2012

 ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS REPORT 2012

 

The 2011 report proudly announced the milestone achieved by Budokan in being awarded the “2011 NSW Club of the Year". At the 2012 Judo NSW Awards Night, 9 Budokan athletes (2 more than in 2011) succeeded in making 11 final "top 5" positions in 8 individual categories of a possible 10 categories. Budokan was also nominated for the major NSW club awards, NSW Club of the Year, and the Junior Development Club of the Year.  Arguably, lack of inclusion of the Southern Cross International Open as well as Naomi not being able to represent Australia at Oceania, resulted in a couple of names missing from these final positions. Results follow:

 

 

Senior Women:

Kiliane Beunard (Finalist)

Senior Men:

Nathan Katz (Finalist)

Junior Men:    

Nathan Katz (Finalist)

 

Josh Katz (Winner)

Cadet Men:

Josh Katz (Winner)

Senior Girls:

Kendall Lane (Winner)

Senior Boys:   

Conor Edwards (Finalist)

 

Kyle McIndoe (Finalist)

Junior Boys:

Xavier Tafft (Finalist)

Junior Girls:

Saskia Brothers (Finalist)

 

Maddison Edwards (Finalist)

Senior State Coach Award:

Nathan Katz (Finalist)

Junior State Coach Award:

Saskia Brothers (Finalist)

Best Junior Development Club - NSW

 

Congratulations to the Budokan winners and finalists. With respect to the Club awards, in 2010 Budokan won the Junior Development Club of the Year, and together with 4 athletes winning individual categories, in 2011 Budokan was awarded the NSW Club of the Year. Although we missed out on winning the 2012 Judo NSW top club award, we were proud to again be named 2012 Junior Development Club of the Year which is a great testament to the work we do transitioning athletes through the Junior age categories to Seniors. We continue to set club goals which are based on the club’s philosophy of building participation and by doing so, building depth and ultimately results. This seems to have worked well for us. We believe that the club is on track to build on 2012’s achievements.

 

Key areas against which to acknowledge our achievement and within which to consider further development are as follows:

 

Membership, Facilities and Governance:

  • Membership: This is governed by the net outcome of new membership, existing member renewals and also non-renewals. The 4 year trend in annual membership follows:

 

            Jul 09 – Jun 10     Jul 10 – Jun 11         Jul 11 – Jun 12               Jul 12 – Jun 13     

 

 

2009/10

Peak

2010/11       Peak

Oct 10       June 11

2011/12      

Nov 11      May 12      

2012/13         Goal

Nov 12       Jun13*1 peak

Juniors

63

  60              66

51                  62              

59                    70

Seniors

33

  33              38

31                  36            

34                    40

Total

96

 93               104

82                  98                  

93                   110

 

*1 Note that over time, the significance of the 30 June refresh of membership will decrease given the change to the effective date for new members being the date of registration. 22 of our members have renewal dates not linked to the Financial Year.

 

  • A comparison between Oct 11 and Nov 12 sees a net increase in both Junior and Senior membership at the club of 15% for Juniors (from 51 to 59) and 10% for Seniors (from 31 to 34) for a net growth of 13%. A comparison of  the last two financial years for Judo NSW saw Senior membership drop by 1% from 737 to 700 and Junior membership rise by 17% (763 to 891) for a net growth of 8% (1500 to 1621).
  • Budokan membership comprises 5.6% of Judo NSW, 6.3% of Judo NSW’s Juniors and 5.7% of its Seniors.
  • The ratio of male to female membership at Budokan is currently at 73%/27% compared to the NSW ratio of 81%/19%
  • In terms of club peak membership versus membership YTD, our peak last year was recorded as 100 by Judo NSW. We are now at 93, only 7% down, and with 7 months remaining this FY, our peak should well exceed that of 2010/11.

