Sheffield Judo club recently took a trip to Walsall centre of excellence to take part in the Samurai High grades & Masters competition.

Jules was the stand out player of not only Sheffield Judo club but of the competition, having only recently being promited to 1st kyu he went and smashed his way to gold and 70 dan points(!) on the day.

We also saw our captain (new 1st dan) taking part in the 1st dan section claiming 10 points for his second dan, even the club coach had a go in the masters section (taking silver).

University of Sheffield International Student Teams (USIST) competition ran on the weekend of the 23rd March 2019.

With 21 teams (each comprising of 2 women and 4 men) competing this year we had plenty of supporters cheering on their teams, including team chants, songs and event drums! All contributed to the great atmosphere.

As ever, it's great to see our regulars returning, including our old friends from Münster who returned for their 20th year, they've only missed a few since the event was established in 1998.

Results

  1. Mattekloppes A
  2. Aachen A
  3. Münster A
  4. Mattekloppers C

Welcome to Sheffield all you lovely students starting (and returning to) studies in the 2019/20 academic year.

University of a perfect time to try a new sport, whether it's your first year or you've been studying in Sheffield for several years already. 

On March 15th, six members from Sheffield University Judo Club attended a judo masterclass with Dr Yoko Tanabe 7th dan and Joyce Heron 7th dan at the English Institute of Sport.

The masterclass covered Tai Otoshi and transitions into pins and submission from that throw. Everyone had a great time and we hope to attend similar events in the future.