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Congratulations to all 48 Budokan athletes who entered the last NSW competition for the year. Special congratulations to those athletes who stepped up to the competition stage for the very first time. The benefit of this series of events is that divisions are split not only by age and weight but also by experience levels. Our athletes competed in 53 divisions with a number of athletes entering multiple age categories, the highest number of matches played was 10 by Flynn who competed in 3 age categories. A few athletes had 6 or more matches. A long day from 8.00am to nearly 6.00pm but great experience for everyone. Thanks to all the club coaches: Rob, Kerrye, Dale, Cathy, Liam, and Jarrad who ran the Mons warmup for all competitors. 232 medals were awarded on the day, 89 of them Gold and Budokan won nearly 18% of both total medals awarded and Gold medals, a great result.

  • Club results were 41 medals: 16 Gold, 14 Silver and 11 Bronze medals and are detailed as follows:

  Mons (15 divisions) 11 medals: 2 x G, 3 x S, 6 x B

  • Gold: Levi Murkins, David Shi
  • Silver: Brendan Jones, Nathan Zhang, William Blanch
  • Bronze: Gretchen Dong, Myat Phone Pyae (Max), Evan Bilenko, Anthony He, Oscar Shahmatov,, Charles Elliot
  • 4th: Thomas Blanch, Artin Bina
  • 5th: Jagger Chen, William Elliot

 Junior Girls/Boys (16) 9 medals: 2 x G, 5 x S, 2 x B

  • Gold: Junning Mak, Leon Park
  • Silver: Joy Ma, Katherine Qi Chen, William Dong, Yusef Helal, Jeremy Tan
  • Bronze: Emma Cooper, Olivia Cooper
  • 4th: Trent Black, Pranshu Rao,
  • 5th: Haodong Zhang, Lachlan Wang, Isaac Murkins (injured withdrew after 2 wins), Ethan Zhang
  • 6th: Leonardo Abou Maroun

 Senior Girls/Boys (9) 9 medals: 4 x G, 4 x S, 1 X B

  • Gold: Eva Murkins, Shanning Mak, Crosby Peake, Arta Nourafshan
  • Silver: Tamsin Black, Marcus Liao, Daniil Savytskyi, Momo Liang
  • Bronze: Johnny Ma

Cadet Men/Women (3) 3 medals: 1 x G, 1 x S, 1 x B

  • Gold: Demin Cai
  • Silver: Aaron Xu,
  • Bronze: Flynn Mogilin

Junior Men/Women (3) 2 medals: 2 x G

  • Gold: Jacinta Vumbaca, Aaron Xu
  • 4th: Flynn Mogilin

 Senior Men/Women (5) 4 medals: 3 x G, 1 x S, 1 x B

  • Gold: Jaeda Liao, Jacinta Vumbaca, Matt Hull
  • Silver: Flynn Mogilin
  • 5th: Alexi Bilenko

 Veteran Men/Women (2) 2 medals: 2 x G

  • Gold: Aaron Jones, Alexi Bilenko

INTERNATIONAL UPDATE2022 Perth Senior Oceania Open (Grand Prix Olympic Qualifying points) and the Perth Cadet and Junior Oceania Cup – 29th -31st October

The Oceania Open (Grand Prix) for Seniors was held in Perth just 3 weeks ago 

  • Nathan Katz competed in the Oceania Open in which 32 countries contested.  Nathan won 2 of his 4 matches, including 6 minute and 4 minute golden score matches, one of which was fighting for a Bronze medal which he narrowly lost. Although he was very disappointed in missing the Bronze, a 5th place result and 252 Olympic Qualifying points represents a great effort.  Nathan is now in his final preparations for the Tokyo Grand Slam where he will compete on Sunday 4th December. We will hi all the very best for this competition.

 In the Oceania Cup for Cadets and Juniors, in which 8 countries participated, Budokan athletes fought with the following results:

  • Phoenix Edwards – Gold medal Cadets and unplaced in Junior Men U/66kg
  • Clarissa Vumbaca – Silver medal Cadets and Bronze in Junior Women U/52kg
  • Bianca Tandean - Silver medal Cadets and unplaced in Junior Women U/57kg
  • Jacinta Vumbaca – 5th place in Junior Women U/52kg

Congratulations to our guys for taking up the challenge in our own Australian international event.

  • In the Kata competition held at the same event, Bernhard and Bjorn Tandean won Silver in Katame-No-Kata, and Bernhard and Bianca Tandean won Gold in Ju-No-Kata as well as in Nage-No-Kata. Congratulations guys.

INTERNATIONAL UPDATE - The Virtus Oceania Asia Games 2022 5-11Nov22:

The Virtus Oceania Asia Games 2022 5-11Nov22:This Games is an international multi-sport competition for elite athletes with an intellectual impairment. Budokan Judo Club has always been proud of its diversity and inclusivity and is on this occasion proud that Bernhard Tandean and Lynne McCredden qualified and competed successfully at this event, with Bernhard winning a Gold medal and Lynne winning a Silver medal. Budokan Committee member Franz Tandean was also Australian Team Manager.  Congratulations guys.

INTERNATIONAL UPDATE - 2022 Kata World Championships, Krakow Poland – 13–14 Sep22:

2022 Kata World Championships, Krakow Poland – 13–14 Sep22:Although posted on our Facebook pages I somehow missed reporting the following in our October Newsletter. Congratulations to Team Budokan's Bjorn Tandean and Bernhard Tandean on their well-earned Bronze medal at the World Kata Championships in the Junior category of Katame-No-Kata (Ne-Waza or groundwork kata). We are very proud of you guys and very happy for your achievement. This result represents the first medal at a World Kata Championships for the Oceania region.  As mentioned in the September Newsletter, as a strong (Shiai/combat) competition club, Budokan is proud to also have a core support for Kata learning and competition.


In the October Newsletter, along with all the results at the Gold Coast International that in the Kata competition held in conjunction with this event, Bernhard and Bianca Tandean achieved 1st place and Silver Award to in Ju-No-Kata