Moberly Stars at Southend International


It was a truly memorable weekend for the Moberly Stars at the Southend International. With no less than 8 gold medals, the team returned home with not only the cup for the best performing team for the 3rd time, but Kamal won the best player of the day award to!

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The extremely popular event attracts competitors from several European countries. With a variety of categories for various levels it is a great opportunity for everyone to compete. In Group 1, the Moberly stars were rampant winning 4 gold medals from Luca in the u30k, Nasima in the u28k, Maddie in the u40k and Cairan in the +50k. D’mori won silver in the u50k while Myeisha ended with bronze in the u25k. The performance of these competitors was remarkable and set Moberly up nicely in the race for the top club. Competing in Group 2 under 30k, Kamal displayed a remarkable array of techniques to claim top spot for Moberly’s national medallist. Brother Kyle was equally impressive winning bronze in the u34k. Luan put aside his disappointment of not being able to compete in last week’s nationals, by defeating the current national champion to claim bronze in the u42k. Both Liam and Oliver Almond were extremely unfortunate to just miss out on medals.

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Group 3 saw Dinari battle through to the u34k final were he was defeated by his Dutch opponent. Alex also claimed a bronze after a semi final defeat in the u38k. Oliver (General) Lee just missed out in the u34k. In Group 4 Reuel and Max were feeling the benefits of a summer’s training. Max was typically professional, making short work of his opponents to take Gold in the u46k. While Reuel fought with greater purpose to win gold in the u55k. David fought hard but also gained further experience. Mohud produced an exceptional performance to win bronze in Group 5 u55k. After 4 hard fought contests he rightly took his place among the 3 brown belts on the rostrum. 2015-10-25 14.42.43It was an extremely tough event for Ben and Tyrese in the u60k and u73k respectively. Both would also gain further valuable experience. In group 6, Riannon won a silver in the u70k in just her second event. Moberly’s veteran Richard Kaslo competing in Group 11, won the u90k category with 3 victories following an earlier defeat. A fantastic weekend for the Moberly Stars. Onwards and Upwards

Moberly stars Masters and Minors Nationals

Last weekend the Moberly stars hit a landmark achievement when they surpassed 200 National medals.

Sensei Winnie Graham achieved the honour of being the 200th National medal winner for Moberly with his victory in the Masters u60k M4 event. It was fitting that the 200th medal was won by the person who has been the biggest influence on Moberly’s style of judo for almost two decades. Winnie’s highly technical, relentless and transitional style of Judo inspired Sensei Basil’s own teaching method since the pair first met in the early 1980’s.

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Winnie made relatively short work of his opponents to win yet another National medal in typical style. While Liston Wingate-Denys and Dominic Will also added to the haul as they picked up bronzes in the u90 M5 and u81 M3 respectively.2015-10-19 22.31.13





Not to be out done, Omar and Kamal were in scintillating form as they dominated the u30k category at the Minors nationals on Sunday. Both put in breath-taking performances as between them they won a total of 13 contests. The final was won by Omar to win his second national title following his victory last year.

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Kyle was very unlucky in the u34k category. He was unfortunately the victim of some very dubious refereeing decisions that lacked common sense..

Onwards and upwards

Moberly Stars at the Micklefield event

Well done to the 16 Moberly Stars that took part in Micklefield Judo Club’s Green Belt and under championships. Another excellent event from our friends at Micklefield, saw the Moberly stars pick up 2 Golds, 4 Silvers and 3 bronzes.

Split into two events, Novice to yellow belts and Orange and green belts, Moberly had 3 boys in the u30k novice to yellow. An excellent display by all resulted in gold for Liam, and bronzes for little brother Luca, and Oliver Almond.

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In the orange and green belts, Gold was won by Dinari beating Kamal in the final of the u34k. Both boys thrilled the crowd with their fantastic throwing techniques. Luan was also in scintillating form in the u42k but after winning his semi final, he had to withdraw through injury and picked up the silver. Silvers were also won by Anna and Mariam after some truly hard fought contests in the u44k and u57k respectively. The final bronze was won by David in the u46k category.

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Kyle, Oliver Lee, Daniel, Alex, Alan, and Marlon all competed admirably but were unlucky to miss out on medals on this occasion.

Onwards and upwards


Moberly Stars at Southern Area Red Belt events

Last Sunday Moberly Stars took part in the Southern Area Red belt rumble and the Senior Kyu and Dan grade open at K2 in Crawley. the two events run by the Southern Area, brought together Moberly’s youngest and oldest beginners in a unique occasion.

In the Red belt rumble, Luca displayed his now infamous fighting spirit with his third gold medal winning performance in the u30k. Maddie was also in fantastic form with three great wins to secure gold in the u40k. While Ciaron had to settle for a silver in the u60k.2015-10-04 14.26.42

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In the Senior Kyu grade section, Petar, Sebastian, Jaheim and Rianna were all making their first appearance for the Moberly stars and all performed admirably.

Petar showed great composure and belief as he won gold in the u81k, defeating club mate Sebastian who claimed a bronze medal. Petar then produced a magnificent technique to defeat a Dan grade in one of 4 extra contests in the Dan grade section. Jaheim also produced victory against a Dan grade with a well executed submission after winning gold in the o100k. While Ciaron’s sister Rianna fought with great heart in the u70k claiming an excellent gold medal.


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Upwards and onwards.

Moberly Star Lucy’s Northern Area ranking Events

Lucy fought in Bradford a week ago, at the Northern Area ranking competition held at the Richard Dunn Sports centre. Lucy is currently ranked third in the u63k cadet and her performance fully justified her ranking. Lucy put in a strong display, showing her ever improving range of techniques as she cruised to yet another gold medal.IMG_2700

On Saturday, Lucy was back up north competing on the Great North Open in Gateshead. A little unfortunate this time to succumb to a semi final defeat on a penalty, Lucy was able to secure a bronze medal with an excellent rolling strangle.

Well done Lucy

Moberly Stars at the London Area Green and Below

2015-09-26 11.54.102015-09-26 12.30.19The Moberly Stars squad is growing. 16 members made the trip to East London a week ago to compete in the London Area Green Belt and Below championships. Another well run event from the London Area Team, split into two sections, Red and yellow belts and orange and green belts.

In the Red and Yellow belt section, Luca Perote-Veras was competing in only his second event and produced a magnificent performance to win his second gold medal. He showed excellent competitive spirit, beating teammate Oliver Almond in the final of the u30k. Myeisha fought very well to take a bronze in the u25k.


In the Orange and Green belt section, Luca’s brother Luan had to produce a momentous performance to win gold in the u42k. He ended the day with 7 contests. There were fantastic silvers were won in this section by Dinari in the u34k, David in the u46k, Amel in the u57k  and Mohud in the u60k. Kamal and Michael Osher  took deserved bronzes in the u34k and u50k categories respectively.

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Ali, Liam, D’mori, Kyle, Oliver Lee and Nelson were all unlucky to miss out on medals on this occasion.