Moberly Stars at the ‘Throw Yourself into Judo’ launch

10 Moberly stars took part in the official launch of the British Judo Association’s, ‘Throw Yourself into judo’ campaign   yester2015-05-27 11.45.57day at the Budokwai.

The campaign to attract 50,000 new people into the sport was introduced by the BJA Chairman, Kerrith Brown and Executive officer Andrew Scoular, along with staff members of the BJA and representatives from Sport England, the Sport and Recreational Alliance and BUCS in attendance. Also in attendance was the Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Robert Freeman and the London Area Chairman Peter Blewitt


The Moberly stars took part in a demonstration class led by Nicola Nunn and Nick Shepherd, and then took on a few of the current top junior and senior international competitors to showcase the sport.

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Moberly Stars at the London Open 2015


It was a busy weekend for the Moberly stars at the London Open with a total of 18 taking part in the event at the University of East London. Hosted by the London Area, it was an extremely very well run and highly popular event with an excellent standard of judo. Split into 6 sections, the first group up were the minors (under 12s).

Kamal was in typically scintillating form in the u30k category. His lighting fast reflexes saw him win three tough contests and he ended the day with an amazing bronze medal.

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In the Pre-Cadet section (under 14s), Anna and Amel displayed their much improved fighting spirit to earn a silver and bronze in the u44k and u48k respectively.

The Cadets (under 17s) saw a Gold medal for Lucy who made extremely short work of the u63k category. Max had to settle for a silver in the u42k succumbing to a neat arm lock in the final, while Michael came back from a first round defeat to win the next four contests in fine style to claim the bronze in the u6ok.

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Lucy then returned the following day to take on the Juniors (under 20s) and after 4 gruelling contests, in which Lucy had to withdraw from the final contest due to an injury, Lucy claimed an excellent bronze medal.

The final category was the Masters (over 30s). Sensei Winnie rolled back the years and demonstrated that he is still able to produce high speed and skilful techniques as he also made very short work of the u60k category. Richard was the last Moberly medallists, winning the u90k category with his trademark shoulder throws.

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The event proved to be an extremely high level the non-medalling Moberly stars all gained invaluable experience at this level.

Moberly Stars at 61 Judo Club Green Belt and below championships

Very tough event for the 11 Moberly stars at the 61 Judo Club Green Belt and Below event today. Kyle was in great form and won his first gold of the year with a truly battling performance in the u30s group A. This included an immense contest with club mate Liam in the semi final. Liam ended the day with a well deserved bronze medal. D’mori showed his amazing fighting spirit with a silver medal in the u46, while Mariam claimed another silver in the u52k.
In the Orange and Green section, Kamal fought at the heavier u34 category and was very impressive. He was unlucky not to win the group but claimed an excellent bronze. Luan was equally impressive and won a fantastic bronze in the u38k, displaying his unique fighting style. Brothers David and Michael won bronzes in the u42 and u46 groups respectively, after hard fought battles.
Dinari, Daniel and Nelson fought well but just missed the medals

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