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Hando Harlow will add a Weapons (Ko Budo) class to the usual Tuesday training sessions on the last Tuesday of the month. The class will run from 9pm to 10:00pm, immediately after the usual Tuesday class.
Sensei Earl Walker, Sensei Steve Thomas and Sensei Jamie Taylor will preside over the training which will encompass the 5 base Kata, and 2nd Dan / 3rd Dan grading requirements.
Based in Essex, Earl Walker was appointed by Hanshi Brian Herbert and the Technical Committee of the UKMAGB & Jikishin Ju Jitsu Association as the National Coach for competition fighting. The role will include seminars around the UK, Groundfighting & Sparring instruction and Euro-Budo International Fighting System instruction, team selection, training regime and attendance at UK & Overseas events.
Earl has great experience in competing and coaching in Amateur Boxing, Amateur Freestyle Wrestling, MMA and various Ju Jitsu disciplines.
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To our great regret and disappointment, after more than 25 years at Harlow Sportcentre, our club is unable to continue to be accommodated at the replacement facility; Harlow LeisureZone.
This is due to restrictions placed on the training area (Studio 2) by the LeisureZone Management and Health and Safety (the new Studio 2 has mirrors which present a Health and Safety issue). It is with great regret that after 25 years the Management at HLZ decided that they would not accommodate us elsewhere in the LeisureZone and we have been forced to move.
Our new home is the excellent Mark Hall Sports Centre, located at London Road, Harlow, Essex, CM17 9LR.
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New MMA Fighting Promotion
Earl Walker & Will Murley start a new MMA Cagefighting Promotional Company.
Sensei Jackie Walker attains 3rd Dan
Congratulations to Sensei Jackie who received her 3rd Dan from Hanshi Brian Herbert in December 2009
Harlow Stalwarts Jamie & Steve passed their 4th Dan Grading on 14th June 2009, after five years of hard work and sweat, the pair passed the grading with flying collars to bring two further 4th Dan Grades to the Club.
Our Heartiest congratulations to Steve and Jamie for a well deserved reward for the hard work, dedication and help.
Paul Anthony Joins the Ranks of Dan Grades
Paul Anthony, who started his Ju Jitsu career at Harlow, achieved his long term ambition of gaining his First Dan (Shodan) Black Belt at the Grading on Sunday 17th June 2007, held in Tilbury. Our congratulations to Paul on his success. Paul has been working very hard to gain the coveted Black Belt, and on the day performed extremely well and received a deserved Pass with Credit. Well done Paul.
Earl Walker - 4th Dan
Earl Walker - Senior Instructor at Hando Jikishin Ju Jitsu Clubs successfully completed the requirements for his 4th Dan Grade in June 2006, after qualifying to take the grade. In order to qualify, he also took Ko Budo (Weapons) Grade 2 (the highest grade for Weapons is Grade 1).
5 Take Black Belts in December 2003 Grading
From back right clockwise
Steve Thomas - 3rd Dan
Jamie Taylor - 3rd Dan
Lorna Crump - 1st Dan
Tess Godfrey 2nd Dan
Front Centre: Will Murley - 2nd Dan
Earl Walker awarded 3rd Dan - May 2000.
A proud Earl Walker with training partner John Middleton pass the 3rd Dan Grading.
Once again the Hando Competition Team were successful at the JJJA Kent Championships winning a total of 7 Groundfighting Medals.
Gold Medal Winners: Luke Godfrey, William Jack & Lewis Mays
Silver Medal Winner: Oliver Oakhill
Bronze Medal Winners: Rhodri Morgan, Tru Ensinger & Ben Mays
A fantastic showing from a very dedicated team.
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Junior Class times will change to 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Adult class times will change to 7:15pm to 9:00pm
Three of our most dedicated and consistent students have passed their Brown Belt and are ready to commence training on their Dan Grade. Matt Kendrick, David Marriot & Jason Plume all passed with flying colours, and were complimented by the senior instructor on their hard work, discipline, knowledge, awareness and pace.
