Sunday Program: 17.12.17

Groundwork Drills
1. Fending off with hands
2. Getting past the legs
3. Extracting leg
4. Matsumoto roll

Standing Drills
1. Fight for Sleeve Lapel
2. Fight for High Grip
3. Korean Wave
4. Ippon-Seoi-Nage
5. Ippon-Seoi-Otoshi
6. Ippon-Osoto

1. Newaza
2. Tachi-Waza


Past weekend, the Polish Judo Federation celebrated its 60th anniversary. Delegates of the Polish Judo Federation, representatives of the government of the Republic of Poland and distinguished guests from the European Judo Union as well as from the International Judo Federation were at present to share this special moment. The celebration was held at the Olympic Center in Warsaw, where the function was organized under the leadership of the President of the Polish Judo Federation, Mr. Jacek Zawadka. During the gala, films about Polish judo, history of our discipline at the Olympics, World Championships and European Championships were played.

Mr. Zawadka emphasized the huge support received from the judo community, the Polish government, the Ministry of Sport and Tourism and expressed his gratefulness;

"I welcome you all to the 60th anniversary of the Polish Judo Association. Over the past years, you have accomplished great things, and we had great athletes. I wish to our future champions that their Olympic dream will come true. This is a good moment for us to work towards the same direction as Olympic success is needed for our discipline. Polish judo deserves medals at the Olympic Games."

Jacek Zawadka,  Witold Banka and Sergey Soloveychik

The gala was honored by the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture, Mr. Piotr Gliski, the Minister of Sport Mr., the Vice-Chairman of the Sejm's Public Finance Committee, Mr. Janusz Szewczak, and the Deputy, Mr. Pawe Lisiecki. Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Gliński, whom, hismself is a 3rd DAN said: 

"I would like to warmly congratulate those who contributed to the successes of the Polish judo and to the fact that this sport has been developing for so many years. But it is not only about success, but also about thousands of young people who were and are brought up through judo. Judo gives real values ​​in life. Together with a group of friends, we try to support this sport and we are satisfied with the cooperation. We will work together to ensure that the Olympic victories in judo will return to Poland"

 Minister Witold Bańka added: 

"I would like to congratulate the judo jubilee, a beautiful discipline that over the years has provided a huge amount of emotions, emotions, medals, from the European championships to the most important Olympic Games. It is a good day to reminisce about beautiful times, but also to reflect on the directions of development of judo. This discipline, as a martial art, has excellent educational qualities, especially in relation to the youngest, able to shape and educate. We want Polish judo to be strong, to shine with the splendor of Olympic medals."

Awards and distinctions were awarded to the Polish and foreign guests: the vice president of the IJF Sergey Soloveychik and representative of Mr. Marius Vizer, the IJF president.

"I am happy and I congratulate the 60th anniversary of the Polish judo. The Polish relationship creates a story full of successes, great athletes and heroes who returned to Poland with great successes and brought glory"

said Sergey Soloveychik, who handed Jacek Zawadek the certificate of organizer of the European Cadets in Warsaw in June 2019. 

Despite all the officials and distinguished guests, the most important heroes of the gala were the judoka, especially the medalists of the world's largest events. The group of Olympic medalists was represented by Antoni Zajkowski, Olympic silver medallist in 1972. Many world and European medalists were also invited to join on the stage. Great coach, Ryszard Zieniawa, received the 9 DAN. During his speech, he remembered how the Poles defeated the Japanese and how they won the 2nd place in the team classification at the Games in Seoul.

Ryszard Zieniawa received the 9th DAN



The 7th edition of the World Masters, which is also the last tournament of 2017, going to take place in St.Petersburg, Russia, throughout this upcoming weekend. This is the tournament where you cannot just show up with your backpack and take part. This weekend will be a true battle of The Best.

In order to qualify for this tournament, individuals must be within the top 16 of the IJF World Ranking (WRL) within their respected weigh category by a certain deadline. This year the deadline was the 4th of December. If a judoka from the top 16 cancel their place, the next person on the ranking will automatically receive an invitation. The organizing country has the right to have a minimum of one (1) athlete in each category. If, they do not qualify an athlete in the top 16, a domestic athlete will participate as the 17th athlete. Changes can be made one to one, like for like, due to injury or illness. For example, an injured athlete can be replaced by another athlete regardless of gender or weight category.

