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UMA English Open Judo Ne Waza

    Thu, 2007-03-29 09:15 — Carl Fisher

    UMA English Open Judo Ne Waza Back to Back Championships – report by Carl Fisher

    This was the first event organised by Jim Mc Sherry of the UMA (United Martial Alliance) and consisted of both junior and senior weight divisions; the UMA have a full calendar of events, including Judo and MMA events planned throughout the year.

    Injuries, the bane of all jiu jitsu players, had claimed a number of my students prior to the event, which culminated in three entrants across three brackets, -75, -85 and -95K respectively. After an easy drive to the event we arrived with the junior matches still in full swing and as you would expect, with so much energy in their little bodies, one could hear the screams of the excited junior team mates well before entering the doors to the club.

    Two more BJJ clubs were in attendance both representing Gracie Barra, with Kevin Capel from Roger Gracie London and Ryan Hendry and Angelo Beales from GB Milton Keynes; local and national Judo clubs were out in force representing Erdington, Crewe, Glossop, Sandbach and Katana Judo Club.

    Two mats were in action throughout the day, with the referees performing an excellent job ensuring a rapid fire turn over on both areas; in the adult -75 section Roger Gracie player Kevin Capel dominated his division easily taking the gold medal, whilst Fighting Fit’s Richard Hillis took the gold in a tough -85K division. GB Pendle’s John Stokes coasted to first place, winning all matches through submission and the giant Leigh Hitchen (all 125+K of him) took gold in the +95K bracket.

    Fight of the day was in the Open division between the giant Hitchen and Richard Hillis; Hillis attacked from the start and had Hitchen on the defensive and turned up the pace by securing an arm and went for the submission. Hillis turned onto his front for a reverse arm bar and you could see the veins popping out of his forehead and neck; the crowds were screaming for both men, when Hillis finally succumbed to fatigue and lost the match to a pin down, yet took the moral victory over the giant Judo player.

    Overall, the event was extremely well organised with over 100 competitors on the day, well judged and refereed, with the day finishing well before 4pm, with no excess hanging around for all competitors involved.

    As stated earlier a full calendar of events is on offer throughout the year and as ever, if the Fighting Photographer can make it, expect a full report on all the action!

    Check out www.umauk.co.uk

    Results

    Peewee Boys 10 years old and below
    Under 20 kg

    1st
    Keenan Capel
    Roger Gracie London

    2nd
    Edwin Knight
    Amateur JiuJitsu Academy

    3rd
    Nicos Lea-Sproson
    Silver Tigers Judo Academy

    Peewee Boys 10 years old and below
    Under 25 kg

    1st
    Daniel Hemming
    Erdington Judo Club

    2nd
    Patrick Ryan
    Erdington Judo Club

    3rd
    Liam Rowley
    Silver Tigers Judo Academy

    Peewee Boys 10 years old and below
    Under 30 kg

    1st Place
    Ross Denham
    Glossop Judo Club

    2nd
    Ashley Hughes
    Erdington Judo Club

    3rd
    Eric Ham
    Glossop Judo Club

    Peewee Boys 10 years old and below
    Under 35kg

    1st
    Tom Greenough
    Glossop Judo Club

    2nd
    Alec Ranford
    Erdington Judo Club

    3rd
    Adam Yates
    Sandbach Judo Club

    Peewee Boys 10 years old and below
    Under 45kg

    1st
    Thomas Slack
    Erdington Judo Club
    2nd
    Jordan Day
    Katana Judo Club

    Peewee Boys 10 years old and below
    Open Weight

    1st
    Ross Denham
    Glossop Judo Club

    2nd
    Jordan Capper
    Silver Tigers Judo Academy

    3rd
    Sam Blundell
    Sandbach Judo Club

    Peewee Girls 10 years old and below
    Under 25kg

    1st
    Lauren Errett
    Glossop Judo Club

    2nd
    Kelsey Tench
    Silver Tigers Judo Academy

    3rd
    Rianne Marriott
    Amateur JiuJitsu Academy

    Peewee Girls 10 years old and below
    Under 30kg

    1st
    Sam Bedford
    Sandbach Judo Club

    2nd Place
    Stella Doyle
    Combat Base JuJitsu Club

    3rd
    Bethany Bourne
    Bulldogs Judo Club

    Peewee Girls 10 years old and below
    Open Weight

    1st
    Rhiannon Baldwin
    Glossop Judo Club
    2nd
    Amy Gaskin
    Glossop Judo Club

