Nathan competed in a high-level senior European event in Netherlands last weekend "THE HAGUE GRAND PRIX" and is now in Japan with Josh. Kyle left for Japan this week. They are now preparing for their next competition: the Tokyo Grand Slam on 1st to 3rd December for Nathan and all 3 will compete in the Asian Open Hong Kong 9th – 10th December.

    Nathan’s Round 2 match was with Van Der Werff NED who had beaten the favoured Piras ITA in the first round. Nathan looked good in this match. There was some very aggressive gripping from both sides but Nathan appeared in control putting Kouchi, Sasae, Morote and Ippon Seoi-Nage to good effect. NED also attempted Kouchi but his Uchimata was almost countered with Sukashi. With 30 seconds remaining and Nathan looking like he was dictating the play, NED skipped to the side and dropped under for a Sumi-Gaeshi which Nathan tried to spin off. The finish was strong and Ippon was scored. Such a shame in a solid match with good tempo and attacks from Nathan. NED lost his next match against MGL only near the end, and MGL went on to win the division.