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  • 25 Nov 23               Pool Christmas Party        
  • 7 Dec 23                 Annual Awards Night
  • 9 Dec 23                 Last Saturday classes
  • 13 Dec23                Last Dinos and Mons classes
  • 18 Dec 23               Last Monday class
  • 19 Dec 23               Last Junior and Senior classes


  • 8 - 13 Jan 24          National Training Camp NPC Melb. (Senior, Junior M/W, Cadet)
  • 11 - 13 Jan 24         National Futures Camp - AIS (Juniors DoB 2009 and 2010 i.e last
  •                               year Senior B/G and first year Cadets, turning 14 or 15 in 2024;
  • 16 Jan 24               First Junior and Senior class (Tuesday/Thursday)
  • 22 Jan 24               First  Monday night
  • 20 Jan  24              First Saturday sessions for Competition Juniors and Seniors
  • 31 Jan 24               First Dinos and Mons class
  • 17 - 18 Feb 24        2024 ACT Open - Goulburn
  • 26 Feb 24               Next Committee meeting TBC
  • 2 - 3 Mar 24            2024 Sydney International - Liverpool
  • 17 Mar 24               Budokan Mons Competition
  • 13 – 14 Apr 24         2024 Melbourne International Open – Broadmeadows VIC
  • 7 - 9 Jun 24            2024 Nationals, Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre, Carrara
  • 30Jun24 or 1Sep24 TBC or alternative - Budokan Mons and Juniors
  • 20 – 21 Sep 24         Open Schools Ch/Ship and Brisbane International – Nathan, Brisbane
  • 18 Oct 24               Open Club Team Ch/Ship – Broadmeadows VIC


Please join us for this event and help us celebrate the club’s achievements and those of our athletes and volunteers. Come and meet club members and parents outside of your class – come and talk to our Olympians and our international Cadets and Juniors. Find out what makes them tick. Come and celebrate #TeamBudokan

  • There will be no Junior and Senior classes on this night. Carlo’s wonderful wood-fired pizzas ( are always spectacular. All club members of all classes and their families are welcome to attend. 


2023 Perth Senior Oceania Open (Grand Prix Olympic Qualifying points) and the Perth Cadet and Junior Oceania Cups – 10th – 12th November 

  • Perth Oceania Open


  • Josh Katz 60kg – 5th place  In the Round of 16 (R16), Josh beat Terao (USA) who had already beaten Standke (GER) in R32. In the Quarter-Final (QF), Josh beat Aversa (ITA) by Waza-Ari with a fast drop Tai-Otoshi. In the Semi-Final, Josh was up against #1 seed Yang (TPE) who is World #4 and whilst a great match in Golden Score, lost by Waza-ari. The Bronze match against Lopes (POR) was also long, but Josh was on top of the pace going into Golden score. Josh’s Waza-Ari score was waved off and we expected a third Shido to go to Lopes but the match continued. Josh dropped under for Seoi but Lopes defended and secured a strangle. Although very disappointed Josh still had a great day and banked a valuable 250 Olympic Qualifying points for his 5th place. Fighting for Bronze in a Grand Prix is a great effort. This leaves Josh with an end of year world ranking of 27 and currently on target for Paris 2024.


  • Perth Oceania Cadet Cup – 1 Silver, 2 Bronze, 1 x 5th

All of our guys fought in new weight divisions at this event, so their performances are very encouraging.   

  • Max Zollinger 66kg – Silver. Strong wins against 2 New Zealanders and an Australian, Max fought well and was only troubled by the Korean but had a great match for the Silver.


  • Bianca Tandean 63kg – Bronze. Strong fighting from Bianca winning matches against Hong Kong and Australian opponents. Unfortunately, the Korean caught Bianca early in the SF. The Bronze against her Australian opponent was a strong win.


  • Aaron Xu 60kg – Bronze. A personal best performance from Aaron only very narrowly losing his first match but beating opponents from New Zealand and Australia for Bronze.


