Ronindo News -
Posted on Friday, 4th January 2013 - 7:12 pm by Ray Brown
Back to training next week with the exception of Dartmouth which is the week after.
Congratulations to Charlie, Yoran, Logan, Joe, Ben, Yarner, & Alistair who attended this years Plymouth Open. Everyone fought really bravely and did Ronindo proud.
Plymouth Open November 2012
Posted on Friday, 16th November 2012 - 1:41 pm by Ray Brown
The day started with Ben & Joe being called first for the under 12 under 30kg boys. Joe was drawn against Adam Vosper from South Brent, but found Adam just a bit to strong for him and lost for ippon after a brave struggle(Adam went on to take a bronze medal). Joe was now in the repêchage & was drawn against Jack Murphy from Plymouth Judo Club. Both boys needed to win to stay in the competition, so were eager to do well. Joe came out fighting strongly and soon got the measure of his opponent, quickly throwing and holding for wazaari awasate ippon, putting him through to the next round to fight off for Bronze.
Ben was given a bye for the first round but in the second, found himself up against David Grey from South Brent the favourite to win. Ben fought well but twisted his ankle during the match and David was just too fast and took Ben out with a very well performed O-uchi Gari. This also put Ben in the repêchage and unfortunately put the two Ronindo players and club mates up against one another in a fight off for one of the bronze medal places. It was unfortunate but what ever happened one Ronindo player was going to loose out. Both Players know each other well and spar often in the club, Ben proved too much for Joe and on the day and went through to win the Bronze medal, leaving Joe with a very credible 5th Place.
Next up were brother Logan +50kg boys and and sister Yarner -32kg girls. This was the first competition for the pair and both faced the task with courage and a really good attitude. They both found the going hard but smiled all the way through and have taken on this steep learning curve. Due to the numbers in there pools they le ft with a Bronze for Logan and a Silver for Yarner, look out next time for this family duo.
Last of the under 12`s to be called was Alistair, Under 27kg. Alistair as usual was on cracking form and with this lower weight group was not disadvantaged by his size. His first round fight was an epic 2 minute 14 second battle with Oliver Chapman from Polkyth Cornwall. The results was a very nice throw for Ippon and a maximum ten point win. Next came another Polkyth player Harry Taylor; this time Alistair won with a kesagatame hold down for another maximum Ippon. Alistair was now in his stride and despatched his last opponent, Alex Ruffin in just seven seconds with a lovely tai-Otoshi throw for yet another Ippon. This performance won Alistair a gold medal with a maximum ippon score from each of his three fights.
OVER 12`s and Adults to follow.......
Autumn Term Start Dates
Posted on Saturday, 1st September 2012 - 7:12 pm by Ray Brown
No Classes MOnday 16/07/2012
Posted on Friday, 13th July 2012 - 2:20 pm by Ray Brown
Just for this week only the Monday judo & Aikido classes have had to be cancelled the school are using the hall, so iv`e set up an alternative for the Judo on the Wednesday instead. Same time 6pm and 7 pm at Preston Primary. If you cant make that there is another class on Judo class Thursday at 4:30, but the Wednesday would be best. Sorry no alternative for the Aikido unless you can make it to Dartmouth for our 6pm class on Tuesday. All back to normal the week after next cheers Ray Brown
Last weekend four players from Ronindo attended the Kent International Judo Championships at Crystal Palace. The players were Billy Fox-Coates, Charlie Bond, Yoran Sheppard and Oliver Smith, all four fought with courage and skill but unfortunately Charlie, Yoran and Oliver found the competition on the day a little stiff and were knocked out in the preliminary rounds.
Gold At The Kent International Judo Tournament
Posted on Thursday, 28th June 2012 - 3:09 pm by Ray Brown
Billy however found his form on the day and won all his contest with Ippon maximum scores. His first two fights went really well and was finished in short order both with Kesagatame holds. This put him through to the semifinals were he faced a lad who had also one all his fights with Ippon, once again Billy`s ground-work proved to be his best tactic and his opponent was soon in his now trade mark kesagatame hold.
Billy found the final a little more taxing and at one stage was being held himself in a kesagatme hold down. However he remained calm and managed to escape the hold before conceding any score. The match was restarted with both players now standing once again. We had noticed that during the preliminary rounds his opponent had been very successful with his Ouchi Gari inner thigh throw, so Billy was ready for this attack and as he did so, Billy braced himself and literally launched his opponent in the air with a massive Uranage (rear throw) landing him heavily and decisively onto his back for yet another Ippon full point win, earning a Gold medal at this prestigious event.
This is the 2nd time Ronindo players have entered this annual event and Billy`s Gold is one better than the Silver we achieved in the previous year, lets hope next year is even more successful with more Ronindo players bringing home trophy`s well done to all this years entrants.