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National Championships 2013 - Results

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Report, Medal Winners & Course & Competition Photographs from the Jikishin 2013 Nationals.

In three Photo Albums:

2013 Course

2013 Competition

2013 Medals

Report by Sensei Peter McCarney

Students Line Up at the Start of the 2013 Jikishin Ju Jitsu National ChampionshipsWe gathered at the superb Olympic Legacy Village in Basildon for the 23rd Annual Jikishin Ju Jitsu Association Course and Competition. Hanshi Brian Herbert, 8th Dan, Head of JJA opened the Event and passed the microphone to Sensei Vince Bull to act as compere; a role in which he acquits himself so well. He invited Sensei Grant Wakeman, 4th Dan, to rattle through a very brief warm-up and for which we were grateful not to do the 100 x Press Ups, which I recall from training class memory ☺

Sensei Peter McCarney at the Jikishin Ju Jitsu National Coursde & Championships 2013Sensei Chris Sheppard, 6th Dan, took to the Black Belt mat and invited me to throw a punch. Knowing that I was making a serious mistake, I complied and have a vivid memory of the second strike to my Ribs. My Arm was already locked….and then I found myself on the mat following a Sweep. Sensei Chris then demonstrated on my training partner, Sensei Steve Spicer, 2nd Dan, and then I saw how the technique worked. More in this vein followed – including an interesting Strike using just his Thumb - until Sensei Chris rotated onto another mat and he was replaced by Sensei Graham Sargeant, 6th Dan. Sensei Graham demonstrated his chosen set of Techniques by looking at the Black Belts and selecting Sensei’s Gino Muscat, 3rd Dan, Steve Spice and your writer. My only concern was his casual remark, “How’s your Front Rolling Breakfall?” Uh-oh, I was still trying to come to grips with his earlier Technique on Steve Spicer. Anyway, I soon found out that my Breakfall was rather good. Following my mistake of throwing a punch (Again! You’d think I’d have learned by now…) Sensei Graham’s Block, Strike and Throw had me sailing effortlessly through the air. Yes, he made my Breakfall look better than usual. He then called out Gino and did a multiple Strike which flowed into a unique Leg Lock. No, I shan’t describe how he executed this Technique, just go to his Dojo and Train.

Sensei Ricky Izod, 6th Dan, moved onto the mat and following his first Technique, in which he met 2 punches, both of Left and Right, with his Single block, he guided the Uke into position where he locked up the Arm and then drew the Uke backwards onto the mat. He had complete control and then through sequential locks closed out the Technique with a Finishing Lock, and, from which, there is no Escape. I’m not sure how, but I think I must have opened my mouth to say something and then found that Sensei had given me the honour of Uke for his second Technique. This varied from the first but I was again in trouble and face down on the mat having been thoroughly locked up.

It’s a curious phenomenon being Uke to such senior Sensei as Chris, Graham and Ricky because the execution of their Technique looks effortless. Indeed, it feels painless until you realise that you are Finished. Blimey. That’s when it looks and feels like Magic. So, give due Respect to them as their understanding of how Breaking Balance, Control, Allowing No Gaps, informs all of their Techniques. This is the result of years of hard training and Study.

Hanshi Brian Herbert - Head of Jikishin at the National Course & Competition 2013Hanshi Brian took the mat with Sensei Ray Egleton, 4th Dan, and opened quickly and with vigour and sprite. He received Sensei Rays’ punch with a slight Deflection of one Hand as the other performed a Knife Hand Strike followed by a Take and Back fist. Students on the Black Belt mat were getting this wrong. What fooled them was the ‘Flow’ of Hanshi’s Technique and its apparent Simplicity. Remember, dear student that Simple does not mean Easy. That’s what happened here, as Black Belts strove to emulate this practiced Response to an initiating Punch. Hanshi Brian then locked the Arm, of which he had already taken Control, and accepted a Second Strike and turned that to his advantage. Hmmm. Pause has to taken here to think it through. Essentially, Hanshi Brian placed himself in position to lock both of Sensei Ray’s punches using a Single Hand so allowing him to keep the Right Arm free to punch Ray. Wow. Hanshi then showed variations that led to Control of both Arms so allowing a Wheel Throw and much more. Great Technique and Control.

Hanshi Brian was followed by our Belgian friends, Senseis Steven van H. and his wife Nessie; and by Senseis Olivier Doomst and Luc Cogneau. Respectively, they demonstrated Knife Defence and another set of Techniques in which I remember being Face down on the mat with my Arm locked. Yes. Something like that.

Hanshi Brian called a Close to the Course and allowed a Lunch Break. He preceded this with a March On by Clubs and the spectators cheered one and all. Following which, Lunch (Tea and Chocolate for me, since you ask) and then Competition.

