Juniors 6.30pm – 7.45pm
Seniors 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Coaches and Volunteers
Kangaroo Judo Club is about offering high quality, qualified Judo tuition to people of all ages and backgrounds.
As part of the Judo community we achieve this by offering a wide range of training, competition and refereeing opportunities at Club and State level including Technical development, Specific Grade and Self Defence tuition, Club ‘Fun and Frivolity’ sessions, State training events, State competitions and Referees seminars.
Kangaroo Judo Club Coaches are fully accredited National Coaches and Referees. We are committed to high quality and current instruction to anyone wishing to learn Judo.
Our Track History:
|1975 – 1977||Re-establishment of the Western Youth Centre Judo Club|
|1977 – 1979||Co-founders of the Maesbury Special School Judo Clu|
|1978 – 1983||Marryatville High School Judo Club co-founders|
|1983 – 1987||Walkerville YMCA Judo Club co-founders|
|1987 – 1990||Co-founders of Symonns Centre Judo Club|
|1990 – 1994||Resurrection of the “Kangaroo Judo Club” at Norwood Primary School|
|1997 – Current||Membership of Judo SA|
|1997||Incorporation of Kangaroo Judo Club|
|1998||Establishment of “Sister Club” status with the Asahikawa Judo Club in Japan|
|1994 – 2003||Relocation of Kangaroo Judo Club to Burnside Primary School|
|2003-2020||Relocation of Kangaroo Judo Club to Norwood Morialta High School|
|2020 – present||Relocation of KJC to Ashton Community Memorial Hall, Ashton|
Prominent Judoka known to the club include:
|Shigeo Kataoka||7th Dan Japan Visiting Sensei|
|Takaeshi Ito||6th Dan Japan Visiting Sensei|
|Joseph Jones – Gunsen||Student 1995 – 2000 National Bronze Medalist 1997|
|Sarah Hunter||Student 1995 – 1999 Oceania Champion|
|Steven Brown||Student 1997 – 2002 Former Olympian|
|Ellen Wright||International Cadet Women Champion 2016|
DAN Grade achievements at KJC:
- Tom Adams
- Matthew Dawson
- Talis Putnins
- Mark Overton
- David Britten-Jones
- Roman Zeitz
- Nathan Freeman
- Roman Zeitz
- Chris Hustig
- Harry Hustig
- Christine Hustig
Throughout the years Kangaroo Judo Club has always been committed to high quality and current instruction of all people wishing to learn Judo.
We have always been enthusiastic toward competition and refereeing at all levels and developing those judoka within the club to achieve their very best within Judo.
The Sport of Judo
Translating to “The Gentle Way”, Judo was created in 1882, by its founder Jigoro Kano. Judo is a modern martial art and Olympic Sport and it’s most prominent feature is to use the opponents movements to your advantage to meet the objective of throwing or taking your opponent to the ground.
Kangaroo Judo Club offers high quality and qualified Judo instruction, from beginner level to advanced Black Belt and beyond. We encourage persons of all ages and backgrounds who wish to learn more about the ‘gentle art of self defence’.
We provide a wide range of training opportunities in the form of competition at local, State and Interstate levels, National Coaching Accreditation Courses, State Team Events, Refereeing Seminars and Technical Development Sessions.
Kangaroo Judo Club is committed to the core values of Judo, namely:
- Self Control
All of which combine as Respect for one’s self and others.
- Member Policy
The Member Policy encompasses the following protocols:
- Child Protection
- Taking Images of Children
- Anti-discrimination and harassment
- Sexual relationships
- Gender Identity
- Responsible service and consumption of alcohol
- Smoke-free environment
- Cyber bullying
- Social networking sites
- Safe Judo Practice
- Hot Weather Policy
- Fees and Financial Management
- Safe Transport Policy
- Alcohol Management Policy
- Grading Policy