Seishin Judo - a pure mind



Results

Seniors win 10 medals

Seniors win 10 medals at the the South Coast Senior Kyu and Dan Split Grade Open held in Worthing on 25th November Results as follows:-

Charlie Bignall - 74Kgs - Bronze - 6th Kyu group
Tom Chellew - 73Kgs - Silver - 2nd Kyu group
George Horne - 68Kgs - Bronze - 1st Kyu group
Russell Coppard - 72Kgs - Gold - 1st Kyu group and Bronze in the Open weight Kyu grade group
Oliver Young - 66Kgs - Gold - 1st Dan group
Guiseppe De Luca 78Kgs - Silver 2nd Dan group

Helen Woodbridge - 67Kgs - Bronze 4th Kyu group
Sophie Jones - 63Kgs - Bronze 3rd Kyu group
Jazmin Rainger - 54kg - Gold - 2nd Kyu group

Well done!

Novice Juniors win medals

Four young Red Belt junior players win medals at the Red Belt Rumble in Worthing on 17th June 2012
Gold to Hugo Davidson, Silvers to Gabriel Gould and Oliver Charlesworth and Bronze to Lewis Jee.

Judo Novices win Medals

Four young fighters from Seishin Judo took part in the "Red Belt Rumble" Open Judo Competition at Worthing on Sunday 19th June.

Red belts are the beginner grade belts for young judo players and Red Belt only events such as this, are designed so that they can experience involvement and achievement in competition. The children enjoy scoring points for their successful techniques and this helps build confidence. As with all competitions it also helps their coaches to identify areas that they can develop.

At this event the children are weighed on the day and then placed in groups of 4 or 5 players. Seishins youngsters did extremely well with Gabriel Gould, Hugo Davidson and Lewis Jee winning Silver medals and George Rutter taking a Bronze.

Success at the Sussex Judo Trials

On Sunday 10th April players from Burgess hill based Seishin Judo travelled to Worthing to take part in the 2011 Sussex Judo Trials. The 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.
 
The performance from the small team was nothing short of superb and resulted in 15 medals and 4 Sussex Champions and all 15 selected onto the Sussex Judo Squad

The results were:- 

Boys

U27 Kgs Oliver Charlesworth - Bronze
U34Kgs Seth Renshaw – Silver
U34Kgs Seth Renshaw – Silver
U50 Kgs Luke Macklin – Bronze
U55 Edmund Coke – Gold and Sussex Champion
U60 Kgs Tom Chellew - Silver
U60Kgs  Marcus Battrum - Bronze
U66 Kgs Stefan Abram – Gold and Sussex Champion
U66 Kgs George Horne - Bronze

 

Girls

U32Kgs Phoebe Chellew – Gold and Sussex Champion
U63Kgs Bryony Chellew – Silver
U63Kgs Sophie Jones - Bronze
U63Kgs Georgie Tofield – Bronze

 

Men

U60Kgs Dominic Young – Bronze
U81Kgs Chris Godsmark – Gold and Sussex Champion
U81Kgs James Stringer – Bronze

Head Coach Bruce Scrivens commented “These players did the club and themselves proud, a great effort from all of them. It was also very pleasing to have received comments from some officials about the good sportsmanship of our players”    

Silver Medals

Three of our players fought at the South Coast Green Belt and Under Competition in Worthing on Sunday 16th January 2011 taking 3 silver medals. Marcus Battrum, Luke Macklin and Tom Chellew fought solidly to earn their medals. It is always hard for players when they fight so well to see some others collect medals by default. A good friendly atmosphere helped in what was a long wait for some. Well done

Seaside Medals

Seishin take two Bronze medals at the Southend on Sea International Judo Competition on 27th November. This competition attracts player from the UK, Europe and even Australia.

Fighting in the Under 60Kgs category of the 12 to 15 year old group Dominic Young took Bronze after four hard contests. In the senior Mens Under 81Kgs James Stringer found himself in a very tough group but fought brilliantly well to take Bronze.

