Bushido Judo Club Shoalhaven members started back at training the day after most students started back at their school.
Again the students packed the mat, 2018 marking Bushido Judo Club Shoalhaven’s 22nd year of judo training and competing at Shoalhaven Heads Community Centre.
Over that time the club has produced winners in local, state, national and international championships since 1996.
Bushido Judo Club Shoalhaven has 157 members.
All the coachess have returned this year including Bruce Fagan 5th Dan 1992 Olympic Coach, 1990 Commonwealth Games Coach, Shoalhaven Hall of Fame Sports Hero; Darren Fagan 3rd Dan 1996 Olympian 4 times Oceania Champion and Australian champion and formerly ranked a top-ten competitor in the world; Danny Fagan 3rd Dan 11 times Australian Champion and formerly ranked in the top 11 in the world; Hiromi Fagan 3rd Dan 2015 Australian Champion and Japan rep; Ken Murphy 2nd Dan Former State Champion; Casey Duggan 1st Dan South Coast Heavyweight Champion; Shekea Potter 1st Dan Medallist in Australian Titles; Elisha Gilmore 1st Dan Australian rep to World Titles and former Oceania Champion; George Lappin 1st Dan Medalist National and State Titles; Tony Butz 1st Dan Martial Arts Author and Historian; Daniel Fagan 2nd Kyu Young Men’s Australian Heavyweight Champion; and Taylor Fagan 2nd Kyu Medallist in Australian Titles.
This year for the first time ever in the Shoalhaven/South Coast area the Junior boys and girls, Cadet men and Cadet women, Young men, Young women and Senior men and Women Australian Titles will be held at the Bomaderry Basketball Centre on the long weekend in October.
Other tournaments like the NSW State Titles and the Country Championships will also be held in the Shoalhaven/South Coast area in 2018.
If anyone is interested in learning judo, please ring 4448 8494 or visit us at the Community Centre at Shoalhaven Heads on Tuesdays at 5.30pm. Our website is www.bushidojudoclub.com or Facebook Bushido Judo Club Shoalhaven Heads.