Huge congratulations to the guys, and we are looking forward to helping our Brown Belts achieve their goal of getting their Black Belts.
The Hando Team did a fantastic job, on 5th November at Tilbury Cruise Terminal, the explosive team of 10 won 11 sparkling medals including 3 Gold and 3 Silver. With over 450 competitors, and a contingent from our colleagues in Belgium, the medals were difficult to achieve and hard fought over.
The team who have been training hard over the whole year in Groundfighting, Sparring and Kata rocketed to a successful championships and brought home the medal tally for themselves and the Hando Ju Jitsu Clubs.
Congratulations to the whole team comprising of: Matt Appleby, Joe Buckley, Tru Ensinger, Ruby Freeman, Jada Guest, Luke Godfrey, Will Jack, Alfie Jenkins, Ben Mays, and RM.
Joe Buckley - Gold in Sparring & Silver in Groundfighting
Ben Mays - Gold in Groundfighting
RM - Gold in Groundfighting
Will Jack - Silver in Sparring & Bronze in Groundfighting
Alfie Jenkins - Silver in Sparring
Luke Godfrey - Bronze in Sparring & Bronze in Groundfighting
Matt Appleby - Bronze in Sparring
Tru Ensinger - Bronze in Groundfighting
Mighty congratulations to the whole team for their hard work, dedication and commitment.
Hando Junior Members achieved a great showing in the Jikishin Ju Jitsu Annual Kent Competition winning a total of 7 medals. The team was full of enthusiasm, and worked hard on achieving the highest standard for the competition which was very hard fought by all of those who took part from all over the UK.
In the groundfighting, three of the Hando competitors won medals in the same category, gaining Gold, Silver and Bronze - so special congratulations to Lewis Mays, Ben Mays and Archie Goodger.
Despite their hard work and dedication 4 team members did not achieve medals so our commiserations to Joe Buckley, RM, Oliver Oakhill and Luke Godfrey.
The winners are:
Open Hand Kata
Both received the honour at the UKMAGB/Jikishin Ju Jitsu Association Dan Grade Celebration & Christmas Ball held at Orsett Hall Hotel, Essex on 6th December 2015.
Jackie & Earl would like to thank Sensei Steve Thomas & Sensei Jamie Taylor without whose help and support, the grades would have been very difficult to achieve.
Congratulations to (L to R) - Jason Plume & Matt Kendrick - Purple Belt. Alla Kurhanska, Tony Rattray & Lee Fearon - Orange Belt. Stephen Heath & Robert Heath - Yellow Belt (in Dojo).
Onwards and upwards!
Wow! What a result. Our brave and dedicated competition team did a fantastic job at the National Championships this year. Absolutely stunning result with medals won in most categories. All of the Hando entrants to the competition did brilliantly, fighting and performing to the best of their ability, and supporting their fellow club members. A huge thank you to the parents who worked hard to bring the kids along to competition training sessions, and of course to all of the performers who gave their all in both training and competing. A special mention to Jason Plume who won his first medal in Random Attacks - Jason returned to Ju Jitsu last year, after a 10 years hiatus - a great achievement. Kaitlyn Bell and RM - two of our youngest competitors deserve a special mention for the hard work they put into their training, which paid off with Gold for both.
Tru Ensinger won Silver for Open Hand Kata
Ruby Freeman won Bronze for Open Hand Kata
Lewis Mays & Ben Mays won Bronze in the Open Hand Pairs Kata
The 2014 Jikishin Ju Jitsu Association National Championships took place on 1st November 2014 at Mark Hall Sports Centre, Harlow, Essex. With Groundfighting, Sparring and Random Attacks.