Red and Yellow belt success

Medals for young players at Worthing in the South Coast Red and Yellow Belt Rumble

The successful players were

Stefan Abram - Gold
Sophie Jones - Gold
Phoebe Chellew - Silver
Harry Grimmett - Bronze
William Charlesworth - Bronze

Well done....

2nd Dan for James Stringer

Having qualified for a `line-up` by defeating two fighters by ippon he then continued this by beating three players in succession, again by ippon, to gain his 2nd Dan. All his wins were by throws......Well done

Mini Mon Success

Five players-Five medals at the South Coast Open Mini Mon Competition in Worthing on Sunday 26th September. This competition is open to young players up to Orange belt (9th Mon)

The successful players were:-

Myles Rice -42Kgs - Gold
Luke Macklin. -46Kgs - Gold
Tom Chellew. -60Kgs - Gold
Stefan Abram. -60Kgs - Silver
Bryony Chellow. -63Kgs - Silver

National Qualifiers

Seishin players qualify for National Championships after competing in the Southern Area Trials at Crawley.

Gold for Justin

Justin Macklin takes gold at the Hampshire Junior and Senior Open Competition in Portsmouth. Fighting in the Under 60Kgs Justin won all of his four fights with Ippon, all within 20 seconds.

Double medal success for Seishin

On Saturday 26th June three players from Seishin competed in the Kent International Open Judo Championships at Crystal Palace. This event is one of the largest in the country and attracts a 1000 players from all corners of the UK and also from overseas

Fighting in stifling heat all three players fought extremely well against very tough competition.

Seth Renshaw took Bronze in the Under 27kgs of the Yellow Belt group and this was followed by Daniel Hutchinson who also took Bronze in the Over 73kgs of the Orange and Green Belt category. Not so lucky on the day was Justin Macklin who took 5th place in the Under 60kgs of a large Blue and Brown section.

“A great result for these players, well done”.

Seishin players help to take Medals at Intercounties Team Championships

Five players from Seishin formed part of the Boys and Girls teams that fought at the Southern Area Inter Counties Team Championships held Gillingham, Kent on Sunday 9th May.

For the boys team there were: Justin Macklin-Under 60 Kgs, Dominic Young-Under 55 Kgs, Edmund Coke-Under 46 Kgs and Seth Renshaw-Under 30Kgs and in the Girls team Bryony Chellew fought in the Under 63 Kilos category.

As always, the event had a friendly and supportive atmosphere and with some extremely good judo on display. All the players did their teams proud .

Chief Instructor Bruce Scrivens commented “It's always so pleasing to see these young players in action especially for those who fought at this level for the first time”.

WONDERFUL WEEKEND FOR SEISHIN

On Saturday 10th April, Chris Godsmark, a level 2 Coach at Seishin fought at the National Grading at High Wycombe. He won his first two fights by Ippon (full point win) to then qualify for a line-up which consists of 3 consecutive fights which he also won with outright Ippon scores to earn his 2nd Dan Black Belt grade on the day.

The next day, Sunday 11th April, saw members of Seishin travelled to Worthing to take part in the 2010 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.

The performance from the players was nothing short of superb and resulted in 15 medals with 5 Sussex Champions and all 15 selected onto the Sussex Judo Squad.

The results were:-

Boys

U30 Kgs Seth Renshaw – Gold and Sussex Champion
U34Kgs Lucas Renshaw – Bronze
U42 Kgs Benji Jordan – Bronze
U46Kgs Edmund Coke – Gold and Sussex Champion
U55 Dominic Young – Silver
U55 Tom Chellew – Bronze
U60Kgs Justin Macklin – Gold and Sussex Champion
O73Kgs Daniel Hutchinson - Silver

Girls

U32Kgs Phoebe Chellew – Bronze
U40Kgs Sophie Chellew – Silver
U63Kgs Bryony Chellew – Gold and Sussex Champion
U63Kgs Jazmin Rainger - Silver
U63Kgs Sophie Jones – Bronze

Men

U66Kgs Oliver Young – Bronze
U81Kgs Chris Godsmark – Gold and Sussex Champion

Chris Godsmark was also awarded the Mens Spirit of Judo Award for his performance on the day.

