First time competition success for Vic

Judo player Vic Lawrence won gold yesterday at his very first competition.

Vic, who trains regularly with Dynamic Judo Sussex at the club’s regular Monday and Wednesday sessions at Pretious Sports Hall in Northiam, only took up the sport nine months ago. Last night head coach Aaron Church said: “Vic is hard working and talented and has a lot of potential. I’m very proud of how far he’s come in such a short space of time”

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Vic proudly showing off his gold medal alongside assistant club coach Yan Spencer who went along to give Vic support in his first competition.

Vic took gold yesterday in the -90kg category at the High Wycombe Kyu Grade Championships. The 38-year-old red belt won all three of his contests inside a minute by the maximum ippon score – judo’s equivalent of a knockout. He dispatched his first opponent by a hold down and both his second and third contests were won what his coaches described as ‘excellent’ foot sweep techniques.

Just to make things a little bit tougher for Vic, due to numbers, the competition organisers combined the -90kg category with -100kg competitors and that meant that Vic was giving away ten kilos to his opponent in two of his fights.

Club coach Sam Werret said: “”Vic has made excellent strides forward in his ability through his tenacious and determined approach to his judo training. He is definitely one to watch.

“It’s not often we get a new face come along who is this much of a savage!”

17553439_1827897314094769_1732012199457685885_nIf you’re interested in taking up judo or finding out more about the club visit it’s Facebook page…

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/1026204187402392/about/
  • Dynamic Judo trains at The Pretious Sports Hall Northiam Primary School Main Street, Northiam on Mondays from 8pm until 9.30pm and Wednesdays from8pm until 9.15pm.

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