part in the JFAUK National Championships last Sunday. All of you truly represented the club well and we couldn't be prouder of you. We had judoka competing across the primary, junior and senior categories with each judoka obtaining a medal. Here is a quick snap of our senior team post-medal ceremony! View the photos here
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 20:09

Medals for Sobell!

Congratulations to the Sobell boys who recently competed at the All England Ne-Waza Championships! They travelled up to Hutton in Essex today to try their luck. Gold medals went to Finn Rowan in the Kyu -73kg and Sam Sampson in the Dan -90kg. Bronze Medals went to Pedro and Elyes in the Kyu -66kg and a Bronze went to Mikey in the Dan -90kg category. Well done to all!
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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 13:04

International Success!

Congratulations to Sobell members Sam Sampson, Sam Charalambous, Karl Summerbell, Alexis Bardini, Alex Charalambous, Hannah Chesham and Lucia Pascali who recently travelled to Thessaloniki, Greece to take part in the 2017 Matsuura international Cup. The Sobell Judoka were extremely successful, coming away with 11 medals! Find out how they got on by reading the full write up below:

Team JFAUK have now returned from Thessaloniki, Greece whereby they took a total of 17 medals. 9 Gold, 4 Silver and 4 Bronze. The JFAUK judoka truly shined brightly at this international tournament which drew judoka from various countries across Europe. Well done to all of the team.

Day 1 of the Matsuura international Cup saw the JFAUK Veterans and Special needs judoka step to the tatami. In total JFAUK took away 5 medals from 3 competitors.

Starting the day was Karl Summerbell, competing in the -71kg para-athlete category. Karl stormed through his category, taking the gold comfortably. Due to his fantastic performance and a low number of entries in his category, he was then invited to take part in a category of similar weighted, able-bodied judoka. Karl fought exceptionally well and made it through to the final. In the final, he was up by a Wazari, however was caught by a Greek judoka in the final seconds. Despite this, it was a truly expeditionary achievement.

Next up was Chris Cooper in the Veterans +100kg category. Chris found himself with a gold medal around his neck after executing fantastic kyushindo judo against Greek judoka. Not satisfied with just one gold meal, Chris then entered the open and continued his form, taking on opponent after opponent, executing clean ippon throws to take the gold.

Finally, -79kg Veteran judoka Jason Baird took to the tatami and made his way into the final with swift and precise Ne-Waza techniques. In the final, he narrowly lost by a decision against a Greek judoka, leaving him with a well deserved silver medal. A fantastic day for the team who truly set the standard high for the next days judoka.

On day 2 of the competition, Team JFAUK had a successful day, coming away with 12 medals.

First up was Sam Sampson in the men's -79kg category. Sam defeated Bulgarian and Greek judoka with swift ashi waza and fast ne-waza on his way to the final whereby he scored a wazari against a Greek judoka, later finishing the Greek off with a hold down to secure the gold medal.

Sam Charalambous was up next in the men's -75kg category. Sam started his day off well, defeating a Greek judoka by wazari. Sam unfortunately lost his following fights against a Bulgarian and Greek, leaving him with the Bronze medal. However, redemption was certainly on the cards as Sam Charalambous later entered the open category and managed to execute some superb throws and hold downs in order to take the gold! In addition to this, Sam was later awarded his 2nd Dan due to his technical prowess and string of impressive domestic and international performances, which includes a bronze medal at the CSIT World Sport Games last week!

Following Sam, the JFAUK ladies, Hannah Chesham and Lucia Pascali took to the tatami. Hannah and Lucia both worked their way though their category, both using fantastic ne-waza and big hip throws before meeting one another on the semi-final. Hannah managed to secure the win this time, leaving Lucia with a well deserved bronze medal. Hannah went off to face a Bulgarian judoka in the final, and Hannah spared little time securing a tight juji gatame to take the gold. The ladies weren't finished just yet as they then entered the open category, however both fell short to a much heavier woman, with Hannah taking the silver, and Lucia taking a second bronze.

It was the turn of Ross Elliot next, in the men's -100kg category. Ross made light work of his opponents, executing big throws in his way to the final. In a repeat of the Miyazaki cup final earlier this year, Ross faced the same Greek judoka, however quickly executed a cross grip Osoto Gari to take the gold.

Alex Charalambous stepped back on to the international tatami for the first time in four years next in the men's -68kg category. Alex started his day with a fantastic Uchi Mata before dispatching the rest of his opponents on the way to the final. There, he faced an experienced Greek judoka in a fight that went the distance, however the Greek managed to take the win due to a very close wazari score earlier in the match, leaving Alex with a silver medal.

Alexis Bardini then made his way into the contest area in the men's -71kg category, facing an all Greek pool. Alexis used excellent ne-waza to finish his opponents in order to earn his place in the gold medal match. There, he executed a dynamic cross grip Tai Otoshi to secure his gold medal.

Finally, Adam Brown made his international debut in the men's +100kg category, taking home the gold medal. Not satisfied with just one medal, Adam then entered the Open category and ended up fighting his way to a Bronze medal against experienced opponents.

Overall a truly fantastic two days of competition for team JFAUK, taking away 17 medals from 11 competitors. Well done to all!

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016 22:35

Nidan for Armin!

A HUGE congratulations to 'Uncle' Armin on his promotion to 2nd Dan! Armin has been a member of the Sobell Judo Club for 12 years and has been tirelessly working on and off the tatami in the name of judo. We thank him for all his commitment to the club and community judo in general. Congratulations on your well deserved promotion.
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Monday, 01 February 2016 10:47

London Area Randori

On Sunday 31st January the London Area Randori took place at the Sobell Judo Club. This proved to be a fantastic event with seven clubs in total attending. This session was a great start to the year as it enabled students from across the country to come together and integrate with eachother in a friendly training enviorment. We look forward to many more events such as these and look forward to where 2016 will take us. You can view the full photo album https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1023867261009556.1073741847.221978981198392&type=3
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Tuesday, 01 December 2015 15:37

Gold for Sam Charalambous!

Samuel Charalambous shows us exactly why he's a national medalist once again by taking a Gold medal at the AJA Midlands Championships. Sam ventured to the competition alone and worked his way through the category with great skill. He distaptched his openents with beautiful, clean ippon throws. You can check out some clips of his fights by clicking here
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