Monday, June 28, 2010

Coming September

New This September
At
Warriors Grappling Academy
Swale Martial Arts Club East Street Sittingbourne

Thursday 7.30pm Sombo/Sambo Wrestling followed at 8.30pm MMA SportCombatSombo
2 for the price of 1 yes just £6.50p
For two lessons
Look: Fight Sunday 2 hours of Fighting if you can take it
First ¾ hour Gi Fighting Judo Sambo Brazilian
any type of Gi wrestling
Next ¾ hour No Gi Fighting MMA, Freestyle, Submission
any type of Non Gi Wrestling
The last ½ hour MMA SportCombatSombo and Pankration you choose

All this for £5

Anyone is welcome all we ask is you have to be insured

Contact Sambo GrandMaster Martin Clarke 8th Dan Judo
sombogb@blueyonder.co.uk

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Judo Back In Schools

Return of REAL school sports: Tories to revive competitive games in bid to turn nation back into champions

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1289658/Return-REAL-school-sports-Tories-bring-competitive-games-bid-turn-nation-sporting-champions.html#ixzz0rwlOw7Kt

One of the Sports is Judo, for some of you who have long memories you will remember my parents Nobby and Margret teaching in School in Kent and Bexley from the 1960's through to 1980, I also taught in Kent Schools from 1971 till 1980. This was the hey day of Judo with my own Club in Sittingbourne having in access of 500 members and there were rival clubs in the Town as well, my father organised many Judo Tournament through GB but the biggest was at The Stour Centre Ashford where he had a 1000 Junior competitors. In 1980 due to Government cut backs Judo was ousted and the slow decline until today started.

The BJA to their credit has been promoting Judo in Schools by giving a Coach mats and a vehicle where there they can introduce Judo to Schools but paying a Coach £12000 a year is not going to get you the best Coaches.
If we are to get Judo to become viable again we need to get Individual Schools to hire Coaches from all organisations to teach Judo on a term to term basis and produce youngsters of good quality. The BJA system in Kent has been a dismal failure
For the following reasons:
1) You need charismatic coaches who have experience in all aspects of Judo. Judo is not a Martial Art which can be taught to teachers in a 12 hour course
2) At present the Coach will only recommend Club Mark Clubs this is ridiculous as the great majority of Clubs have no interest in the scheme a scheme I might add is bureaucratic nightmare. Plus the coach sometimes recommends a club in another town that’s not a way to encourage kids
3) A short course is not enough for youngsters to understand Judo
In Sittingbourne we have forged links with schools like Sittingbourne Community College, my son John works there, Westland’s School where Dave Boulding a coach of 30 years experience is a caretaker he will be starting an after school club in September hopefully this may expand to the school have Judo on the curriculum
Will this happen I hope so but I doubt it with no money to back it up it will go down as a good idea and something else to blame Labour for the ruination of British Sport

Friday, June 25, 2010

MMA SportCombatSombo/Pankartion

Just a reminder about the First MMA SportCombatSombo event on July 4th entries close June 27th I am also running a Pankration Event on the same day and will be selecting Players to take part in the World Championships in October to be held in Bulgaria

1st British Semi Contact PANKRATION & Sport CombatSombo Championship
Swale Martial Arts Club Sittingbourne
Sunday July 4th 10.00am
Men over 16 years
U65k-u75k-u85k-u95k-o95k
Entry fee £10 for both events
Rules can be found on the rules section
This event is for members of the following organisations:
International Budo Federation-GrapplingUK-British CombatSombo Association-PankrationUK
Your entry with money (this is for both events) must arrive by June 27th no late entries will be accepted
send money to IBF 118 East Street Sittingbourne Kent ME10 4RX
entries will be accepted by paypal (Clarkees, Clarkessportsstudio@hotmail.com) or by Internet Banking international Budo Federation NatWest sort Code 60-19-25 Acc No 30883814
send entries via email to IBFBCSA@Googlemail.com

By
June 27th cheques payable IBF 118 East Street Sittingbourne ME10 4RX

Sunday, June 20, 2010

BJJ or Judo 1970 style

This type of BJJ I enjoy throws as well as Ne Waza, or should we call it 1970's judo an era when I competed for a spot on the 1980 Olympic Team. Adams, Jacks, Radburn, Starbrook would have loved this. Time the people in the IJF looked back because soon BJJ will overtake Judo

Friday, June 18, 2010

Legros Brother Sombo Prince's

These two brothers from France are regularly seen at the British Open they are tremendous fighters and watch how they fight. They are not judoka doing Sombo they are true sombo players. hopefully they will soon be given a place in the French Team

Monday, June 14, 2010

YJC 1976

1976 See what the YJC won and that was only 25% of our entry


Wednesday, June 09, 2010

8th ISLAM KARIMOV KURASH TOURNAMENT

Grappling is dominated today by ground fighting styles only well for thise who enjoy seeing big throws have a go at Kurash A Jacket Wrestling Style that has throws only


8th ISLAM KARIMOV KURASH TOURNAMENT

Sunday 20th June 2010

Swallows Leisure Centre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4NT


Kurash

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

MMA SportCombatSombo

I am back of holiday so you will all be bombarded with news.

recently I submitted a Blog about the CombatSambo competition as used in Russia and said in my opinion they were barbaric as they allowed kicks to the groin, punches to the head while your opponent was trapped on the ground etc, I then went on to say UK Sport would never accept this as a sport nor would an Insurance company and I had modified the rules to make MMS SportCombatSombo a much safer and one that can be called a sport.

As expected Darren Richardson and his friend in the USA condemned me for altering Russian CombatSambo but in his haste to vilify me he came up with a good point in which he said anything can be insured as long as you can afford the premium, he is yet to tell me what insurance company and what the cost would be, but most importantly if there is company who would insure have they ever paid out on a claim?

I still prefer to run a sport which minimise the chance of injury. So why am I writing this well you have guessed I am advertising the following

1st British Semi Contact PANKRATION & Sport CombatSombo Championship

Swale Martial Arts Club Sittingbourne

Sunday July 4th 10.00am

Men over 16 years

U65k-u75k-u85k-u95k-o95k

Entry fee £10 for both events

Rules can be found on the rules section

This event is for members of the following organisations:

International Budo Federation-GrapplingUK-British CombatSombo Association-PankrationUK

Your entry with money (this is for both events) must arrive by June 27th no late entries will be accepted

send money to IBF 118 East Street Sittingbourne Kent ME10 4RX

entries will be accepted by paypal (Clarkees, Clarkessportsstudio@hotmail.com) or by Internet Banking international Budo Federation NatWest sort Code 60-19-25 Acc No 30883814

send entries via email to IBFBCSA@Googlemail.com