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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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Sunday, 10 June 2018 21:07

All England Ne-Waza

Well done to the Sobell team for heading to the AEJF National Ne-Waza Championships today in Hornchurch.


Zeynep smashed it as usual, taking away a gold.


Sacha fought remarkably hard, battling through controversial penalties and having a re-run of his pool due to even points before taking Silver due to a decision in a close fought final against an opponent he had previously beaten.


Sam was also unlucky, eventually taking a silver in the dan grade middle weight & Open, losing due to very controversial penalties against him - despite attempting to re-run one of the fights to remove controversy (referee’s agreed but his opponent declined).


Mikey fought extremely hard, taking bronze in both the dan grade middleweight & open.


These things happen and it’s all a learning process!

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Sunday, 13 May 2018 10:55

All England National Medals

Mixed day yesterday at the All England National Championships. Ross Elliot from Club Judoka began the day, after missing weight and finding himself in the +100kg category. He didn’t let the weight get to him and fought hard to make it to the final, however found himself taking a Silver after losing to a judoka 30kg heavier

Karl Summerbell took to the tatami next in the men’s -60kg. After unfortunately getting held down in his first fight, Karl’s next opponent withdrew due to injury, leaving him with a silver.

Sam Charalambous came up next in the men’s -73kg and was on fine form as usual, taking a gold.

Sam Sampson was the final judoka of the day however also missed weight and ended up in the -90kg category. Sam fought his way to the final, however a small mistake left him with the silver medal.

Congratulations to the boys who took the time to travel to Walsall to compete at this event, next time we hope to see more Sobell judoka step forward to compete.

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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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Sunday, 21 May 2017 20:57

Kenshiro Abbe Medals!

Members of the Sobell Judo Club recently took part in the 2017 Kenshiro Abbe Cup and came home with an enourmous amount of medals! Well done to everybody who took part and represented the club well!

From JFAUK:

The 2017 Kenshiro Abbe Cup took place on Sunday 21st May. In its second year, the event was opened to international judoka, and as an international event, a Belgian team took on that opportunity, and made their way to London to take part, and compete against British judoka in the competition. Further to this, various teams from London (3), Hertfordshire, Huntingdon, Worthing and Kent from all organisations travelled to take part in this fast growing tournament.

The day consisted of strong, upright judo which greatly resembled the teachings of Abbe and his principles of Kyshindo. Since the last event, we have not only see participation grow, but a true leap in the standard of judo on display. This was evident, as much clean, ippon judo was demonstrated by the competitors. Equally, the ne-waza was on par with the tachi-waza, with much circular, transitional groundwork being executed by each and every judoka. We would also like to add that female participation has grown greatly, with a ladies open category also being created after the main contests!

JFAUK would like to thank all the clubs who brought their judoka, as well as all competitors who put on a great show of judo. A special thank you goes to JudoYes Bilzen who brought their team of Belgian judoka to the event, and we look forward to more integration with them in the future. Further to this, we would like to thank all officials and referees who ensured the smooth running of the event.

A special congratulations goes to Dan Chiddy for being awarded his 1st Dan, as well as Adam Brown who was awarded his 2nd Kyu following their ongoing successes at JFAUK events over the past year.

Well done to all and we are certainly looking forward to the next event!

View the photos here.

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Monday, 15 May 2017 18:49

Randori in Brighton!

Some of the Sobell travelled to the south of England for a greta randori session at Brighton uni! Well done to all the guys and girls who took the time to make the trip. Time to for food and a trip to the beach! Thank you to Brighton uni judo club for hosting a great session.
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