At just 10 years old, Beau is a player who is growing with each competition experience.
The Championships are designed for developing players so that everybody gets to fight opponents of a similar grade.
Beau, however, was the youngest in his group of judoka up to 14 years old. In his first fight, Beau threw his opponent with a lovely Uchi Mata. He followed this up with a secure hold down to win the fight.
Another point scoring throw won the second fight which put Beau into the finals.
It was a very close fight seeing Beau take the lead with a great foot sweep, which he has been practising a lot in training.
He held on to his lead for most of the fight but was caught in a hold-down with seconds to go. Unfortunately, he couldn’t escape the hold and had to settle for second place overall.
Beau Chan Earns Silver Medal
A silver medal for Beau against the older boys was a good achievement and his coach on the day was very impressed with his good level of technique and his determination to get stuck in.
Also representing East Yorkshire Judo Academy this weekend were Eleanor Buckle and Ellesha Tennison.
The girls were in attendance at the British Judo training centre in Walsall. The weekend was for the North a and South Regional England Development Squads to meet and all train together.
A hard weekend of training was had by all with both girls demonstrating their skills on a mat in front of some of England’s high-level judo coaches.
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