Bushido Nation Senior Championships 2016

Ten adult fighters from the Bath Judo Club Squad attended the Bushido Senior National Championships held at the High Wycombe Judo Centre and returned with seventeen medals. Six gold medals, two silver medal and nine bronzes.

The first weight group was the under 66kg, Orlando Glendenning on his first outing at a senior event won the gold medal beating his competitors with wonderful throwing and groundwork skills, the silver medal went to Oliver Jenkins from Kingswood school who only lost one contest all day and that was to club mate Orlando, the bronze medals were won by Remi Mills and Arthur Foulstone who again on their first adult outing did the club proud.

The next group the under 73 kilo saw an outstanding display by Matthew Longshaw to take the gold medal, his club mates Joe Clokey and Tom Reeves from Kingswood school fought very hard to take the bronze medals in this group.

The Bath club only had one competitor in the under 81 kilo class Ethan Foster who completely dominated the group winning all his fights with the maximum ippon score to take the gold medal.

Two Bath fighters entered the under 100 kilo section where they both won medals Charlie Wiggins took the silver and club mate Roy Whaley won the bronze medal.

The super heavy weight open division was the next category and both Charlie and Roy decided to enter, Charlie Wiggins won the gold medal beating much heavier opponents whilst Roy Whaled won many fights to take the bronze medal.

The next division was the open 16 to 18 year old competition and the Bath club again produced three excellent fighters in Oliver Jenkins, Arthur Foulstone and Tom Reeves, Oliver won the gold medal beating two of his opponents with the throws of the day whilst Arthur and Tom won many contests to win the two bronze medals.

The last competion weight group was the under 81 kilo open where Matthew Longshaw won his second gold medal of the day beating all opposition with superb throwing techniques. His club mate and training partner Joe Clokey won his second bronze medal having put up a wonderful display of competitive judo on this his first ever championship.

Posted by Andy Knapp