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First black belts for local jiu jitsu club

Posted on Monday 11th January 2016 at 9:39 pm by SH (Editor)

L-r: Chris Wills, Matt Brunt and Peter Williams - The first members of Bradley Stoke Jiu Jitsu Club to achieve a black belt 1st Dan grading.

Years of hard training have paid off for three members of Bradley Stoke Jiu Jitsu Club who recently became the first in their club to pass their black belt 1st Dan grading.

Chris Wills, Matt Brunt and Peter Williams all started as beginners at the club and are trained by chief instructor, Renshi Trevor King 5th Dan.

Bradley Stoke Jiu Jitsu Club train in Jukoshin Ryu – a style with an emphasis on practical, realistic self defence – taught in 55 countries worldwide. The style incorporates a variety of techniques including throws, locks, pressure points, kicks, grappling and weapons. Through membership of the WEBBS martial arts organisation, club members have participated in many events, including club trips to Poland, Portugal and Spain.

Trevor commented:

“The guys have trained hard, twice a week for five years, and I am delighted that they have reached this important milestone. This bodes very well for the club as their commitment is a great example for our up-and-coming younger members.”

The club runs thriving children’s classes and an active adult class at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre. Adult classes take place on Wednesdays (7pm-9pm) and Friday (8pm-9.30pm), with children’s classes on Fridays (under-10s: 6pm-7pm; age 10+: 7pm-8pm).

Photo (l-r): Black belt achievers Chris Wills, Matt Brunt and Peter Williams.

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This article originally appeared in the January 2016 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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BSYFC Under-11 Girls back on form

Posted on Wednesday 27th November 2013 at 12:52 pm by Connor Summers

Bradley Stoke Youth FC.

Bradley Stoke Youth FC (BSYFC) Under-11 Girls saw off AEK Boco Red on a bitterly cold morning in Hanham but the football on show was a real showcase for the Bristol Girls’ League with both sides playing open, attacking football.

The away side took the lead on 15 minutes when a late challenge on Lydia Tang saw them awarded a free kick which Captain Daisy Ackerman converted with a powerful strike into the bottom corner.

Boco Red refused to lie down and continued to commit players forward but Emily Hulbert was in inspired form at the back to clear any danger. Moments later another free kick from Ackerman drew a wonderful save from the home keeper as she tipped the effort just over to deny a second for away side.

Just before the break, a quick counter attack from Boco saw a swift passing move out to the right wing crossed into a waiting Boco attacker but the ball just got caught under her feet and Annabelle Thomas was quickly off her goal line to clear the danger and send Bradley Stoke in 1-0 up at the break.

The second half continued in the same vein as the first, with both sides playing some really attacking football but it was Bradley Stoke who added their second just four minutes in when Paige Fowler latched onto a loose ball and carried it forward before unleashing a shot from the edge of the box that beat the keeper at the far post.

Boco still continued to search for a way back into the match and were looking dangerous on the counter attack but the Bradley Stoke defence was holding strong and two goals in the final ten minutes allowed them to run out 4-0 winners. The first was the turn of Sophie Molyneux who latched onto a rebound after Olivia Hood’s initial shot hit the post. Then, in the final minutes, Zoe Jones broke from midfield skipping past two defenders and slotting home from the edge of the box.

Next weekend sees the two sides take each other on once more in the reverse fixture.

Unfortunately, the older U12 girls were not able to take three points, losing out in the dying minutes of their game against Hutton Juniors.

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