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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.

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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.

Published in Club News
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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