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National Championships 2015 - Report
Official Results Below

Senior Instructors for the Jikishin Ju Jitsu Association
The UKMAGB / Jikishin Competition Organisation Team and Officials

Report, Medal Winners & Course & Competition Photographs from the Jikishin 2015 Nationals.

Photographs

Report by Sensei Peter McCarney

Sensei Peter McCarney won Gold

Sensei Peter McCarney won
Gold at the 2015 UKMAGB/
Jikishin National
Championships

The historic Cruise Liner Terminal located in Tilbury played host to the 25th Jikishin Course and Competition. This was a notable first for the owners to allow in an outside Association and a privilege for Jikishin Ju Jitsu, headed by Chief Instructor Hanshi Brian Herbert, 8th Dan. Visitors, Students, Competitors alike were welcomed by the sights regaling us with its history and included the tapestry recording the arrival of the SS Windrush from the Windies; a model of the last working Paddlesteamer and other memorabilia marking the workings of Tilbury over the past 100 years.

Hanshi Brian handed over to Sensei Vince Bull, who acted as our accomplished compere, and was always on hand to guide us all through the events whilst informing all spectators of the mat activities. Sensei Vince introduced the Senseis who provided the teaching for the Course and these included: Senseis Ricky Izod, Graham Sargeant, 6th Dan, Ricky Alder, Eddie Garvey, Quint Smith, Sandy Mackay, Steve Cole 5th Dan, Earl Walker, Ray and Lorraine Egleton, 4th Dan.

Sensei Grant Wakeman, 4th Dan, had arrived in his Duracell suit (marvellous trousers, with the copper coloured bottoms) but had changed into his Blue Gi for the Warm Up. I saw strong people quail at this but everyone got going and was soon warm enough to enjoy the training. 

Junior SparringI wandered past the Black Belt mat and noticed Sensei Graham using Sensei Ricky Alder as uke as they shook hands and then Sensei Ricky Alder found himself on the mat...and in trouble...and yet the technique looked so innocuous. I would have joined them but for a Shoulder problem and a tummy full of sausage, bacon, egg, beans etc...

On the another mat, Sensei Ricky Izod was amazing the Browns and Purples with a succession of techniques involving his receiving Double Punches and his blocking, moving, controlling and throwing them. Masterly technique.

Those enjoying the techniques of Senseis Ricky and Graham included Senseis Dave Gadd, Gino Muscat, Andy Jones, Rula Metaxas, Steve Spicer, 3rd Dan, Martin Kidd, Ronan Winters, Charles Farrelley, James Gibson, Emma-Louise Dickens and so many more. Plenty of techniques for them to take away and practise in-club.

The Kata judging Panel - Sensei Anne Kitchener, Hanshi Brian Herbert and Sensei Wayne Williams

The Kata judging Panel - Sensei Anne Kitchener, Hanshi Brian Herbert and Sensei Wayne Williams

On the children’s mats, Sensei Eddie Garvey, Earl Walker, Lorraine Egleton and others were teaching as was Sensei Sandy Mackay, who used your writer as uke. The focus here was on encouraging a good foundation, with technique leading to Hip Throw and more. Simple things also pleased the children in showing how to escape from Wrist Grabs, Strangles and Chokes with ease but without injury. You could see the delight on their faces as they took these on-board and played with them.

Kieran Metaxas Garvey performs Katana Kata
Kristos Metaxas-Garvey performs
Katana Kata

All too soon, time slipped by and we broke for a short lunch. This also allowed us to take in the simple grandeur of the Hall, which had a large working area owing to the columns, which supported the fabric of the building and gave a superb working area. This looked absolutely great with all the mats in place and already deployed to allow the afternoon’s Competition.

It was during the lunch break that I realised that I was in need of tea and chocolate. I repaired to the foyer and was welcomed by Patti Humbles, wife of Sensei Colin, who had worked so hard in preparing lunches, tea, coffee, cake, chocolate etc. Patti was soon awash with others who had the same idea as me but I got there first. 

Upon our reconvening in the hall, the Competition began. In this, we had our Judges, Timekeepers, Dressers, Scribes, Referees smartly attired in Blazer, Tie, Polished Black Shoes. Step forward, Senseis Chris Sheppard, 6th Dan,Wayne Williams, Ann Kitchener, Ian Dingle, Sophia Allwood, Lee and Mark Bywater, Mick Morrison, Paul Lyus, Paul, Sally, Charlotte and Alex Bridger, Tony Park, Steve Dickens, Jackie Walker and more. Sensei Earl Walker, 4th Dan, Event Photographer took all the quality photos that he has already shared with Jikishin so remember to thank him for helping to make you look good.

