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Judo

Judo

 

Raffles Judo was established in 1948. As a sport, the purpose of Judo training is to teach physical and mental discipline. In RI, the Judo training programme is designed with similar aims but also to inculcate FIRE values in our Rafflesians. Since its inception, it has captured interest of Rafflesians and teachers alike.

'While observing the students train arduously every week, I was inspired to join in to better understand the sport. Just after a week of learning breakfall and engaging in randoori 乱取りand the thrill of practicing ippon seoi nage (shoulder throw) with the junior college girls (the girls and boys train together across Y1-6 with continuity and peer mentorship), the rigorous training allowed me to discover muscles that I never knew existed! It amazes me to see how tenacious the students were, and the amount of physical and mental toughness they have developed to withstand the Judo is something I treasure and desire to hone as well. The CCA is more than a family and I found myself a part of this culture of respect and collective growth, even though it is an individual sport. As Kano says, 'The purpose of studying Judo is to perfect yourself to contribute to society', and this has been the core of Raffles Judo. --Teacher mentor, Ms Charyl Shen


Teacher Mentors



Ms Charyl Shen

Mr Eric Koh

Mr Eng Han Seng (Teacher-Coach)

Mr Tan Yi (Coach)

Mr Low Chee Kiang (Coach)


Achievements And Highlights



2018 National Inter-School B Division Boys’ Judo Championships

RI - Divisional Champion

Featherweight: Foo Loon Wei (1st), Jeremiah Seow (7th)

Extra lightweight: Jason Lee (1st), Lex Tan (3rd), Lee Jing (5th)

Lightweight: Paniharam Venkata Pavan (3rd), Linus Chew (5th), Melvin Loo (5th)

Middleweight: Michael Pan (5th) Heavyweight: James Cheung (3rd)


2018 National Inter-School C Division Boys’ Judo Championships

RI - Divisional First Runners-up

Featherweight: Cayden Teo (1st), Danil Chang (3rd)

Extra lightweight: Colin Low (2nd), Tiong Zi Han (3rd), Koh Luck Heng (5th)

Lightweight: Amir I͛zaaz (2nd), Gerrard Kang (5th)

Middleweight: Ping Lefan (2nd), Ryan Quek (3rd)

Heavyweight: James Low (3rd), Chan Tze Yeong (5th), Isaac Choong (7th)