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!

Yesterday we finished Term 2 Kids classes!

Yesterday we finished Term 2 kids classes with our youngest Judoka ever to join the Saturday Little Kids class, with 2 Years and 2 months old! She did great!

Adult classes run all year round (except for Pub Holidays). During school holidays, if you are coming to the Wednesday adult class, please contact us beforehand to make sure we are there!

Visit to Ken Toshi Dojo in Argentina

Last month, Yuki Judo visited Dojo Ken Toshi General Rodriguez in Argentina, South America. Thanks everyone, especially to Sensei Ivan Duarte, for the warm welcome and for the training session!

El mes pasado Yuki Judo visitó el Dojo Ken Toshi en Argentina. Muchas gracias a todos y en especial al Sensei Ivan Duarte, por la bienvenida y la sesión de entrenamiento!

Ready for tomorrow’s Women Only Open Session!

Everything’s ready for tomorrow’s Women Only Open Session at Yuki Judo, supporting the government’s ‘This Girl Can Week’ initiative!

Session starts at 6:15pm so, if you are interested, don’t think it too much, grab some water and join us! Last year we had a lot of fun!

No sure? Just tell your friend, neighbour or relative and come together!

Go to our Facebook event for more info, and register there or just by contacting us.

Don’t miss out this opportunity to do something different and have a lot of fun. It’s suitable for absolutely all fitness levels and ages.

Contact us if you have any questions, otherwise, see you there! 😊

Upcoming Free Women Open Session for This Girl Can week!

Come and Join Yuki Judo in this ‘This Girl Can Week’ event, a Free Women-only Open Session to have fun and put your body in motion with Judo inspired exercises.

Session will be on Wednesday 14 Sep 6:15pm at Yuki Judo, Boeing Reserve.

For a second consecutive year, we’re opening up our doors during This Girl Can week to all the local mums/ladies/girls (Age 15+), so they can do something fun and different while exercising a bit.
It’s NOT a Judo class we are going to do some exercise with ‘judo inspired’ movements that are suitable for all fitness levels.

So, bring your mum, daughter, sister, girlfriend or friend and let’s celebrate women that want to get active whatever their age, size, background, gender identity or ability.

Last year we had a lot of fun! so, don’t miss out on this opportunity to get rid of your stress and fill your body with endorphins in a relaxed private and friendly environment.

No experience required, just come wearing gym/comfortable clothes and bring some water. Don’t worry about which shoes you wear, we train barefoot on our comfy 66 sqm Judo mat.

Contact us or click above to confirm you are coming since there is a limited number of persons per session. But don’t worry, if the session gets booked out, we are going to open another one so every woman can have the opportunity.

To book your spot go to our Facebook Event or Contact us.

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!

Yuki Judo was at Statewide Vision Resource Centre

A couple of weeks ago, Yuki Judo delivered an online presentation for kids and staff at the Statewide Vision Resource Centre (SVRC).

  • Image of the online session with the room at SVRC and Claudio

SVRC is an institution depending from the Victorian Department of Education and Training, that supports over 500 blind and vision impaired students and provides specialised training and support for educators.

We talked about the history Judo, how we fight and what a typical class looks like. We also talked about the particularities of Judo for blind and vision impaired people, including the experience with our blind Judoka in the adults class, who’s been training twice per week for a year now.

It was a great session where the kids also had the opportunity to ask questions and touch and feel Judo belts and gis (uniforms).

A big thank you to SVRC and Blind Sports Victoria for the invitation!

If you want to know more about blind judo, just visit our Blind Judo Section

Yuki Judo 3rd Anniversary

Photo of all the people who atended to the sausage sizzle

Last Saturday, Yuki Judo celebrated its 3rd anniversary with a sausage sizzle for all students and their families.

A big thank you to all the ones that came to the event, and the ones that couldn’t make it, for being part of our Yuki Judo Family!

It’s been quite a journey since our early beginnings, with COVID hitting in the middle (and still around) and many comps, events and great experiences along the way.

I’m happy to see that Yuki currently has more than 30 students ranging from 3 to 45+ years old who enjoy learning our loved martial art. Thanks again for your support and see you on the mat!

Yuki Judo Celebrates the International Women’s Day!

During March, Yuki Judo is celebrating the International Women’s Day.

Our doors are always open for everybody to try our classes for free, but this month in particular we want all women to come and try our classes!!!

So, you can find below 10 Reasons why women should try Judo at Yuki (don’t miss the last one 😉)

Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm at Boeing Reserve. Contact Us if you have any question!

  1. Judo is very fun and engaging. We do a lot of different activities in the class (breakfalls, standing and on the ground techniques, self-defence, and much more!). So, you never get bored doing the same things.
  2. We are a proud ‘This Girl Can’ supporter. We want to encourage girls and women to join our classes. We already have 2 and possibly 3 regular female students in our adult class and we do all we can to make women feel welcomed.
  3. We make sure the classes are super relaxed, safe and fun. No intimidating environment, just local people having fun while exercising and learning new things. On top of that, we are close to your home at Boeing Reserve!
  4. Classes are structured in a way that every person trains and makes progress at their own pace, so they are suitable for all ages and fitness levels, even if you have zero experience with martial arts.
  5. Judo is a non-violent Olympic Sport and Martial art (there are no punches and kicks) and training can be as intense or as light as you choose to.
  6. The founder of Judo created it in a way that any person can effectively apply the techniques to someone much stronger and bigger so you don’t need to be strong and athletic to do it. This makes it great for self-defence and every class we dedicate some time to practice specific and easy to apply self-defence techniques.
  7. You can come out of curiosity, just for the Free trial class. We want more people to know what Judo is about, so we are cool with that.
  8. If you don’t feel comfortable coming alone, you can ask a friend, relative or neighbour and come together to have fun and try out. Otherwise, don’t worry, there is always one or two female students in every class anyways.
  9. You have an extra free trial class during March and we’ll lend you a Judo jacket so you can feel like a true Judoka from the start.
  10. Last, but not least, to celebrate the International Women’s Day, you have an extra free trial class (I’ve already mentioned that) and if you decide to continue training, you get a free Judo Gi and a 30% discount for the first three months! (these all is worth more than $150!)

So, the only thing remining is you grabbing a water bottle and coming any Monday and Wednesday at 6pm at Boeing Reserve! (Just search Yuki Judo in Google or Apple Maps)

Please Contact us if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you soon 😊

Yuki Judo Participated in a 3-day Summer Judo Seminar

Photo of Zenyo Judo tatami

This past weekend, our Sensei has participated in an 3-day Summer Judo Seminar, held at Zenyo Judo in Abbotsford, from Friday to Sunday.

It was a great and intense seminar and the perfect opportunity to improve our Judo, especially after the last 2 year’s lockdowns and interruptions.

We trained tachi waza (standing techniques) and randori (practice fights) in the mornings, and ne waza (techniques on the ground) and kata (formal pre-established set of techniques) in the afternoons.

Thank you, Zenyo Judo, for organising it!

It was a great start of the year and an awesome preparation for Yuki Judo’s kick start on Monday 31st January.

See you on the mat!