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October 2015

UWA JUDO CLUB CHAMPIONS 2015

This is the most amazing acknowledgement for JUDO and of the UWA Judo Club's many successes this year, from the UWA Sports Association and UWA's community as a whole.

Judo is a little known sport among the Western Australian lovers of Football, Cricket, Rugby, Swimming and Hockey, who have all done incredible things at UWA this year. So this Champion Club award is even more sweet for our Club.

Club members won 2 Full Blues , 2 Half Blues and a Club Service award. This is fantastic from one club in a single year.

To win this prestiges award for the Sport of Judo, many of our members have dedicated many hours of the time and we thank you all, our International supporters, our coaches, our competitors, our juniors, our parents and supporters.

The defining intitiaves that put UWA Judo Club first in the selection for Champion Club was our Community Engagement programs and our International exchange programs.

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Thank you John Watt

UWA Judo Club had the pleasure of Big John Watt, and we are talking a Big 145kgs, Head Coach from Stathclude University Scotland, vistied UWA Judo Club tonight. John participated in the training and taught some great ground techniques. It was a really enjoyable session.


September 2015

UWA Judo Club members performed well at the Rockingham Open Judo Shiai this morning.

  • Danny Wong 4th Snr men
  • Rhys Allan silver in Cadets and bronze in Snr men
  • Rihari Iki bronze in Cadets
  • William Redpath gold in Snr men 73kgs
  • Polo Pantaleo 4th in Snr men 90kgs
  • Well done to the UWA judo junior team today in day 1 of the Rockingham Open. Many thanks to coaches Peter Swan, Taketoshi, Darcina, Pier and Darcy and the parents for their support. Great effort everyone!

    Wonderful effort from the UWAJudo Club University Games Team. 2 Gold , 3Silver and a team and overall winner!

    August 2015

    Learn English .... Play Judo .... Make friends.

    UWA Centre for English Language Teaching ( UWACELT ) and UWA Judo Club, joined together to create an opportunity for International Students who want to learn English and enjoy Judo, to do both on the same campus, under a renowned International Athlete and a Japanese Coach from Kokushikan University .

    Karina Bryant (Senior Competition Coach)
    Karina Bryant is a current Olympic medallist and four times Olympian representing Great Britain. She has won 21 World and European medals.
    Karina runs her competition training program at the UWA Dojo on Monday and Friday nights. She welcomes all members of the Western Australian Judo community to join her program. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice Judo under a well renowned top International Athlete.

    Taketoshi Sekine (Senior Coach)
    Taketoshi Sekine is a 5th Dan from Kokushikan University Dojo. He came to Perth in April 2015 to study English at UWA CELT and to become the senior coach at the UWA Judo Club.
    Taketoshi was the Asian Games Judo champion when he was a 3rd year High School student. Taketoshi is in Perth to teach at the UWA Judo Club through a UWA/Kokushikan University Judo Exchange.




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    Shenton College Judo Academy - UWA Judo Program

    With UWA Judo Club support, Shenton College will started the first high school based Judo Club in Western Australia. It allows Shenton College students to enjoy the International Olympic Sport of Judo through High School and continue their training into University, while benefiting from the physical and moral teaching of Judo and the incredible opportunities for International exchange.


    June 2015

    UWA Judo Club performed a judo demonstration at the Perth Japan Festival in March. A special thanks to Julius Pang from www.incrediblephototours.com for allowing us to use the images.




    February 2015

    Well done to Kai who won gold in junior mens and silver in senior mens at the ACT International Open



    December 2014



    Komazawa High School Visit December 2014

    Over December and January UWA Judo Club will be hosting our friends from Komazawa High School, Tokyo, Japan. A friendship that has been on-going for over 20 years. All training sessions will be held at The UWA Judo Club.

    Training Session Details:

    JWA registered members of all ages are invited to join Komazawa and UWA Judo practice. Training sessions have been split into two categories to cater for all Judoka. On Saturday the 27th of December and 3rd of January we will run training sessions for all ages from 15:00 to 17:30. The entire gym area will be used, allowing junior and adult classes to run at the same time on different areas of the mat space. A sausage sizzle will be held after training on the 27th of December and all are welcome. All other sessions are open to UWA and JWA registered and graded cadets and adults. Please note, to attend these sessions you must have sound ukemi (break-falls).

