Saturday, June 28, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
NEWS FROM FIAS
London President’s Sambo Cup To Be Held in the Largest Shopping Mall in Europe
My take on Judo Refereeing - Child Protection
Child protection in sport
NSPCC online training course
MY TAKE ON JUDO REFEREEING
For the last 10 years there has been a slow decline in people wanting to do Judo and for those who deny that they need to take a good look around themselves but just recently within my own association the IBF I have seen a steady increase in membership on the Judo front and I expect other organisations are seeing the same trend. At recent competition in Faversham we saw over 80 competitors and early on in the Year at the Swallows we saw over 100 yet our next problem is OFFICIALS especially referees. Todays adult Judoka just doesn’t want to give up their time to referee or attend referee courses and of course no referees no competitions. 25 years ago Judoka craved to be referees, they had pride in wearing a Blazer, Grey Trousers/Skirt sporting a Referees Badge but to day with everything being so casual in dress and attitude this attire is frowned upon. This is the general attitude of Judoka have spoken to. Another important issue are the rules themselves Judoka of all ages tell me they are to difficult to understand let alone administer.
|IBF Multi Nation Judo Herne Bay 1985?|
So what we can we do well first we have to accept the fact Judoka do not like formal attire when officiating if that is the case let them wear T Shirts as for the rules it seems pointless trying to alter them I tried this the past with points scoring Judo. As most of our competitions are low-level not European or World events we should adapt them to suit us. First what we must decide is what is the important thing about a Judo Contest apart from Health and Safety is how to score:
1) Explain what constitutes and Ippon and its hand signal, then a Waza-ari and then a Yuko.
2) Next how to start and stop a contest
3) Then explain things that may endanger a player and could be penalised
4) Then explain what can stop fair play
Do we really need to know the minutia of the rules? What we need is for Judoka to enjoy their sport and to attract referees using the above is a gentle way to involve them in officiating
|Judo Comp Kemsley mid 1980's How officials used to dress|
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Stephen Sweetlove Veteran Sambo Player
Here is a brief history of Veteran Sambo Player Stephen Sweetlove he will be Refereeing at the Presidents Cup in September
Stephen Sweetlove MBE is a former physical training and self-defence instructor with the British Police Service. He won the British sambo championships from 1985 to 1990 and again in 1992, 1996 and 1998. Stephen has represented Great Britain at two FIAS World and two FIAS European championships. He has competed at tournaments throughout the Soviet Union including winning medals in 1986 and 1987 at the famous Anatoly Kharlampiev Memorial tournament held in Moscow and in the same years winning bronze medals at the international tournaments held in Kaliningrad. Stephen has also been silver world medallist at the FIAS masters championships. Since his retirement from competition Stephen has coached seven British champions five of whom went on to represent GB at World, European and international level and he was instrumental in the coaching of Tracy Farmer to become FIAS world champion in 1992. Stephen is now concentrating on becoming an international FIAS referee.
e time, although he could not speak a word of English...however we understood what he was saying because he used the common language of sport.
Genrikh Shults was 6-times Champion of the Soviet Union in Sambo (1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961). Shults was also a captain of the first Soviet National Judo team. In 1962 he won the bronze medal in European Judo Team Championships (Essen) in class O80, and in 1963 he won the gold medal in the European Judo Team Championships (Geneva) in U80 class.
Photo of British team in Washington USA for the USA Open 1986. Mick Poole and I won medals.
Receiving Bronze medal at Kaliningrad international 1997, the late Brenda Jones is also in the photo..
Russian team visiting Ashford Police Training Centre. The photo includes a former world champion, a future world champion, the late Brenda Jones and the late Brian Eustace.
Photo of me winning my first fight at the 1992 World Championships Herne Bay organised by Martin Clarke and the BSF
John Clarke Hero of the day because of Sambo
Sittingbourne held its annual Carnival the longest and hottest day, I say Sittingbourne Carnival it should be called the High street Carnival, as East Street and Snipeshill seems to have been annexed from the festivities. I used to enjoy the Carnival and the Young Judo Club entered floats on several occasion, it would pass our Swale Martial Arts Club in East Street and Hundreds of people would watch the Bands floats etc., we would then have a party in the Club others would go to the carnival Dance normally at the Town Hall. This year it was only by chance that I heard about the Carnival and was told it would not go through East Street again so no party for us and does anyone know whether there was a Carnival Dance? Because now the Town Hall is to close its main Function Hall and put a Gym in its place where will they go in the future? The Town Hall used to be the celebrated venue for wedding, 21st etc. I can remember the fanfare when it was built, a venue for all the Towns People! So now you hire the massive sports hall, I wonder how many will want a wedding there? The Swallows is great for Sports and Sambo/judo events but wedding and parties I do not think so.
JOHN CLARKE HERO OF THE DAY
One of the problems with the Carnival on a Hot Day is that our young adults are inclined to drink to access and with late night drinking the inevitable happens yes Punch Ups. Now I cannot say to much as a young I had my fair few Pub brawls but today it the extreme violence the want to nearly kill your opponent. Even now I use a sporting term opponent not enemy.