“What a great result for Seishin!. Every single one of the players did themselves proud”

Medal Success

On Sunday 14th March some of our young players fought in the South of England Open Junior and Youth Championships held at K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley. As expected, the competition was tough but the players performed extremely well taking four medals.

Bryony Chellew took Bronze in the Girls 12 to 13 years old Under 63 kgs group.

Not to be outdone, the boys also did well in the Young Mens 14 to 17 year olds group.

In the Under 55kgs Dominic Young fought well to take the Silver and in the Under 60kgs Justin Macklin took Silver with Sam Battrum taking Bronze.

All three of these boys found themselves at the lower end of the age band but fought superbly well against older and higher graded players including two 1st Dan Black Belts.

Medal winners!

Seishin success at the South Coast Open Junior Age Banded Championships in Worthing on Sunday winning two medals.

In the 12 to 15 years group Sophie Jones fighting in the Under 57 Kgs took a well earned Gold with Justin Macklin taking Silver in a the competitive Under 55 Kgs, Dominic Young fought well in his pools but had to be content with 5th place.

Medal success in Hampshire

5 medals won at the Hampshire Split Grade Competition on 25th October 2009.

Results:

JUNIOR
Red and Yellow Belt section
U81 Kgs Daniel Hutchinson - GOLD
U57 Kgs Sophie Jones - SILVER

Orange and Green Belt section
U57 Kgs Jazmin Rainger - SILVER

Blue and Brown Belt section
U55 Kgs Justin Macklin - SILVER
              Sam Battrum - BRONZE

Another solid result for the club, well done.

Another Silver for Justin

Justin Macklin travelled to Clacton in Essex to fight in Clacton International Age Banded Tournament on Sunday 18th October. Fighting in the Under 55 Kgs group of the14 to 15 years age band he again found himself in a large tough group. However, he fought superbly well to take Silver losing only losing to the recent British Championship Gold medalist and that after extra time and a judges flags decision.

Another great result for this talented player.

Busy weekend for Seishin

Young players from Seishin were in action on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. The Saturday saw two players travel to K2 Leisure Centre at Crawley to take part in the Southern Area Trials. This event is a qualifier for the British Championships in Sheffield in October and has players taking part from Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and Surrey.

First up was Dominic Young in the Boys Under 50 Kgs a group of 10 players and despite hard fought fights Dominic was unlucky on the day and didn’t make it through to the final four. Next up was Justin Macklin in the Under 55 KGs Despite a shaky start in his first fight he then won the next three to qualify out of his large group.

Sunday saw four others make the trip to Worthing to take part in the Sussex Yellow Belt Rumble. Split into weight groups on the day, all of them rose to the occasion to do extremely well and take four medals. 3rd place Bronze for Joel Pugh, Silvers for Sam Toomey and Connor Murphy and a Gold for Daniel Hutchinson . Special mention for Daniel who demolished three opponents in less than thirty seconds.

Chief Instructor Bruce Scrivens commented “These are our first two competitions since June and this is a great result for the club and the players, well done”.

IN THE MEDALS AGAIN

Seishin has been busy again at two competitions. First was the Sussex Red Belt Rumble held at Worthing in Sunday 21st June This event is open only to Red Belt grade players only and attracted a sizeable entry. Our young players showed their worth with 6 medals

Bronzes went to Joe Anderson, George Smith and James Knell.

Silvers to Lucas and Seth Renshaw and finally, Gold to Sam Toomey.

Next up on Saturday 27th June, was the Kent International Championships at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London. As always, this is a highly competitive tournament attracting players from not only all over the UK but also from Holland, France and Belgium.

Daniel Hutchinson fighting in the Over 66Kgs weight group of the Yellow Belt section found himself against tough opponents but he fought superbly to battle through to a Bronze medal.