    • 26/12/2014 – Friday - 13:30 to 15:30 - Graded cadets and adults
    • 27/12/2014 – Saturday  - 15:00 to 17:30 - All ages training and sausage sizzle
    • 29/12/2014 – Monday - 13:30 to 15:30 & 18:00 to 19:30 - Graded cadets and adults
    • 30/12/2014 – Tuesday - 19:00 to 20:30 - Graded cadets and adults
    • 31/12/2014 – Wednesday - 13:30 to 15:30 & 18:00 to 20:30 - Graded cadets and adults
    • 2/01/2015 – Friday - 18:00 to 20:30 - Graded cadets and adults
    • 3/01/2015 – Saturday - 15:00 to 17:30 - All ages training

    July 2014

    Dear UWA Judo Club Members,

    It is of great honour to announce that a club member, Darcina Manuel, has won bronze at the Commonwealth Games. Darcina is a proud UWA Judo Club member who has been representing our club and the New Zealand National Judo Team at a global scale for many years. This great achievement demonstrates that with hard work, dedication, disciple and most of all passion, one can go a long way.

    Darcina, UWA Judo Club congratulates and thanks you for being a true sportswoman to the sport of Judo.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/commonwealth-games/other-events/10309319/Judoka-wins-NZs-first-individual-Games-medal

    Sincerely,

    Alex Da Silva
    President, UWA Judo Club Perth

    JUNE 2014

    Great success for our two UWA judokas at the national championships. Danny won bronze in the men's -60kg Kyu grade division and Kai won gold in the -60kg snr men division. Congratulations guys you've trained hard and it paid off, we are very proud of you.

    APRIL 2014

    Professor Takeshi ‘Taka’ Nakajima returned to Tasmania to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his appointment to the Tasmania Police Academy and the subsequent establishment of what were to become his legendary Easter Judo Camps.
    Easter Camp 2014 (18 -21st of April) was held at the Clarence Police and Citizens Youth Club in Hobart with both local and interstate Judoka participating. Several players from the UWA Judo Club attended the camp.

    NOVEMBER 2009



    SEPTEMBER 2009

    Darcina Manuel competed in the NSW Judo International open for Western Australia on the 12th and 13th of September 2009. She entered in two categories in the under 57kg for the Young Women’s and Senior Women’s and won gold in both categories.
    Darcina would like to thank the coaches and players from UWA Judo club who were involved in her preparation for this tournament and also Mr. Richard Davies from the combat shop in Osborne Park for his sponsorship. Also special thanks to Mr. Peter Middleton from Judo International for being there as her mat side coach and to all his players and supporters who were there, a special note to Tanya thank you very much. Lastly a big thank you to Mr. Adam Metcalf from the Academy of Mixed Martial arts Mirrabooka and Mr. Chris Lee and his family who also contributed in helping in Darcina’s achievement.

    Furong Judo Club visit





    AUGUST 2009

    In December 2009 as part of the 2009 Indian Rim Asian University Games, UWA Judo Club will be hosting Sensei Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki and Sensei Taka Nakajima along with a Judo Team from Tokyo University from the 6th to the 19th of December. On September the 12th, UWA Judo Club will be hosting The UWA Judo Club Open. More details to follow. From September the 4th to 6th, UWA Judo Club will be hosting 4 Judoka from Fu Rong Judo Club Beijing. Thanks to Phil, Andre, Darcina and the Manuel Family for doing a great demonstration of Judo at UWA’s Open Day, on Sunday the 9th of August.

    Peter Swan held Junior and Youth gradings over the 8th and 9th of August. Congratulations to the 36 juniors and 8 youth members who moved up to their next grade.

    JUNE 2009

    Congratulations to Robert and Kai. They represented our club and the state at The Australian Judo Championships, with Robert winning a bronze medal and Kai finishing 5th. The championships were held in Canberra from the 6th to the 8th of June.

