Club Reports

December 2016

  On Tuesday Seathorne Judo club held its annual presentation night with a night of fun for both junior and senior club members, including the final of the senior ladder league. The awards given were: Medals awarded on the night: Fantastic Uke -  Tommy Lemmon and Jake Meese, Great Attitude -  Ralf and Patrick Fox, Chatterbox  - Nicole Meese, Best Throw – William Midgeley, Best Newcomer – Borys Chojnacky, Ukemi Winners Nicole Meese and Natalie Birkett,

Shields: Senior Ladder League Winner – Warren Grace despite him only being a junior, Most committed to judo, sponsored by Mooch Gifts – Katie Marsden, Outstanding achievement, sponsored by R & B Catering, – Warren Grace, Most improved judoka, sponsored by RGL Carpets,  Nicole Meese, Judoka of the year, sponsored by Micronclean, Skegness – Ethan Steele.

November 2016

Ethan Steele, a member of Skegness and Seathorne judo clubs, recently competed in 2 major Judo competitions. The first was the Bushido Za-Zen Junior Nationals, held at High Wycombe judo centre, where Ethan won all of his contests, all by ippon, to take the Gold medal. The second competition was the Southend International Open, with competitors from all over Europe competing. In his weight category, U38kg, was some strong competition, including the Welsh national champion, whom Ethan beat. Ethan had a total of four fights winning three all by Ippon, only losing in the final to take the silver medal, a fantastic result in such a prestigious competition.

On Sunday members of Skegness and Seathorne Judo clubs attended the annual Bushido National Judo competition at High Wycombe Judo Centre, five members entered and returned with seven medals between them. John Midgley contested both the U66kg class, taking 3rd place, and the U81kg open class gaining a 4th place bronze medal. U90kg class was contested by Adrian Bignell who, despite only losing one fight finished with the bronze medal in 3rd place, he also fought in the U100kg open, where he finished in 2nd place for silver. In the U100kg class club Sensei Mark Mason won all his fights, all by ippon, to take the gold medal. Dean Harmston contested the 100+kg class to finish 3rd with the bronze medal.
    The star of the competition was reserved for a club junior, Warren Grace, who despite only being 15 fought in the U81kg class, which apart from him, was entirely made up of senior dan grades, although he lost all his fights in this class, he put up a more than creditable performance, scoring points in half of his fights. Warren also contested the U18 years open, again he was the youngest competitor, losing only one of his fights to take the silver medal. Due to a sterling effort and an outstanding result Warren was awarded his junior dan grade, only the second achieved by Seathorne Judo club.

On Sunday members of Skegness and Seathorne Judo clubs attended the local area grading at Gainsborough leisure centre, with every local Judoka gaining at least one grade higher. The full results were: Juveniles (U8 years);Ethan Warhurst – red 1 white, David Spawage – red 3 white, Borys Chojnacky – red 2 yellow an increase of 3 complete grades after winning all his contests all by ippon, Juniors: Swayle Gillett - white 3 yellow, Nicole Meese – yellow, Bradley Meese – yellow 1 orange, Jake Meese and Thomas Lemmon – yellow 2 orange. Congratulations to all our members, keep up the hard work.

September 2016

On Sunday members of Skegness and Seathorne Judo clubs entered a team competition, held at Gainsborough leisure centre. The teams were made up on the day with each competitor fighting people of a similar grade and standard. There was some excellent judo on display and all the local competitors winning medals, Bronze was won by, Borys Chojnacki, Bradley Meese, Ethan Steele, Patrick Fox and Natalie Birkett. The Gold medal winners were: Nicole and Jake Meese and Dean Harmston.

