Judo training with the master

Joseph Bulmer

Twenty one members of the Riverside Judo Club spent a weekend in Newquay training with Neil Adams, former world number one Judoka Training took place over two days, with about 120 children and 30 adults from a number of South West clubs attending, plus s

Twenty one members of the Riverside Judo Club spent a weekend in Newquay training with Neil Adams, former world number one Judoka

Training took place over two days, with about 120 children and 30 adults from a number of South West clubs attending, plus some as far away as Reading

New friendships were made and some old ones remembered as all trained hard. Throwing techniques were demonstrated and practised and ground work techniques followed, with the children practising various holds while the adults practiced holds and strangles.

Riverside coach Richard Pincombe said: "This was a rare and valuable opportunity for our club to train with someone who is so highly regarded in the judo world."

Neil Adams MBE gained a gold medal at the 1981 World Championships, plus silver medals in the 1980 and 1984 Summer Olympic Games and the 1983 Judo World Championships. He was also five-time European Champion and is currently national coach for Belgium judo.

He was awarded his 8TH Dan by The International Judo Federation in 2008.

Pictured are: front, Samuel Hill, Ella Martindill, Lucy Lake, Paige Webber; second row, Luke Pincombe, Taylor Webber, Tristan Hamley, Joe Kinnish, Jim Lake, Matthew Lavercombe and Jack Tanner; back row, Richard Pincombe, Tommy Tanner, Matthew Pearson, Morgan Johnson, Declan Jago and Neil Adams.

Also taking part were Dave Weir, Andy Talmage, Mark Hill, Rob Tanner and Amber Hamley

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