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ACE EDWARDS OF R.K.JUDO CLUB GAINS HER 1ST DAN BLACK BELT IN JUDO

AGE 17

U48KG

BRITISH JUDO

ETD SQUAD MEMBER

ENGLISH CHAMPION 2022

English champion senior u48kg 2022. Ace Edwards secures her place on the England Talent Development Squad for the second year running, taking the Silver in the juniors and Gold in the seniors.

Midland Area National Team Championships

2nd July 2022

Ace Edwards and Kate Chisholm were selected to represent the Midland Area in the come back of the National Team Championships. What an honour to represent your Area from such a large choice of members, not only for them but the club too. And to make the experience even better the Team got themselves into the final, eventually winning Silver with some outstanding judo and team spirit. Well done MIDLAND AREA BJA.

Endurance Sports Massage Therapy

We are so lucky to know professional people that can look after our members of all ages and their health. Emily of Endurance Sports Massage Therapy, did a treatment session for us all at the club. She gave advice, treatment and future help to judoka, parents and sensei from 10 years old. She is fabulous and would highly recommend her services. Looking after our athletes is very important. Thank you Emily.

Visit her website below for more info.

Jamie McDonald Memorial Championships

WOW, what a day. This Charity event never fails to deliver and this year was no exception. A great event, lovely atmosphere and wonderful lovely people. Our four raiders did us proud once again, helping to raise money for such a good cause, while achieving judo goals. Camryn won Bronze in the u14 years, Ace and Kate both won two Golds each in the u18 and senior categories, while Ben won Gold in the seniors. Well done everyone thats makes this event possible. #teenagecancertrust

9th April 2022

Northern Ireland Open

Great to back in Northern Ireland. This year we had four players representing R.K, Kate, Ace, James and Ben. All took medals and ranking points. Kate, Ace and James fought in both cadets and Juniors, while Kate also took on the senior category at only 14 years old. Cadet Bronze and 7th place junior for James, Ace 2 bronzes and Kate 3 silver. Ben taking Bronze in the Juniors. Great results, showing some impressive judo along the way,

Camryn Starts 2022 with a Gold medal

Southfields Open Championships

Our Only competitor at the first championship's of 2022, was Camryn Carter, age 10. This was also Camryn's first BJC Junior event u16 Years. Did it matter, nope, Camryn went out armed with knowledge and practical skills she had been learning over the last few months. After four fights, all won on ippon, the Gold medal was awarded. A great start to the year for Camryn and the club.

5th Dec 2021

KATE WINS BRITISH MEDAL

Kate Chisholm, one of our Spanish/British members, just age 14, in her first year of cadets at British Judo level, took a Bronze medal u48kg at the recent British Championships in Sheffield, English Institute of Sport. After just two competitions to get used to the new weight and age group, post covid, she narrowly missed out on a place in the final, but made the bronze medal match her own. 

BJC National Open Championships

21st November 2021

What a fantastic event and for the raiders, fantastic results. Two entries and two National Champions. Superb. These two young ladies, are looking at a bright future. Well done to all. Nice to back at the National event.

Welsh Open Cadets

6 days after returning from Sweden, Ace Edwards and Kate Chisholm both fought for a place on the podium in Cardiff at the Welsh Open ranking event. Both in the same category, but Kate a first year cadet and Ace third year, they had some good fights, with one of Kates going into golden score for 8 further minutes. That took her into the final, where she had to settle for Silver. Ace came back in the repercharge winning all fights to take the Bronze. A good experience again for both players, and some ranking points ready for the British Open in December.

31st Oct
2021

23rd/24th Oct 2021

LUGI JUDO CUP 2021

First trip abroad since pre covid, to the Lugi judo Cup in Sweden. A fantastic event, that we have competed at several times. Taking to the stage this year was Kate. Ace, Ben and Lisa. Fighting both days in two categories each, they came home with Kate - Silver (cadets), Bronze ( pre cadets), Ace - Bronze (juniors), Ben - Silver ( juniors and seniors) and Lisa - 5th (seniors), Bronze (juniors). Outstanding performances by all.

C2 INTERNATIONAL

OCTOBER 2021

What anther fantastic weekend, again in London, but this time for the C2 International Championships. Both Ace Edwards and Ben Barkby doing exceptionally well, taking Bronze in their weight categories, Ace cadet u48kg, Ben Junior u60kg. Ace also entered the Junior event and took a brilliant Silver medal.

Both players now invited to the England Talent Development Squad for 2021/2022

On to the next and looking forward to further progress.

4th Sept 2021

ENGLISH CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS

We have an English Champion to start the year off,after such a long awaited 18 months of Covid restrictions. Ace Edwards, took the Gold in the u48kg female cadets. This was the first time Ace haS fought at this weight, this age group and this level of competition. Ace has worked so hard over Covid. Her training, although hard at times, never stopped. So proud of this young lady.

From the result she has now been selected to join the ETD (England talent development) Squad for England Judo. The hard work starts here, but we have every confidence she will do her best to succeed.

25TH JULY 2021

OUR FUN ACTIVITY
THIS TIME NOT JUDO:)

As Sunday's are normally in the local park, doing our fitness boot camps, this week we booked ourselves on the Assault Course @fieldsportuk for a change. So much Fun for everyone. Energetic and challenging but we all loved it. Star of the morning though was Ben Barkby and Ace Edwards, breaking the course record for both male and female. Well done you two. Judo has its benefits hey ;)