On Bank Holidays we bank medals

This Bank holiday weekend was filled with everything we love (i.e. judo, ippons, and medals), as Saturday saw the BJA English Open play out in Walsall, while Sunday marked the BJC National Open in Kettering. Oxford sent a strong development group to the English Senior Open in Walsall.  The competition was predictably intense and all competitors will have learnt… Continue reading On Bank Holidays we bank medals

Monday morning motivation

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.

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‘Same procedure as last year’ at the Saxony Open

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

Oxford takes all three university trophies at Varsity 2017

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

Get ready for Varsity

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.  

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