Seishin in the medals again!

Young players from Seishin won three medals at the South of England Open Junior and Youth Judo Championships held on Sunday 14th June.

This competition was held at K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley and, as usual, attracted a highly competitive range of players.

First to compete was Tom Chivers in the 10 to 11 year old boys Under 38 kilos section taking a bronze medal. Not to be outdone, Sam Battrum earned a hard fought bronze in the Under 50 kilos of the Boys 12 to 13 year old group .

Justin Macklin, having just turned 14, found himself in the 14 to 17 year old Under 55 kilos group. Despite the age differences Justin fought superbly well to take the Silver medal.

Seishin's Chief Instructor Bruce Scrivens said "The boys all did extremely well. This is a tough competition and they rose to the challenge. Well done"

Seishin players help to take Gold

Three players from Seishin, Justin Macklin, Under 55 Kgs, Sam Battrum Under 50 Kgs and Edmund Coke Under 46 Kgs formed part of the Sussex Boys Judo team that fought at the Southern Area Inter Counties Team Championships held at Donyngs Sports Centre in Redhill.

This competition has junior and senior teams from Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire and, as always, has a friendly and supportive atmosphere, All the boys did the team proud Edmund had to move up to a heavier weight group due to an absentee, always a hard task. Justin, despite feeling ill on the day fought superbly well.

Chief Instructor Bruce Scrivens commented “It's always so pleasing to see these young players in action and it is an unusual situation to have team competitions in judo”.

Sussex Trials 2009

Junior players from Seishin travelled to Worthing on Sunday 19th April to take part in the Sussex Judo Trials. The medallists from this competition go on to form the Sussex Judo Squad for the forthcoming year.

This was the clubs smallest ever team entry and this year, quite deliberately, consisted only of junior members as we decided not to enter any seniors. Despite that fact, Seishin took 7 medals with 3 of those medallists becoming Sussex Champions in their respective weight groups. All seven are now part of the Sussex Squad for 2009.

The results are as follows:-

U34Kgs Benji Jordan – Silver – Sussex Squad Member
U42Kgs Edmund Coke – Gold – Sussex Champion and Sussex Squad Member
U42Kgs Connor Murphy – Silver Sussex Squad Member
U50Kgs Sam Battrum – Gold – Sussex Champion
U55Kgs Justin Macklin – Gold – Sussex Champion
U48Kgs Ellie Powell – Bronze – Sussex Squad Member
U63Kgs Jazmin Rainger – Silver – Sussex Squad Member

We were very proud of our young players and special note should be made of Benji Jordan who has only been training for 5 months and to Sam Toomey who has been training for only 2 months who, despite finding himself in the largest weight group of the day of 16 players, fought so incredibly well to achieve a 7th place.

Justin Macklin was on top form winning all his fights by superb ippon throws despite being goaded by so called supporters of one of the other players.

Sam Battrum fought despite feeling very unwell to take his rightful place as Sussex Champion In the Under 42 Kgs Edmund and Connor showed their worth with superb determination and skill to lead the group.

Lets not forget the girls, who once again played their part in the club's success.

Bronze for Justin!

Justin Macklin took a well earned bronze medal at the North West Age Banded Championships held in St Helens. This competition, run by the British Judo Association, took place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd February.

Justin, fighting in the Under 55Kgs (13 to 14 years) Category, found himself in yet another tough group of 16 players. Losing only one contest on the day and that only by the smallest of scores in 1 minute 48 seconds of extra times to the eventual Silver medallist. All his other fights were won by an Ippon (full point score).

Justin has only just moved into this weight group and is giving away weight to some opponents but what a demonstration of Judo this young man gave. There will be more to come, so watch this space!

FOUR MEDALS FOR SEISHIN

On Sunday 25th January five young players from Seishin travelled to Worthing to take part in the South Coast `Mini Mons` Championships. This is a competition open to young players under 16 years of age who are Orange Belt or below.

