Thursday, October 11, 2012

Great News


I have just had another new club join us Deal Bushido Judo Club, this a very old established club headed by Mick Davies 4th Dan. I have known Mick for over 40 years my brother Norman and I used to compete against on a regular basis,. He has a very impressive record winning National medals in nearly every Judo association in GB plus representing many of them on an International basis as well as being a BJA Veteran Champions in 1986 and 1996. He has a high level of Coaching skills being a BJA National Self Defence Coach plus a level 3 Judo Coach. He will be a great asset to the IBF/BCSA. He brought with him Wesley Cousens 3rd Dan who has been a Sombo International and World Judo Master’s Silver Medallist.

Generally things are on the rise for us, so much so I can announce now that we will be going back to the Swallows Leisure for a tournament the first in many years. On March 3rd Sunday we will be organising the All England Open Senior Sombo Championships for Men and Women a BSF Division 1 competition and points scoring event, plus we will running an under 16 Junior Boys and Girls events on two mats. The Sombo event will be for BSF and FIAS members and the Judo event will be open to all associations. This will be the first of many Judo events for 2013 Faversham, Bedford and Scotland will be all running Judo events, plus we have MMA events, Sombo, CombatSombo Wrestling, Combat Sambo and Shiai Jutsu events as well.

Yes Shiai Jutsu I have the renowned Tough Man Trevor Roberts re-joining the IBF to take over and reintroducing Shiai Jutsu plus Leading Kurash Man Steve Sweetlove 6th Dan Judo is in the process of renewing license. Membership is back on the rise the first time in 4 years even with Clubs we lost many last year due to closure but the have been replaced with new club from various different Combat Disciplines. Sadly although we have a lot of individual members in Scotland we no longer have any registered clubs but on the whole everything going great. Nice to able to spread good news

Martin Clarke

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