At the 2021 Nationals, Budokan’s 22 athletes competed in 32 divisions winning 21 medals:
- 7 x Gold, 6 x Silver, and 8 x Bronze
Additionally, we had 5 athletes contest 9 divisions in Kyu Grades, Masters and No Limits winning 5 medals
- 4 Gold and 1 Silver medal.
In total, 27 athletes contested 41 divisions winning 26 medals:
- 11 Gold, 7 Silver and 8 Bronze medals
Finally 8 Budokan athletes competed in 7 Kata divisions winning:
- 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze medals.
A highlight of this competition year was that two club members participated in the Tokyo Olympic Games. Some of our newer members may not be aware of this, but it has been a tradition for many years for the club to present to all club member, those club athletes who represented NSW at the Nationals, and also to present specially minted medallions (from the Perth Mint) to the club’s National Champions to recognise their achievement. This year, our 20th year of competing at the Nationals, 15 medallions will be presented to club members. We will also be paying tribute to our representatives to the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. The current Mayor of the Hills Shire and strong club supporter, Dr Michelle Byrne will be making the presentations. The presentation will occur between the Junior and Senior classes on Tuesday 7th December between 7.15 and 7.45pm. Classes will run as normal on the night. Seniors, please arrive early.