    MAY 2009

    Kano Judo Schools Open Championships
    16th of May 2009

    UWA Judo Club Members Results

    Orange belt and up boys u10 u34kg
    2nd Michael Swan
    Orange belt and up boys u16 u60kg
    1st Robert Gamble
    orange belt and up boys u16 u76kg
    2nd Oliver McRaith
    Senior Mens Middle Weight
    3rd Andrez Dlugosz

    Judo WA 2009 State Championships
    28th of March, 2009

    Held at the UWA Judo Club,
    UWA Judo Club Members Results

    Under 10 Girls -22kg
    1 Katie Watson
    2 Katy Denney
    Under 10 Girls -25kg
    2 Jessica Naylor
    3 Sian O'Keefe
    Under 13 Girls -36kg
    1 Paloma Ortiz-Davis
    Under 10 Boys -23kg
    2 Connla Allen
    Under 10 Boys -27kg
    1 Haris Yusoff
    Under 10 Boys -28kg
    2 Fabian Scheffler
    3 Owen Crofts
    Under 13 - Boys 30kg
    3 Asad Yusoff
    Under 13 - Boys 60kg
    1 Robert Gamble
    Under 13 Boys -66kg
    1 Thomas Hardjani
    Under 16 Boys -50kg
    1 Kai Png
    Under 16 Boys -55kg
    3 Andrew Randle
    Under 16 Boys -60kg
    2 Aman Nesir
    Under 16 Boys -66kg
    1 Oliver McRaith
    2 Jeremy Dawson
    Under 16 -73kg
    2 Sam Stopforth
    Senior Womens -63kg
    1 Darcina Manuel
    Senior Womens Open
    1 Darcina Manuel
    Senior Mens -73kg
    3 Andres Dlugosz
    Senior Mens Open
    3 Gerhard Weaver



    Darcina competed in The Auckland International Open, New Zealand on the 2nd and the 3rd of May 2009. 14 countries competed in the tournament. Darcina entered in 3 categories, U57kgs intermediate women’s, U57kgs young women’s and U57kgs senior women’s division. She won gold in each division, beating one of the top Australian players in the senior women’s final in under 30 seconds!

    Darcina said that the competition was a really tough and that nobody gave her an inch. She would like to thank all the coaches from the UWA Judo club and also Peter Middleton from Judo International for her preparation. Darcina appreciated all the support that she recieved while she was away.

    MARCH 2009

    On Saturday the 28th of March the WA State Championship were held at our club. UWA Judo Club Judoka performed very well winning many medals. Congratulations to Darcina, Ollie, Robert and Kai for making the State Judo Squad.


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    Darcina competed in the ACT Open, winning a silver medal in the young womens under 57kg narrowly losing to Molly Dabner in the final. She also won a bronze medal in the senior womens under 57kg, beating Kate Bell the top seed and going to golden score with the eventual winner Emily Bensted. A big thank you to Peter Middleton from Judo International for coaching Darcina at the competition.

    On Sunday the 8th of March UWA Judo Club competed at the Fremantle Judo Open. Our judoka performed extremely well, winning many bouts and medals. Results and photos below:

    FREMANTLE OPEN RESULTS

    White/Yellow Belt

    Boys under 10 years

    -45 Kg

    1

    Chris Fairweather

    UWA Judo Club

    2

    Hamish Paterson

    Judo Ryu WA - Fremantle PCYC

         

    White/Yellow Belt

    Girls

    -23 Kg

    1

    Saya Middleton

    Judo International

    2

    Georgia Scholtz

    Muchea Judo Club

    3

    Katy Denney

    UWA Judo Club

         

    Orange Belt & Higher

    Boys under 13 years

    +49 Kg

    1

    Kieran Gordon

    Kano Judo Schools

    2

    Robert Gamble

    UWA Judo Club

    3

    Aman Nasir

    UWA Judo Club

         

    White/Yellow Belt

    Boys under 16 years

     

    1

    Scott Dorning

    Kano Judo Schools

    2

    Jeremy Dawson

    UWA Judo Club

    3

    Thomas Ridden

    SouthWest Judo Academy

         

    Orange Belt & Higher

    Boys under 16 years

    -46 Kg

    1

    Kai Png

    UWA Judo Club

    2

    Daniel Clark

    Judo International

    3

    Mitchel Daniels

    Muchea Judo Club

         

