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CONGRATULATIONS TO DALE KEOGH – JUDO AUSTRALIA LIFE MEMBER

Budokan Judo Club is proud to have nominated Dale Keogh through Judo NSW to Judo Australia for Life Membership.  A maximum of 2 JA Life Memberships are awarded each year. Together with Judo Australia, we are both pleased and honoured to congratulate Dale on her Life Membership of Judo Australia. Dale is an icon of the sport of Judo, a stalwart of Budokan Judo Club and a flawless role model. 

  • She began her judoka journey in 1956 and in just nine-years she had earned her 1st Dan Black Belt in 1965. Nearly four decades later, and Dale earned her 6th Dan Black Belt, a testament to her dedication and love of judo.

 

  • In 1969, she established Castle Hill Judo Club in NSW, a precursor to the Budokan Judo Club Inc., and over the course of the past half century, Dale has remained actively engaged in the sport.

 

  • As a student, she studied Judo in Japan, the birthplace of Judo, which has given her an unsurpassable breadth and depth of knowledge of the sport. As a competitor, she became a 10-time World Masters Champion in Shiai and Kata events between 1994 - 2012. As a coach, she has mentored countless athletes, attended the Nationals and each of the interstate Open competitions, supporting and developing club athletes competing in Queensland, Victoria and the ACT.  As recognition of her efforts to judo in the NSW community, Dale was awarded life membership of Judo NSW in 2005.

 

  • In 2018, Judo Australia appointed Dale to the Oceania Judo Union Kata Commission and the National Grades Commission and her significant contribution to community sport was recognised by Senator Richard Colbeck, Minister for Sport in his Highlight a Hero series and by Sport NSW with a Distinguished Service Award in 2021.

Her commitment to, and energy for Judo for over 60 years is incomparable in the Judo community and she is both highly respected and adored by all.

LAST CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS FOR 2022 FIRST CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS FOR 2023

  • Saturday 10th Dec 22 -             Last Saturday Training classes
  • Wednesday 14th Dec 22 -         Last Mons and Dinos classes
  • Monday 19th Dec 22 -               Last Monday Senior Beginner & Kyu Grade class
  • Tuesday 20th Dec 22 -              Last Junior and Senior Training classes

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  • Thursday 19th Jan 23 -              First Junior and Senior Training classes
  • Monday 23rd Jan 23 -                First Monday Senior Beginner & Kyu Grade class
  • Wednesday 1st Feb 23 -           First Mons and Dinos classes

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  • Wed 11th – Wed 18th  Jan -     Senior National Training Camp, NPC Melbourne (Cadet/Junior/Senior)
  • Thu 19th  – Sun 22nd  Jan -      Futures National Camp, last year Senior Boys/Girls and first year Cadets (DoB 2008 or 2009)

2022 BUDOKAN ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT – 8TH DECEMBER, 6.30PM FOR 7.15PM START

Reminder for our first complete Budokan Annual Awards Night since 2019 to be held at the club Thursday 8th December. There will be no Junior and Senior classes on this night. Club member Carlo Barbarulo has kindly agreed to cater for our event which is a great treat for everyone who has previously experienced (or is yet to experience) his wonderful wood-fired pizzas. See https://www.pizzaalfresco.com.au/

  • Thanks to everyone for returning all the club award perpetual trophies. All club members of all classes and their families are welcome to attend.

2022 BUDOKAN CHRISTMAS PARTY – 26TH NOVEMBER

We are really looking forward to our Christmas party this Saturday 26th November at the Ryde Aquatic Centre. Our members and families will have exclusive use of the pool with food and drink being provided 6.00 – 9.00pm. Thanks to everyone who RSVP’ed. Our booking is for 257 people which is a lot more than last year.

  • Please remember that you will not be allowed entry into the pool before 6.00pm or after 6.30pm and that if you leave, there is no re-entry.

SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER – NO CLUB TRAINING THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER – NO CLUB TRAINING

  • Due to the club Christmas party at Ryde Aquatic Centre this Saturday 26th November, we will not be running the normal Saturday club competition Junior and Senior sessions.

 

  • Due to the club’s Annual Awards Night to be held at the club on Thursday 8th December, we will not be running the normal Thursday night club Junior and Senior sessions.