Judoka of the Month - Patrick Fox

July 2016

Members of Skegness and Seathorne Judo clubs attended the local area grading at Gainsborough leisure centre last Sunday and all members were successfully promoted. Full results are: Juveniles (u8’s) : David Spowage – red 1 white, Borys Chojnacki – red 2 white, Thomas Shaw – red 3 white, Nicole Meese- red 2 yellow; Juniors: Patrick Fox and Swayle Gillett – white 2 yellow,  Jake Meese - white 3 yellow, Bradley Meese, Thomas Lemmon and Ella Noble – yellow, Alfie Adams – yellow 2 orange, William Midgeley – orange 2 green, Lewis Grace – brown 1 black, Katie Marsden – brown 2 black and Warren Grace – brown 3 black.
    In addition to the grading results club members Ethan Steele and Lewis Grace were also earned their section leader award.

Judoka of the Month - Nicole Meese

June 2016

Judoka of the Month - Bradley Meese

May 2016

 On Sunday members of Skegness and Seathorne Judo club attended a weight competition at held at Market  Warsop, we had a total of 10 competitors and all returned with a medal an outstanding club performance. Girls red belt division was contested by Nicole Meese who managed to win the Bronze medal, Rio Manson was our only other female entrant beating all the competition to take the Gold, boys lightweight category had 2 local entrants: Bradley Meese who won Gold and Patrick Fox who gained a Bronze in his first weight competition, middle weight boys was fought by Jake Meese who, like his brother, also won Gold, boys heavyweight division had three local entrants: Ethan Steele – Gold, Alfie Adams – Silver and Swayle Giillet – Bronze a clean sweep. The senior competition was entered by Mark Mason and Dean Harmston, Mark winning all his bouts to take Gold and Dean returning with Bronze.

  Members of Skegness and Seathorne Judo clubs took part in the recent age category competition at Gainsborough Leisure Centre. There were a total of eight local entrants and they returned with 1 Gold and 2 Silver medals. Girls U8’s was contested by Nicole Meese who, in her first solo competition, performed brilliantly to come 2nd and take the silver. Boys U8’s was Thomas Shaw’s group he fought admirably, also in his first solo competition winning 1 of his fights. The largest entry group was the boys U10’s with a total of 16 entrants, of which 4 were local: Bradley Meese, Jake Meese, Swayle Gillett and Alfie Adams,  of these our star performer was Alfie who only lost out in the final to take the silver. Boys U14’s was entered by Lewis Grace, who despite being the smallest and one of the younger entrants, performed  admirably. The final competitor was Katie Marsden who fought in the girls U14’s and won all of her fights to take the gold, a stunning performance.

Judoka of the Month - Rio Manson

April 2016

Skegness Judo club are pleased to confirm that Sensei Malcolm Sawyer has been promoted to 7th dan Judo by the Bushido Za-Zen International Martial Arts Society, this was awarded at the recent Easter convention held at Skegness Grammar School and is in recognition of Malcolm’s continued dedication and commitment to Judo.

Judoka of the Month - Alfie Adams

March 2016

Members of Skegness and Seathorne Judo Clubs attended the local area grading at Gainsborough Leisure Centre recently and all performed brilliantly, full results are: Juveniles; Nicole Meese – red 3 white, Juniors: Bradley Meese and Swayle Gillett – white 1 yellow, Jake Meese – white 2 yellow, Alfie Adams – white 3 yellow, Carter Manson – yellow, Ben Delieu – orange 2 green, Shanelle Wood – green 2 blue, Lewis Grace – brown, Seniors: Aleksander Grozdzies – yellow, and Jordan Dance – orange.
At the annual Bushido Za-zen dinner and dance area Sensei Malcolm Sawyer was presented with the Ron Jeffery Memorial Shield which was awarded for Malcolm’s outstanding 50 years commitment to martial arts.


20th February 2016

On Saturday four members of Skegness and Winthorpe Judo clubs attended a team competition in Kirkby –in –Ashfield, the teams being made up of attendees on the day. For three juniors this was their first experience of competitive judo and they performed extremely well. Bradley Meese won one of his three contests and came away with a Bronze medal, similarly his sister Nicole Meese won Bronze and also one one of her three contests. Bragging rights in this family, this time, however were reserved for older brother Jake, who won all three of his contests, including beating his brother, to take the gold medal. Our senior competitor, Dean Harmston, produced an outstanding performance on the day winning two of his three contests, all against experienced dan grades (Black Belts) including a spectacular win using Harai – Goshi to score ippon. Dean also came away with the Gold medal.

