Summer Term Dates & Black Dog Competition

Hello all

Well done to all those who took part in their grading!!!  Keep up the enthusiasm. Hard work pays off be proud of yourselves!
Just to remind you of the competition at Black Dog Judo Club on the 1st April……this is split into 4 Groups:
Group 1: Festival Judo – this is for 5, 6 & 7yr olds who are too young to compete but this gives a good insight of what’s involved and is really good fun! Weigh in at 8.30-9am
Group 2: Red and Yellow Belt Development Competition for 8, 9, 10 & 11yr olds.  Again for beginners and those who have just done a few competitions really good experience.  Weigh in at 8.30-9am
Group 3: 8 to 11yrs
Group 4: 12 to 15yrs
Both Groups 3 & 4 – Green Belt & Under.  Weigh in 1 – 1.30pm
All players must hold a current BJA licence and will be grouped in pools according to weight, group and age.
All entries are £7 to be paid to Stowmarket Judo Club ASAP as we will enter as a club…..this competition fills up quickly so please let me know by next Thursday if you can make it.

Any queries or questions please ask!!

Grading Dates 2017

Please make a note of the proposed Grading dates for this year:

16th March 2017
8th June 2017
5th October 2017
14th December 2017
These may change through the year but we will notify everyone before hand.

Ensure you have the correct Mon sheets to practice your theory….any queries or questions please ask in plenty of time!

For those interested in grading I have now uploaded the Grading Syllabus (Junior & Senior) along with the Syllabus Translations for each Grading. Please feel free to download or print these out!

Saxmundham Mini Mon 26th November 2016

COMPETITION TIME!! Ideal for beginners!!
Suffolk Judo Mini Mon BJA Level 1 Tournament
DATE: Saturday 26th November 2016
VENUE: Saxmundham Judo Club – Saxmundham Free School,
Seaman Avenue, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1DZ
Entries are limited to 50 competitors only
• Members of a Judo Club in Suffolk
• Competitors will be required to produce a current BJA license
• Competitors must be aged between 8 years and 15 years inclusive on the day
• Novice to 6th Mon (graded within last 6 months)
Additionally this is an event for Judoka with limited competition experience.
Boys and girls weigh-in: 10.30am to 11.00am
Format: All groups will be formed on the day
Boys: Players will be placed into pools of 4/5 (where possible) to their closest weight and grade
Girls: Players will be placed into pools of 4/5 (where possible) to their closest weight and grade
RULES: BJA Technical restrictions will apply.
COST: Competitors £5.00 (we will be entering as a Club)
CLOSING DATE: Thursday 20th November 2016
TERMS: The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry at their discretion. The tournament director’s decision will be final

Eastern Area Closed Competition – 6th November 2016

This is ideal for our Under 12’s – please read!!!
ELIGIBILITY: Competitors must hold an Eastern Area BJA or affiliated licence which must be produced at the weigh-in
CATEGORIES: The competition will be in three groups
Group 1 Competitors minimum age 8 years of age but under 12
years of age on the day.
Boys: u25kg, u27kg, u30kg, u34kg, u38kg, u42kg, u46kg & o46kg
Girls: u24kg, u28kg, u32kg, u36kg, u40kg, u44kg & o44kg.
The rules for under 12’s apply for this category
Group 2 Competitors minimum age 12 years of age but under 16
years of age on the day.
Boys: u34kg u38kg, u42kg, u46kg, u50kg, u55kg, u60kg, u66kg, u73kg & o73kg
Girls: u32kg, u36kg, u40kg, u44kg, u48kg, u52kg, u57kg, u63kg & o63kg.
Group 3 Seniors
Men: u60kg, u66kg, u73kg, u81kg, u90kg, u100kg & o100kg
Women: u48kg, u52kg, u57kg, u63kg, u70kg, u78kg & o78kg
WEIGH-IN: Group 1 09-00 to 09-30
Group 2 10-00 to 10-30
Group 3 12-30 to 1-00
The organisers reserve the right to combine weight groups in the case of insufficient entries.
Entry £12-00 – you pay us and we pay them as a whole
Rules: This is a level 3 points scoring tournament, BJA rules will apply throughout the event and will be in accordance with the Tournament Handbook. The decision of the Tournament Director
will be final.
All players must wear white Judogi
Group 3 will be point scoring for promotion purposes
WE NEED TO KNOW NUMBERS NO LATER THAN Thursday 27th October please.

Primary School Taster Sessions

Look out more taster sessions will be taking place in the following Primary Schools:
14th October – Bosmere
21st October– Great Finborough
4th November – Chilton Primary
Beginners 1st Session held on Thursday evenings will still be free!

Exciting News!!

Great News!!!!
Laurence Kenyon our Regional Delivery Office from BJA will be at Stowupland and Stowmarket High Schools next week!!
Stowupland High:
Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th – visiting from 9.30am till 3.30pm with an after school taster session until 4.30pm.
Stowmarket High School:
Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd – visiting from 9 (or 11am TBA) till 3.30pm.
Feel free to join in or ask him any questions regarding the wonderful sport of Judo!!

Tonight’s Session

Hello all!

Just a quick reminder – tonight is our last Judo session before the Summer Holidays.  I will continue to update you all with competition dates etc

We will return on the 1st September 2016.  Grading’s will also be held in September so anyone wishing to participate, please speak to Wayne tonight or when we return.

For those unable to attend tonight’s session on behalf of Stowmarket Judo Club hope you have a lovely break!!!

Squad Training

Please be advised that, owing to a clash with a ‘Ranking’ event, the next squad training session in Thetford has been brought forward by 1 week to Sunday 17th July 2016. The final training session is still scheduled for 18th September 2016.

The Area website is not always up to date so please note this new date in your diaries.



Black Dog Competition

This rogues gallery produced some awesome judo Sunday 18th June 2016 at Black Dog Judo Club in Bungay.

Stowmarket judo club bought home 4 golds and a well deserved silver…. from the five groups entered between them…

Proud and made up coach…well done all!!