The National Championships attracted over 300 entries in the fighting disciplines. Hando Ju Jitsu Club won 6 medals in the championship: 3 Gold, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze. In the Junior Ground Fighting, brothers Lewis and Ben Mays won Gold and Bronze – having competed in the same weight categories they fought each other in the finals, both gaining success.
Sensei Earl Walker Chief Instructor at the Hando Ju Jitsu Clubs at Mark Hall, said: “We are immensely proud of the all of the competitors, and with 8 entries and 6 medals, the representatives of Hando Ju Jitsu have achieved great individual success.”
Congratulations to all who competed in this challenging National Tournament.
Hando Jikishin Ju Jitsu Clubs attended the Ongar Carnival on 22nd June 2014 - at Chipping Ongar Primary School, Greensted Road, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9LA.
We will had demonstrations from both juniors & seniors, weapons, competition, throws, locks and holds, groundfighting, sparring & kata. The Carnival was great fun for everyone who attended.
Sensei Paul Anthony took his 2nd Dan Grading on 9th December 2013 and passed with a Credit.
Most of our students and our Senseis are aware of the hard work and dedication that was shown by Paul in his determination to pass 2nd Dan, Paul also achieved his Level 4 Ko Budo (traditional Japanese weapons) Award.
Paul is a hardworking member of the team of Instructors at Hando Harlow, and we heartily congratulate Sensei Paul on his achievement.
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Based in Essex, Earl Walker (centre) & Jackie Walker travelled to Spain, with a team of competitors including David Mizon of Hando Harlow Club (far right), to compete in the Euro-Budo International European Sport Fighting Championships.
Maciet Frackowiak - Gold - Senior Ground-Fighting + Bronze -Senior Sparring
David Mizon - Gold - Senior Ground-Fighting
Aoife Burn - Silver - Junior Open Hand Kata
Ryan Fleming - Silver - Junior Weapons Kata
Karthick Raju - Silver - Junior Sparring
Steve Thomas - Bronze - Senior Weapons Kata
George Bishop - Bronze - Junior Sparring
Luke Godfrey - Bronze - Junior Ground-Fighting & Bronze - Junior Sparring.
Congratulations to all of the team from Hando Ju Jitsu Clubs who entered the Epping competition, and a special mention for those who medalled.
A team of youngsters appeared at the 2013 Ongar Carnival demonstrating their Ju Jitsu skills to the general public, and generally having a fun day. Our thanks to Dave Marriot who gave up his time to help, and to Rebecca Hunter for the photographs.
David Mizon won his first senior Sparring Gold Medal with a fine performance in the competition. Unfortunately, in the first round in the finals, he fractured the radius bone in his arm, but battled on in the second round with the broken arm to secure the gold medal spot. Due to the injury, Dave was unable to compete in the senior Heavyweight Groundfighting category, and unable to defend his title. We look forward to Dave competing and gaining both National titles next year, to match his excellent performance as a junior competitor.
Maciet Frackowiak was unlucky to lose his bout against the eventual the gold medal winner, and fought bravely and consistently well, to be knocked out by a split decision. Congratulations on a Bronze Medal and a great debut performance.
Juniors Aoife Burn and Mikey Charlton both performed superbly to win Bronze Medals in the sparring category keeping to the tradition of great fighting skills displayed by all Hando competitors.
Entering a team of 5 competitors in the OEL Interclub Competition held at Epping Sport Centre the Harlow, Essex & Ongar Team won 2 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal.
Congratulations to all of the team who competed, and to those who won medals.
Entering a Team of 6, Hando Jikishin Ju Jitsu Club won 6 Medals at this years Jikishin National Championships.
A fantastic achievement!
The Hando Spartans
The team of competitors from Harlow & Ongar Hando Ju Jitsu Clubs have once again come up trumps winning a total of 6 medals in the Jikishin Ju Jitsu Association Championships held in Southend on 3rd November 2007. Will Murley, not defending his title this year due to competing in a higher weight class, still came home with the Gold. Georgia Jackson also won Gold for her superb performance in the Junior Girls Groundfighting.