Judoka of the Month - Jake Meese

January 2016

Judoka of the Month - Lewis Grace

17th December 2015

Seathorne Judo club held its annual presentation night on the final session of the year, the award winners are: Ethan Steele - outstanding achievement sponsored by R & B Catering; Katie Marsden - most improved judoka, sponsored by RGL Carpets; Jordan Dance - most committed to judo, sponsored by Mooch Gifts; Judoka of the year, sponsored by Fenland Laundries – Warren Grace; Senior ladder league winner, sponsored by The Royal Oak, Winthorpe – for the second consecutive year Adrian Bignell; Judoka of the month award, sponsored by Fresh Fitness, for December was awarded to Tommy Lemmon; best newcomer was Carter Manson, best Uke was awarded to Lewis Grace.

22nd November 2015

On Sunday three members of Skegness and Seathorne Judo clubs entered the Bushido Za-zen International Judo Competition, held at High Wycombe Judo centre. With only three entrants they managed to gain a total of five medals: 2 gold and 3 bronze. Mark Mason achieved 2 gold medals, the first in the U100kg class winning all of his contests by ippon, the second was won in a much stiffer competition: the dan grade open, where he also beat all the competition. Dean Harmston achieved 2 bronze medals, his first was also in the U100kg class where his losses were only to dan grade opposition, and his second was in the kyu grade open. Ashley Windle was our final competitor he managed to achieve a bronze medal in the +100kg class against some very large opposition only losing out to Dean for a medal in the kyu grade open.


15th November 2015

On Sunday members of Skegness and Seathorne Judo clubs attended the area grading at Gainsborough Leisure centre. There were some outstanding displays of both Kata and Randori from all entrants with all the local Judoka gaining promotion by at least one grade, full results are: Juveniles: Thomas Shaw – red 2 white, Juniors: Carter Manson- white 2 yellow, Will Midgeley – orange, Ben Delieu – orange, Rhiannon Manson – green 2 blue, Jordan Dance – blue, Lewis Grace – blue 2 brown, Ethan Steele – brown, Katie Marsden – brown 1 black, Warren Grace – brown 2 black; Seniors: Chris Manson – orange, Dean Harmston, who was unaware that he was being graded, after 3 years achieved his blue belt. Adrian Bignell was awarded his Dan grade after evaluation by Sensei Malcolm Sawyer.
    There were two stand out performances on the day Ben Delieu in his first grading reaching junior orange belt, and Ethan Steele gaining his junior brown belt at only 11 years of age.

Judoka of the Month Carter Manson


27th Sept 2015
 
On Sunday members of Skegness and Seathorne Judo clubs attended a team competition at Gainsborough Leisure Centre, the teams were selected on the day and were made up of 8 members each, ranging in age from 5 years to Seniors, each team member fighting a suitable opponent from each of the other teams. Our local judoka performed admirably with 2 contestants being unbeaten in all 5 of their bouts Will Midgeley and Ethan Steele whose team won the gold medal, also in the gold medal team was Ben Delieu who, in his first ever competition, won 4 of his 5 contests, only losing to Katie Marsden, a very experienced competitor, who also won 4 of her 5 fights and was in the team winning the silver medal. Dean Harmston’s team took the bronze medal despite Dean winning 4 of his 5 fights, finally John Midgeley won 1 of his 5 fights.

Judoka of the Month Will Midgeley.

July 2015

  On Sunday Skegness and Seathorne Judo clubs attended the area grading at Gainsborough Leisure centre, some members grading for the first time. Full results and new grades are: Juveniles (under 8 years) Jaydon Parker – Red 1 White, Juniors (8 – 16 years) Luke Gerrard – Orange 2 Green, Rio Manson – Green, Jordan Dance – Green 3 Blue, Lewis Grace – Blue 1 Brown, Katie Marsden – Brown, Warren Grace – Brown 1 Black, Luke Speed – Brown 2 Black, Seniors (over 16): Christopher Manson – Yellow, Kieran Gething – Orange and Ashley Windle – Blue.
    Seathorne Judo Club have awarded the Judoka of the Month to Katie Marsden, she receives a training top, sponsored by Fresh Fitness of Skegness, this was awarded due to some outstanding results in her grading, performing some great techniques, and a great demonstration of Kata assisted by Lewis Grace as her Uke.

