Entries in YTJC (24)

Friday
May032013

Bank Holiday Training (6th May 2013)

There will be no training at YTJC (St. Olave's School) on Monday.  Training will however still be on at the University of York club.  Town club members wishing to train on Monday can attend the university session instead.

The University of York club trains from 7 PM - 9 PM on Monday evenings at the University of York sport centre (main campus, next to the astro turf pitch).

Monday
Dec102012

All Change

This evening will be Sensei Stephen Millard's last session for a little while as he is to undergo some minor surgery that will put him on crutches for several weeks.  The city centre club will continue to run during his absence with Sensei Mags Godderidge and  Sensei Dax Godderidge covering some of the sessions and others being taken by Sempai James Davey and Sempai Matt Ellis under the supervision of Sensei Millard.

Saturday
Dec082012

Yorkshire Senior Grading - December 2012

Today was the Yorkshire adults grading where students were assessed by Sensei John Allen for their next belts.  Whilst it wasn't quite a clean sweep across the board the standard of Jitsu was high and although there are a few technical points to pick up on in the coming months the results reflected the sterling effort put in by one and all.

Both York clubs have had significant success and a number of new belts will be present on the York mats in the coming week several of which sporting mons.

A special mention should probably also go to Leconfield where York based instructor Sensei Dax Godderidge had his first novices grade to Yellow.

Pass or not a great display of Yorkshire based Jiu Jitsu from everyone.

Tuesday
Nov272012

Yorkshire Junior Grading - November 2012

Congratulations this week go to Jake who is the town club's newest green belt.

The Yorkshire junior grading was held last Saturday at Bradford Grammar School and was taken by Sensei Mark Newall.  There was a stunning display of junior Jitsu with Sensei Newall commenting that the pressure test fighting at the end was the best junior Jitsu he'd ever seen.

All of the clubs in attendance (which included Preston as well as the Yorkshire club junior contingent) did incredibly well with every club walking away from the grading with at least one or two jitsuka who were really standing out in terms of their spirit, attitude and skill.  York may have been the only York student this time around, but he came away with top green belt - exactly the kind of standard we love to see.

So well done to everyone who graded and we look forward to more of the same at the adult grading in Leeds in a couple of weeks time.

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