THE KODOKAN COMES TO AUSTRALIA
Judo Australia’s Australian Kodokan Committee, and the Illawarra International Judo Club, are offering a rare opportunity to learn from Japan’s revered Kodokan instructors, and sit for a Kodokan Judo Institute Dan Grading, on home soil.
With the assistance of the Japan-Australia Foundation, three Senior Kodokan Instructors will lead several technical seminars and a grading session in Wollongong, NSW, from January 19-21, 2024.
ADULT OR JUNIOR TECHNICAL SESSIONS:
Judo Australia will run two technical sessions focusing on throwing techniques – an open session, and a second specifically for junior members keen to improve their Judo skills. We encourage coaches to attend with their experienced students, particularly 16yr old judoka who would like to complete their Assistant Coach CAF accreditation.
Please note: our minimum age is 13 years, and these juniors must be competent graded players. No novice grades, please. You can book and pay - $40 covers all sessions excluding grading - through revolutioniseSPORT.
The major component of the grading process is the presentation of the Kata as Tori and Uke, relevant to the grade being sought.
Successful candidates will be invoiced for a lifetime Kodokan membership (USD $55) as well as a certification and processing fee listed below against each grade level.
1st Dan – Nage-no kata USD $50
2nd Dan – Nage-no-kata USD $60
3rd Dan – Katame-no-kata USD $70
4th Dan – Juno-kata USD $100
5th Dan – Kime-no-kata USD $160
Anyone who would like to sit for a Kodokan Grading (or to have their Judo Australia Dan Grading recognised) needs to complete the application form and submit prior to the 22nd December 2023. A non-refundable payment of $50.00 (AUD) must accompany your Kodokan Grade application.
We encourage all judoka interested in this grading pathway to apply.
Our hosts will be the Illawarra International Judo Club Inc in Wollongong, New South Wales.
Illawarra International Judo Club
Ian McLelland Park,
Wollongong NSW, Australia.
Friday 19th January
7pm – 9pm
Nage waza – open session
Saturday 20th January
9am – 11am
Nage waza – for Juniors and Junior Coaches
1pm – 4pm
Kata instruction - practice
Official Celebration Dinner
The Links Golf Club,
Golf Drive, Shell Cove
Sunday 21st January
9am – 1pm
Kodokan Dan Grading
This is a rare chance to work with Kodokan instructors on home soil, as well as submit your dan gradings for the approval of the Kodokan. We urge all serious judoka to consider travelling to Wollongong to embrace this opportunity.
Australian Kodokan Committee