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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Judo Kids Classes have Already Started!

We just finished the second week with several kids trying out and enrolling in our classes.

First class is free! Just come wearing gym clothes and let’s have some fun while learning this amazing Olympic Sport and Martial Art! (Short pants are Ok but not recommended)

Mondays and Wednesdays 5PM to 6PM

Strathmore Heights Community Hall

The judo Mats are ready!

Hi everyone!

Yesterday, I dropped the 50 judo mats at our venue in Strathmore Heights Community Hall. You can see some photos below:

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