Raffles Institution

Judo




  • photograph by Raffles Photography & Art Club (Year 1-4)

     
    We are one of the oldest CCA groups in Raffles Institution. We encourage all levels of participation from the recreational player to the competitor. Our mission as a Judo club is to impart to our members not only the physical skills of Judo, but its philosophy and traditions. Many students seek us out for self-defense training, and that is definitely one of the things Judo provides--not just through concrete skills, but through increased confidence and awareness. We try to introduce students to Judo as a lifetime pursuit, a skilled art requiring infinite perfecting. By introducing traditional Judo etiquette and teaching the Japanese names of the techniques we also introduce our members to the sport's cultural roots. For many of us, the club is a place of stability and community, where people watch out for you, in and out of the club.

    Training Program

    • Judo Training
    • Strength & Conditioning
    • Mental Skills Training

    Our training program focuses on developing our students holistically. Judo training is an ideal form of physical exercise:
    • It serves as a great cardiovascular workout, which improves stamina, general health and overall fitness.
    • Physical strength is also improved as a direct result of trying to control and dictate the movement of the opponent.
    • Judo player will also improve their flexibility. For the same reasons the balance and posture of a player will also be enhanced.
    • Physical co-ordination can be seen to develop dramatically from participation in Judo and reflexes are also improved together with mental reaction time.

    Achievements and Highlights

    Singapore Team & Inter Club Judo Championship

    U14 Boys Team: Silver

    U17 Boys Team: Bronze

     

    Singapore Open Judo Championship (Youth Category)

    Chester Ong: U55kg Silver

    Michael Pan: U66kg Silver

     

    Singapore Children & Cadet Judo Championship

    Under 14

    Foo Loon Wei: U55kg Gold

    Jason Lee: U55kg Silver

    Joshua Tiu: U55kg Bronze

    Melvin Loo: U60kg Silver

    James Cheung: +66kg Silver

    Under 16

    Michael Pan: U66kg Gold

     

    National Schools Judo Championship

    C Division Boys – Divisional 2nd

    Foo Loon Wei: U50kg Gold

    Jason Lee: U55kg Gold

    Joshua Tiu: U55kg Bronze

    Paniharam Venkata Pavan: U60kg Bronze

    B Division Boys – Divisional 3rd

    Chester Ong: U55kg Bronze

    Lex Tan: U60kg Bronze

    Teh Guang Zhe: U66kg Gold

    Michael Pan: U66kg Bronze

    Austin Lin: U73kg Silver

     

    Teacher Mentors

    Mr Eric Koh
    eric.koh[at]ri.sch.edu.sg

    Ms Charyl Shen
    charyl.shen[at]ri.edu.sg

    Mr Eng Han Seng
    hanseng.eng[at]ri.edu.sg