    Orange Belt & Higher

    Boys under 16 years

    -60 Kg

    1

    Oliver McGraith

    UWA Judo Club

    2

    Ruan Swart

    Kano Judo Schools

    3

    Thomas Ridden

    SouthWest Judo Academy

         
         

     

    Senior Men

    -81 Kg

    1

    Gerhard Weaver

    UWA Judo Club

    2

    Tim Freeman

    Judo International

    3

    Johan Janse van Rensburg

    Kano Judo Schools

         

     

    Senior Men

    +81 Kg

    1

    Jimmy Cangy

    Kano Judo Schools

    2

    Brennan Yerbury

    Midland PCYC

    3

    Ned Anderson

    Judo International

         

     

    Senior Women

    -65 Kg

    1

    Darcina Manuel

    UWA Judo Club

    2

    Sam Revell

    Kano Judo Schools

    3

    Jesse Weston

    SouthWest Judo Academy

     

    NOVEMBER 2008

    JWA Open Results

    Under 16

    Boys -27Kg

    3rd

    Fabian Scheffler

    Under 16

    Boys -42 Kg

    2nd

    Kai Png

    Under 16

    Boys -66 Kg

    2nd

    Oliver McGraith

    Under 16

    Girls -22 Kg

    1st

    Katie Watson

    Under 16

    Girls -25 Kg

    3rd

    Katie Watson

    Senior

    Women -65 Kg

    1st

    Darcina Manuel

    3rd

    Jenny Bawden

    Senior

    Men -73 Kg

    1st

    Gerhard Weaver

    2nd

    Gordon Jolly

    Senior

    Men -90 Kg

    3rd

    Brad Walsh

    Senior

    Men +90 Kg

    2nd

    Michael Mackay


    Judo

    Western Australia is holding the Judo WA International Open on Sunday the 30th of November at Scarborough PCYC. We encourage all UWA Judoka to enter the tournament or help out on the day with the running of the event. Please see the link below for more details

    judo international open

    OCTOBER 2008

    2008 Rockingham Judo Open

    Shae, Alex, Kai and Robert from the Youth Judo Class competed at the Rockingham Open. UWA Judo club came home with several medals, with Shae winning the throw of the day with a ripping Ippon Seoi-nage. Mike competed in the senior heavy weight division, winning a silver medal.

    Elda and Donny Compete in the 2008 Australian University Games

    The championships were held in Melbourne. Elda won gold in the womens -78kg division and silver in the open weight division. Donny won silver in the -90kg division.

    Darcina Competes at The 2008 New Zealand Open

    Darcina travelled to her native New Zealand to compete in the New Zealand Judo Open. She won 4 gold medals in the junior division and then followed up with a silver medal in the womens -63kg division and bronze in the womens open. The effort earned her the Judo New Zealand Outstanding Judoka Trophy for junior women.

    SEPTEMBER 2008

    Darcina and Alex win gold at The 2008 Queensland Judo Open

    Both Alex and Darcina played exceptionally well at The Queensland Open. Alex won gold in the under 16, -50kg division. Darcina one gold in the under 16, -63kg division, silver in the young women’s division and silver again in the women’s division.

    AUGUST 2008

    Komazawa University and High School Visit UWA Judo Club

    Komazawa High School and University visited our club for 2 weeks at the end of July. We celebrated 20 years of exchanges between our two clubs. The team consisted of 4 judo instructors, Tsuboi Sensei, Miya Sensei, Kamata Sensei and Yokoyama Sensei, 2 parents and 19 judo students ranging in age from 15 to 20 years of age. Activities over the two weeks included A trip to The Pinnacles, Perth sight seeing tours, several club training sessions, a weekend training camp and competition and an over night stay on Rottnest Island.

    JUNE 2008

    UWA Judo Club Brings Home Medals at the 2008 Aussie Championships

    Darcina is 15 years old and competed at the Australian Judo Championships in Sydney . She competed in the under 16, under 63kg division winning the gold medal. She then competed in the under 20 division at the same weight. She drew the current Australian champion in the first round, whom she defeated, she then went on to win a silver medal in the under 20 competition. She also competed in the senior women’s division, winning a bronze medal at under 63kg.

    Alex won a silver in the boys U16, U 50kg divison and Ollie won a bronze medal in the U13, U 50kg division. A fantastic effort by all our club members at the championship.

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