As of the host nation, the northern Capital of the Russian Federation is considered to be one of the most sporting cities in Russia and is well-known as a hometown of “Yavara-Neva” – the most titled European sport club – and as a venue for Junior European Judo Cup. Judo is loved and appreciated in this city. 

As per what to expect…; certainly, tough and yet very exciting contests. Most of the weight categories will have their WRL leader at present which will make it even more interesting since a slight error can cause rank leaders to fall down just as we come to the end of the year. It will be in all of their interest to finish on top of the WLR as IJF will announce the big prize winners before the end of the year. Only those athletes who finishes on top of the WRL has the chance to grab a bonus. The total number of six athletes arrived in Russia to defend their World Masters title from last year. Namely, -60kg Orkhan Safarov (AZE), -73kg Hashimoto Soichi (JPN), -57kg Sumiya Dorjsuren (MGL), -63kg Tashiro Miku (JPN), -100kg Elmar Gasimov (AZE) and +78kg Idalys Ortiz (CUB). Amongst the six athletes listed above, only two of them (Dorjsuren and Hashimoto) are currently occupying the top spot of the WLR.

>> Draw


Saturday - 16 December

W: -48kg, -52kg, -57kg, -63kg

M: -60kg, -66kg, -73kg

10:00 - Preliminaries

16:30 - Opening Ceremony

17:00 - Final Block 

Sunday - 16 December

W: -70kg, -78kg, +78kg

M: -81kg, -90kg, -100kg, +100kg

10:00 - Preliminaries

16:30 - Opening Ceremony

17:00 - Final Block


Unfortunately tonight’s session has had to have been cancelled.

Player of the week 13.12.17

Congratulations to Lucas Emerson for being awarded Player of the Week this Wednesday. Keep up the great work Lucas!

Club Coach Discretionary Exam Points

please find attached the form to be completed to award discretionary exam points to your hard working club coaches who are elligible for coaching examination points.

Note that the points allocation has changed from previous years (as communicated earlier in the year) which will simplify the process.

Please complete and return to the address shown on the form asap, but no later than end of Term 1 2018.

NB: We have made changes to the database that will now automatically award points upon completion of Coaching qualifications, and also automatically award Active Coach points for all those elligible who are listed on the website as requested by clubs, so you no longer need to advise these to the Points Registrar.

We are currently working on changes that will enable Club Administrators to manage the website club coach listings (so that you can add or delete elligible club coaches), and also automating the attached form so that you will be able to award discretionary points on-line (no more forms!!)

These changes will be advised when available.

Christmas and New Year’s Closure

Christmas and New Year’s Closure

The club will be closed from Wednesday December 2oth and reopen on Thursday 4th Jan 2018.

Luke and the coaches would like to wish you a very merry christmas and new years.

Thank you for all your support in 2017!


Southampton Judo Grading Week, December 12-14 2017.

This week Southampton City Judo Club will be doing technical kyu gradings Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights (8pm, 12-14 December 2017).

These grading sessions are open to all adult kyu grades in the area (majority of the grading is expected in the yellow-green belt range) so if you are an adult kyu grade in Southampton, please do some along and we shall test you.

The club follows the BJA Grading syllabus and if you would like your grade registered nationally, you will need to bring you BJA record book, valid current license and £12 grading fee.

To obtain a BJA license please visit:

We recommend you print and bring along the “Record of Achievement” for your level.

We will be having guests from other clubs in attendance, so even if you are not grading, the sessions will hopefully be a nice social training for all.

So study hard and we look forward to proving your knowledge and putting everyone in the belt they deserve!

Final list of participants- Elite 2018

Final list of participants- Elite 2018:


Internation Refereeing Success

Diane Limbrey (MET WB) completed the requirements in passing her International A referee licence at the Asian Open in Hong Kong last weekend.
To achieve this she has spent the last few years travelling the world to improve her refereeing, and to prepare for the examination.
Diane is the third NewZealand women to achieve this level, and the first in 30 years. She is the 13th NZ referee to obtain this IJF A level.

In addition, Neisha Brooking (TAU WB) and Steven Gray (MAI WB) passed their OJUB referee licence at the OJU Open held recently in Vanuatu.
At the South Pacific Mini-Games held in Vanuatu, Dave Browne (JNH AK) was Referee Commissioner, and Bryce Butterfield (MAI CA) refereed.

Congratulations to these and all our referees representing and flying the NZ flag at international level.