So 2017 has seen quite a few changes and successes at Katana Judo Club, none more so than the relocation of the club at short notice from our old venue in Wealstone Lane, to the new venue at the Royal British Legion on Heath Road, and the club would like to extend our thanks to everyone who helped to make this move as smooth and seamless as possible, including the members who moved with us and continue to make this club a success.
2017 also saw many of our members competing locally, nationally and internationally. Congratulations to every one of you, especially those who made your first step onto the competition circuit, you represented the club well and we are all very proud of you and your achievements.
Sensei Sandra also continued her competitive journey, winning medals at various competitions throughout the year and securing her place on the GB Masters Squad for 2017-18.
- High Wycombe Masters (High Wycombe)- Silver
- Brain Tumour Charity Tournament (Cardiff, seniors) – Silver
- Brain Tumour Charity Tournament (Cardiff, masters) – Gold
- British Masters Championships (Cardiff) – Silver
- World Veterans Championships (Sardinia) – 5th Place
In January, Senseis Sandra & Marc passed their Area Refereeing qualification. This means that Sensei Marc has also been back at competitions this year, but this time refereeing as well as coaching.
So after an eventful year, all that remains is for us to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We look forward to seeing you all back on the mat on 8th January 2018 to burn off some of the Christmas overindulgence.
Sandra, Marc, Bruce & Sandy