The Kosen Judo Championship is the only tournament where groundwork fighting (newaza randori) is allowed to continue without flowing continuation of technique. This, obviously, makes it the best tournament of the year, but it normally attracts a relatively small number of players. The teams event kicked off the morning with Willoughby beating Zenbu and UNSW. Gaby Marosz and George Hohlov were … Read More
Women’s Wednesday training has made a comeback, with numbers retained from orientation week making the class size more resilient than it has been in years. Ladies night is run by head coach Randal Jones, and focuses on upping core strength, groundwork, reactivity to attack and self defense techniques in each class. A high retention rate is really cool. A more … Read More
The Sydney University Judo Club was well represented on the 10th of July in the first Senior KYU Grades & Masters tournament of the year. The club came out with 6 golds, 6 silvers and a bronze, even though this was the first-ever competition for many of our members. So a big congratulation to the first-timers; you have taken your … Read More
Kristof Frankowski (6th Dan IJF) and Daniel Indyke (2nd Dan IJF) proudly represented SUJC in Tokyo for the Veterans International Judo Championships, formerly known as the Masters. All three of Kristof’s opponents were Japanese and he beat all three by ippon with a drop seo-nagi and a hold down. Not only did Kristof take gold at the Kodokan but he … Read More
Held on home soil this year, 9 members of the Sydney University Judo Club fought in the 21st Australian University Games. Catriona, Cindy, Monica, Shaun, Nav, Karl, Hamish, James and Willy (representing UTS) collected an enviable set of results. The women’s team took first place and the men’s team came in equal fourth place with ANU behind UNSW, USA and … Read More
Sydney University Judo Club, the oldest in Australia, celebrated its 60th anniversary at a dinner on the 30th August, in the Refectory at Sydney University. The function was attended by about one hundred current and previous players, and many supporters. It was a great night with many old friendships being reestablished.
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