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NAME: Ge­or­gia North AGE: 9 CLUB: Coral Coast Judo Club

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

HOW long have you been in­volved with Judo and CCJC? For about one year now. Why do you love judo? I love it be­cause it’s a lot of fun. You get to learn new po­si­tions, new throws, good self de­fence and the tour­na­ments are so much fun. How did you get in­volved? One of my friends was do­ing judo and it sounded like fun so I de­cided to give it a try. Best thing about judo? You meet new peo­ple and make new friends. It is a good way to get fit and have fun. What about the worst? Prob­a­bly when you do some­thing wrong and you have to stand with your arms out to your sides. And the bruises you can get from the fights when you try to trip some­one or they try to trip you. Do you have a favourite move or throw? Prob­a­bly the O Goshi. It is when you step for­ward and wrap your leg around an op­po­nent’s leg to pull it out from un­der them, mak­ing them hit the ground. Favourite team mate? Prob­a­bly Holly. We are friends and in the same class at school. She is my spar­ring part­ner. We have heaps of fun. What as been your best re­sult in com­pe­ti­tion? The se­cond com­pe­ti­tion I was in, I won all of my fights against the kids in higher weight cat­e­gories and higher belts. I came first in the Un­der-11s and se­cond in the Un­der-12s. What belt are you and when is your next grad­ing? I cur­rently have a yel­low, white stripe with a black tip. Hope­fully I will do an­other grad­ing in the next cou­ple of months. As­pi­ra­tions for judo? I re­ally love it hope­fully I can go far with it. But I might slow down a lit­tle bit as I get older. Why should peo­ple con­sider tak­ing up judo? It is re­ally fun and a good way to learn self de­fence for when you are older in case any­thing bad hap­pens.

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