Soon all grades and ages were engaged in Sparring, Ground-fighting, Empty Hand Kata, Weapons Kata, Pairs Demo and

Ruby Freeman won the Gold Medal for Junior Kata

Ruby Freeman wins Gold for
Kama Kata

Random Attack. It was soon very clear that a huge amount of work had gone into all areas. Clubs and more had taken great care to help their students compete. A simple way to notice this was to look at the children competitors and how well they behaved and how many showed extraordinary skill. I can say this as one little girl, Ruby Freeman performed Kama Kata, she later picked up the Gold Medal. I’m firmly of the opinion that she did it better than me... so, I really do need to do more practise.

You could hear cheers and more from the parents..oh yes...and the children as they competed. I was able to catch glimpses of Kristos, Kieran Metaxas-Garvey, Tyler Smith, Beau and others doing their best and gaining the medals to prove it.

In the Adult categories, I was able to watch Sensei Andy Jones flow through Sai Kata, and later 1st Blocking Kata. Sensei Emma-Louise Dickins showed Long Stance Kata and there was more. It’s always helpful to watch others compete as it allows one to view and improve one’s own efforts. One unnamed competitor intended to do Katana Cuts, and then dithered over Okinawan Bo Kata 2, Naginata and then settled for Okinawan Bo 2 only to step onto the mat and go into Okinawan Stances, Blocks and Strikes and then to Continuous Kumite....well, it could happen to anyone. Still, it added variety as a spectacle for the spectators.

James Nichols goes for Gold

James Nichols bout on his way
to the Gold

For the Pairs Demo, there was a very good Samurai Kata by Senseis Rula and Martin, who won Silver. The Gold was rightly won by Ryu JuJitsu headed by Senseis Ray and Lorraine Egleton. Their students took to the mat; one with a crutch. This led to an attack and a defence scenario that showed correct Throws, Strikes, Punches, Kicks and more. A great demonstration of Ju Jitsu in a ‘street’ context. It also helps you explore your Ju Jitsu and the better to make it yours. 

Random Attacks was excellent viewing and this in part is owing to the Euro Budo impact, which brought forth the Jikishin Squad Team under Sensei Lee Bywater. There was very skilled technique allied to Effectiveness and Display. Sensei Sandy Mackay won Bronze, Julian Smith won a terrific Silver and The Great Andy Jones won Gold. It was one of his 4 medals won on the day.

Rhodri Morgan wins Gold Medal for Open Hand Kata
Rhodri Morgan worked hard to
get aGold Medal in Open Hand
Kata

The Sparring Final was a home event for Southend-On-Sea. Yep, James Nicholls and Lee More, if I remember correctly. Excellent technique, yes, it helps when you’ve been training Muay Thai in Thailand...and in great spirit from both finalists. A great way to end the day.

Final thoughts must got to Sensei Sarah Bull, 4th Dan, and sister Kayleigh Hargis, Colin Humbles.They did huge work in arranging the Hall and the results of the day and were presented with richly deserved flowers by Hanshi Brian. Sensei Colin did not get flowers...and he did work until 3AM to order the entries...and then correct them the following day...so you all owe him a Beer. If not Guinness, some Innis and Whatsit from the Steak House in Lakeside. They did fantastic work.

 

 

Our Heartiest Thanks to all, and here’s looking forward to 2016.

 