A superb effort from these youngsters saw them come away with four medals, 2 silver and 2 bronze

In the Boys 8 to 11 years Under 38 kgs category Edmund Coke took silver with Marcus Battrum taking Bronze in what was a very tough group. Silver went to Bryony Chellew in the Under 52 kgs of the Girls 8 to 11 years section. And in the girls 12 to 16 years Under 52 kgs, Sophie Jones fought well to earn a Bronze medal against some older players.

Tom Chellew, despite winning his first fight with an Ippon throw had to settle for a fifth place.

Chief Instructor Bruce Scrivens said “I was very pleased with what I saw from these youngsters. A great effort against some very good opposition, well done”

13 Medals for Red & Yellow Belts

It was the turn of the lower grade players from Seishin Judo to shine, all 13 players winning medals at the Sussex Red and Yellow Belt Open Championships in Worthing on Sunday 9th November 2008.

This competition is restricted to Red and Yellow Belt players only, indicating their short time in Judo training.

Not only were these young players efforts something to behold but their exemplorary behaviour was also commented upon.

The medal winners were:-

Boys

U34 Kgs Red Belts - Joel Pugh and Alfie Coke, Bronze

U34 Kgs Yellow Belt – Tom Chivers, Bronze

U38 Kgs Yellow Belt - Tommy Angus, Silver and Marcus Battrum, Bronze

U42 Kgs Yellow Belt – Connor Murphy, Silver and Luke Macklin, Bronze

U46 Kgs Red Belt – Ritchie Pomfret, Bronze

U46 Kgs Yellow Belt – Jacob Ware, Bronze

U50 Kgs Yellow Belt – Dominic Twaites, Bronze

Over 60 Kgs Red and Yellow Belt – Daniel Hutchinson, Gold

Girls

U52 Kgs Red and Yellow Belt – Sophie Jones, Gold

U57 Kgs Red and Yellow Belt – Jazmin Rainger, Silver

Chief Instructor Bruce Scrivens said “This was such a pleasing result for these youngsters, they are the future of judo”

Another medal success for Seishin

Seishin players win 8 medals at the Hampshire Split Grade Championships held in Portsmouth on Sunday 26th October. Results as follows:-

JUNIORS

Boys Red and Yellow Belt Section (Under 12 years)

Under 34 Kgs Tom Chivers - Silver
Under 38 Kgs Marcus Battrum - Bronze
                     Tommy Angus - Bronze

Girls Red and Yellow Belt (Over 12)

Under 52 Kgs Sophie Jones - Gold

Boys Blue and Brown Belt (Over 12)

Under 42 Kgs Dominic Young - Bronze

SENIORS

Womens Kyu Grade

U63 Kgs Leah Potter - Silver

Mens Brown and Black Belt

Under 60Kgs Gareth Young - Silver - plus 20 points towards his Black Belt

Under 66 Kgs Oliver Young - Bronze

"What a result! well done to all of them. Seishin players have won medals in every competition entered this year"

Justin medals again!

On Saturday 11th October Justin Macklin won Bronze at the 2008 British Championships at ICE, Sheffield, (previously known as the National Age Banded Championships) Justin fought incredibly well in his tough Under 50 Kgs group of 25 players to earn his medal.

The event is designed and is categorised into weight and age groups and this year a record number of 850 young players had entered from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The English gold medalist will also automatically take a place on the England Talent Development Programme with others being assessed by their performance at this competition and the Heart of England Championships held in September where Justin won Silver. Our fingers are crossed!!

This programme aims to prepare players for progression up the World Class Performance pathway, with the ultimate goal of winning medals at the World Championships and Olympic Games.

Yet again, our players fought in large weight groups of between 17 and 35 players each so they endured numerous contests to even get paced in the top 5 or 6. It seems so unfair when some other groups only had 3 or 4 players, hardly a comparible test of ability and something they are looking at for the future.

Silver for Justin

Sunday 7th September saw Seishin Judo at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham to take part in the Heart of England Age Banded Judo Championships.

