Cadet European Tour // Cadet European Cup – Antalya (Turkey) //Turkey Camp // Cadet European Cup – Zagreb (Croatia) // Croatia Camp (1st - 15th March)
- Saskia Brothers is currently participating in the Cadet Europe Tour and yesterday competed in her first Cadet European Cup in Turkey. Saskia won her first match against Sweden with 2 Waza-Aris firstly countering Uchi-Mata with Gaeshi (weak corner chop) and at 1m30 throwing her opponent with Uchi-Mata. Her second match against Russia was even with Saskia getting in some good forward attacks but also having to defend some strong Uchi-Mata attacks. With 1m in Golden score the Russian scored with bear-hug Kosoto-Gake which was clearly a direct grip and should not have scored. In repechage against Turkey, Saskia maintained grip advantage on her opponent and transitioned well on the ground at 1m 30 for the win with Koshi-Jime (strangle). In the next match against Turkey, Saskia scored Waza-Ari with a very determined Uchi-Mata but later became a little defensive and with 30 secs to go was thrown with Ouchi-Gari, leveling the score. An aggressive golden score period saw both girls pushing hard. At 30 seconds, Saskia pushed forward and was thrown for Ippon – a great effort in her first European Cup for 7th place. Saskia will train at the camp and then move to Croatia for her second competition next weekend. We wish her well. Congratulations to all of these International representatives for your efforts and achievements and wishing you all the best in your next events.