Results 2015

JUNIOR EVENTS

Ground Fighting Pee Wee Open
Gold Medal Alexandru Ciuperca Ryu
Silver Medal Matthew Line Ryu
Bronze Medal Jackie Fergus-Chapman Ryu
Bronze Medal Casey Jones Ryu
Ground Fighting Junior under 30kg
Gold Medal Will Lyons Hando
Silver Medal Luke Godfrey Hando
Bronze Medal Darcey Falvey Ryu
Bronze Medal Cody Symington OEL
Ground Fighting Junior 30-35kg (1)
Gold Medal Ben Mays Hando
Silver Medal Emilio Algar NEEJJ
Bronze Medal Ben Cauldfield Ryu
Bronze Medal Sam Robinson Kentsamurai
Ground Fighting Junior 30-35kg (2)
Gold Medal Fionn Mallon NKJJK
Silver Medal Joe Buckley Hando
Bronze Medal Carlo Renoldi-King East Thurrock
Ground Fighting Junior 35-40kg
Gold Medal Johnny Falvey Ryu
Silver Medal Archie Goodger Hando
Bronze Medal Taran Kulllar Kentsamurai
Bronze Medal Lewis Mays Hando
Ground Fighting Junior 40-45kg
Gold Medal Riley Nunn East Thurrock
Silver Medal Oliver Stubbs Riter Von Onciul Kentsamurai
Bronze Medal Haydn Guildford-Ross NKJJK
Bronze Medal James O'Donnell East Tilbury
Ground Fighting Junior Boys 45-55kg
Gold Medal Samuel Jackson Ryu
Silver Medal George Burnett Hando
Bronze Medal Beau Cooper SPS
Bronze Medal Aeson Rodgers SOS
Ground Fighting Junior Boys 55-70kg
Gold Medal Najim Saddique Ryu
Silver Medal Tyler Smith Kentsamurai
Bronze Medal Mikey Lyons Hando
Bronze Medal Alexander Murray Kentsamurai
Ground Fighting Junior Girls Open
Gold Medal Hope Sargeant East Tilbury
Silver Medal Tyler Smith East Tilbury
Bronze Medal Nicola Davis NEEJJ
Bronze Medal Katie Williamson NKJJK
Ground Fighting Junior Girls 40-50kg
Gold Medal Olivia Pasquale SPS
Silver Medal Skye Cooper SPS
Bronze Medal Amy Munt East Thurrock
Sparring Pee Wee Open
Gold Medal Darcey Falvey Ryu
Silver Medal Katyln Bell Hando
Bronze Medal Casey Jones Ryu
Sparring Junior 8-10 years 30kg and under
Gold Medal Kendall Manning Kentsamurai
Silver Medal Emilio Algar Kentsamurai
Bronze Medal Kenzie Moore Ryu
Bronze Medal Sam Robinson Kentsamurai
Sparring Junior Boys 30-35kg
Gold Medal Adam Robinson Kentsamurai
Silver Medal Farrell Mansukhani Kentsamurai
Bronze Medal Aidan Wood SPS
Sparring Junior Boys 35-40kg
Gold Medal Johnny Falvey Ryu
Silver Medal Alfie Jenkins Hando
Bronze Medal Ryan Botten NKJJK
Bronze Medal Taran Kulllar Kentsamurai
Sparring Junior Boys 41-50kg
Gold Medal Samuel Jackson Ryu
Silver Medal Riley Nunn East Thurrock
Bronze Medal Thomas Penrose Kentsamurai
Sparring Junior Boys 51-55kg
Gold Medal Tyler Hudson Ryu
Silver Medal Beau Cooper Ryu
Sparring Junior Boys 55-65kg
Gold Medal Najim Saddique East Tilbury
Silver Medal Jiashu Liu Musashi Ryu
Sparring Junior Girls Open
Gold Medal Skye Cooper SPS
Silver Medal Olivia Pasquale SPS
Bronze Medal Amy Munt East Thurrock
Open Hand Kata Pee Wee White Yellow Orange
Gold Medal Rhodri Morgan Hando
Silver Medal Ruby Fitzgerald East Thurrock
Bronze Medal Oscar Williams Ryu
Open Hand Kata 7-9 Years White Yellow Orange
Gold Medal Katyln Bell Hando
Silver Medal Luke Roxburgh Kentsamurai
Bronze Medal Emma Bell Kentsamurai
Bronze Medal Ollie Briggs East Thurrock
Open Hand Kata 10-15 Years White Yellow Orange
Gold Medal Harry Gaish East Thurrock
Silver Medal Katie Williamson NKJJK
Bronze Medal Thomas Briggs NKJJK
Bronze Medal Amy Roxburgh Kentsamurai
Open Hand Kata Junior Green Blue
Gold Medal Amy Munt East Thurrock
Silver Medal Ailis McConachie-Smith Kentsamurai
Bronze Medal Olivia Pasquale SPS
Open Hand Kata Junior Purple Brown
Gold Medal Tyler Hudson SPS
Silver Medal Kristos Metaxas-Garvey Kentsamurai
Bronze Medal Beau Cooper SPS
Bronze Medal Brandon Dunkerley Kentsamurai
Pairs Kata / Demonstration - Open
Gold Medal Bethia Sargeant & Hope Sargeant East Thurrock
Silver Medal Thomas Pasquale & Tyler Hudson Kentsamurai
Bronze Medal Beau Cooper & Jon Skenneton SPS
Weapons Kata Pee Wee White Yellow Orange
Gold Medal Alexandru Ciuperca Ryu
Weapons Kata 7-9 years White Yellow Orange
Gold Medal Ruby Freeman Hando
Silver Medal Fionn Mallon NKJJK
Bronze Medal Luke Roxburgh Kentsamurai
Weapons Kata 10-15 years White Yellow Orange
Gold Medal Miles Tremain Kentsamurai
Silver Medal Lewis Botten NKJJK
Bronze Medal Harry Gaish East Thurrock
Weapons Kata Junior Green Blue
Gold Medal Alexander Murray Kentsamurai
Silver Medal Ryan Fleming Hando
Bronze Medal Olivia Pasquale SPS
Weapons Kata Junior Purple Brown
Gold Medal Kristos Metaxas-Garvey Kentsamurai
Silver Medal Tyler Hudson SPS
Bronze Medal Kieron Metaxas-Garvey Kentsamurai
Random Attacks Pee Wee White Yellow Orange
Gold Medal Matthew Line Ryu
Silver Medal Casey Jones Ryu
Bronze Medal Alexandru Ciuperca Ryu
Bronze Medal Jackie Fergus-Chapman Ryu
Random Attacks 7-9 years White Yellow Orange
Gold Medal Cody Symington OEL
Silver Medal Nicola Davis NEEJJ
Bronze Medal Taylor O'Donnell East Tilbury
Bronze Medal Carlo Renoldi-King East Thurrock
Random Attacks Junior White Yellow Orange
Gold Medal Harry Evans OEL
Silver Medal Lewis Botten NKJJK
Bronze Medal Adam Robinson Kentsamurai
Bronze Medal Najim Saddique Ryu
Random Attacks Attacks Junior Green Blue
Gold Medal Riley Nunn East Thurrock
Silver Medal Aidan Wood SPS
Bronze Medal Ryan Davis NEEJJ
Bronze Medal Johnny Falvey Ryu
Random Attacks Junior Purple Brown
Gold Medal Tyler Hudson SPS
Silver Medal Tyler Smith Kentsamurai
Bronze Medal Beau Cooper SPS
Bronze Medal Thomas Pasquale SPS
 
