Simon Jackson Judo Paralympics
 
Judo in Secondary Schools
Simon Jackson Paralympics Judo
Judo in Oldham
 
  Simon Jackson Judo
 
Judo meaning "gentle way  is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilise or otherwise subdue an opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking or by executing a strangle hold or choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori).
SIMON'S ACHIEVEMENTS
1988 - TO PRESENT DATE

YEAR

EVENT

MEDAL

1988 PARALYMPIC GAMES KOREA GOLD
1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005 10 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 10 GOLDS
1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000 10 JAPANESE CHAMPIONSHIPS 10 GOLDS
1990, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 6 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 3 GOLDS
2 SILVER
1992 PARALYMPIC GAMES BARCELONA GOLD
1990-2006 16 GERMAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 16 GOLDS
1987, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2003 6 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS 6 GOLDS
1997, 1999,
2000, 2001, 2003
5 LITHUANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS 5 GOLDS
1996 PARALYMPIC GAMES ATLANTA GOLD
1996 AWARDED MBE  
2000 PARALYMPIC GAMES SYDNEY BRONZE
2002, 2003, 2004 3 BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 3 GOLDS
The philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for other modern Japanese martial arts that developed from traditional schools. The worldwide spread of judo has led to the development of a number of offshoots such as Sambo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Judo practitioners are called judoka.
Simon’s speciality!
Ippon Seoi nage
Meaning: - shoulder throw.
This is one of the nineteen accepted techniques in Shinmeisho No Waza of Kodokan Judo. It is classified as a hand throwing technique, Te-waza.
Bit of advice…
Simon says: Never relay on just one throw! But if you’re good at a certain technique, work on it to get it perfect and make sure you know it inside out, all the counters and extensions of the technique as this will enable you to achieve you goals in the sport whether it’s being a good club player or becoming Olympic Champion. Master your favourite throw.
Simon’s Major Achievements in Judo
1988: - Gold in Seoul Paralympics
1992: - Gold in Barcelona Paralympics
1996: - Gold in Atlanta Paralympics
2000: - Bronze in Sydney Paralympics