Christmas Judo Competition

Tsukuru JudoOn 15th December 2013  I went to Tunbridge Wells for a pre-christmas judo competition.When we got there I felt excited and also nervous to the point when I started shaking. The announcer let everyone know that the 1:10 group should make their way to the mat, I was in the 10 past 1 group. I  walked onto the mat with my friend Abby , first we did warm ups before we actually started competing.

Then our names were called out and we went to the benches we were told to sit on. I was not in the first match which is always good because you can learn by watching others and their techniques to take your opponent down and win and what not to do so your opponent won’t take you down. I was in the second match, I attempted lots of techniques but the one that got my opponent down is called a leg sweep and the happy news was I won the first match.

The second match was harder and tougher, me and my opponent tried lots of techniques but it was likely to be a draw but then the referee said the next person to take the other down in the next 30 seconds will be the winner ,  luckily in the remaining 30 seconds I took my opponent down again using the leg sweep once more. The 3rd match I used a throw to get the opponent down and that throw is called a body drop  the last match was extremely tough but I won that one too.

When the medal ceremony started I felt nervous but once the bronze and silver recipients were announced I knew I was going to receive gold and I certainly did. As did my friend Abby.

Tsukuru Judo

Tsukuru_logoI ‘m happy everything went well! I love judo. Why don’t you have a go, ask your parents to find you a dojo and if you live in Kent I suggest Orpington Tsukuru judo club, maybe you might get a gold, but don’t force yourself. Enjoy though if you do have a go.


How to make a decoupage


Decoupage  is the art of decorating objects by gluing coloured paper cutouts onto it and painting the object for different effects.

You Will Need:

One plain piece of rectangle wood with2 holes at the top

  • Emulsion paint.
  • Blow dryer
  • Sharpie marker
  • Coloured  ribbon
  • Wrapping paper

Steps to make a decoupage:

Step 1: First choose your background  colours and paint them onto your rectangle wood piece. .I have chosen light blue and yellow because it looks like a beach, but you can choose whatever colours you want.

Step 2: Second blow dry your paint so it will dry quicker  but don’t paint a thick layer or it will not dry.

Step 3: Cut pieces of the wrapping paper in the shapes of roof tops, chimney, tiny door shapes, squares and rectangles chimney cut pieces. To make it interesting use different wrapping paper for the shapes.

Step 4: After your paint has dried stick on the wrapping paper in house shapes and then stick on the doors and windows and chimneys.

Step 5: Then after the wrapping paper is stuck on and is dry take PVA glue and paint it allover the rectangle piece of wood to give it a gloss shine.

Step 6: Later when the glue has dried go around the houses in sharpie marker.

Step 7: When you have finished that get your coloured ribbon and in the 2 holes on top pull it through the 2 holes at the top and tie a bow .

Well done you have finished.


A day out in london

This is about our day out in London, we took a train to Victoria station and a taxi to China town to our favorite dim sum restaurant called Joy King Lao to consume huge amounts of fantastic dim sum.

Then we went to Trafalgar square where daddy took a picture of me on one of the bronze lions sculpted by the famous painter Sir Edwin Landseer.

We also saw a lot of street artists performing, some painting some doing acrobats.

We also saw the blue cockerel called Hahn/Cock on the fourth plinth of Trafalgar square created by German artist Katharina Fritsch, and my daddy calls the cockerel David Cameron who is our prime minister. We also went to see the  new sailing boat that is going to take part in the Clipper race around the whole world. After we were done looking at the sailing boat we went to Covent Garden at and heard an opera singer then we had some Ben’s cookies.

Later we went to Victoria station at Victoria station daddy had a meeting so me and mummy toured Victoria station like tourists  and I bought a purple notebook after daddy was done with his meeting we went home and ended our day out in London.