Fusion Martial Arts’ Boys Judo Team Shine in Hong Kong Junior Judo Championships
Fusion Martial Arts’ Boys Judo team went to Hong Kong on Sunday to compete in the 2011 Hong Kong Junior Judo Championships. The 7-11 year-olds have been practicing hard under coaches Mike Horne and Donald Chang for the last three months to compete at their first-ever tournament, against more experienced competitors from a number of schools across Hong Kong.
The event was organized by the Judo Association of Hong Kong at the Shek Kip Mei Park Sports Centre and had tens of young competitors aged 6-12 and divided into weight classes, with only yellow belts and above allowed to compete. Points were awarded for completed throws and grapples that immobilized the opponents.
The boys outdid themselves, doing their team, coaches, classmates and the community proud; winning several medals throughout the day. Looking great in their brand new gui’s and putting their new Judo moves to the test saw our boys grappling and throwing like much more experienced young men, surprising even the coach, Mike Horne on the sidelines, whose voice by the end of the day was raspy from tips that helped the boys grapple their ways to victory.
The whole Fusion team is proud of all our boys for doing so well at the competition and those that couldn’t make it on the day. The medal winners at this year’s competition were Mackenzie, Yuval and Jake all with silver medals and Timmy with a bronze medal, great job boys! We’re all beaming with your success!
A special thanks to all of the parents that helped on the day and to coaches Mike and Donald for doing such a great job organizing and getting the boys ready for the competition.
Fusion looks forward to hosting competitions at our facility and attending intramural competitions with other clubs in Hong Kong in the future.