This is one of the largest competitions in the UK attracting around 1000 competitors from all over the UK and Europe. The two Seishin players: Rob Lightfoot and Justin Macklin both found themselves, yet again, in large weight groups of twenty two players. Always hard when you can see heavier weight groups with only three players!

As expected, the competition was of a very high standard but on the day Justin Macklin won a well earned Silver medal in the Group B Under 50 Kilo category. Rob Lightfoot, having his first competition for nine months took seventh place in the Group D Under 73 Kgs. Well done!

What a year this has been so far! Seishin has won 74 medals in junior and senior competitions ranging from local low grade club to National tournaments. This is quite something for a club that does not put competition high on its list of priorities.

A summer to recharge the batteries? Not at Seishin! Three large `crash` mats have been purchased to enable the repetitive practice of some of the heavier throwing techniques, A continuing increase in membership and the continued improvement of our existing players both technically and mentally. Traditional kata (a formalised practice and demonstration of techiques) is taught by our own instructors.

Seishins Chief Instructor Bruce Scrivens commented “Here at Seishin we believe that judo should be practised as a Martial Art and not just a sport and therefore keep its traditional values and ideals”

Seishin in the medals again!

On Sunday 6th July players from Seishin travelled to the Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth to take part in the Hampshire Open Judo Championships. This competition was open to both junior and senior players and was, as usual, very competitive.

The players did the club proud taking four medals on the day. In the junior section Gold went to Justin Macklin in the Under 50 Kgs and Bronze to Dominic Young in the Under 38 Kgs

The Seniors, not to be outdone, also won two medals;- In the Under 66 Kgs Oliver Young not only won Bronze but also earned another 30 points towards his 2nd Dan. His brother Gareth, in his very first Senior competition won Bronze in an extremely tough Under 60 Kgs group.

Triple Medal Success

Three Silver medals for Seishin at the Kent International Judo Championships held at K2 in Crawley over the weekend of 28th and 29th June.

With over 800 entries, the Kent International is one of the largest competitions in the UK and attracted players from all over the UK, Holland, Belgium and France.

Usually held at Crystal Palace in London, it was the turn of the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley to host the event whilst Crystal Palace undergoes a refurbishment.

As always, this is a high calibre event and with the exception of some of the heavier weight categories the groups are large and highly competitive.

The successful players from Seishin who all won Silver medals were:

Justin Macklin in the Orange and Green Belt Boys U50 Kgs

Jazmin Rainger in the Yellow Belt Girls U52 Kgs

Marcus Battrum in the Yellow Boys U38 Kgs

Chief Instructor Bruce Scrivens commented afterwards “One of the many things that makes us so proud of our players is the effort they display and their exemplary behaviour and these three were no exception”.

Novice Judo Success

Novice players from Seishin had their turn at competition at the South Coast Red Belt `Rumble` held at Worthing on Sunday 15th June.

This competition is for Novice Red Belt players with tight restrictions to ensure that only inexperienced players took part. It was designed to encourage these young players and give them a chance to compete against others of a similar level.

All players were weighed on the day and separated into groups of at least four. All of Seishins youngsters fought in separate groups and all won medals.

The results were as follows:

Gold medals went to Sophie Jones and Ritchie Pomfret who also produced the `throw of the day`. Silver medals were taken by Jordan Morey, Dominic Twaites and Jacob Ware with Stefan Abram, Elia Bach and Joe Anderson taking Bronze

Chief Instructor Bruce Scrivens said “The atmosphere on the day was great and despite the expected nerves, these players did themselves proud. Well done”.

Seishin strike Gold at K2

On Sunday 8th June a small group of players from Seishin took part in the South of England Judo Open Junior and Youth Championships at K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley. This competition is age-banded for young players between the ages of 8 and 17.

