Finally, our video How to tie your belt is out!

After years of promise, Sensei Clau finally recorded the video showing how to tie your belt! 🥋😃
You can see there 2 ways of wrapping your belt around and 2 types of knots
Hope you can practice at home!

See you on the mat!

Great VAJU Judo Tournament last Sunday

Photo of all competitors with Sensei Clau

Great photo at the end of last Sunday’s VAJU Tournament.

You can see our five Yuki Judo competitors and a friend from Tori Judo along with Sensei Clau, who also competed after 3 years 😊

All students demonstrated a great courage and attitude, attacking and resisting their opponent’s attacks with great determination.

Congratulations to all of them!

Goodbye 2021!

On Saturday 18 December we had the last class of the year. All in all, and in spite of COVID, we’ve had a great year with a lot of highlights:

  • we finished 2021 with more than 25 students in the Yuki Judo family, ranging from 3 years old to +40 YO adults.
  • we hosted our first ‘This Girl Can’ event in March and our Coach was interviewed by ABC radio on that day!
  • we participated in one tournament (the only one in 2021) with great results for three of our brave Judokas
  • Yuki Judo got its first grading exams, with 6 of our students getting their yellow belts
  • we hosted 3 free open Judo online classes during lockdown that were joined by kids, adults and entire families with and without Judo experience
  • and also, our adult class is starting to pick up.

For all that, a big thank you for your support during this difficult year.

Have a great festive season and all the best wishes for 2022!

See you on the mat after the break!

Yuki Judo Started Term 3 with 5 New Yellow Belts

Yesterday at Yuki Judo, we started Term 3 with our first 5 students receiving their 5th Kyu (yellow belts).

They have taken their grading exam during the school holidays where they had to demonstrate different skills and techniques required to receive their new rank.

Congratulations to our 5 Judokas in achieving this first milestone in their Judo learning path!

VAJU Autumn Tournament – Congrats to all Yuki Judo Participants

Congratulations to the Judokas from Yuki Judo who attended the VAJU Autumn Tournament yesterday.

Photo of the three Yuki Judo participants with our coach Clau

It was a great event with around 25 participants across all categories!

Results and comments from yesterday:

Under 13

Congratulations to Eilidh for participating on her first tournament showing great attitude with some loses and wins, but taking valuable experience for the future.

Abi did a great job joining the comp at the last minute without having fully recovered from her finger luxation last week. Being one of the lighter participants in her category, she fought amazingly and demonstrated great Judo skills.

Both competitors had five exhausting fights with many experienced Judokas and demonstrated they have what it takes to be great Judokas!

Under 15

Great tournament for Bonnie, participating in a very though category with many experienced Judokas. After four intense fights, she received the bronze medal in her category!

All in all, a highly successful tournament. We had fun, we learn a lot and we are ready to keep training for the next one in June!

We have finished another year!

Last week Yuki Judo had its last class of 2020. No doubt it was a challenging year for everybody but in spite of that, we’ve kept training via our videos and online classes.

Happily, at the end of November we managed to come back to our Dojo and resume our classes sticking to our COVID management plan and enjoying training Judo together again.

Yuki, the name of our Dojo, means Courage in Japanese and it’s one of the Judo core values. Judo is a really difficult martial art, it takes time and dedication to make progress and many times is scary and challenging.

I wanted to share these two videos I’ve prepared for our brave Judokas showing what we do in every class.

Looking forward to resuming our classes next year, I wish you all a great 2021!

Yuki Judo – Kids Class Age 8 to 14

Yuki Judo – Little Kids Class Age 3 to 7

Open Judo Live Session Thu 7/5 4pm AEST!

Yuki Judo is having a Free Online Training Session for Kids this Thursday 7 May at 4pm (AEST).

The session is for young Judokas from 7 years old onwards and is going to be a live version of our video classes.

All the video classes, as well as this live session are free and no registration is required. Just go to our Online Judo section to get the Zoom ID for the session or to watch the video classes.

Kids who haven’t trained Judo before are welcome to join the class, but is better for them to do some of the video classes beforehand to have an idea of what’s coming.

Look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Yuki Judo Goes Online!

A few weeks after we suspended the classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I started recording free video classes for the young judokas in our kids class and they are available for any other kid that wants to give it a go.

Please, don’t expect perfect ‘Instagram’ quality videos, this is more about Judo. The classes are recorded so they can be followed standing in front of a TV, laptop or mobile phone with minimal space required to do the exercises.

I’m uploading a new class every approximately 2 weeks and there is a section where they can pick the individual exercises in case they want to work in something in particular.

Please stay safe in this difficult times and I hope we all can go back to our Dojos soon.

In the meantime, see you on the (virtual) mat! 

An Amazing Gift To Finish 2019

Sensei Clau holding the custom made book made by Juki Dojo's students

I just wanted to share with you, surely the best judo gift I’ve ever received: a custom made book written by Eilidh and with illustrations by Abi, two Judokas from Yuki Judo’s Kids class.

It’s about a kata training at Yuki Judo that they came to see back in October.

I could not have thought of a better gift to finalise this first year of Yuki Judo Dojo.

Have a great festive season. Classes resume on Wed 29 January 2020.

See you on the mat!

Book dedication from Abi and Eilidh
One of the book pages describing the Kata session

Yuki Judo Visited Strathmore North Primary

Yuki Judo was at Strathmore North Primary School last week, running a Judo workshop for kids from year 3 to 6.

Amazing experience and wonderful kids!

As part of the school’s Japanese program, the kids received from Yuki Judo a Japanese vocabulary list and learned about the history of Judo, its principles, Judo etiquette and what we do in a regular Judo practice.

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