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SUCCESS FOR LOWER GRADE PLAYERS

Some of Seishins novice grade players took part In the Sussex Yellow Belt and under Championships in Worthing on Sunday 11th November 2007. For some it was their first experience of competition. However, five medals where won on the day:-

Girls Under 48 kgs Jazmin Rainger - GOLD
Girls Under 44 kgs Bryony Chellew - SILVER
Boys Under 27 kgs Matthew Waller - BRONZE
Boys Under 42 kgs Jordan Morey - BRONZE
Boys Under 50 kgs Tom Chellew - BRONZE

Well done!

TWO BRONZE MEDALS FOR SEISHIN JUDO

On Sunday 4th November based Seishin Judo won two Bronze medals at Judo competitions held at K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley.

There were two competitions on the same day. The South of England Junior Orange Belt and under Championships at which George Horne, fighting in the Under 46 Kgs, took Bronze. In the Southern Area Senior Open Championships Paul Marchant won Bronze in the Under 90 Kgs Group

Medal Success for Seishin Judo Players

On Sunday 28th October a small number of Junior and Senior players from Seishin travelled to the Mountbbatten Centre in Portsmouth to take part in the Hampshire Split Grade Championships.

In the the junior section Orange and Green Belts Sam Battrum took Bronze in the Under 38Kgs group and Justin Macklin a Silver in the Under 46Kgs.

In the Blue and Brown Belt group Under 73 Kgs Dan Bolland took Bronze and Tom Ransom a Gold.

The Senior players, both fighting in the Under 73 Kgs Brown and Black Belt group were equally successful with Danny Gregory taking the Silver and James Stringer a Bronze.

"Well done everyone".

National Champion at Seishin

On 13th and 14th October junior players from Seishin competed at the National Junior Age Banded Championships in Sheffield. This Competition attracts players from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and is always a tough tournament.

However, in their age groups, Joe Bolland took Gold and the title of National Champion in the Over 66kgs and in the Under 90kgs Joshua Butler took Bronze.

A great result for Seishin well done to all of them.

Four Silver Medals !!

On the 1st July players from Seishin, two representing Sussex County, won four silver medals at the Hampshire Junior and Youth Open Championships held at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth.

The medallists were:-

U34 Kgs Dominic Young

U38 Kgs Sam Battrum

U46 Kgs Justin Macklin

U55 Kgs Gareth Young

“An extremely good result from a very tough competition”.

One of Seishins Youngest players wins Bronze

On Sunday 10th June at the Southern Area Junior and Youth Championships held at K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley, Seishins youngest player on the day took third place Bronze.

Well done to Edmund Coke for his Bronze Medal win in the U34 Kilo category.

Success for Seishin Juniors

Saturday 2nd June saw young players from Seishin take part in the Gatwick Diamond Youth Games at K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley. Taking 13 medals, 5 gold and 8 Bronze

The medallists were:

George Harris

Gold

Marcus Battrum

Gold

Matthew Waller

Gold

Bryony Chellew

Gold

William Reeves-Perrin

Gold

Thomas Chellew

Bronze

Charlie Jeyes

Bronze

Stefan Abram

Bronze

Luke Macklin

Bronze

Alex Faria

Bronze

Emma Viney

Bronze

Oliver Osler-Holt

Bronze

Robert Paice

Bronze

"Excellent effort from these very young players, well done".

Seishin Judo Top Club in Sussex for the Third year running

On Sunday 22nd April 2007 members of Seishin traveled to Worthing to take part in the 2007 Sussex Judo Trials. This competition is open to Junior and Senior players from Judo clubs in Sussex with the medallists forming part of the Sussex Judo Squad for the forthcoming year. Seishin won the Meeksan Trophy for the third year in succession. This Trophy is awarded to the club with the highest total of points achieved by the Junior Medal winners

RESULTS

Junior Girls

 

 

U32 Kgs

Matlida Coke

SILVER

U36 Kgs

Charlotte Gillespie-Smith

SILVER

 

Ellie Powell

BRONZE

U44 Kgs

Jazmin Rainger

GOLD - Sussex Champion

Junior Boys

 

 

U30 Kgs

Alex Faria

BRONZE

U34 Kgs

Sam Battrum

GOLD - Sussex Champion

 

Dominic Young

SILVER

 

Edmund Coke

BRONZE

U42 Kgs

Justin Macklin

GOLD - Sussex Champion

 