Some of the team that made the Jikishin 2013 Nationals a successSitting with Sensei’s Lorraine Egleton, 4th Dan, and Simon Bostock, 1st Dan, for the children’s Ground-fighting and Sparring, I was called away to perform Kata. What to do? Er, umm, well, I did 1st Blocking Kata but others did better. Sensei Emma-Louise Dickins won Silver with Long Stance (Preying Mantis) and Sensei Wayne Williams, 3rd Dan, won Gold. Back to the Judging, and we saw some polished and correct techniques from the children. It was inspiring to watch and they will be better than me, which is how it should be in the scheme of things. Called back to perform Weapons Kata, I did 3rd Sai. Well, I wanted to do Okinawan Bo, Naginata, but I’ve only a small bag, Anyway, others did better and Big Nick, 2nd Dan, won Gold for his excellent 2nd Nunchaku Kata. What also stood out was that he managed to split his Eyebrow but kept going to finish the kata and then he walked straight over to the St Johns’ Ambulance team to get his Eyebrow fixed. Nick was wholly composed and Zen-like.
Did I mention Random Attack? No? Well, I lost in the first Round. Sensei Steve Thomas, 4th Dan, did better and proceeded through. My thanks to Sensei Chris Carter for his kindness as acting as Uke and I hope the Nose is healing nicely. Sorry. ☹ Sensei Chris and Sensei Andy Jones, 3rd Dan, got into their stride. You can learn a lot from them as they execute Random Attack. Sensei Andy won through to Silver. Equally, Sensei Eddie Garvey, 4th Dan, performed an outrageous Technique against an Attack by Sensei Martin Kidd. Sensei Eddie’s technique was as superb as it was unexpected. He won through to Bronze.

As with last year, to make best use of the time, Hanshi Brian authorised the Awarding of Medals throughout the Afternoon. Sensei Earl Walker, 4th Dan, took all the podium photos and many more through the day.

Thanks to Hanshi Brian, Sensei’s Colin Humbles, 5th Dan, Sara Bull, 4th Dan for all their hard work in organising such a big Event. Everyone on the day owes them a tremendous Thank You. In addition to all those named above, Thanks also to the many Judges, Referees, Scribes and helpers. To name just a few in such a busy day: Fay Heal, Kayleigh Hargis, Dave Gadd, Jonathan Oliver-Fitch, Jackie Walker, Daniel O’Brien, Lee and Mark Bywater, Jamie Taylor. You all helped to make it a conspicuous Success – as always – in a superb new location. Here’s to its repetition in 2014! ☺

Report:Peter McCarney

Pictures: Earl Walker

Sensei Grant Wakeman Teaching on the Juniors Mat

Results

Junior Events
Sparring Boys Under 25kg
Gold Medal Kenzie Moore Ryu
Silver Medal Ethan Harvey SPS
Bronze Medal Luke Godfrey Hando JJJC
Bronze Medal George Bishop Hando JJJC
Sparring Boys 26 to 34kg
Gold Medal Harry Hawkins Southend on Sea
Silver Medal Max Cornford Kent Samurai
Bronze Medal Johnny Falvey Ryu
Bronze Medal Frank Simmonds SPS
Sparring Boys 35 to 39kg
Gold Medal Samuel Jackson Ryu
Silver Medal Harry Hopgood Kent Samurai
Bronze Medal Max Cook Hanshi Brian
Bronze Medal Brandon Gray Kent Samurai
Sparring Boys 40 to 49kg
Gold Medal Beau Cooper SPS
Silver Medal Samuel Root Kent Samurai
Bronze Medal Tyler Hudson SPS
Bronze Medal Jaden Realf SPS
Sparring Boys 50 to 59kg
Gold Medal Louis Wain Ryu
Silver Medal Karthick Raju Hando JJJC
Bronze Medal Luke Rourke SPS
Bronze Medal Xabo Vyverman Musashi Ryu
Sparring Boys 60 to 69kg
Gold Medal Vincent Van Bever Musashi Ryu
Silver Medal Frasier Cleminson Brentwood
Bronze Medal Nicholas Heal Hanshi Brian
Bronze Medal Daniel Minter SPS
Sparring Boys 70kg over
Gold Medal Owen Waugh Jikishin Karate Jutsu
Ground Fighting Pee Wee
Gold Medal Emilio Algar Kent Samurai
Silver Medal Daisy-Mae Sommerville SPS
Bronze Medal Charlie Branton Hanshi Brian
Ground Fighting Girls Under 30kg
Gold Medal Annelore Van den Bulcke Musashi Ryu
Silver Medal Yara Van Den Haute Musashi Ryu
Bronze Medal April Jackson Ryu
Bronze Medal Neeve Cornford Kent Samurai
Ground Fighting Girls Under 30 to 39kg
Gold Medal Ola Plotkowska East Tilbury
Silver Medal Carla Brooks East Tilbury
Bronze Medal Daito Van hauwermeiren Musashi Ryu
Bronze Medal Florence Sommerville Hanshi Brian
Ground Fighting Girls 40 to 49kg
Gold Medal Sophie Egleton Ryu
Silver Medal Katie Lucas Ryu
Bronze Medal Emily Brotherton SPS
Bronze Medal Yentel Catteau Musashi Ryu
Ground Fighting Girls 50 to 59kg
Gold Medal Katana Van hauwermeiren Musashi Ryu
Silver Medal Maisie Oram NKJJK
Bronze Medal Remke Den Herder Musashi Ryu
Ground Fighting Girls over 60kg
Gold Medal Hope Sargeant East Tilbury
Silver Medal Tina Borloo Musashi Ryu
Ground Fighting Boys under 25kg
Gold Medal Deon Debbie Ryu
Silver Medal Fionn Mallon NKJJK
Bronze Medal Luke Godfrey Hando JJJC
Bronze Medal Ethan Harvey SPS
Ground Fighting Boys Under 26 to 31 kg
Gold Medal Harry Branton Hanshi Brian
Silver Medal Frank Simmonds SPS
Bronze Medal Johnny Falvey Ryu
Bronze Medal Harry Hawkins Southend on Sea
Ground Fighting Boys 32 to 39kg
Gold Medal Laurens De Cock Musashi Ryu
Silver Medal Matthew Davies OEL
Bronze Medal TeeJay Swain East Tilbury
Bronze Medal Max Cornford  
Ground Fighting Boys 40 to 49kg
Gold Medal James Brotherton SPS
Silver Medal Alexander Murray Kent Samurai
Bronze Medal Tyler Hudson SPS
Bronze Medal Daniel Hooker OEL
Ground Fighting Boys 50 to 59kg
Gold Medal Timothy Matthijs Musashi Ryu
Silver Medal Xabo Vyverman Musashi Ryu
Bronze Medal Luke Rourke SPS
Bronze Medal Louis Wain Ryu
Ground Fighting Boys 60 to 69kg
Gold Medal Vincent Van Bever Musashi Ryu
Silver Medal George Constantinou Ryu
Bronze Medal Nicholas Heal Hanshi Brian
Bronze Medal Thomas Maynard Southend on Sea
Ground Fighting Boys over 70kg
Gold Medal James Boetcher OEL
Silver Medal Nathan Hines Ryu