 

  • Venue and Training:
    • Maintenance. Again, little was needed regarding venue maintenance this year although given its 57 year age, the hall could do with a good cleanup and paint job.
    • North West Rail Link. Of significant importance this year and unfortunately causing a major distraction from our core business, was dealing with the threat of the North West Rail Link. Our response to EIS1 was followed up by meetings with a number of people including our local MP Dominic Perrottet, who has become quite an advocate for the club, the new Mayor, the GM of Baulkham Hills Shire Council, the Castle Hill & Hills District Agricultural Society (CHDAS), a community forum and of course the Rail Link Project team members themselves. Dominic has also made representations on our behalf to the NSW Minister for Transport and the Minister for Sport & Recreation, as well as to the Rail Link Project. Just prior to the second EIS being released, it was revealed by the Project that the Hills Station, now named Showground Station has been relocated (for the second time) to run predominantly along Carrington Rd. The construction footprint has therefore been reshaped and the encroachment into the Showground now has minimal adverse impact on the Showground precinct, including our club. This is great news and whether our constant lobbying assisted in this decision or whether it had more to do with the Hills Council move to Norwest is immaterial. For our part, we can now regain full focus again on the business of Judo. Thanks to Greg and Kerrye for their support in assisting me over the last 12 months on an issue that we could have well done without.
    • Training Schedule.  Our plan last year to add a session to the club’s weekly training schedule resulted in a number of Saturday sessions being provided during 2012. Since September, we have added a permanent session to our schedule, 3.00-5.00pm Saturdays for Juniors and Seniors who are at or close to competition level. This has proven to be very popular. With the JFA’s change to age category limits, in 2013 we intend to implement the Wednesday session for Under 9s.
    • Tenant Clubs / Cross Training.  Our relationship with Makotokan Aikido and Universal Combat Academy clubs is still strong and of mutual benefit. Between the 3 clubs, the hall is now used 24 hours per week. Budokan has on occasions benefitted from a number of BJJ athletes training with the seniors. The club’s elite athletes continue to be assisted through strength and conditioning training and education via our gym at home.

 

  • Club Development:
    • Corporate Sponsorship & Promotion. We continue to update our “Club Profile” document with all major achievements, have produced two Budokan DVD Montages: “149 Ippons” created from 3 years of competition footage and the “2012 Nationals Montage”. These have been distributed to all club members and were used during our Rail Link campaign. Versions of these montages have also been placed on YouTube to assist with club promotion.
    • Club of Excellence. In 2012 we lobbied JFA(NSW) to move forward with the national “Clubs of Excellence” submission for NSW. The 2012 JFA(NSW) AGM indicates that NSW has now developed a concept plan which has NSW adding $12K pa to the $8K pa national funding and splitting the $20K total between 4 clubs (ie $5K pa per club). It will be interesting to see how JFA(NSW) determines what role each club plays given the initiative was supposed to be driven by clubs for the benefit of clubs.

 

Club Achievements:

 

  • National Talent Identification and Development (NTID) Squad: Past NTID representatives from the club are: Nik Zellner (2007), Jake Young (2008) with reserves Nik Zellner and Kevin Da Silva, Kevin (2009) with reserve Shaun McDougall, Nathan Katz and Jake Young (2010) with reserve Vanessa Hall, Nathan (2011) and in 2012 Nathan retained his position with reserves Jakob Edwards and Naomi de Bruine. Nathan trained in Camberley in January and competed at the Commonwealth Championships in Wales supported by the NTID program. He won a Bronze medal in Junior Men and came 5th in Senior Men. He was also part of the NTID squad that competed in the Indonesian Open in April where he won both these age categories. We currently have a healthy level of interest in the NTID program from club athletes. 5 athletes plus Kerrye participated in the national NTID camp in September 2012. The club was fortunate in late 2012 to have 4 athletes selected in the NID Squad and 1 as reserve for 2013:

Nathan Katz (Ranked #5), Josh Katz (Ranked # 8), Naomi de Bruine (Ranked #9), Cameron Leishman (#13),
and Amber McIndoe (Ranked #24, and therefore 4th Reserve). Kerrye continues to support this program in being the NSW NTID Coordinator. This is the first time that Budokan has achieved more than 2 athletes on the 20-strong National Squad.

 

  • Budokan Coaching Team:  We have a great coaching Team, with Rob and Kerrye Katz (both 5th Dans) acting as Coaching Coordinators (Head Coaches) assisted during both Junior and Senior sessions by Dale Keogh (6th Dan).  Guido Scholtz (1st Dan) runs the Wednesday session for our MONs also assisted by Dale and the following club coaches provide terrific support to the sessions as indicated: Bryan Medbury, 1st Dan (Seniors), Andras Koltai 1st Dan (MONs), Franz Tandean 1st Dan (Juniors), Leon McIndoe 1st Dan (Seniors), and Catherine Roach 1st Dan (MONs). We have developed a great culture in the club where many athletes attend classes for younger groups to support the coaches.