  • Crosby Peake 55kg - 5th. In a very tough division of 4 talented Australians, Croz fought hard losing to the Gold medallist in the first match. For Bronze, he was Waza-Ari ahead but was caught in Ne-Waza.

 Perth Oceania Junior Cup - 2 Bronze, 2 x 5th 

  • Max Zollinger 66kg – Bronze. Max defeated his Australian opponent and in the SF had a strong match against his Korean opponent who prevailed after a long match. The Bronze saw a big Ippon against his Australian opponent.


  • Bianca Tandean 63kg – Bronze. A win against New Zealand put Bianca in the SF against India who was very strong and dominant on the top hand. Bianca defeated her Samoan opponent in the Bronze match.


  • Aaron Xu 60kg - 5th. Great experience against older opponents, Aaron lost to the Gold medallist, had a win against Korea (by default) and a good match losing the Bronze to an Australian opponent. 


  • Cherese Freeland 48kg - 5th. A visiting athlete from the NT, Cherese lost her first match against Hong Kong and in repechage defeated he Australian opponent after being down a Waza-Ari. In the Bronze she lost to another Hong Kong opponent.

 World Kata Championships 28-29 October – Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Bernhard and Bjorn Tandean qualified for and competed in the U/23 World Kata Championships in Katame-No-Kata.


In the Judo NSW Community Series Competition, Budokan had 22 athletes compete winning 5 x 1st,  4 x 2nd, 5 x 3rd, 4 x 5th places. Details follow: 

  • Mons:

CompetitorResultNathan Zhang3rd U/24 B divisionMyat Phone Pyae5th U/27 B divisionHayden Bielby2nd U/27 B divisionLachlan Richards3rd U/27 B divisionThomas BlanchUnplaced - U/27 B divisionWilliam BlanchUnplaced – U/27 B DivisionIsabelle TanDid not competeLuke Park3rd U/27 A DivisionGretchen Dong5th U/27 A DivisionBrendan Jones1st U/27 A Division 

  • Junior Boys/Girls:

CompetitorResultLeon Park1st O/50 B DivisionWilliam Dong1st U/50 B DivisionHaodong (Donnie) Zhang3rd U/38 A DivisionLucas ContiUnplaced U/34 B DivisionLucas Kong2nd U/50 B DivisionYixiao (Authur) SunUnplaced U/38 B DivisionTayden Zhang2nd U/24 B DivisionJake Newbould5th U/50 B DivisionTim Reshanov5th U/66 A DivisionYousef Helal3rd U/60 B Division 

  • Seniors:

CompetitorResultJackson Palgan2nd U/81 A DivisionDaniel Holley1st U/90+o/90 A +B CadetsUnplaced U/90 Senior Men BAaron Jones1st U/66 B Division  Well done also to our volunteers and referees who contributed to the successful running of the event.


Budokan’s 2023 AGM was held on 6th  November followed by a Committee Meeting. Our Committee for the next 12 months is: 

  • President:                   Rob Katz  (due 2025 AGM)
  • Vice President #1:      Kate Peake  (due 2025 AGM)
  • Vice President#2:       Scott Young (due 2024 AGM)
  • Secretary:                   Kerrye Katz (due 2025 AGM)
  • Treasurer:                   Peter Jennings (due 2024 AGM)
  • Councillor #1:              Kenny Park (due for re-election 2024 AGM – casual vacancy filled)              
  • Councillor #2:               Franz Tandean (due 2025 AGM)
  • Councillor #3:               Nick Murkins (due 2025 AGM)
  • Player Representative: Andras Koltai  (due 2024 AGM)
  • Honorary Positions (Ongoing; No elections):
  • Life Members:              Dale Keogh, Ivor Endicott-Davies

Attached to the email which accompanies this Newsletter are the President and Coaching Coordinator’s report, and the draft Minutes of the AGM.