 

SENIOR EVENTS

Ground Fighting Adult Female Lightweight
Gold Medal Aminah Al-Taleb Imperial
Silver Medal Sophie Egleton Ryu
Ground Fighting Adult Male Lightweight
Gold Medal James Aris SOS
Silver Medal Billy Walker Ryu
Ground Fighting Adult Male Middleweight
Gold Medal James Nicols SOS
Silver Medal Barry Gambriell SOS
Bronze Medal Liam Nwanze Imperial
Bronze Medal Marcin Plotkowski East Tilbury
Ground Fighting Adult Male Heavyweight
Gold Medal Lee Mayo SOS
Silver Medal Aaron Stephens Cheshunt
Ground Fighting Masters Open
Gold Medal Andrew Taylor Chesthunt
Silver Medal Darren Redgrave SOS
Bronze Medal Leon Clarke East Thurrock
Bronze Medal Richard Wain Ryu
Sparring Adult Lightweight
Gold Medal Milan Popoucic SOS
Silver Medal Billy Walker Ryu
Bronze Medal Barry Gambriell SOS
Bronze Medal Martin Owen SOS
Sparring Adult Heavyweight
Gold Medal Leo Mayo SOS
Silver Medal James Nicols SOS
Bronze Medal Marcin Plotkowski East Tilbury
Sparring Female Open
Gold Medal Aminah Al-Taleb Imperial
Open Hand Adult Dan Grade
Gold Medal Andy Jones East Thurrock
Silver Medal Charles Farrelly SOS
Bronze Medal Emma Dickens East Thurock
Weapons Adult Dan Grade
Gold Medal Peter McCarney Imperial
Silver Medal Andy Jones East Thurrock
Bronze Medal Emma Dickens East Thurrock
Pairs Kata / Demonstration Adult Open
Gold Medal Sophia Egleton & Samuel Jackson Ryu
Silver Medal Haroulla Metaxus & Martin Kidd Kentsamurai
Bronze Medal Andy Jones & Peter McCarney East Thurrock / Imperial
Random Attacks Senior Blue, Green & Junior Black
Gold Medal Barry Gambriell SOS
Silver Medal Louis Wain Ryu
Bronze Medal Jason Plume Hando
Bronze Medal Billy Walker Ryu
Random Attacks Teen Green Blue
Gold Medal Alexander Murray Kentsamurai
Silver Medal Ailis McConachie-Smith Kentsamurai
Random Attacks Senior Purple Brown Black
Gold Medal Charier Farrely SOS
Silver Medal Ronan Winters Ishigaki
Bronze Medal Liam Nwanze Imperial
Bronze Medal Aaron Stephens Chesthunt
Random Masters Open
Gold Medal Andy Jones East Thurrock
Silver Medal Julian Smith Kentsamurai
Bronze Medal Sandy Mackay Ishigaki
Bronze Medal Richard Wain Ryu

 

For the Pairs Demo, there was a very good Samurai Kata by Senseis Rula and Martin, who won Silver. The Gold was rightly won by Ryu JuJitsu headed by Senseis Ray and Lorraine Egleton. Their students took to the mat; one with a crutch. This led to an attack and a defence scenario that showed correct Throws, Strikes, Punches, Kicks and more. A great demonstration of Ju Jitsu in a ‘street’ context. It also helps you explore your Ju Jitsu and the better to make it yours.