Sunday 23 August 2015

Big Judo Guns By the Numbers

Got the confirmed results from Howick. Big Judo got:

  • 6 Golds;
  • 6 Silvers; and
  • 9 Bronzes.
A pretty good performance.  

Saturday 22 August 2015

BIg Judo - Big Guns - Howick 2015

What we love!
A Big Judo player knocks down and holds down an opponent.

You don't have to be big to do Judo even at Big Judo.
Two of our little kids in action. 
Ronda Rousey would be proud.!
Two of our girls fighting hard.
At Big Judo we are very proud that we have so many girls on the mat and that we have so many Mums involved we work hard to create a 'safe', family environment and the number of girls and women involved in the club  demonstrates that this commitment is paying off. 

Wonderful a seven year old demonstrating a strong Yoko Shio Gatame (side control).  Who says you can't teach kids good ground fighting.  At Big we love the ground and our kids are developing a good ground game. 
What we like to see!

Again from the front - Marcel, Oliver with Gold and Eli Silver.

Another Gold for Big. 
For all my self promotion - This is what it is all about. Check out that smile!

Happy kids enjoying Judo!

Sunday 16 August 2015

Big Judo Rock and Rollers! Howick 15 August 2015

The big blue judo machine was in action this weekend!  We took nearly 40 kids and adults to Howick's club contest and team did a fantastic job.  We won medals  (will get a list ASAP) but most importantly the kids and adults fought well demonstrating real grit and determination. 

We also had a huge support crew there with lots of parents, coaches and other supporters on the sidelines cheering the team on - Thanks heaps.

As more photos come through I'll keep posting them. 

Jamie in action. Bigger, older higher graded opponent but the Jamie kept the pressure on and on and won the fight awesome. 
The end result - victory

What we love to see! The Big Judo trifecta.  
We even had some 'silverbacks' on the mat enjoying the day.

Another good victory. Noah in control and winning with the ground hold.

How could I resist this shot!

Saturday 15 August 2015

Big Judo Central Ready for Howick Comp Too!

Don't think its just the Pukekohe 'crew' that are keen to fight this weekend. The Big Judo kids trained this Saturday and we have a heap of kids fighting.  Thirty two in total plus four  adults.

Really looking forward to the competition.

Friday 14 August 2015

Big Judo Pukekohe Ready for Howick Comp

Good nights training at Pukekohe tonight. The kids are all fired up for Sunday and ready to go!

Between Pukekohe and Central we have more than 30 kids on the mat and even have a few adults competing should be a good day.

Wednesday 12 August 2015

Big Judo Party Night

Ben took the adults class on Tuesday night and it rapidly descended into a disco dancing free for all and ground fighting tussle!

Actually it was another example of the fun our adult crew is having. We are trying to take things a little bit serious but its just so much fun having roll on Tuesday night. Then on Saturday afternoons we have a beer after training and plan to move into the next phase a beer and a curry.

If you are a socialy minded Judo player feel free to pop in on a Tuesday night at 7 pm or Saturday at 3 pm.

Saturday 8 August 2015

Big Judo Kids Competition - Success by the Numbers

Unfortunately was too busy coaching and organising at the Judokwai competition so didn't get many photos.  If you have any send me some.

But I thought that the best way to show how well our kids did was to let the numbers tell the tale:

  • Big were the biggest team on the mat - We took 28 kids over;
  • Those 28 kids got:
    • 9 gold medals;
    • 8 silver medals; and
    • 3 bronze medals.
  • 20 out of 28 kids got a medal
The coaches and I are very proud of the kids and hoping that we do well again next weekend.