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TOURNAMENT NOTICE: BUDOKAN MONS AND JUNIOR COMPETITION – SUNDAY 5TH AUGUST

The first notice for our main club-hosted MONS and Junior competition is attached.  More details will be provided in the next week. This is an event in which the whole club pulls together to create a great environment for our athletes and those athletes from other NSW clubs who participate.  Please reserve this date to support the club. All graded Budokan MONS and Juniors should compete. With novice and graded divisions, this is a great event to start your competition career.Photo: 2017 Tournament (BudokanMONS) 

2018 NATIONALS JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS, 9-11th JUNE - RESULTS

This year Budokan had a very impressive performance equaling our 6 Gold medals of 2017. The 6 Golds plus 15 total medals won increased to 10 Golds and 25 medals with the performance of our Special Needs and Kata athletes included, and this made for a very successful campaign! This was our 17th Nationals and the first time we have broken 500 divisions contested, 300 medals won in total and 100 Gold medals - so there are many reasons to celebrate this year.    A full report is attached for your information.

2018 Asian Open Taipei

Off the back of an international training camp in Japan straight after winning the Nationals, following by a few weeks of more training at Nittai-Dai University in Tokyo, Nathan will compete in the Asian Open (World Cup) in Taipei this Saturday 7th July, his first competition in the 2020 Olympic qualifying period.  His preparation has been perfect and he should be confident to make the podium, albeit with a healthy respect for the high standard of competition in his division. We wish him every success which is well deserved.

2018 Cadet and Junior Asia Tour

Saskia Brothers and Zach Colman will depart on 12th July on the Cadet/Junior tour of Hong Kong and Macau.  They will compete in the Cadet and Junior Asian Cups in Hong Kong, 14-15 July, and in Macau, 21-22 July. Between these events, they will participate in the training camp in Macau, 17-19 July. Thecompetitions are IJF Ranking events with points allocated towards the Youth Olympic Qualification. We wish them a great trip and success in their competitions.

PRESENTATION OF BUDOKAN’S STATE TEAM ATHLETES AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONS – THURSDAY 12TH JULY 2018

Mayor of the Hills Shire, Clr. Dr. Michelle Byrne will be participating in our traditional presentation to the club of all our athletes and officials who were selected to the NSW State Team to the 2018 Nationals. Judo NSW President Nic Lowe has also accepted our invitation to participate.  They will also present specially minted Budokan medallions to our 10 Gold medalists. Please make a big effort to come to the club to support our athletes who participated in the premium Australian event. We also had a number of athletes who qualified for the State Team but due to injury or illness were unable to compete.  All of these athletes will be presented to the club prior to the National Champions being presented with their medallions. DATE: THURSDAY 12TH JULY 2018Who: All Budokan athletes who qualified to the NSW Team (who competed or not)When: 7.45 – 8.15pm (between the Junior and Senior sessions). Seniors PLEASE COME EARLYWhere: Budokan Judo ClubWear: White Judogis pleaseNational Medalists: please bring your medalsClub Photographers are welcome; we need some good shots for the club Noticeboard, the website and our facebook and instagrampages. We will take photos after the presentation.