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JUDO NSW DAN (BLACK BELT) GRADING – 30TH JUNE

Congratulations to Bjorn Tandean who just over 2 weeks ago successfully performed his examination to Sho-Dan (1st Dan) before a Judo NSW State Panel.  Thanks to Liam Stewart for being a good partner for Bjorn during the grading.

2019 NSW COMMUNITY SPORT AWARDS – 20TH JUNE

We were very proud to announce that Budokan made the finalist’s list in the Community Club category of the 2019 NSW Community Sports Awards alongside 5 other clubs from Surf Lifesaving, Australian Rules, Speedway, Rugby Union and Basketball.

  • We spent a nice night at the NSW Government Community Sports Awards presentation at NSW Parliament House. Congratulations to all members of Budokan Judo Club for helping the club to make the finals of the Community Club of the Year award. Unfortunately we lost the award to Avalon Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. Congratulations also to Shane Alvisio on receiving a Distinguished Long Service Award, to Kathy Meyer on being a finalist and winning the Community Sports Administrator of the Year award, and to Judo NSW on being a finalist in the Community Event of the Year award for the Sydney International.

2019 NATIONAL JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS - REPORT

The detailed report on the club’s performance at the 2019 National Championships has finally been completed and is attached.

  • Like its predecessors, it is long and comprehensive and will help to record the history of the club.
  • If you happen to find any errors, omissions or other information that would add value, please let me know.

Congratulations again to all our 34 athletes who contested the nationals and the 6 coaches and referees who officiated:

  •  Gold medals: Nicholas Platonov, Mina Woo, Jacinta Vumbaca, Saskia Brothers (x 2), Josh Katz, Nathan Katz, Aziz Yuldashev (Veterans), Bernhard Tandean (No-Limits), Bjorn Tandean (Kyu Grades), Bernhard Tandean (Kata), Bianca Tandean (Kata), Andras Koltai (Kata)
  •  Silver medals: Lilly Zollinger, Marwan Abdelfadil, Bianca Tandean, Max Zollinger, Michael Ross, Saskia Brothers, Scott Young (x 2) (Veterans), Lynne McCredden (No-Limits), Bjorn Tandean (Kyu Grades), Andras Koltai (Kata), David Willison (Kata)
  •  Bronze medals: Ali McPherson, Will Zollinger, Ali Yuldashev, Bernhard Tandean (Kata), Bianca Tandean (Kata)
  •  5th Places: Clarissa Vumbaca, Vicki Vorillas, Alex Ross, Jacinta Vumbaca, Isabella Vumbaca, Bjorn Tandean,
  •  9th Places: Bryan Zhang, Phoenix Edwards,   
  •  Participated: Sergey Phillips, Crosby Peake (injured), Marcus Liao, Jaeda Liao, Sean Goldthorpe, Peter Cheon, Alex Ross, Logan O’Brien
  •  NSW State Coaches/Referees: Kerrye Katz (Head Junior Coach), Rob Katz (Assistant Junior Coach and Senior Coach), Dale Keogh (Head Kata Coach), Amber McIndoe (Assistant Junior Coach), Lubo Petr and Franz Tandean (Referees)

DONATION OF FURNITURE

You may have noticed the addition of new furniture at the club. This has been kindly donated by the Phillips family and we very much appreciate their generosity.  Also thanks to Sean Brothers for arranging the transport of the furniture to the club. 

BUDOKAN DEMONSTRATION AT HILLS HORNETS BASKETBALL GAME – SATURDAY 22ND JUNE - CANCELLED

We mentioned previously that the club had been invited to stage a short demonstration during half-time at the Hills Hornets Men’s Basketball game on this Saturday 22nd June scheduled for 6.15pm. We learned that the initial advice of this event had a typo and our presentation is actually scheduled for 8.15pm. We have decided that this rescheduling makes it difficult to ensure we have the ability to make this happen.. Apologies for the inconvenience and thanks to Gary Peake and Gary McPherson who were to transport mats across the road.