On what was a very hot day the youngsters fought extremely well in very competitive groups achieving the following results. In the Under 50 Kgs of the12 to 13 year old group Justin Macklin took a well earned Silver medal, In the 14 to 17 year old group, Lindsay Haggart won Gold in the Under 70 Kgs and James Stringer took Bronze in the U 73 Kgs. Oliver Young took Silver in the U66 Kgs and also earned another twenty points towards his Black Belt.

Those not lucky enough get into the medals on this occasion, but who are an important part of the team were, Alex Faria, Tommy Angus, Luke Macklin, Dominic Young and Sam Battrum

Seishins` Chief Instructor commented “All of these young people are a credit to their club. Their focus and determination are an inspiration to others. Well done to all of them”.

SEISHINS “IN HOUSE” FUN COMPETITION

This was held at Seishin on Saturday 24th May at Oakmeeds and was limited to Orange Belt and below. With 52 entries this was a resounding success. The emphasis was on the youngsters having fun and for most, getting their very first taste of competition.

The Results are:-

Group 1

Joel Powell - Gold

Group 2

Jake Mc Gratten - Gold

 

Daniel Barlow - Silver

 

Alfie Coke - Silver

 

George Adams Bronze

 

Joel Pugh - Bronze

 

Sam Webb Bronze

 

Kelby Rainger - Bronze

 

 

 

Christopher Palmer - Bronze

 

 

 

 

Group 3

Jacob Ware - Gold

Group 4

CharlieWise - Gold

 

Stefan Abram - Silver

 

Ritchie Pomfret - Silver

 

Joshua Alfredo - Bronze

 

Harry Wilson - Bronze

 

Miguel Rosales - Bronze

 

 

 

James Knell - Bronze and Spirit of Judo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group 5

George Ashe - Gold

Group 6

Tommy Angus - Gold

 

Dominic Twaites - Silver

 

Connor Murphy - Silver

 

George James - Bronze

 

Tom Chivers - Bronze and Spirit of Judo

 

Daniel Marsden - Bronze

 

Ryan Pearce - Bronze

 

Toby Charles - Bronze

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group 7

Tom Chellew - Gold

Group 8

Owen Wyatt - Gold

 

Luke Macklin - Silver

 

Alex Faria - Silver

Steven Martin - Bronze

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group 9

Edmund Coke - Gold

Group 10

Phoebe Chellew - Gold

 

Luke Martin - Silver

 

JoJo Bach - Silver

 

William Beaver - Bronze

 

Sienna Chivers - Bronze

 

 

 

 

Group 11

Elena Angus - Gold

Group 12

Matilda Coke - Gold

 

Sophie Chellew - Silver

 

Ellie Powell - Silver and Spirit of Judo

 

Elia Bach - Bronze

 

Holly McGratten - Bronze

 

 

 

 

Group 13

Emma Viney - Gold

Group 14

Bryony Chellew - Gold

 

Amy Wilson - Silver

 

Sophie Palmer - Silver and Spirit of Judo

 

 

 

 

Group 15

Jazmin Rainger - Gold

 

 

 

Sophie Jones - Silver

 

 

Bruce Scrivens said “This was a great day and I would like to thank all those who gave their time so freely to make this such a success. The most important thing was that the children and parents enjoyed it”

Seishin Players help Sussex Judo Teams win medals

Four players from Seishin fought for Sussex at the Inter Counties Judo Competition at Worthing on Sunday 11th May.

Brothers Gareth and Dominic Young, fighting in the Junior Boys Team and Jazmin Rainger in the Junior Girls Team won Bronze Medals and Oliver Young, fighting in the Senior Mens Team, won Gold

Seishin Chief Instructor, Bruce Scrivens said “We are, of course, extremely proud of our players. Not only did they fight well but, as usual, they showed superb attitude and sportsmanship”.

SUCCESS AT SUSSEX JUDO TRIALS

On Sunday 13th April members of Seishin traveled to Worthing to take part in the 2008 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.

This was the clubs smallest ever team entry as Seishin is concentrating more on the more traditional aspects of judo this year

Despite that fact, Seishin took 12 medals with 5 of those medallists becoming Sussex Champions in their respective weight groups.

