Sunday, 30th November 2008

MSMAS Judo Player wins BJA black belt in under 2 minutes !

MSMAS Sempai Allan Smith demolished 5 separate opponents to gain his British Judo Association Black Belt by full competition at the famous London Budokwai, the oldest and most famous Japanese Martial Arts Club in Europe.


First, two wins by Ippon, one by O-Goshi in 15 seconds, another by Harai-Goshi in under 20 seconds, saw him through to a three man ‘line out’.

It was then that Allan’s Judo really came to bear !

In less than a further 80 seconds, Allan then took out all three of his ‘line out’ opponents.

This he did, without a break, as he destroyed all three with straight Ippon wins,
using three massive throws: Morote-seoi-nage, Ouchi-gari and Ura-nage !

This is the way to gain a Black Belt in Judo, by a fully competitive ‘line out’ at the oldest Judo venue in the UK.

Allan now joins a list of present & past MSMAS ‘BJA Yudansha’...

• Ian Simmonds                                  1st Dan

• Hilary Meadows                              1st Dan
• Caimin Woodhead                           2nd Dan

• Malcolm Sanford                             1st Dan

• James Deighton                                2nd Dan

• Jason Pickup                                   1st Dan

• James Bibby                                    1st Dan
• Christopher Sharp                           1st Dan
• Name withdrawn                             1st Dan
• Cris Leahy                                      2nd Dan
• Catherine Payne                              1st Dan

• Hayley Coppard                             1st Dan
• Philip Harris                                    1st Dan

• Tim Draper                                     1st Dan

• Llyr Jones                                       2nd Dan

• Beth Rees                                       1st Dan
• Emyr Sion                                       3rd Dan
• Richard Louriero                             1st Dan
• Jonathan Griffiths                            3rd Dan

• Sue Buckley                                    1st Dan

• Mark Griffiths                                  2nd Dan
• Allan Smith                                      1st Dan


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