On Saturday at about Midnight a fight spilled out of the Snooker club with about 20 young men involved, my son John was sitting in Witherspoons with his girl friend when he saw a young man knocked to the ground with a man kicking him in the head while he was semi conscious on the floor with no one intervening. John said, “ When they started to jump on his head I thought enough is enough” he pushed through the mealy and shields the man telling the yobs he has had enough. While this was happening his girl friend got knocked to the ground, the Landlady of the Pub came to give First Aid and for her troubles she was knocked out, John had to carry her to safety eventually they all dispersed and the Police told John if he had not stepped in the lad could have been killed.
John who is the National Coach for the British Sambo Team done the right thing BUT he could have been knifed or beaten to death by these cowardly hooligans. The things that saved him was that he did not going fist flying, he kept calm and talked people down. John said afterwards "It was my Sambo training that kept me calm and in control" Well done John Dad’s proud of you
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Russian and Azerbaijani Team for Presidents Cup
Is He a Con Man?
Kung who? Mystery of the martial arts 'professor' handed an MBE - even though no-one's heard of him
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To obtain an MBE/OBE you just have to get a certain amount of people to recommend you but I always thought there was some form of Checks and Balance? Obviously Not. It comes as no surprise to me as more and more people claim to be 10th, 11th and 12th Dan etc and they all get younger this one claims to be a 10th Dan at 53 years of age? The fact is you can't call him a liar as he is graded in his own Karate System. I started a Grappling Self Defence system called "CombatSombo' back in the early 1980's, I do grade people but do not have grade myself. How can I valuate my own ability? if asked what grade I am I just say I am the founder of the system. if then asked where my experience comes from I say that I am 8th Dan Judo, 6th Dan jiu Jitsu and a Grandmaster of Sombo/Sambo and winner of many World, European and British Medals. That is not meant as bragging it just states that I have knowledge and experience in other grappling forms.
My CombatSombo is only unique in its name, that is a registered service Mark with the UK Trade Marks and that my emphasis is on Grappling as the main part of a Self defence discipline. I am well aware there is no such thing as a completely New Martial Art only variations on the original concept.
So is this individual to blame for deceiving the Honours Award System most probably yes but the real ones at fault are the Honours Board for not checking him out and those who put him forward and all the signaturtaries if they exist
Friday, June 20, 2014
Presidents Cup More News an Event not to be missed
INAUGURAL LONDON PRESIDENT’S SAMBO CUP TO BE HELD IN THE LARGEST SHOPPING MALL IN EUROPE
There have been revealed some new details of the preparation of the President's Sambo Cup in London to be held on September 27. The Arena in the Bluewater Shopping Mall has been reserved for the event. The place is known as the largest retail park in Europe. About 10 thousand people are expected to be in the Mall on the day of the tournament, and they will not miss the Sambo competitions. The Scottish Royal Regimental Drums and Pipes Military Band will march across the mall and walk in the tournament hall dragging the audience with them.
The teams from Russia, Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Belarus, the united team of Commonwealth America and the united team of Commonwealth Africa have already confirmed their participation in the President's Sambo Cup in London. Teams of Azerbaijan and the united team of Commonwealth Asia-Oceania are also expected to enter. The teams will meet in the challenge for the Main Trophy manufactured by the main sponsor of the tournament, Jewellers of the Northern Capital a renown company from St. Petersburg . Managing Director and the owner of the company Timur Kabukaev, the man who is fond of Sambo and who genuinely supports its promotion and development, designed the trophy himself. .
For the first time such a prestigious tournament will bring together the national teams with the highest world ranking and newcomers from the Commonwealth, who are keen to prove themselves and win. They have already proven that their Sambo athletes are not cowards, so such countries as Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Ghana, South Africa, Australia and others promise to present a few surprises in combat and sport Sambo to the top leaders at the President's Sambo Cup in London.
The Bluewater Mall is known as the shoppers paradise. In the nearest future it will be known as a place where the President's Sambo Cup will be held for the first time in England.
This premises were chosen for a reason, - says FIAS Head of Development and Member of the Organising Committee Andrey Moshanov. - One of the main purposes of such tournaments is to promote Sambo and showcase its attractiveness to the ordinary citizens. The team format of the tournament allows to combine the sporting action and entertainment. There are few surprises prepared for the day, that should not leave indifferent even the conservative Brits. I am confident that we can generate the interested audience. Moreover, it is the place where the British families go out for the whole weekend to visit boutiques, cafés and restaurants, to go to the cinema with the kids and even to roast in the sun on the lawns around the complex. We actually were attracted with the fact that about 10 thousand people are physically present in the mall at the same time, so many of them would surely like to visit such a tournament."
The organisers did not disclose all of the surprises of the upcoming event, but shared a one secret with the FIAS website.
- It will be impossible not to hear about this tournament, - says Leo Malim, the member of the Organising Committee of the President's Sambo Cup in London who is responsible for the marketing and promotion, - The Scottish Royal Regimental Drums and Pipes Military Band will open the event as they will match through the Mall and walk in the Arena. It is going to be loud and exciting, so attention to the sambo athletes is guaranteed!
The Organising Committee of the Presidents Cup continues the meticulous preparation of this prestigious tournament, with many distinguished personalities on its board to help, to include the Honorary President of the Commonwealth Sambo Association Lord Simon Reading, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Commonwealth Michael Parker, President of the British Sambo Federation Martin Clarke and few others.