    3rd
    Kora Bassington
    Silver Tiger Judo Academy

    Junior Boys 11 to 15 years old
    Under 35kg

    1st
    Tom Greenough
    Glossop Judo Club

    2nd
    Alec Ranford
    Erdington Judo Club

    3rd
    Thomas Rowley
    Silver Tiger Judo Academy

    Junior Boys 11 to 15 years old
    Under 40kg

    1st
    Jack Hughes
    Erdington Judo Club

    2nd
    Alex Carter
    Crewe Judo Club

    3rd
    Adam Yates
    Sandbach Judo Club

    Junior Boys 11 to 15 years old
    Under 45kg

    1st
    Thomas Slack
    Erdington Judo Club

    2nd
    Edward Meredith
    Amateur JiuJitsu Academy

    3rd
    Katana Judo Club

    Junior Boys 11 to 15 years old
    Under 50kg

    1st
    Mathew Hudzick
    Crewe Judo Club

    2nd
    Luke Yates
    Sandbach Judo Club

    Junior Boys 11 to 15 years old
    Open Weight

    1st
    Jamie Pearson
    St. Albans Judo Club

    2nd
    Andrew Richardson
    Crewe Judo Club

    3rd
    Kanijah Grossett
    Amateur JiuJitsu Academy

    Junior Girls 11 to 15 years old
    Under 45kg

    1st
    Abi Walker
    Glossop Judo Club

    2nd
    Alison Hughes
    Erdington Judo Club

    3rd
    Inka Doyle
    Combat Base

    Junior Girls 11 to 15 years old
    Open Weight

    1st
    Katie Williams
    Katana Judo Club

    2nd
    Holly Jones
    Amateur JiuJitsu Academy Club

    Cadet Male 16 to 18 years old
    Under 70kg
    1st
    Glynn Evans
    Sandbach Judo Club

    2nd
    James Meredith
    Amateur JiuJitsu Academy

    Cadet Male 16 to 18 years old
    Open Weight

    1st
    Adam Dobbinson
    3k'S Bushido Judo Club

    2nd
    James Lawerence
    3k'S Bushido Judo Club

    3rd
    Lee Blundell
    Sandbach Judo Club

    Senior Women 16 years old and over
    Under 75kg

    1st
    Yasmine Wilson
    Roger Gracie London

    2nd
    Charlotte Evans
    Sandbach Judo Club

    3rd
    Elise Aston
    Sandbach Judo Club

    Senior Men 19 years old and over
    Under 75kg

    1st
    Kevin Capel
    Roger Gracie London

    2nd
    Ryan Hendry
    Gracie Barra Milton Keynes

    3rd
    Peter Richardson
    Crewe Judo Club

    Senior Men 19 years old and over
    Under 85kg

    1st
    Richard Willis
    Fighting Fit
    2nd
    Mark Donnelly
    3k's Bushido Judo Club

    3rd
    Lewis Petofalvi
    Crewe Judo Club

    Senior Men 19 years old and over
    Under 95kg

    1st
    John Stokes
    Gracie Barra Pendle

    2nd
    Nick Prados
    Amateur JiuJitsu Academy

    3rd
    Paul Chambers
    Amateur JiuJitsu Academy

    Senior Men 19 years old and over
    Over 95kg

    1st
    Leigh Hitchen
    Sandbach Judo Club

    2nd
    David Bramwell
    Amateur JiuJitsu Academy

    3rd
    Peter Rowan
    Sandbach Judo Club

    Senior Men 19 years old and over
    Open Weight

    1st
    Leigh Hitchen
    Sandbach Judo Club

    2nd
    Richard Willis
    Fighting Fit

    3rd
    Angelo Beales
    Gracie Barra Milton Keynes

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