Last night we had our area Christmas judo competition and annual awards presentation.

The competition was one of the busiest we have had prompting perhaps a move to a bigger venue for next year. It is brilliant to see all the area clubs so well represented.

Well done to all who took part, the standard of judo was as good as ever. There were several fights that were over in seconds with some excellent ippon throws as well as some longer and very hard fought fights. This is very encouraging for all of next years competitions that we hope will be just as well attended by our area.

As usual our annual awards were presented after the competition and our special congratulations go to the following trophy winners for 2010.

Paul Robinson’s Best Technique Award winner is Oliver Avison (koshi-guruma).
Mark Avison’s Judo Student of the Year winner is Kirsten Wales.
Darren Weaver’s Karate Student of the Year winner is Abbie Mosley.
Adi Mellers Continued Effort Trophy winner is Mark Miles.
Nigel Deakin’s Determination and Improvement Trophy winner is James Marriott.
Sensei Keith Henson’s Fighting Spirit Award winner is Sam Hind.
Sensei Charles Fletcher Trophy winner is Gareth Davis.