• IAPS Champs 2024
  • Ippon in 5 Seconds!
  • Chase & Hunter Medal in BJC Competition
  • Ethan & Tom Dan Grades
  • Silver for Ralph in the Midlands Schools

IAPS Champs 2024

Well done to Chase and Hunter who had a great day at the National Independent Association of Independent Prep Schools Championships! Both won Gold medals with throws the cameras had trouble keeping up with! Students from Monkton Combe, also coached by Pete, attended and in total Bath came away with 5 Golds and 2 Bronzes!

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Ippon in 5 Seconds!

Well done to Ralph who travelled up to Kidderminster this weekend for the Samurai Orange Belt and Under competition. Ralph got off to a great start, winning his first fight within five seconds with a beautiful ippon throw! He also won his next fight but had to retire injured in the third and so came away with a well deserved bronze medal.

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Ethan & Tom Dan Grades

Ethan, requiring just one win to gain his second Dan, opted to continue and ended the day winning 7 contests all by Ippon, winning his line-up and then stopping two others in their lineups.   Ethan’s drop seoi-nage proved unstoppable, accounting for all but one of his throws for Ippon. Tom, at the age of 17 and attending his first Dan grading produced a variety of techniques to also complete his line up and…

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Royal Marines Open Champs

A great effort from the boys who travelled to the Royal Marines Commandos Training Center, Exmouth! The event was in aid of the Royal Marines Charity and was run in a friendly but very competitive spirit with one weight category having players ranging from orange belt through to 4th Dan. A huge thanks to Frankie and Rob from the Royal Marines for organising this event! Logan and Tom entered both…

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Logan earns his Black Belt!

Congrats to Logan on winning his Black Belt at the Budokwai on the 30th April! The Budokwai is the oldest judo club in Europe and has been the centre of excellence for the sport of judo for nearly 100 years.  Logan was only 16 but beat all five opponents by ippon, displaying great skill to defeat fighters ranging from 80 to 110kg despite only being 79 kg himself. He was…

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Jack takes Silver at the National Schools Champs

Jack Williams thought in the National Schools Championships in Sheffield and came away with the Silver in the over 60kgs, years 6-7. Jack was very unlucky not to get Gold but a great result fighting larger fighters than himself having just sneaked into the top weight category at 61kgs! Josh Richter fought in the U66kgs for years 12-13. Josh won his first fight with an Ippon throw within 12 secs….

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2 New Dan Grades

Congrats done to Remy & Josh on gaining their Dan grades this weekend! Both went off to High Wycombe to be examined on their black belt theory where they were required to demonstrate any of 40 different throws, 30 ground work techniques and 12 linked sequences. Remy had already passed the hard bit, winning his contest line-up at Bath University the previous weekend and Josh not to be out done…

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