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Budokan Judo Club run fun, interactive classes for 3-4 year olds on Wednesdays and Fridays during school terms.  These classes aim to build the foundations of judo (safe falling, jumping, balance and agility) whilst developing discipline, concentration and self-defence.  A 10 weeks term only costs $140 and each child receives a FREE 'Dino Kit'.  If you are interested please contact Kerrye Katz for more information 0416 235 816 or refer to the attached flyer.  DINO KIDS classes are great for both girls and boys!  Bring your pre-schooler along to one of the sessions this week and see for yourself.


Budokan Dinos Coach and 2018 Assistant NSW Junior Coach Amber McIndoe, is one of two Australian Coaches selected for a 4 week course to be held at the Kodokan in Tokyo Japan. The course is an international course for new young coaches who have finished competing and have achieved medal results at Nationals. Amber leaves this Sunday 4th March and we wish her a great experience.


Budokan Judo Club will hold its annual MONS only competition this Sunday 4th of March.  Weigh in will be from 9:00am to 9:30am.  Athletes must turn 6, 7 or 8 this year (ie. born in 2010, 2011 or 2012).  Competition will be available for Novice (white yellow, white yellow with black tip) and Graded players (yellow, yellow with black tip, yellow, orange, yellow orange with black tip).  Girls and Boys weight divisions will range from U21kg up to O40kg.  No pre-entry required.Cake stall and BBQ will be available and there will also be a raffle with great prizes!  Budokan Judo Club welcomes everyone to come along and have a great day judoka champions of the future. For further information please contactRob Katz on 0411 409 632 or Kerrye Katz on 0416 235 816


After the ACT Open, Nathan, Cameron, Saskia and Zach stayed on for the National Training Camp at the AIS. Athletes across a wide range of ages and experience from all over Australia participated including many new Cadets.  Whilst the camp was being convened, Kerrye and I participated in the IJF Referee and Coach Seminar, also held at the AIS. The seminar was run by the IJF to explain the new rules which have just been implemented.  Josh is currently at the Dusseldorf Grand Slam training camp and both he and Nathan, who is still training here, are preparing for the Agadir (Morocco) Grand Prix 9 – 11 March. Nathan leaves next Tuesday and will be back for the Melbourne International Open and Josh will come home from Camberley shortly after. Kyle is still training in Munich and will be back this Friday in time for the Queensland Open. We are fortunate to also have Senior National Champion U/73kg Calvin Knoester from WA, training with us. He is also preparing for Morocco and Melbourne.