 

  • Elite Athlete Support: Budokan prides itself on its generosity in funding athletes and coaches who represent NSW and Australia and to athletes who represent the club in Teams competitions. The value of this sponsorship increases each year and provides both practical financial assistance and also significant motivation for our athletes to participate in all club team events and major competitions. The club places high importance on providing tangible support to athletes who are prepared to make a significant commitment to the sport.

 

  • NewsLocal Junior Sports Star Awards:  Two Budokan athletes contested the Junior Sports Star Award for their region at a gala dinner at the ANZ Stadium in February: Nathan Katz (Hills Shire Times) in contention against athletes from netball, tennis, and soccer, and Amber McIndoe (Inner West Courier) against athletes representing fencing, trampolining and water-polo. More than 180 athletes across all regions covered by NewsLocal papers were nominated in a number of categories. Nathan was a Junior Sports Star finalist 2 years ago for the Hills Shire and on that occasion, a track athlete won the award. Last Year Josh Katz won the Young Achiever award for the Hills Shire. With his sound international results during 2011, this year Nathan won the Junior Sports Star award and $1000. The Inner West award went to the trampolinist but Amber did well to make the final 4 for her region. We encourage all Budokan athletes competing at National level to nominate through their local papers – this is a great opportunity to lift your profile in your local community and also lift the profile of Judo and Budokan. Congratulations to Nathan and Amber on your great achievements and for doing yourselves and the club proud.

 

  • Budokan Club Annual Awards Night:  On 27th November the club ran its 12th Annual Awards Night. With the club’s competitiveness improving each year, it has become more and more difficult to win an award based on competition results. Therefore, in addition to competition performance, the club also acknowledges the following attributes of its members at this event: commitment and improvement, potential, spirit in competition and training, attendance at training, commitment of volunteers and the work done by the Committee. The following awards were presented:

  

2012 SENIOR IMPROVEMENT

VANESSA HALL           

2012 CADET IMPROVEMENT

KURT KAZANGI

2012 MONS IMPROVEMENT

OCTOBER KORACA

2012 MONS IMPROVEMENT

ZACH COLMAN

2012JUNIOR BOY/GIRL IMPROVEMENT

LIAM STEWART

2012 SENIOR BOY/GIRL

ISABEL REDOBLADO

2012 SENIOR ENCOURAGEMENT

DAVID WILLISON

2012 CADET ENCOURAGEMENT

LOGAN O’BRIEN         

2012 MONS   ENCOURAGEMENT

MARK CHALMERS

2012 JUNIOR BOY/GIRL ENCOURAGEMENT

LORETTA DUFFY

2012 JUNIOR BOY/GIRL ENCOURAGEMENT  

DARCY PURKISS    

2012 SENIOR BOY/GIRL  ENCOURAGEMENT

LACHLAN BROTHERS                  

2012 SENIOR BEGINNERS AWARD

RACHAEL DRAY

2012 JUNIOR BEGINNERS AWARD

JASON GALE

2012 MONS BEGINNER AWARD

SEBASTIAN AKLE

2012 BEST ATTENDANCE – JNRS

ZACH COLMAN

2012 BEST ATTENDANCE – SNRS

CAMERON LEISHMAN & NATHAN KATZ

2012 BEST MONS BOY

RAUIRI EDWARDS

2012 BEST MONS GIRL

MAYA SCHOLTZ

2012 BEST JUNIOR GIRL

SASKIA BROTHERS

2012 BEST JUNIOR BOY

XAVIER TAFFT

2012 BEST SENIOR GILR

KENDALL LANE

2012 BEST SENIOR BOY

KYLE McINDOE

2012 BEST CADET GIRL

NAOMI de BRUINE

2012 BEST CADET BOY

JOSH KATZ

2012 BEST JUNIOR WOMAN

NAOMI de BRUINE

2012 BEST JUNIOR MAN

NATHAN KATZ

2012 BEST WOMAN

KILLIANE BEUNARD

2012 BEST MAN

NATHAN KATZ

2012 JOHN SANDRI SPIRIT AWARD

LIAM STEWART

2012 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

GREG TAFFT

COACHES AWARD

VANESSA HALL & JOSH KATZ

 

