Student Of the Month

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Interview for student of the Month February 2015: JC

How old are you? 14

How old were you when you started? 5 I think

What Martial Art do you do? Judo & Aikido

What grade are you? Green no Blue in Judo, Orange & Green Aikido

What is your favourite technique? Harai Goshi

Do you like competitions? Yes

What do you like most about Judo? Fighting

Why should other people take up Judo? Cos its a nice sport, summit to do out of school

Have you ever had to defend yourself? Yes at school

Who is your favourite Instructor? Sensei Mandie



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Interview for student of the Month December 2014: JH

How old are you? 6

How old were you when you started? 5

What Martial Art do you do? Karate

What grade are you? Red Belt

What is your favorite technique? Groin Kick

Do you like competitions? Yes

What do you like most about Karate? Kicking

Why should other people take up Judo or Karate? Because its good

Have you ever had to defend yourself? Yes

Who is your favourite Instructor? Sensei Mandie


 

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Interview for student of the Month October2014: HP

How old are you? 12

How old were you when you started? 2

What Martial Art do you do? Judo & Karate

What grade are you? Sho Dan Karate, 3rd Kyu 1 blue mon Judo

What is your favorite technique? O Guruma/Ashi Gurume Judo, and punching the little squeky pads in Karate

Do you like competitions? Sort of

What do you like most about Judo? Games

What do you like most about Karate? Going on Summer courses

Why should other people take up Judo or Karate? Because its fun

Have you ever had to defend yourself? No


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Interview for student of the Month September 2014: OG

How old are you? 7

How old were you when you started? 5

What Martial Art do you do? Judo

What grade are you? Red belt with 3 Yellow, 3 Orange & 2 Green

What is your favourite technique? Kesa Gatame

Do you like competitions? Yes, I like beating people up

What do you like most about Judo? Throwing people

Why should other people take up Judo? Because its fun

Have you ever had to defend yourself? No


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Interview for student of the Month August 2014: LW

How old are you? 5

How old were you when you started? 3

What Martial Art do you do? Judo

What grade are you? Red belt with 3 Yellow & 3 Orange

What is your favourite technique? Ippon Seio Nage

Do you like competitions? Yes, I got gold

What do you like most about Judo? Playing games & it’s dodgeball

Why should other people take up Judo? Because its fun

Have you ever had to defend yourself? Yes


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Interview for student of the Month June 2014: Sempai Jason

How old are you? Old, but not as old as you

How old were you when you started? Not quite so old

What Martial Art do you do? Judo

What grade are you? 1st Dan

What is your favourite technique? O Soto Gari

Do you like competitions? Yes, I enjoy watching my son fighting.

What do you like most about Judo? Keeps me active, and I get to enjoy a hobby with my son.

Why should other people take up Judo? Fitness, Self Confidence , and to make new friends.

Have you ever had to defend yourself? Only from the wife and kids!


 

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Interview for \student of the Month May 2014: ZP, Daventry

How old are you? 9

How old were you when you started? 4

What Martial Art do you do? Judo

What grade are you? Red belt, 2 black mons

What is your favourite technique? Maki Komi

Do you like competitions? Yes, I won 5 golds last year

What do you like most about Judo? It’s Fun

Why should other people take up Judo? Because you learn how to be careful, and bang the mat.

Have you ever had to defend yourself? Yes, I fought back


 

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Interview for \student of the Month April 2014: EG, Kineton

How old are you? 6

How old were you when you started? 5

What Martial Art do you do? Karate

What grade are you? Red belt

What is your favourite technique? Hiza Geri

Do you like competitions? Yes.

What do you like most about Judo? Everything

Why should other people take up Karate? To have fun

Have you ever had to defend yourself? No.


 

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Interview for \student of the Month February 2014: SW

How old are you?  12

How old were you when you started? 6

What Martial Arts do you do? Judo & Karate

What grade are you in Judo? I am a green belt

What grade are you in Karate? Orange belt

What is your favourite technique in Judo? Morote Seonage

In Karate? Uraken

Do you like competitions? Yes, I’ve been to loads

What do you like most about Judo & karate? sparring & fighting!

Why should other people take up Judo & karate? It teaches them discipline

Have you ever had to defend yourself? No. 


