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Blue Belt and Under and Red Belt Competition Results
On Sunday Kin Ryu Judo Club's newest
members, both senior and junior, experienced their first taste of competition
at the Sussex Senior Blue Belt
and Under and Junior Red Belt Invitation.
Juniors Nathan, Tommy and David all fought well and were unlucky not to get through to the final rounds; Cieran also fought well and made it through the first rounds to the final eight - from an initial group of 17! He continued to fight well and was unlucky to be beaten for bronze, but should proud with a well deserved fifth place.
Anna also demonstrated some of her best judo when she won three of her four matches to take the silver medal.
Danny competed in his first senior event and found himself, the lowest grade, against some very experienced players. Despite losing his first fight he went onto beat the eventual bronze medallist with a superb ippon (full point). He then took his third fight into extra time before narrowly losing.
On the day Kin Ryu could boast representatives across all areas of the competition, with Head Coaches Peter Seymour and Martin Rivers as Competition Controller and Senior Referee respectively; Matthew Kilpatrick - Referee, Lisa Harrison - Coach, Zoe Killick - Assistant Junior Coach. All competitors should be proud of their performances and well done to all!!