Dave Read who retained his title in the Mens Groundfighting with a great display of control on the ground - keep tapping them out, Dave.
Honours also went to Billy Cleary who did terrifically in obtaining a Bronze medal in the Junior Random Attacks - Pee-Wee class, Fraser Simpson, who gained his first medal this year in the Junior Sparring coming in at the Bronze position after a gutsy performance, and Paul Anthony, who was very unlucky to be eliminated at the Bronze Medal position after a great display of heart and determination in the Mens Sparring.
Congratulation to the whole team. The support given to the competitors by the other members of the Team was fantastic and speaks highly of the competitive team spirit built at the clubs. Well done to all of those who competed, a great effort.
Competing in the United Nations of Ju Jitsu International Championships in Thessalonika, Greece, Harlow, Essex trio Will Murley, Coren Daly and Lorna Crump competed at top level. Our intrepid trio returned with two medals from the experience. Will Murley won the Gold Medal in his weight class in the Men's Groundfighting, and Lorna picked up a Bronze Medal with a brave display in the Women Groundfighting event.
Harlow & Ongar members competed in the Kokoro Kai & Wakarishin (UNJJ) International Championships in Southend and won 3 Gold (Dave Reid, Will Murley - (Groundfighting) and Billy Cleary (Junior Random Attacks). A special mention for Billy who is 6 years old and after a lot of hard work and dedication, performed superbly on the day to win a most deserved Gold. A lesson for all of our juniors. One Silver Medal and Two Bronze Medals completed the tally for the 3 Clubs with Dave Reid picking up his second medal of the day - Silver, and Mike Merralls and Chris Richardson picking up a Bronze Medal each for their efforts. Well done to all the competitors on the day - let's keep up the good work.
The Harlow &
Junior Winners 2006
Will Murley and Chris Richardson both successfully defended the Gold Medals they won last year in the Groundfighting categories. The juniors did exceptionally well in the Jikishin Ju Jitsu National Championships with 3 club members winning medals: Sarah Jayne Hunt won a Silver Medal in the Girls Groundfighting category, Kylan Adams winning a Bronze in the Boys Sparring (at the third time of competing - well done for persevering Kylan) and Georgia Jackson in the Girls Groundfighting. Georgia's training partner, Farah Martin, who trains at OEL Ongar, beat Georgia in the semi finals to go on to get a Gold Medal.
Harlow's Will Murley and Chris Richardson, and Junior Competitor Michael Franklin, from our Ongar Club, won Gold Medals in the combined Jikishin Ju Jitsu and British Ju Jitsu Championships in Southend. Both competitors won all of their bouts by submission, an unusual feat. Will (20), Chris (23) and Michael (16) all won Gold medals in their respective weight categories.
All of the guys have been training and working on their Groundwork skills for quite some time now, and it is very gratifying to see them reach the pinnacle of success in the UKMAGB Championships. There were over 500 attendees and competitors on the day, and the standard is rising every year, so it is a great achievement on the part of the boys.
A Silver Medal was gained by Sarah Jayne Hunt (15), who put up a great performance in the Final, to be crowned Runner Up in the Female Junior Sparring category. Sarah-Jayne has recently joined the Harlow, Essex club and competed for the first time in the British Championships. Far from being nervous, Sarah went into each of her fights with a great attitude and a will to win. She has a great future and the potential to go further in competition in the years to come.
Will Murley and Chris Richardson travelled to Ireland to represent their clubs in the UNJJ Congress & Competition in Letterkenny, Northern Ireland, where the standard was high. Both returned with medals for their efforts, and we are very proud of their achievements.
Both Will & Chris have been working hard on improving their Groundfighting skills for the competition and hope to go on to gain further honours in the British Ju Jitsu Association (GB) National Championships in November - with the dedication to training that they have shown, we are sure that they will attain further success.
Chris & Will With Their Medals