10th May 2015

  On Sunday 10th May members of the Seathorne and Skegness Judo clubs attended a junior age competition at Gainsborough Leisure Centre and came away with 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals, full results were: U10 boys was contested by Will Midgeley who performed admirably winning one contest despite being only 8 and by far the smallest competitor, U12 boys saw two entries, Lewis Grace and Ethan Steele, Lewis taking Silver only losing to Ethan who took the Gold winning all 5 of his contests, U14 girls was contested by Katie Marsden who won 2 of her 3 contests to take Silver, U14 boys entry, Warren Grace took Silver in this category losing only in the final only to then go and enter the U16 boys competition with Jordan Dance, Warren this time taking Bronze and Jordan missing out on the medals despite only losing 1 of his 3 contests.

Judoka of the Month Warren Grace

28th March 2015

Seathorne Judo Club are pleased to report that for the forthcoming year Fresh Fitness of Richmond Drive have agreed to continue to sponsor the Junior Judoka of the month award in the form of a training top, which can be worn under a Judo Gi whilst training, and is awarded, by the club instructors, to the Judoka who has performed especially well or has put in the most effort, and also to sponsor training tops for Senior members of the club. These were presented to club Sensei, Mark Mason, by Fresh Fitness assistant manager, Miles Green and his associate Callum Barlow at Tuesdays training session at the Seathorne School.On Sunday members of the Seathorne and Skegness Judo clubs attended a junior age competition at Gainsborough Leisure Centre and came away with 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals, full results were: U10 boys was contested by Will Midgeley who performed admirably winning one contest despite being only 8 and by far the smallest competitor, U12 boys saw two entries, Lewis Grace and Ethan Steele, Lewis taking Silver only losing to Ethan who took the Gold winning all 5 of his contests, U14 girls was contested by Katie Marsden who won 2 of her 3 contests to take Silver, U14 boys entry, Warren Grace took Silver in this category losing only in the final only to then go and enter the U16 boys competition with Jordan Dance, Warren this time taking Bronze and Jordan missing out on the medals despite only losing 1 of his 3 contests.

11th March 2015

On Sunday both Skegness and Winthorpe judo clubs attended the local area grading at Gainsborough Leisure centre with some fantastic contests and a good demonstration of kata. Full results for the local competitors are: Juniors: Tommy Lemmon – white 1 yellow, Alice Instone – yellow 1 orange, Will Midgley – yellow 2 orange, Luke Gerrard – orange, Rio Manson – orange 2 green, Jordan Dance – green 2 blue, Lewis Grace – green 3 blue, Katie Marsden and Ethan Steele both gained blue 2 brown, Warren Grace – brown and Luke Speed – brown 2 black; Seniors: in their first grading all three new seniors achieved yellow belt these were Sam Silver, Mark Silver and Mick Gerrard, also graded was John Midgley who gained his brown belt.

18th May 2014
 
Skegness and Seathorne Judo clubs attended the Junior age competition at Gainsborough Leisure Centre on Sunday and returned with six medals from nine competitors, an outstanding achivement. Boys U10 group was contested by Ethan Steele, who once again won all 7 of his contests to take the Gold medal, girls U14 contestant Samantha Lowis also took the Gold medal winning all her contests. Melissa Gerrard entered girls U12 group and fought brilliantly to take the Silver medal, there were 4 local boys entered into the largest age group U12 boys : Cameron Sloane took Silver with some fantastic techniques in his contests only losing out to the eventual winner by hold down, Ben Owen who took Bronze, despite being injured, Lewis Grace won 3 of his 5 fights, and Kieron Parker, whose birthday the day before made him the youngest in the group. There were 2 entries in boys U14 Warren Grace, who won Bronze and Luke Gerrard.
 