 

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Interview for \student of the Month February 2014: HW, Wodson Park

How old are you? 10

How old were you when you started? 4 or 5

What Martial Art do you do? Judo

What grade are you? Red belt with 3 black stripes

What is your favourite technique? My favourite is probably O Goshi the first time I used it against Zac I got an ippon!

Do you like competitions? So so really, once I got thrashed! But I beat Zac.

What do you like most about Judo? Probably the fact it’s a good way to get out your anger

Why should other people take up Judo? Because it’s good fun and interesting to learn it’s better than wrestling and different to karate

Have you ever had to defend yourself? Yes a lot of times. Once I ended up doing a choke on someone.


 

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A Interview for Student of the month, December 2013

How old are you? 9

What Martial Art do you practice?  Karate

What grade are you? 1st Grade Red Belt

How old were you when you started?  8

What is your favourite technique for Karate?  The back kick

Have you ever used your karate to defend yourself?  Yes against an annoying boy, he tried to hurt me and I blocked it

Do you like competitions? Yes! 

Who is your favourite Sensei/Sempai? Sensei Mandie

Why do you think other children should take up Judo? Because it is a fun activity.


 

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CM Interview for Student of the month, October 2013

How old are you? 12

What Martial Art do you practice?  Karate

What grade are you?  Shodan Karate (Black Belt)

How old were you when you started?  I think I was like 7

What is your favourite technique for Karate?  Tobi Mawashi Geri 

Have you ever used your karate to defend yourself?  Not really I haven’t needed to because I know Karate.

Do you like competitions? Yes! 

Who is your favourite Sensei/Sempai? Sensei Mandie

Why do you think other children should take up Judo? Because its fun and good for self defence and interesting to learn.


 

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JW Interview for Student of the month, September 2013

How old are you? 11

What Martial Art do you practice?  Judo and Aikido

What grade are you?  Judo – Yellow Belt 3 Orange mons, Aikido White & Yellow belt

How old were you when you started?  5 years old

What is your favourite technique for Judo?  Tomoe Nage 

What is your favourite technique for Aikido?  Sankyo

Have you ever used your Judo or karate to defend yourself?  No.

Do you like competitions? Yes! I enjoy meeting and fighting new people

Who is your favourite Sensei/Sempai? Sensei Adrian

Why do you think other children should take up Judo? For self confidence and fun.

As most of the clubs close in August, there is no student of the month.


 

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CG Interview for Student of the month, July 2013

How old are you? 7

What Martial Art do you practice?  Judo

What grade are you?  Red Belt 1 Brown mons.

How old were you when you started?  5 years old

What is your favourite technique for Judo?  Tomoe Nage 

Have you ever used your Judo or karate to defend yourself?  No.

Do you like competitions? Yes! I got Bronze at the recent National Championships

Who is your favourite Sensei/Sempai? Sensei Mandie

Why do you think other children should take up Judo? For self defence, strength and fun..

 


 

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SC Interview for Student of the month, June 2013

How old are you? 10

What Martial Art do you practice?  Judo

What grade are you?  Yellow belt in Judo 3 orange mons.

How old were you when you started?  4 years old

What is your favourite technique for Judo?  Ippon Seio Nage 

Have you ever used your Judo or karate to defend yourself?  No.

Do you like competitions? Yes!

Who is your favourite Sensei/Sempai? Sensei Mandie

Why do you think other children should take up Judo or Karate? Its fun, its good for you, and gives you something to do.

 


 

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HP Interview for Student of the month, May 2013

How old are you? 10

What Martial Art do you practise?  Judo and Karate

What grade are you? 1st Kyu in karate and yellow belt in Judo.

How old were you when you started?  2 years old

What is your favourite technique for Judo?  Morote Seio Nage (Double Shoulder Throw)

What is your favourite technique for Karate?  Tobi Ushiro geri (Jumping back kick)

Have you ever used your Judo or karate to defend yourself?  Yes, when I was 8 a big 12 year old boy tried to fight me.

Do you like competitions? Yes!

Who is your favourite Sensei/Sempai? Andy Johnson! It would be a bit hard to choose one of you two as you are my mum and dad.

Why do you think other children should take up Judo or Karate? For self defence and it is fun.