Moberly Stars at the Harlow Red and Yellow Championships

Five Moberly stars made the short trip to Harlow today to take part in Harlow Judo Club’s 6th mon and below Championships at Burnt Hill Academy. Another well run event with particularly impressive trophies!

Moberly had two debutants in Myeisha Dawkins and Ciaron Edwards. Ciaron enjoyed his first tournament with two hard fought victories to claim gold.  Myeisha, competing in the lightest red belt category showed true fighting spirit and determination as she fought back to claim a well deserved bronze. Both showed great enthusiasm and are looking forward to their next events. 2015-07-25 10.17.57 2015-07-25 12.42.41

In the yellow belt section, Mariam was too much for her opponents winning five in a row to win her third gold of the year. Brother Dawood was also in good form producing a perfect harai-goshi on his way to the final were he was a little unfortunate to get caught for an ippon and claim the silver. Kyle moved up to the heavier u34k category and despite a semi final loss, was still able to produce a trade mark seio-nage to secure an excellent bronze medal.


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Moberly Star John Jayne at Junior European Cup, Wroclaw

john rostum poland ECJohn Jayne achieved his very first Junior European Cup success at last weekend’s event in Wroclaw, Poland. Competing in the -100k group with 19 other judoka, John performed with great spirit and determination.

After a bye into the 2nd round, John’s first contest was against SAVYTSKIY from UKRAINE. An ippon victory put him into the quarter final against one of the home judoka, MAJOWSKI from POLOAND. Another ippon victory saw John through to his first European Cup semi final against OLARTE from FRANCE. In a tough contest John was able to produce another ippon victory and set up a final against SCHOENEFELDT from GERMANY.

In another tough encounter, John scored two yuko’s and seemed to be in a comfortable position. Unfortunately a lapse in concentration saw john caught for an ippon and had to settle for the silver medal. John was more than happy with this achievement.



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Moberly Stars at the NHC Split Grade

Eight Moberly Stars made the short trip to High Wycombe to compete in the NHC Split Grade Open (Don Werner Memorial). The event was particularly hard for the younger members of the team as this was an event with no technical restrictions.

In the Yellow and Orange belt section, Gold medal winner Dinari was in excellent form. With his mobile attacking style he won his 4 contests to claim top spot in the u34k.

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Mariam had to battle extremely hard for her silver medal in the u57k. While Kamal was able to produce one of the throws of the day to claim his bronze in the u30k.

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Max was also in sublime form and produced another professional performance to claim gold in his new u46k category. 2015-07-19 15.48.30



The remaining members of the team, Kyle, Oliver A, Oliver L and Daniel achieved more invaluable experience.

Moberly Stars at the National Team Championships

Both Max and Daniel were selected to represent the London Area boys team at the GB National Team Championships in Walsall on Saturday.

The annual event brings together the various Judo areas /regions into 4 sections, boys, girls, men and women. The boys team consists of 10 players from u38k through to the 081k.  The boys team is selected by Sensei Basil and the London area ensure a full squad with two selected players for each category where possible.

Daniel fought in the u38k section while Max fought the u42k section.

The first match was against the Northern Home Counties. Max contributed to the 9-1 winning margin with an excellent ippon win. The next match was against the North and although Daniel lost his contest the team progressed 8-2. The final contest in the pool pitted London against last years winners, Scotland. In a close battle, London ran out 6-4 winners with Max in winning form in his contest. The Semi-final was against the West and in yet another close battle, London secured victory 6-4. Daniel lost a close battle with his opponent, but the London boys team were in the final against the South.

The final was an intense battle. Max won his contest with an excellent hold down, but at the end of the match London were defeated by the South by 4 wins to 6.

Nevertheless the silver medal marked excellent progress for the boys team, and was great experience for both Daniel and Max.

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Max and Daniel pictured with old member Aaron Turner, who won Bronze with the men’s team.  The London teams also won the Gold in the ladies and silver in the girls teams. Onwards and upwards.