Judoka of the Month - Ethan Steele
 
26 April 2014
 
Skegness Grammar School hosted the annual Easter Bushido Za-Zen martial arts convention with attendees able to improve their skills and techniques in a variety of different arts including: aikido, ju-jitsu, judo, karate, kendo, kobudo, iaido, MMA, tai-chi and self defence. As well as improving their techniques etc three of our local instructors were assessed on their abilities and were graded. Ben Spencer was awarded his 1st Dan (black belt) in Ju-Jitsu, Alan Lowis 1st Dan (black belt) for Judo, and Alex Caitlin 1st Kyu (brown belt) in Kobudo.
 
2 April 2014
 
On Sunday both Skegness and Seathorne Judo clubs attended the area grading at Gainsborough Leisure Centre with some outstanding results, nearly all entrants achieved at least 1 grade improvement and 2 entrants achieved a 3 grade improvement: Brook Salter and Kieran Parker. The full results, with new gradings are: Juniors: Anais Hackett - White 2 yellow, Benjamin Owen, Kieran Parker and Mellisa Gerrard - Yellow 1 orange, Luke Gerrard - Yellow 2 orange, Jordan Dance - Orange 1 green, Brook Salter- Orange 2 green, Ethan Steele and Lewis Grace - Orange 3 green, Kizzy Marsden - Green, Katie Marsden - Green 2 blue, Warren Grace - Blue, Samantha Lowis - Blue 1 brown, Luke Speed - Brown 1 black, Sean Faggetter - Brown 3 black; Seniors: Natasha Attwood, James Epton and Michael Turner all achieved Yellow belt and Jared Thompson gained his
Green.
Special mention should go to Brook Salter, Ethan Steele and Samantha Lowis who managed to win all of their fights throughout the day, a superb achievement
 
Judoka of the Month - Denny Edwards
 
30 March 2014
 
On Sunday both Skegness and Seathorne Judo clubs attended the area grading at Gainsborough Leisure Centre with some outstanding results, nearly all entrants achieved at least 1 grade improvement and 2 entrants achieved a 3 grade improvement: Brook Salter and Kieran Parker. The full results, with new gradings are: Juniors: Anais Hackett - White 2 yellow, Benjamin Owen, Kieran Parker and Mellisa Gerrard - Yellow 1 orange, Luke Gerrard - Yellow 2 orange, Jordan Dance - Orange 1 green, Brook Salter- Orange 2 green, Ethan Steele and Lewis Grace - Orange 3 green, Kizzy Marsden - Green, Katie Marsden - Green 2 blue, Warren Grace - Blue, Samantha Lowis - Blue 1 brown, Luke Speed - Brown 1 black, Sean Faggetter - Brown 3 black; Seniors: Natasha Attwood, James Epton and Michael Turner all achieved Yellow belt and Jared Thompson gained his
Green.
Special mention should go to Brook Salter, Ethan Steele and Samantha Lowis who managed to win all of their fights throughout the day, a superb achievement.
 
February 2014
 
Judoka of the Month Tommy Lemmon
 
January 2014
 
Judoka of the Month Anais Hackett
 
20 December 2013
 
Seathorne Judo club held its annual presentation night on the final session of the year, the award winners are: Warren Grace - outstanding achievement sponsored by R & B Catering; Rhiannon Manson - most improved judoka, sponsored by RGL Carpets; Casey Woods - most committed to judo, sponsored by Mooch Gifts; Judoka of the year, sponsored by Fenland Laundries - Ethan Steele; Senior ladder league winner, sponsored by The Royal Oak, Winthorpe - Jared Thomson; Judoka of the month award, sponsored by Fresh Fitness, for December was awarded to Kieran Cunningham; best newcomer was Szonja Szekeres, best attitude to judo was awarded to Cameron Sloane.
Luke Speed achieved his section leaders award and Sean Faggetter was awarded his class leader which both have earned through their hard work throughout the year.

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