This week we saw the last training session of the academic year, and what a year it has been! With 15 domestic medals, 1 BUCS medal, running the University of Bristol Judo Competition for the first time, gaining Bronze in the Bristol Accreditation Scheme and gaining Kickstarter status, the first step on the progression to … Continue reading Last Training of the Academic Year
Yesterday UBJC saw the last session with one of our student coaches and former Captain Reece Hustwitt. Reece has been a member of UBJC for 5 years and during his time has served multiple roles on the committee and been a major driving force in developing and improving the club. Reece has also been a … Continue reading Good bye to Reece
On the 29th of October two of UBJC's black belt hopefuls and their captain set off at the crack of dawn to head to a competitive grading in High Wycombe. With me at the helm of my trusty fiesta, Hari and Ollie settled down for the journey, praying that I didn't kill them on the … Continue reading High Wycombe Dan Grading 29 October
On September 10th 2016, a captain and a former captain ventured down to High Wycombe in the hunt for points towards their black belt, I towards for points towards my second Dan, and Marcus looking for 40 points to get the illustrious first Dan. I was up first with an early morning start. I arrived along … Continue reading Black Belt Success for Ex-Captain Marcus Jones!
Check out our photos from our biggest competition of the year - USIST! Thank you to smifsports for taking all these brilliant action shots! Our weekend saw Bristol face some tough competition, and for some it was their first competition experience! These photos are just a snapshot of the high quality judo that was displayed … Continue reading USIST 2016
On Wednesday 27th January, UBJC were lucky enough to be treated with a session from Tony Sweeney, 9th dan, and former student of Bristol University. It was such a great opportunity to learn and develop our techniques, and we are so honoured to have experienced such a wonderful masterclass, from such an internationally respected judoka. … Continue reading Club President Tony Sweeney 9th Dan, leads UBJC masterclass
Friday evening saw the Warwick Invitational team, UBJC’s finest (minus captain, minus vice-captain), pile a minibus perilously high with bags and supplies and power on up to Warwick for the second open competition of the year, and my first in eight years! Following brief stops for pizza and refreshments en route, we reached the Excel … Continue reading Warwick Competition – Sam Underwood reports his experience as a fresh UBJC competitor…