First taste of judo competiton for Honiton youngsters

PUBLISHED: 14:21 12 August 2009 | UPDATED: 23:57 15 June 2010

Honiton Judo Centre's competitors

Honiton Judo Centre's competitors

Twelve members from Honiton Judo Centre made a positive impact at their recent Devon Championships.

Twelve members from Honiton Judo Centre made a positive impact at their recent Devon Championships. Fighting off competition from 200 other entrants, they bagged one gold and four bronze medals between them.

For half of the young participants it was their first taste in the competition arena and they fared well, before losing to more experienced opponents.

Club Instructor Steven Walter said "Here at Honiton, whilst judo is taught as a traditional, educative and disciplined martial art, we enjoy a good tussle too! It is an important part of the students' development to experience the thrill of competition. I am proud of all who attended regardless of the result".

Medallists were:

Gold - Charlotte Walter

Bronze- Aaron Burnham, Madison Rogers, Annie Wallace, Harry Rogers.

Anyone interested in taking up judo can contact Steve on (01626) 854444.


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