Tony Jones

14th and 15th March 2020 – Success for Midland Area Players at British Schools Championship

This weekend saw over 650 pupils compete at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport in The British Schools Championship.

Saturday saw school years 8 & 9 and 10 & 11 in action, while Sunday saw school years 6 & 7, 12 & 13 and adaptive and visually impaired judoka compete.

AJA Midland Area players won a total of 5 medals with two players being crowned British Schools Champions .

Golds – Joshua Warburton (Kazoku-Kan) and Sophie Kenny (Kazoku-Kan)

Silvers – Bella Maw (Yenton) and Megan Skillern (Droitwich)

Bronze – Liam Jones (Kazoku-Kan)

p.s. for those that know Alice she somehow sneaked onto the photo, she’s  definitely too old to still be at school.

If any other Areas had players that won medals please let us know and we will update the post.

Sunday 15th September 2019 – Dan Powell Masterclass

The East Midland Area of the AJA were very proud to host the 1st Master Class with Dan Powell held at the Cedars Judo Club venue in Earl Shilton.

The day was a great success with a wide variety of grades and ages attending.

Dan was one of the British Judo stars competing in the 2012 London Paralympics and now is busy training with the aim to bring the UK medal success in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympics

Watch Dan on the Ninja Warrior Course

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May 2019 – Medal Success for AJA at the 24th International Houvast Judo Tournament, Holland.

Congratulations on a great effort by the AJA National Squad at this year International Tournament held in Meirlo, Holland on 11th and 12th May 2019.

The event was over the highest caliber with everyone in the squad having to work and perform at the top of their ability.

Over the 2 days the AJA are very proud to have won a total of 4 medals; 1 gold and 3 bronzes.

Gold was won in impressive style by Thomas Humphrey in the Mens under 90kg dan grade event.  With bronzes being won by Ryan gentry in a very tough mens U81 kg event; Faith McCartney in a strong girls under 40kg event and final not to be outdone by his little sister Thomas McCartney taking the bronze in the boys -66kg event.

Picture below of the majority of the squad:

Pictured below coaches, parents and supporters:

6 Mats – 1000 Competitors over 2 days of Judo

Below the social side and a few more Judo Photos:

 

 

 

 

Sunday 5th May 2019 – National Squad Training Session #2

A great turn-out for the second of this years National Squad Training Sessions in preparation for the GB team competing in the 24th Houvast Judo Tournament in Meirlo, Holland on the 11th and 12th May.

We were highly honoured to have Dan Powell taking the session for us.

Dan was one of the British Judo stars competing in the 2012 London Paralympics.   He’s just returned from competing in Japan and will soon be off to compete in Azerbaijan. His busy schedule is all part of his preparation to try and gain UK medal success in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympics

Watch Dan on the Ninja Warrior Course

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