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GOOD LUCK TEAM BUDOKAN AT OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS!

Budokan has done well to qualify 7 athletes to the Oceania Continental Judo Union (OJU) Championships in Tonga on 28-29 April.
Well done to Senior Men/Women team representatives Naomi de Bruine (70kg), Josh Katz (60kg) and Nathan Katz (66kg); Junior Men/Women representatives Emma Leishman (63kg) and Kyle McIndoe (66kg); and Cadet Women representatives Saskia Brothers (57kg) and Amber Rudgley (63kg).
The National Team covers 3 age categories and is 50 strong. The three National Coaches includes Rob Katz and there is also one Team Manager. Rob is looking forward to supporting our Budokanis and all National Team members.
Wishing you all great performances on the mat!

2017 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1-2 APRIL, OLYMPIC PARK - RESULTS

Congratulations to our new NSW State Champions!!
22 x GOLD MEDALS!!

On April 1st, the State Judo Championships were held at the Sydney Olympic Park. It began with the KATA competition on Saturday where Budokan won medals in both junior and senior KATA competitions:
Junior Nage-No-Kata – 2nd Bernhard and Bianca Tandean
Junior Ju-No-Kata – 3rd Bernhard and Bianca Tandean
Senior Nage-No-Kata – 1st Andras Koltai

On April 2nd, the SHIAI competition ran all divisions in one day. Budokan athletes had an outstanding day, winning 22 x GOLD, 7 x SILVER, 4 x BRONZE & 2 x 4th places!
Contest: 28 athletes in 32 divisions winning:
Junior B/G: 9 athletes: 1st x 3; 2nd x 1; 3rd x 1; 4th x 2
Senior B/G: 9 athletes: 1st x 4; 2nd x 3; 3rd x 1
Cadet M/W: 7 athletes: 1st x 6; 2nd x 1;
Junior M/W: 6 Cad. + 2J/M: 1st x 6; 2nd x 1; 3rd x 1
Senior M/W: 3 Cad, 2J/M, 1 S/M: 1st x 3; 2nd x 2; 3rd x 1

A big thank you to our volunteers Belinda, Rachel, Susie, Franz (referee), Lubo (referee) and also to the family and friends who came along to show their support!
Thank you also to our coaching team of Rob, Kerrye, Dale and Andras. Below are all the individual results by division. Well done to everyone!

Junior Boys/Girls Senior Boys/Girls
U/32 – 1st Bianca Tandean U/36 – 2nd Ali McPherson
U/44 – 1st Lilli Jennings U/40 – 3rd Mina Woo
U/27 – u/p Crosby Peake U/52 – 2nd Alicia Gunardi
U/30 – 1st Sam Lobsey U/57 – 1st Beth Wade
3rd Francis Park U/40 – 1st Oliver Jennings
4th Christian Constantinou u/p Phoenix Edwards
U/34 – 4th Edan Koltai U/50 – 2nd Finn Tafft
U/38 – 2nd Lion Park U/55 – 1st Alex Ross
U/50 – u/p Jackson Palgan U/60 – 1st Michael Ross

Cadet Men/Women Junior Men/Women
U/57 – 1st Saskia Brothers U/57 – 1st Saskia Brothers
u/p Maddison Edwards U/70 – 1st Emma Leishman
U/63 – 1st Amber Rudgley 2nd Amber Rudgley
U/70 – 1st Emma Leishman U/55 – 1st Zach Colman
2nd Amber Rudgley U/60 – 1st Bjorn Tandean
U/55 – 1st Zach Colman U/66 – 1st Lachlan Brothers
U/60 – 1st Bjorn Tandean 3rd Xavier Tafft
U/66 – 1st Xavier Tafft U/73 – 1st Cameron Leishman

Senior Men/Women
U/63 – 2nd Amber Rudgley
U/60 – 1st Bjorn Tandean
U/66 – 1st Lachlan Brothers
3rd Xavier Tafft
U/73 – 1st Cameron Leishman
U/81 – 2nd Jakob Edwards

HAPPY EASTER FROM BUDOKAN!

Wishing all members, families and friends a safe and happy Easter this weekend.

Remember Club Training WILL be held on Easter Saturday 15 April and the Kyu Grades session will be held Easter Monday 17 April.

JUDO NSW & TEAM KATZ SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLINIC - WED 19TH APR 2017

With their very busy international training and competition schedule, there are not many opportunities to learn from and train with Rio Olympians and Budokanis Nathan and Josh Katz. This School Holiday Clinic is suitable for all Junior Judo NSW Members aged 9-17 years. The clinic goes from 9.00am to 3.00pm at the Judo NSW Training Centre, Newington Armory, and comprises 2 Judo sessions and a conditioning session.
It is supported by Judo NSW and online entry is available on the Judo NSW website closing midnight Monday 17th Apr 2017. See http://www.judonsw.com.au/ or https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=233...

CLUB TRAINING – EASTER AND BEYOND

Club Training WILL be held on Easter Saturday 15 April and the Kyu Grades session will be held Easter Monday 17 April. With the NSW State Team Camp on the 6-7 May and coach commitments the week before this (29 April), the last Budokan Saturday training until after the Nationals (9-12 June) will be 22 April.