As part of their visit to the UK, students from the prestigious Nada Junior and Senior High School in Japan joined us in the dojo this Saturday for a joint randori session. The schools, which are situated in Kobe in Japan, were founded by Jigoro Kano in 1928, and to commemorate this tie a weekly judo… Continue reading Saturday session with Nada High School
Once again Varsity was filled to the brim with beautiful ippons from our players, worthy of being immortalised on social media. Feel like re-watching Ellie’s drop Seoi-nage, or Mehdi’s Kata-guruma, or maybe Matt’s Uchi-mata? How about all of them and more? Click the video below and enjoy.
Fun fact: Jim Birnie started attending the annual Saxony Open before many of our current Dan grades even started judo. Otherwise it was business as usual, as our grandmaster’s paid his 7th visit to the tournament in Langenhessen, where he fought in the M7 category. 11 nations were represented at the event, where many fighters return every year… Continue reading ‘Same procedure as last year’ at the Saxony Open
Saturday March 4th it was Oxford Judo’s turn to head to Cambridge to heed the call to fight in the 88th annual Judo Varsity Match. Having started in 1930, this is currently the world’s longest ongoing annual judo event. Up for grabs were the Men’s A Matsudaira Cup, the Women’s Sake bowl, and the Men’s… Continue reading Oxford takes all three university trophies at Varsity 2017
As a warm up to Saturday’s Varsity match against Cambridge, here is a little recap from last year’s 3-1 win. Rumour has it there will be a live stream from this year’s match, so stay on the look out on the day.
Once again the highlight of the university year was upon us, as 16 of Oxford Judo’s players representing Oxford University, Oxford Brookes, and Exeter made their way to Sheffield for the British University Championships. Unfortunately – as always with a sport like judo – quite a few players were unable to go due to injuries and… Continue reading University students bring home the bling again at this year’s BUCS