All medallists become part of the Sussex Squad for the next twelve months

The medal winners are as follows:-

Girls

U40 Kgs Ellie Powell – Bronze
U44 Kgs Bryony Chellew – Bronze
U52 Kgs Jazmin Rainger – Silver

Boys

U30Kgs Alex Faria – Bronze
U38Kgs Edmund Coke – Bronze
U38Kgs Dominic Young – Gold and Sussex Champion
U42Kgs Sam Battrum – Silver
U46Kgs Justin Macklin – Gold and Sussex Champion
U60Kgs Gareth Young – Gold and Sussex Champion

Men

U66Kgs Oliver Young – Gold and Sussex Champion

Women

U52Kgs Hayley Coppard – Gold and Sussex Champion

U70Kgs Lindsay Haggart - Bronze

Lindsay Haggart was also awarded the Ladies Spirit of Judo Shield

Chief Instructor Bruce Scrivens said “To achieve this result with such a small entry is down to the superb effort by these players, all in competitive weight groups. You could not ask for more”

Band of Brothers Judo Success

Three brothers from Seishin travelled to Cardiff on Saturday 29th March to represent their school, Imberhorne at East Grinstead at the British Schools Age Banded Judo Championships.

Although a few of the other, small weight groups had some strange results the vast majority of the categories were large and highly competitive, as usual.

Brothers Dominic fighting in the U38 kgs group of the13-14yrs age band and Gareth U60 kgs in the 15-16 yrs band gained well deserved fifth places with older brother Oliver taking Bronze in the U66 kgs of the 17-20 yrs band.

Chief Instructor, Bruce Scrivens said “All three boys fought well and, as always, gave their best. We at Seishin and indeed their school are very proud of them”

Danny makes it a Hat Trick!

Seishin saw another of its members gain the coveted grade of 1st Dan Black Belt. Danny Gregory, aged 17, became the third judoka (judo player) in three months to achieve this belt. He gained his final contest points at a grading held at Worthing.

Chief Instructor Bruce Scrivens said “A great achievement and it just goes to show what can be done with training, determination and perseverance. This is the third of our young players to achieve this grade in as many months. We are very proud of all of them, well done”

BRONZE FOR OLIVER

On Sunday 2nd March 17 yr old Oliver Young won a Bronze medal at the South of England Open Judo Championships. This competition, open to judo players from anywhere in the UK, was held at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley and as usual, the weight groups were highly competitive.

Oliver, a 1st Kyu Brown Belt, fought extremely well and one of his fights resulted in him defeating a 3rd Dan Black Belt.

Rob gets Black Belt

Rob Lightfoot, aged 16, gained his Black Belt at a recent competitive grading.

He is the second youngest player from Seishin to win this coveted grade which he did in the most outstanding manner.

On the day of his grading Rob firstly had to change from his grade of junior brown belt to a senior Brown Belt grade of 1st kyu which he achieved by three `ippon` (full point) wins. This then qualified him to attempt his 1st Dan.

He then won two fights by ippon scores which qualified him for a `line up` of three consecutive contests all of which he won by `ippon`. A total of seven full point wins winning him his Black belt.

Chief Instructor, Bruce Scrivens said “Quite some result for this young man, a superb effort. His attitude and level of skill are something for others to aspire to”.

NEW YEAR MEDAL SUCCESS FOR SEISHIN JUDO

On Sunday 6th January nine young players from Burgess Based Seishin Judo took part in the South Coast Mini Mons Competition held at Worthing.

This competition is open to junior judo players who are Orange Belt and under.

All the youngsters did well showing great spirit and determination. On the day, Seishin won six medals - Silver medals to Jazmin Rainger and Edmund Coke and Bronze medals for Matthew Waller, Tommy Angus, Marcus Battrum and Luke Macklin.

Chief Instructor Bruce Scrivens commented “With many things happening at Seishin over the next twelve months this was a great start to the New Year. Well done”



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