Rory Gillespie

BRONZE

U46 Kgs

George Tester

GOLD - Sussex Champion

U55 Kgs

Gareth Young

GOLD - Sussex Champion

U60 Kgs

Philip Orchin

BRONZE

U66 Kgs

Tom Ransom

GOLD - Sussex Champion

U73 Kgs

James Stringer

GOLD - Sussex Champion

 

Rob Lightfoot

BRONZE

 

Dan Bolland

BRONZE

Senior Men

 

 

U60 Kgs

Oliver Young

GOLD - Sussex Champion

U90 Kgs

Phil Harris

SILVER

 

Mike Maclean

BRONZE

Two brothers from Seishin Judo take medals in Judo Kata

On Sunday 15th April Dominic Young aged 12 and his brother Gareth 15, took part in the Southern Area Judo Open Kata Championships held at Sovereign Judo Club in Reigate Surrey. This event attracted people from as far away as the Midlands.

Kata is a formal demonstration of Judo techniques and on this occasion they demonstrated Nage no Kata (demonstration of throwing techniques).

Dominic and Gareth demonstrated superbly with technical confidence to take the Bronze medal and this, despite the fact that Dominic at 32 kilos in weight was throwing Gareth who weighs 53 kilos.

Bruce Scrivens, Chief Instructor at Seishin said "These two demonstrated superbly and will go from strength to strength"

Seishin Judo players, representing their Schools, take medals at the the British Schools National Individual Championships

On Saturday 31st March some of Seishins players competed at the British Schools National Indivual Championships at K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley

The Results were:-

Age Band A Under 42 Kgs Justin Macklin - Bronze (Downlands School)

Age Band C Under 55 Kgs Gareth Young - Bronze (Imberhorne School)

Age Band C Under 73 Kgs James Stringer - Bronze (Warden Park School)

Age Band D Under 60 Kgs Oliver Young - Silver (Imberhorne School)

Age Band D Under 66 Kgs Danny Gregory - Bronze (Uckfield College)

" A great result for these players in highly competitive weight groups, very well done", Bruce Scrivens

Seishin students gain grade promotions

The first gradings of 2007 saw success for both Judo and Iaido students. There were grade improvements for both juniors and seniors in Judo and for seniors in Iaido. In line with Seishins grading policy, only a small number of our students took part with others waiting to grade later this year

JUDO

Juniors:

Charlie Searl - 6th Mon to 7th Mon Orange - Belt 1 tab

George Searl and Edmund Coke - 6th Mon to 8th Mon - Orange Belt 2 tabs

Daniel Baker - 7th Mon to 9th Mon - Orange Belt 3 tabs

Sam Battrum - 9th Mon to 10th Mon - Green Belt 1 tab

James Stringer - 15th Mon to 15th Mon - Brown Belt 1 tab

Seniors:

Darren Pacey - Novice to 8th Kyu - Lower Orange

Mark Michaels - 9th Kyu to 7th Kyu - Upper Orange

Mike Maclean - 8th Kyu to 5th Kyu - Upper Green

Toine Hodgekiss - 4th Kyu to 3rd Kyu - Upper Blue

Oliver Young - 2 Kyu to 1st Kyu - Upper Brown

Danny Pont - 2nd Kyu to 1st Kyu

IAIDO

Colin Hampton - Yonkyu (4th Kyu)

James Milne - Yonkyu (4th Kyu)

David Orchin - Sankyu (3rd Kyu)

Philip Orchin - Nikkyu (2nd Kyu)

Ben Johnson - Nikkyu (2nd Kyu)

Michael Shipman - Nikkyu (2nd Kyu)

Luke o`Boyle - Shodan (1st Dan)

”Once again, great results, very well done”, Bruce Scrivens

TEAM SUCCESS

On Sunday 26th November some of Seishin's junior and senior players entered the Sussex Closed Teams Championships at Worthing.

Three teams were entered, one senior and two junior with all three being successful

The medal winners were

Senior Men 2nd Kyu

(Lower Brown &under):

Oliver Young, Danny Gregory, Matthew Vincent, Mike Maclean and Mark Michaels - Bronze

Junior Boys open grade:

Matthew Lasis, Rory Gillespie and Sam Battrum - Silver

Joe Bolland and Justin Macklin – Bronze

A good result from everyone, a great team effort. Well done

Yellow Belts in the Medals

Sunday 12th November saw some of our younger, less experienced judo players take 5 medals at the Sussex Red and Yellow Belt Open Competition in Worthing. This event attracts players from all over the South of England and is always very competitive.

