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BUDOKAN MAJOR DATES

  • Saturday 3rd November – NSW Junior Development Squad (No club training)
  • Sunday 18th November (Rescheduled from 21st October) – Danny Simmons Memorial Competition – Woy Woy – notice should be out this week.
  • Monday 5th November (Rescheduled from 12th November)–BudokanAGM
  • Saturday 24th November – Judo NSW Annual Awards Night
  • Early 6 December – Date TBA – Budokan Annual Awards Night

JUDO NSW ANNUAL DINNER AND AWARDS NIGHT

Judo NSW has rescheduled the Annual Awards Night to 7.00pm Saturday 24th November so that those participating in the Oceania Open in Perth can attend. Club members who attended last year had a nice time and were able to support the club’s 10 award recipients and the club as a whole on winning Club of the Year for the fourth year in a row. Those who wish to attend this year will be able to register on-line at http://www.judonsw.com.au/events/2018-judo-nsw-awards-dinner/ however, registrations are not yet open. A sheet will be available on the club’s main table for you to list your name if attending.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL OPEN 13-14 OCTOBER

Although the club is not attending this event ‘en-masse’, we are aware of 3 Budokanis who are making the trek to Adelaide to compete. Wishing the following Budokanis a successful competition: Mina Woo, Zach Colman, and also Beth Wade, who we are happy to say is coming back to competition after a long-layoff due to injury.

BUDOKAN AGM – AMENDMENT - MONDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2018

Please note the amended date for the Budokan Annual AGM for 2018. We had to move it a week earlier from the original schedule due to the WA International Open and the Oceania Open in Perth. A new notice is available at the Club.

INTERNATIONAL UPDATE - SASKIA BROTHERS

Saskia Brothers – Youth Olympic Games, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1-12 Oct 18

  • Saskia started her competition very late Monday night our time and we watched her 3 matches until 2.30am. Unfortunately there is no video to review so observations which follow are based on watching live. Understandably a little bit tentative in her first match against Djellab from Algeria, Saskia started with a good Uchi-Mata attack and kept enough pressure on her Algerian opponent to force a passivity Shido just past half way.  This was evened out with a Shido to Saskia with 40 seconds to go, but she kept strong with her gripping and movement to visibly wear down her opponent. Just before full time she attacked with Harai and drove it through aggressively for a Waza-Ari for the win. This gave her a little confidence for her next match in the Quarter Final against the eventual Silver medalist Khlifi from Tunisia. Saskia was roughed up from the start with aggressive gripping and a high pulling-in top grip from TUN.  This caught Saskia off-guard but she did well to maintain her composure. However, in the second exchange, Sas was caught with a well-executed spinning Ouchi-Gari for Ippon. Her repechage match was against Bozkurt from Turkey. Another tough start getting roughed up resulted in her eye and then her nose getting caught in the way of her opponent’s hand. Saskia started to assert herself with some dominant gripping allowing several good attacks, including a good cross-grip Osoto. She defended Uchi-Mata and was well in the match but unfortunately whilst pushing forward was caught with a drop Seoi-Nage for Waza-Ari. This rattled her a bit, and unfortunately she was caught in the next exchange with Kouchi-Makikomi. Visibly very disappointed, she should hold her head high and be proud of herself as we are. With a solid year this year and a well-deserved 7th at the YOGs, Saskia can look forward to a promising international career.