Monday, January 31, 2011

Report on Adam Dodds Woodside Judo Bedford plus Wrestling Technique

Adam fought at the u20 British trails

I entered him because on the form it said 1992-1996 but I thought it was in years.

I arrived at Sheffield at 7 am they wouldn't recognise his ibf junior blue belt so they weren't going to allow him to fight , it was lucky that I knew an official he gave adam verbal verification that he was that grade.

Then bearing in mind I hold a second dan in judo and is a level 2 instructor,also a bja 1st dan

I was unable to get a coaching pass because i didn't do a bja coaching course

so Adam was left in the compound of fighters with out any encouragement or coaching but apart from all that it was a good competition no soft ippons which was good to see with some very good judoka coming Adam did well but he was the youngest in the group first competition with senior rules he held his own But lost all three fights

on back badges Adam was told he would be ok this time but if he had progressed from this it would be needed, however 95% of the players were wearing them


Russell Dodds

Here is a wrestling joke for you!

Before the final match, the Norwegian wrestling coach came to Ole and said, "Now, don't forget all the research we've done on this


He's never lost a match because of this 'pretzel' hold he has". Whatever you do, do not let him get you in that hold! If he does,

You're finished'.

Ole nodded in acknowledgment.

As the match started, Ole and the Russian circled each other several times, looking for an opening. All of a sudden, the Russian lunged

Forward, grabbing Ole and wrapping him up in the dreaded pretzel hold.

A sigh of disappointment arose from the crowd and the coach buried his face in his hands, for he knew all was lost. He couldn't watch

The inevitable happen.

Suddenly, there was a scream, then a cheer from the crowd and the coach raised his eyes just in time to watch the Russian go flying up

In the air. His back hit the mat with a thud and Ole collapsed on top of him making the pin and winning the match.

The crowd went crazy. The coach was astounded.

When he finally got his wrestler alone, he asked, "How did you ever get out of that hold? No one has ever done it before!"

Ole answered, "Vell, I vas ready to give up ven he got me in dat hold, but at DA last moment, I opened my eyes and saw dis pair of

Testicles right in front of my face. I had nuttin' to lose so wid my last ounce of strength I stretched out my neck and bit dose babies

Just as hard as I could."

So the trainer exclaimed, "That's what finished him off!"

"Vel not really. You'd be amazed how strong you get ven you bite your own nuts!"

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sambo equipment

It seems there is some interest in the Kent Open Sambo great Remember if you want to compete in the World masters you have to be a member of the ESF or SSF or NISF and attend the trials. This year I am told it will be in Greece

I have a limited amount of Sambo Jackets in Stock

Sambo Boots Black Canvas Seconds £5 a pair

Size 9 8 7 6 5 4

Sambo Boots red/Blue leather Seconds £7.50p

Size 2 3 4 5 6

White Sambo Jackets

Sizes 130/140 £20

Reversible or Red Sambo Jackets

Size 200 165 170 180 £35

Stock is limited so be quick price doesn't include P

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Rules on Judogi

No matter what the BJA say Judo is on the decline along with a lot of other sports, but what I heard yesterday if true (which I hope it is not) beggars belief.

I refer to the rumour that the BJA are about bring in a Rule that when you enter competition you have to have your name printed on the back and not only do you have to have one blue one white suit you now have to have two just in case one get torn, now this maybe OK for international players who have all their expenses paid for but what about the ordinary Judoka? Averages suit is £70 with name another £10 so £80 a suit time 4 equals £320 and what about resale? Who will buy a second hand suit with someone else’s name? So much for re-cycling, it seems strange as soon as a Manufacturer of Judogi’s sponsors the IJF we have to buy all this extra kit?

What’s a matter with reversible kit? Sambo is the same as Judo if you enter an international competition you have a single colour kit normally one of the sponsors agreed kit. Is this about making the sport better or making money for the committee members to have jollies?

Has anyone heard from GB’s most successful Judo Coach “Allen Roberts 6th Dan” what I hear he is desperately needed? They tell me if we do not get a least 8 Olympic Judo Medals there could be troubled times ahead, mind you the amount of money being spent on elite training we should get the amount required

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Judo at Westlands

Dave Boulding 6th Dan assisted by Keith Costa 3rd Dan have started an after school Judo Club on a Friday for the students of Westlands School. This came as quite shock to some of the pupils as Dave is a caretaker at the School, they never imagined that this little caretaker was one of Britain's leading Junior Judo Coaches for the last 35 years. The club will be a feeder for the Young Judo Club at Swale Martial Arts Club East Street Sittingbourne

Two membersfrom the Warriors Grappling Academy took part in a Belt promotion in Sambo Michael Hutchinson 3rd Grade Green Belt George Loscombe 6th grade Brown Belt

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