Kate Chisholm becomes our youngest British Medalist at only just 11 years old.
Kate entered the British Minors Championships 2018 with no expectations. Purely to gain experience.
But with true grit and determination, focus and weeks of training, a spectacular result happened. Kate won all fights up to final on Ippon, having a tough opponent in the final, meant she walked away with Silver. An outstanding performance considering her experience and age. Congratulations Kate, very proud.
Lisa Lindberg, our Swedish warrior has been excepted in a school in Sweden with some of the best judoka in her country. Yes, she is living her dream.
This is an amazing achievement for Lisa. She has worked so hard for years to be given this opportunity.It just goes to show what you can do if you want it bad enough.
R.K Judo will miss her deeply but she will always be a raider and no doubt her visits will be special.
As coaches we are so thrilled to have been apart of Lisa's journey, and wish her all the very best of luck for the future.
Our one and only Princess Warrior Lindberg.
Ben Barkby and Lisa Lindberg have had a fabulous year so far. Winning almost every event they have entered, gaining promotion both in the British Judo Council, Ben to 3rd Kyu 2 black tabs and Lisa to junior Black belt, and the Fanjyda, Ben to 2nd kyu and Lisa 1st Kyu and most recently have been selected to fight in Holland at the Den Helder International for the BJC, later in the year. Both eager to finish school and follow their dreams of becoming an international judoka and hopefully an olympian one day. Wishing them the best of luck in everything they do.
Thanks to the quick response of a dear friend and fellow judoka in the UK, Mr Gareth Meredew from Addington Judo club, we now have a new dojo, new tatami and our home of judo again. Gareth started a just giving page on our behalf and with the generosity of many friends and family, as well complete strangers and clubs all over the world ,we managed to raise enough for us to start all over again. Same area but three floors up in the old Mayfair Acadamy in Costa sol Urbanisation. We are very lucky to have such support. A massive thanks to everyone involved. We converted the old school into our new home with lots of help from club members. We really do have some very kind hearted people in the club, kids and adults alike.
So its now onwards and upwards. No more wet feet. We are now fully open. Please see classes page for information on days and times. R.K.RAIDERS ARE BACK.
WHAT WAS A FANTASTIC YEAR FOR OUR CLUB, ENDED IN DISASTER IN DECEMBER, AFTER THE EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS THE COSTA DEL SOL HAD, FLOODING ALMOST EVERY PART OF THE COAST. OUR CLUB COULD NOT BE SAVED. THE ENTIRE DOJO WAS SUBMERGED IN WATER FOR AT LEAST 24HRS. OUR EQUIPMENT WAS FLOATING AWAY AND TOTALLY DESTROYED. AMAZING FRIENDS AND MEMBERS RUSHED TO BAIL US OUT AND START A BIG CLEAN UP AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. UNFORTUANATLEY THE CLUB COULD NOT CONTINUE IN THESE PREMISES.
ITS NOT BEEN 2 MONTHS SINCE WE HAVE HAD A CLUB. WE HAVE NOW MOVED TO LOCAL 31 IN THE SAME COMPLEX, ABOVE THE FERRETERIA. STILL A WORKING PROGRESS TO MAKE IT INTO OUR 'HOME OF THE RAIDERS' ONCE AGAIN. WE HOPE TO BE UP AND RUNNING SOMETIME IN MARCH. WAITING FOR A COMPLETE NEW TATAMI IS PUTTING IT ON HOLD. IN THE MEANTIME WE HAVE HAD A KIND OFFER OF USE OF THE MARBELLA GYMNASTICS CLUB TO CONTINUE TRAINING AS BEST WE CAN.
OPENING DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
DURING THE SUMMER WE WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE A VISIT FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS JUDOKA AND SUPERSTARS CHAMPION, BRIAN JACKS. HIS VISIT WENT DOWN A STORM WITH THE KIDS AND COACHES OF THE CLUB. HE TOOK THE EVENING SESSION AND SHOWED US ALL WHY HE WAS AND STILL IS ONE OF THE GREATEST JUDOKAS OF ALL TIME. A TRUE INSPIRATION AND LOVELY MAN. THANKING HIM FOR TAKING THE TIME TO COME AND SEE US WHILE HERE ON HOLIDAY. HOW LUCKY ARE WE. SEE THE GALLERY FOR MORE PHOTOS OF THIS DAY.