The successful medallists were:

Boys Yellow Belt section:

U34 Kgs Edmund Coke - GOLD

U27 Kgs Alex Faria - SILVER

U55 Kgs George Searl - SILVER

U25 Kgs Patrick Nolan - BRONZE

Girls Yellow Belt section

Under 34 Kgs Matilda Coke – SILVER

Very well done, all of you.

Medal Haul for Seishin Players at Hampshire Split Grade Competition

On Sunday 29th October a team of players from Seishin Judo travelled to the Hampshire Split Grade Open Judo Competition at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth. The standard at this event was high with tough competition in the weights groups contested by the Seishin players.

The results are as follows:-

JUNIORS (Under 16 years )

Under 34 Kgs Orange and Green Belts

Sam Battrum - BRONZE

Dominic Young - 7th PLACE

Under 50 Kgs Blue and Brown Belts

Gareth Young - SILVER

Under 66 Kgs Blue and Brown Belts

James Stringer - GOLD

SENIORS (Over 16 years)

Under 60 Kgs Blue and Brown Belts

Oli Young - GOLD

Under 66 Kgs Blue and Brown Belts

Danny Gregory - SILVER

Under 81 Kgs Brown and Black Belts

Chris Godsmark - GOLD

Chief Instructor Bruce Scrivens commented “We are delighted with the way everyone fought. It was a great day for Oli Young and Danny Gregory who have just become Seniors and to win medals at their first competition was the icing on the cake. Well done everyone”.

Seishin Judo take medals at National Competition

On Sunday 10th September a small team of players from Burgess Hill based Seishin Judo travelled to The National Indoor Arena in Birmingham to take part in the Heart of England Judo Championships.

This Competition is one of the largest in the UK attracting around 1000 competitors from all over the UK and teams from as far afield as France and South Africa.

As expected the competition was of a very high standard but on the day Justin Macklin won a well earned Bronze medal in the Group A Under 38 Kilo category. Rob Lighfoot, having discovered that he had to move up a weight to the Under 73 Kilos category, fought superbly well to take the Silver medal.

Chief Instructor Bruce Scrivens "These players work hard at their Judo and it goes to prove that regular training does work".

Iaido Grading Results

On Tuesday 22nd August some of Seishin's Iaido students took part in a grading assessments at their dojo in East Grinstead. The results were as follows:

Kelly Sole - Shodan (1st Dan)

Hayley Boot - Shodan (1st Dan)

Luke O`Boyle - Ikkyu (1st Kyu)

Michael Shipman - Sankyu (3rd Kyu)

Ben Johnson - Sankyu (3rd Kyu)

Philip Orchin - Sankyu (3rd Kyu)

Gavin Beynon - Yonkyu (4th Kyu)

Very well done. Some of our other students will grade later in the year.

Novices Achieve Medal Success

Seishin beginners win medals at The Junior Red Belt and Under Competition held at Worthing on Sunday 30th July.

This event is to allow beginners their first taste of competition and, as usual, was well attended.

On the day, Bronze went to Bryony Chellew in the Girls Under 40 Kgs category and in the Boys Under 60 Kgs Dan Harris struck Gold

The determination and effort shown by these young beginners is quite something. The future looks good, well done.

Seishin in the medals again

Players from Seishin won medals at the South of England Junior Open Championships at Worthing on Sunday 16th July.

As usual our players found themselves in large, highly competitive weight groups but once again they rose to the challenge with Rob Lightfoot and James Stringer taking Bronze in the Under 66 Kgs group. Oliver Young just missed out on a medal this time but took fifth place in the Under 60 Kgs.

Chief Instructor, Bruce Scrivens said “We are very proud of all our players, they always give their best and support each other and the club”

Club takes medals

Three players from Seishin won medals at the Hampshire Open Championships held at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth on 2nd July 2006

As usual this was a tough competition and the following players fought in large very competitive weight groups

U60 Kgs Oliver Young - Bronze

U66 Kgs Rob Lightfoot - Gold

U66 Kgs Danny Gregory - Bronze

All three of these players were fighting for Sussex

In addition, very creditable 5th places went to following:-

U38 Kgs Justin Macklin, U50 Kgs Joe Bolland, U55 Kgs, Matt Lasis (also fighting for Sussex) and U66 Kgs James Stringer

Seishin Compete at K2!

On Sunday 11th June players from Seishin Judo took part in the highly competitive South of England Junior and Youth Open Championships at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley.

