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Congratulations to the 6 Senior Budokan athletes for competing in the Central Coast Open competition on 11th April. Results follow:  

  • Cadets:
  • 60kg Phoenix Edwards 2nd
  • 60kg (playing up from 55kg) Will Zollinger 3rd
  • 48kg Elisha Mistry 1st


  • Junior Men/Women:
  • 55kg Will Zollinger 1st
  • 60kg Phoenix Edwards 5th


  • Senior Men/Women
  • 60kg Will Zollinger - 3rd
  • 60kg Phoenix Edwards - 5th
  • 60kg Vincent Zhu - 5th
  • 73kg Conrad van Dort - 3rd
  • 52kg Elisha Mistry - 3rd


  • Veteran Men
  • 73kg Conrad van Dort - 1st
  • 81kg Hide Sano - Unplaced

 Unfortunately, due to advice provided by the Dept. Of Health on Friday, to protect the wider Judo community from a potential Chicken Pox spread, our Juniors were not able to compete.   This was a decision which disappointed all of us and we thank all our Budokan families who took on this directive promptly and graciously.


Well done today to the 6 Senior Budokanis who competed in the Illawarra Kyu Grades competition. Winning 3 from 3 matches, Elisha Mistry entered U/48kg Orange/Green Belt division but had to play U/52kg where she fought tenaciously winning the division. Montanna Poulsen competed in the U/57kg Orange/Green Belt division where she placed 4th and, in the process, beat the Gold medallist. Vincent Xu placed 3rd in the U/60kg Blue/Brown Belt division. Unfortunately no wins  but a great effort in their first Senior competition to William Brooking, Conrad van Dort and Jackson Palgan

  • So, in all great mat-time experience to our guys which will hold them in good stead for future events. Congratulations.


I hadn’t previously detailed the results of our MONS/Juniors competition so I will cover them in this newsletter.  As previously mentioned, we had over 113 participants from 11 clubs who we thank gratefully for their support:  Budokan (34), O-KO (15), Zen Bu (12), Tiger-Do (10), Kokoro (10), UTS (10), Zoo (8), SUJC (4), UNSW (4), Woy Woy (4) and Blacktown City (2).

  • Congratulations to all Budokan athletes who competed in this competition, many for the first time. Thank you again to all the fantastic club volunteers who set-up the venue, manned the front door, performed weigh-ins, draw progression, scoring and timing, marshalling, who refereed, acted as First Aid officer, manned the canteen and the BBQ, packed up the venue, and the many other jobs that ran so well on the day. As usual, the competition ran very well and you are all legends!!  Results for Budokan athletes follow:

 In the Mons age category, 41 athletes contested 13 divisions. 

  • Mons Novice Boys 24kg: Ethan Lim 3rd, Lincoln Marshall 4th
  • Mons Novice Boys 27kg: Levi Murkins 1st, Lucas Conti 3rd, Lachlan Wang 4th
  • Mons Novice Boys 38kg: William Dong 4th
  • Mons Novice Girls 20kg: Gretchen Dong 3rd
  • Mons Novice Girls 23kg: Emma Cooper 1st, Helen Sano 2nd 
  • Mons Graded Boys 24kg: Andy Wang 3rd
  • Mons Graded Boys 31kg: Christian Sigvart 1st
  •  Best Ne-Waza (Groundwork) Lincoln Marshall, Helen Sano

In the Juniors age category, 72 athletes contested 21 divisions.

  • Junior Novice Boys 25kg: River Zellner 2nd
  • Junior Novice Boys 30kg: Donnie Zhang 3rd in Pool
  • Junior Novice Boys 34kg: Alex Zeitung 1st, Adam Zhang 2nd
  • Junior Novice Boys 38kg: Yousef Helal 4th, Isaac Choi 5th
  • Junior Novice Boys 46kg: Callum Dick 1st
  • Junior Novice Boys 50kg: Amon Kodat 1st
  • Junior Novice Girls 30kg: Sarah Jones 1st, Junning Mak 3rd,
  • Junior Novice Girls 42kg: Jasmin Ashton 1st, Olivia Cooper 2nd, Gabrielle Reeves 3rd, Catherine Chen 4th
  • Junior Graded Boys 26kg: Trent Black 2nd
  • Junior Graded Boys 30kg: Isaac Murkins 1st, Ethan Zhang 2nd
  • Junior Graded Boys 38kg: Marcus Liao 2nd
  • Junior Graded Boys 50kg: Rhys Conti 4th
  • Junior Graded Girls 31kg: Dasha Platonov 2nd
  • Junior Graded Girls 45kg: Lilly Zollinger 1st, Tamsin Black 2nd, Eva Murkins 3rd
  • Best Ne-Waza (Groundwork): Ethan Zhang


On Friday night 23rd April after BJJ training, a USB stick was found on one of the lounges. If you own the USB stick, please see Rob.   


 On Monday 12th April, a pair of Size 11 black Adidas running shoes were taken from the shoe rack during training by someone who doesn’t own them – this is not acceptable. Please return them. If you have any information about this, please contact Les or Jackson Palgan (0406313238) or see Rob