UBA National Course 2013
Ladram Bay April 2013

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Were you there? More than 250 participants and their families attended another bumper budo course at Ladram Bay Holiday Park, April 2013.

Three generations of one family take time out for a meal and a chat.

Many stayed in the tip top caravans that are available to the UBA at special prices. These units have every home comfort from the microwave to the iron (making sure that all the youngsters looked as smart as ever in their judo suits).

On the mat it may look rough! But it was a lot of fun.

And for some - well, they just got all tied up.
That's enough he signals (below).

It wasn't all fight. Here Sensei Steve Clarke from Bangor University talks through some technical aspects with a group of intermediate juniors.

And here the senior students get to action.
On their feet ......

..... and on the ground.

And off the mat? It looks like the topic is still judo - of course!

And while the seniors enjoy a session of body combat with Mikey ....

... Sensei Goldman has a working lunch. And what glorious weather we had too.

but back to the dojo for Taekwondo ...

... pad work ...

... and more.

And even at the end of a three hour training session the intermediates and seniors are still all smiles for the camera.

And finally to the end of course presentations and displays where children were presented with their new colours and there was an array of prizes to be won in the raffle, and all sat back and watched as students put on various exhibitions of their skills.

This all culminated in the award of second Dan Black Belt to 28 year old UBA tutor Martin England who has been with Sensei Goldman since the age of six! Well done Martin (no, not for putting up with Sensei for so long!).

And now we look forward to another exciting year of further events, gradings, courses, competitions etc. And of course we will be back here at Ladram Bay during the school Easter holidays 2014.

We will send out dates as soon as they are confirmed to us.

Thanks to all participants, families and friends who once again made the course what it is - fantastic.

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