As usual the competition was tough but our players showed their worth in winning five medals on the day.

The medallists were:-

Under 38 kgs:
Justin Macklin Silver and Rory Gillespie Bronze

Under 60 KGs:
Oliver Young Bronze

Under 66 KGs:
James Lasis Bronze

Under 81 KGs:
Chris Godsmark Silver

Chief Instructor Bruce Scrivens said “This was a good weekend where our players had to compete against some formidable opposition. Well done.”

Iaido grading success

On 23rd April 2006 five Iaido students obtained their next grades at a Federation of Iai Schools seminar and grading. Those successful were:

John Boulderstone - Shodan (1st Dan)

Kelly Sole - Ikkyu (1st Kyu)

Hayley Boot - Ikkyu (1st Kyu)

James Draper - Ikkyu (1st Kyu)

Luke O`Boyle - Sankyu (3rd Kyu)

Our Iaido group goes from strength to strength in its practice of traditional Iaido and our students worked hard to achieve these results, well done.

Sussex County Judo Trials at Worthing

On Sunday 9th April a team from Seishin took part in the Sussex County Judo Trials at Worthing

This competition is open to Junior and Senior players from Judo clubs in Sussex with medallists forming part of the Sussex Judo Squad for the forthcoming year.

Seishin ended the day on a high by winning 20 medals and the Meeksan Trophy, awarded to the club gaining the most medal points. All our players fought well to achieve this great result, well done everyone

Medal winners were:-

U30 Kgs

 

 

Dominic Young

GOLD

Sussex Champion

Daniel Baker

BRONZE

 

U34 Kgs

 

 

Justin Macklin

GOLD

Sussex Champion

Sam Battrum

SILVER

 

U42 Kgs

 

 

James Draper

BRONZE

 

U46 Kgs

 

 

Gareth Young

GOLD

Sussex Champion

Joe Bolland

SILVER

 

Simon Frisby

BRONZE

 

U55 Kgs

 

 

Matthew Lasis

GOLD

Sussex Champion

U60 Kgs

 

 

Oliver Young

SILVER

 

Toine Hodgekiss

BRONZE

 

U66 Kgs

 

 

Rob Lightfoot 

GOLD

Sussex Champion

James Stringer

BRONZE

 

U73 Kgs

 

 

Dan Bolland

SILVER

 

O73 Kgs

 

 

Oscar Nichols

SILVER

 

U40 Kgs

 

 

Jessica Plumtree

SILVER

 

Elizabeth Draper

BRONZE

 

U66 Kgs

 

 

Steve Jones

BRONZE

 

U81 Kgs

 

 

Chris Godsmark

BRONZE

 

U63 Kgs

 

 

Lenka Jascurova

BRONZE

 

Girls Spirit of Judo Trophy

 

Elizabeth Draper

   

Seishin players gain medals at the British Schools Association National Championships at Bath University on Saturday 18th February

Two of Seishins players, Gareth Young, representing Imberhorne School in East Grinstead, and Joe Bolland representing Warden Park School in Cuckfield fought in the same weight category of Under 46 Kgs in the 11 to 13 years age category. Both players fought extremely well in a tough group with Joe taking Silver and Gareth a Bronze

Seishin success at The London Judo International

The Age-Banded London Judo International took place on 11th and 12th February at the Excel Centre and attracted over 1,500 entries over the two days making this the largest event in the UK.

This was a great result for Seishin because not only did players win medals in competitive judo but also in Traditional Judo Kata (Formal demonstration of techniques) as well:

Our medal winners were:

- Nage no Kata Oliver and Gareth Young GOLD

- Group C U46 Kgs Joe Bolland GOLD

- Group D U40 Kgs James Draper BRONZE

- Group B U30 Kgs Zoe Boulderstone BRONZE

Very creditable 5th places went to Dominic Young, Elizabeth Draper and Justin Macklin in their respective weights groups.

Great result, well done!

Tom Williams wins Silver at the South Coast Mini Mons

On Sunday 22nd January five of Seishin's juniors attended the South Coast Mini Mons Competition at Worthing. This competition is restricted to Orange Belt and under and attracts clubs from all over the South of England.

As usual the lighter weight groups attracted a very high numbers of entries and both Sam Battrum, Under 30 Kgs and Rory Gillespie, Under 34 Kgs fought well to achieve 6th and 7th places in groups of up to 30 players.

Tom Williams, fighting in the Over 60 Kgs group fought extremely well to earn a silver medal. Well done Tom.



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