Senior Events

Sparring Mens under 70kg
Gold Medal Quinten Van Bever Musashi Ryu
Silver Medal Kristof D'Haese Musashi Ryu
Bronze Medal Maciet Frackowiak Hando JJJC
Sparring Mens 70kg to 80kg
Gold Medal Vladimir Karic Musashi Ryu
Silver Medal Bilal Bengrade Musashi Ryu
Bronze Medal Brecht Buelens Musashi Ryu
Bronze Medal Kai Doole Ryu
Sparring Mens 80kg over
Gold Medal Arne Everaert Kyoshin Diksmuide
Silver Medal Dominique Van Heddegem Musashi Ryu
Bronze Medal David Mizon Hando JJJC
Bronze Medal James Nichols Southend on Sea
Sparring Mens Masters Open
Gold Medal Ronny Cornand Musashi Ryu
Silver Medal Jason Brooks Southend on Sea
Bronze Medal Roy Wain Ryu
Bronze Medal Keith Foster East Tilbury
Ground Fighting Ladies Open
Gold Medal Emma Probert OEL
Silver Medal Kathryn Coldham Ryu
Bronze Medal Ailish Evans SPS
Ground Fighting Mens under 70kg
Gold Medal Maciet Frackowiak Hando JJJC
Silver Medal Kristof D'Haese Musashi Ryu
Bronze Medal Quinten Van Bever Musashi Ryu
Ground Fighting Mens 70 to 80kg
Gold Medal Paul Donovan Southend on Sea
Silver Medal Vladimir Karic Musashi Ryu
Bronze Medal Kai Doole Ryu
Bronze Medal JackPeters Ryu
Ground Fighting Mens 80 to 90kg
Gold Medal Arne Everaert Kyoshin Diksmuide
Silver Medal James Nichols Southend on Sea
Bronze Medal Mark McCarthy SPS
Bronze Medal Stijn Callewaert Kyoshin Diksmuide
Ground Fighting Mens Over 90kg
Gold Medal David Mizon Hando JJJC
Silver Medal Dominique Van Heddegem Musashi Ryu
Bronze Medal Craig Brett Cheshunt
Ground Fighting Mens Masters Lightweight
Gold Medal Ronny Cornand Musashi Ryu
Silver Medal Peter Linthout Musashi Ryu
Bronze Medal Rudi De Winter Dworp/Halle
Bronze Medal Christian Van Poucke Dworp/Halle
Ground Fighting Mens Masters Heavyweight
Gold Medal Mark Cornford Kent Samurai
Silver Medal Andrew Taylor Cheshunt