 

JFA Issues:

 

  • Contribution: Our contribution to the Australian Judo community is demonstrated as follows: 2 current State Coaches and 2 current National “B” category Coaches (Rob & Kerrye), the NSW NCAS Coordinator (Kerrye), the NSW NTID Coordinator (Kerrye), 3 NTID Squad members (Nathan, Jakob and Naomi), a NSW BBR Kata Instructor (Dale), a National Kata Judge (Dale), 7 NCAS Coaches, a State Referee (Franz), a good group of club members and parents involved in volunteering their services for the TMC including Belinda McIndoe as club coordinator, and 3 Life Members of Judo NSW. At the 2012 JFA(NSW) Congress, the club’s nomination of Leon McIndoe for a Councillor position on the Board was successful.

 

  • Sporting Code: We continue to support the BoM and TMC on competition management and procedural issues.

 

Competition Participation & Performance – 2010 – 2012 comparison:

 

  • Senior World Cup, Samoa.  Last year Nathan Katz and Jake Young competed in this Olympic qualifying event. This year, Vanessa Hall, Naomi de Bruine (on achieving her Australian citizenship) and Nathan in his new weight category and initially as reserve, were all selected to this event. So, slowly our growth in international representation improves at the Senior Team level which is very encouraging. With 2012 being an Olympic Games year, there were no Cadet, Junior or Senior World Championships but we hope to have representation at these events in 2013.
  • 2012 Oceania Continental Judo Union (OJU) Championships (Cairns):
     

 

Year

Athletes

Divisions

Medals

Gold

Silver

Bronze

5th Place

2010

6

7

4

1

3

 

 

2011

4

5

4

1

1

2

 

2012

5

7

7

2

1

4

 

 

 

Both the depth and quality of results has improved at the OJU level in the last 3 years and we are starting to make a real mark in the more senior age categories. Individual results for 2012 OJU follow:

 

 

 

Age Category

Division

RESULT

Amber McIndoe  

Cadet Girls

U/52kg

SILVER

Josh Katz

Cadet Boys

U/55kg

GOLD

Aidan Sandri

Cadet Boys

U/66kg

BRONZE

Amber McIndoe

Junior Women

U/52kg

BRONZE

Josh Katz

Junior Men

U/55kg

GOLD

Cameron Leishman

Junior Men

U/60kg

BRONZE

Nathan Katz

Junior Men

U/66kg

BRONZE

 

Special congratulations to Josh, Aidan and Cameron on their first National team representation, and to Josh for an absolutely outstanding achievement at 14 years of age taking out the Junior Men (U/20) category in addition to his own Cadet (U/17) division. 

 

  • 2012 Commonwealth Championships, Cardiff, Wales. Nathan won a Bronze medal in Junior Men and came 5th in Senior Men, a great result overall.
  • 2012 4th SONICE GANESIA CUP (Indonesian Open), JAKARTA 7-8 APRIL: Nathan and Kerrye (NTID Coach) were part of a 12-strong Australian NTID Squad at this event. Nathan did extremely well winning both the Junior Men (J/M) and Senior Men (S/M) categories in his new U/66kg weight class. He was the only NTID athlete to win both age categories. Well done.

 

  • 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF): Cameron Leishman and Josh Katz participated in a number of selection events held in conjunction with the Nationals and some State Open events. Senior Boys Kyle McIndoe and Conor Edwards also participated albeit the age category for the AYOF is Cadet and the lightest weight 60kg for boys. All did extremely well in very highly contested divisions. Both Josh and Cam were successful in the Australian Team selection to this international event to be held in January 2013. Post-script: Our 3 athletes participated in the competition with Rob as one of the National Team Coaches with the following results:
    Naomi de Bruine – Silver Medal,  Josh Katz –Bronze Medal, Cameron Leishman – Bronze medal

 

  • National Championships: 
    The Nationals being held in Wollongong for the next 3 years provides a significant benefit to the NSW Team athletes and Budokan was out in force in 2012. Improving over the last 3 years as follows: from 25 to 30 to 35 divisions, from 15 to 17 to 21 medals, and from 5 to 8 Gold medals, Budokan’s best ever result - nothing short of spectacular.

