Saturday, 9 February 2019
Sad to See Two Good Guys Leave
Big Judo fare-welled Jacob and Noah today. Two great guys and key parts of the Big Judo story. These two are the first of Big Judo's students to start with us a beginners and get to the point where they are winning competitions in New Zealand. The next step is overseas to complete their apprenticeships.
At Big Judo we won't tell you how awesome we are, or that we are the font of all Judo knowledge or that we are the only coaches able to take to you 'all the way'. We are pretty realistic. If you want to be good at Judo you need to get overseas and put yourselves in really tough environments. You need to find good dojos and great instructors.
That's our aim with our top students, to get them to the point where they can go overseas and be exposed to the best current Judo. We train with that aim in mind and structure our club fundraising to support this goal.
Jacob and Noah are off to train at Zenbu Dojo in Sydney with Morgan Ivor Endicott-Davies for the first part of 2019. Mid- 2019 they will go to Japan for a bit of a holiday then up to Britain.
Maybe they will comeback maybe they won't. We sure hope that they do, but they are young men with the world opening up for them through Judo; and who knows what will happen. We do know that they are staunch Team Big members and will always remember us where ever they are.
So good luck guys. Its sad saying good-bye but we are really, really proud that you are taking this step. See you soon.
Posted by Ben Stallworthy at 18:51