Bushido Judo Club Shoalhaven was started in February 1996, nearly 22 years ago, by Bruce and Fay Fagan to give children an alternative sport in Shoalhaven Heads.
What’s amazing is that this club now has a membership of 161 including men, women, girls and boys.
The Judo classes have grown so much that two rooms have to be used at the Community Centre at the same time as the main hall in order to fit everyone in.
Bushido Judo Club was started near Cabramatta/Fairfield and is now in its 49th year of existence, with two branches - one at Canley Vale and one at Shoalhaven Heads. Next year will be the 50th anniversary, and a celebration will be held at Shoalhaven/Berry with international guests, Olympians and interstate members.
Members are currently training for their next belt grade, with all members and coaches working overtime and training hard to get them ready for this event, as well as the State Titles to be held at the Community Centre on August 12.
The National Titles will be held at Bomaderry Basketball Stadium on the long weekend of September/October, with teams coming from all around Australia to compete for the honours.
If you are interested in learning Judo, phone 4448 8494, visit the Community Centre at Shoalhaven Heads on Tuesday nights at 5.30pm, go to bushidojudoclub.com or find them on Facebook.