 

 

Year

Athletes

Divisions

Medals

Gold

Silver

Bronze

5th Place

2010

19

25

15

5

3

7

3

2011

23

30

17

4

8

5

3

2012

24

35

21

8

6

7

6

 

 



 

 

  • ACT Open:
     

 

Year

Athletes

Divisions

Medals

Gold

Silver

Bronze

5th Place

2010

19

22

17

4

5

8

8

2011

15

21

16

4

3

9

2

2012

22

30

18

4

7

7

5

 

 

  • Queensland Open: 
     

 

Year

Athletes

Divisions

Medals

Gold

Silver

Bronze

5th Place

2010

17

20

14

5

6

3

2

2011

14

20

13

3

6

4

3

2012

14

20

12

2

7

3

3

 

 

  • NSW Open (renamed Sydney International Open in 2012):
     

 

Year

Athletes

Divisions

Medals

Gold

Silver

Bronze

5th Place

2010

17

22

15

4

7

4

5

2011

25

34

20

8

7

5

3

2012

22

30

20

6

6

8

5

 

 

  • Southern Cross International Open (formerly VIOC): With the reallocation of management responsibility for this event in Victoria, this is the first year in many years that Budokan has participated in this event in a club campaign. Both participation and results were very good as follows:

 

 

Year

Athletes

Divisions

Medals

Gold

Silver

Bronze

5th Place

2012

12

20

16

7

5

4

2

 

 

  • NSW State Teams Competition.  Congratulations to all the Budokanis who made themselves available for the Club Teams competition in July. We had a few missing with work commitments, illnesses and some away from Sydney but still managed to put together 4 teams: Junior Boys with Zach and Xavier, Junior Girls with Saskia and Loretta, Senior Boys with Kiernan, Lachlan, Kyle and Conor, and Cadet Boys with Josh, Cameron and Aidan. By comparison, in 2011 we put together 6 teams but only 3 were contested. Although the turnout from other clubs was again quite poor this year, all our guys with the exception of Josh had at least one match.  In summary, we won each of the 4 categories. We encourage more participation next year in this very important team-building event.

 

  • Senior Kyu (Coloured Belt) Grade development: Well done to Dave Willison and Frank Zou for participating in the NSW senior Kyu (coloured belts) grades competition. This is a great event allowing competition between athletes with similar skill levels. We have been fortunate this year to have taken on a large number of Senior beginners and this provides an interesting dynamic for the senior session. Retention in the senior group this year has also been high so hopefully we will have a larger contingent of competing Senior Kyu grades in 2013.

 

  • Budokan MONSters and Junior Boys/Girls Competition

The 11th Club MONS / Junior Boys & Girls competition at Budokan for athletes turning 6, 7, 8 (MONS) and 9, 10, 11 (Juniors) was an absolute success in every respect. The huge support provided by the Budokanis and their families in setting up and running the event is always amazing; even to the extent of organising a spontaneous car wash to take advantage of the crowd. Special thanks to Tammy Gerstenberg who generously donated two $720 vouchers for programs and training at 'New Dimensions Wellness' Gym. We will use those vouchers at a later date for another fund-raising activity. Congratulations to all the Budokan athletes who participated in the competition. There were 51 MONS athletes and 36 Junior athletes, up 19 from 2011 and equalling our 2010 high. 12 clubs were represented and we thank them all for helping to make this a great event for our youngest athletes. Results summary for our athletes:
MONS: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze and 4 x 4th places.

Junior Boys/Girls: 8 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze and 2 x 4th places. Xavier Tafft also won the Best Ne-Waza (ground work) for the Junior division. We misplaced the MONS special awards sheet so I am unable to report on those.

 

Summary of Achievements and Plans 2012 - 2013

 

 

Objective

Action

Increase services to member athletes

  • Half of the athletes on the website have provided profiles. We need to add those athletes who competed in the 2012 Nationals and encourage the remainder to provide profiles.
  • We compiled a “149 Ippons” montage DVD based on 3 years of highlights. Following the 2012 Nationals, we also compiled a Nationals montage DVD. Both have been distributed to all club members, both were used to promote the club’s achievements in the NW Rail campaign, and both appear on YouTube. They can also be used to assist with future sponsorship and marketing activities.
  • An increase in coaching support allows a higher coach/athlete ratio in particular for the MONs and Junior sessions. Support from older athletes for the MONS and Junior sessions is also valuable and encouraged
  • Measure sustainable athlete/coach funding levels against revenue and expenditure
  • Develop a building improvement plan which can be proposed to CH&HDAS perhaps as a joint venture

