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INTERNATIONAL UPDATE - TEAM KATZ (5th January – 10th March)

  • European Olympic Training Camp (OTC) Mittersill Austria
  • Training Munich
  • Tel Aviv (Israel) Grand Prix
  • Paris (France) Grand Slam
  • Dusseldorf (Germany) Grand Slam
  • Marrakesh (Morocco) Grand Prix 

Nathan Katz and Josh Katz departed on 5th January and trained at the OTC Mittersill 7-15 January which was very cold and very tough. They then trained at Grosshadern TSV Judo Club in Munich prior to competing in the Tel-Aviv Grand Prix 25 – 27 Jan followed by the GP training camp. Unfortunately Josh injured his knee in Munich and had to withdraw from the Tel-Aviv competition. The boys will then train in Israel prior to the Paris Grand Slam (9-10 Feb), participate in the Paris camp and then the Dusseldorf Grand Slam (22-28 Feb). This will be followed by participation in the Marrakesh (Morocco) Grand Prix (8-10 Mar) before returning home on the 10th March. A very busy schedule of OTC camp, 2 Grand Prix and 2 Grand Slams over 2 months.

Cathy Roach Achieves Ni-Dan Grade (2nd degree black belt)

It was a pleasure for Kerrye, Andras Koltai and I to partner one of our Junior Coaches and the oldest member of Budokan Judo Club, Cathy Roach for her Ni-Dan (2nd degree black) grading today conducted by Judo NSW at the Judo Nsw Training Centre Newington. Cathy did a fantastic job preparing solidly for months and showing that you can never be too old to achieve great things; in Judo it's always about education and development, and today she set a great example of that. Cathy did herself, us and Budokan Judo Club proud. Congratulations you legend.


 Important dates for your diary:

  • Wed 12th &  Fri 14th Dec                     Last Budokan Dino Sessions
  • Wednesday 12th December                Last Budokan MONS Session
  • Monday 17th December                      Last Budokan Senior Beginner / Kyu Grades Session
  • Tuesday 18th December                     Last Budokan Junior and Senior Session
  • Tuesday 15th January                         First Budokan Juniors and Seniors Sessions
  • Monday 21st January                          First Budokan Senior Beginner / Kyu Grades Session


Budokan Club Training Hall (dojo) will hold its major clean-up and mat scrub early in the new year:

  • Saturday 5th January 2019 8.00am – Please bring brooms, buckets, vacuum cleaners, extension cords, long ladders, old towels. If anyone has access to an urn to produce hot water, that would also be great.  Many hands make light work!