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Short Half 2018

Judo

Judo instructor and boys
Two boys on the floor
Two boys wrestling

Judo, translated as the "gentle way", is a martial art as well as an Olympic sport.
It teaches the efficient use of balance, leverage, and movement in the performance of throws, and floor grappling techniques. Along with the obvious physical and fitness benefits judo also develops self-discipline, respect and self-confidence.

The judoka (judo players) at Winchester get to practice twice a week in our fully sprung dojo and work through their belts under the instruction of Mark Fricker, a highly accomplished and experienced international judoka. Whilst there are the occasional friendly matches against the likes of Harrow boys also get the opportunity to compete in the National Independent Schools' Championships.