Increase promotion, community exposure, sponsorship, fundraising

 

 

 

 

 

  • Tap into marketing skills of club members and their families to review the approach to sponsors taken to date
  • Pick up where we left off in early 2012 regarding Corporate Sponsorship
  • Keep website updated
  • Maintain affiliation with Local Newspaper (Hills Shire Times) and contact with Local Radio station (2CCR FM90.5)
  • Maintain relationship developed with Dominic Perrottet, Council, and NW Rail Project
  • Maintain updated Club Profile document
  • Increase awareness of available scholarships/grants
  • Increase awareness of recognition schemes/awards and apply
  • Encourage our elite athletes to apply for local community awards increasing the profile of Judo as well as the club
  • Investigate use of the large banners for advertising
  • Demonstration in schools. Donated prizes for school fete
  • Pamphlets developed for use as handouts

Membership, participation and results at all major events

  • Strategies aimed to retain membership and attract new members appear to be successful. Goal to build up membership beyond the 2011/12 peak for 2012/2013 is on track- goal is 110.
  • Mentoring strategies of younger athletes by older more experienced athletes
  • Advertising in schools - Schools program
  • Expand the current coverage of results that we enjoy in the Hills Shire Times by profiling the benefits of Judo to attract interest
  • Participation and results in all major competitions peaked this year. 35 divisions covered at the Nationals with 21 medals is an outstanding achievement. This was again higher than last year and also the most medals won by any NSW club.
  • NTID membership was sustained with peak of 4 (plus 1 reserve) in 2013
  • National Team selection numbers also improved with representation at Commonwealth Ch/Ships, OJU, Indonesian Open, NTID Camp, and the 2013 AYOF.

Budokan-sponsored events

  • Current format of the Budokan MONs and Junior competition is workable and proved very popular this year.

Finance

  • Monitor balance income versus expenditure for overall cash growth
  • Maintain our commitment to support our athletes
  • Focus on improving our income stream via a combination of fundraising (Bunnings BBQ), sponsorship, or increasing MONS/Junior competition entry, or membership fees.

Greater affiliation with State and National Bodies

  • Consistent and stable over the last 3 years, with slow improvements regarding contributions to the State Board of Management, refereeing, and competition volunteers. Summary:
    • 2 current State Coaches (Rob & Kerrye)
    • 2 current National “B” category Coaches (Rob & Kerrye)
    • NSW NCAS Coordinator (Kerrye)
    • NSW NTID Coordinator (Kerrye)
    • 3 NTID Squad members (Nathan, Jakob and Naomi)
    • NSW BBR Kata Instructor (Dale)
    • National Kata Judge (Dale)
    • 7 NCAS Coaches
    • 1 State Referee (Franz)
    • a good group of club members and parents involved in volunteering their services for the TMC including Belinda McIndoe as club coordinator
    • 3 Life Members of Judo NSW
    • NSW Sporting Code (Rob); Sports Commission (Rob, Kerrye)
  • Still aiming for National Commission membership from the club

 

In conclusion, 2012 has been a milestone year for the club in many respects. Whilst we were effectively fighting for survival, we were also achieving participation and performance levels higher than ever before, and really this tells much about the strength of character if the club’s athletes, the coaches, committee and the fabulous family support. Our membership growth is healthy and our objective to build a safe but challenging transition for our MONS to Junior Boys and Girls through to Senior Boys and Girls to Cadets and Seniors.

 

2013 will hopefully allow us to focus on the business of Judo, to reopen the initiatives which stalled due to the Rail Link activity and to look for new opportunities which will drive the club’s progress and allow us to provide the best training Judo experience for our members that we can. We see more and more of our athletes grow and mature as they take on new challenges and this should feed into their daily lives, which is ultimately the aim of Judo.

 

Our thanks to those who continue to support us: our coaches for their skill, heart and commitment, our strong and supportive Committee, the positive and united parents who comprise our “travelling circus”, and the amazing group of athletes who we have the pleasure of coaching and whose growth and maturity we can see blooming week after week.

  

Rob Katz                                              Kerrye Katz                                                    

Coaching Coordinator                          Coaching Coordinator

President, Budokan Judo Club Inc.    Budokan Judo Club Inc.