The Sydney Kata seminar is just around the corner and it is shaping up to be the best seminar yet! Check out this photo of the Australians at the Kodokan with Nagai-sensei 7th Dan (2nd trip), Katada-sensei, 8th Dan (2nd trip) and Utsugi-sensei, 8th Dan (3rd trip for this Kata seminar).
We are proud to announce the confirmed date of the 2014 OJU continental Cup 2014. Confirmed dates are the 14th and 15th November in Wollongong Australia.
More info coming soon.
Dear OJU and OJU Country Leaders,
On behalf of Ivor Endicott-Davies, the OJU is happy to announce the 2014 OJU Kata Course, which will be held from 20-23 August 2014 and climaxed on 24 August with the OJU Kata Championships. Instruction to be provided by Kodokan instructors.
The course will be held in Sydney, Australia at the new Judo NSW Dojo at the Sydney Olympic Park/Newington Armoury. Please see the attached flyer for detail information.
The Kata Seminar and OJU Championships are open to all OJU affiliated and registered members who are over 16 y.o., and 3 Kyu grade and above. 12 y.o. and above may participate in the Nage no Kata session on 23 Aug and perform Jr. Nage no Kata at the Championships.
Kata Judge certifications will also be held with the OJU Kata Championships. Kata Judges must also be an OJU registered member and at least a Shodan grade. Judges will be certified to State (Shodan min), National (3-Dan min), and OJU (4-Dan min) levels. If you would like to judge at the World Kata Championships, you must be certified as an OJU Kata Judge. This year the World championships are being held in Malaga, Spain.
BBR Vice President
On April 26th Auckland hosted the 2014 OJU Championships. Over the course of the day there were 144 fights with 69% of them finishing with an Ippon score. Only 1 fight went to Golden Score. The oragnisers and volunteers did a great job and should be congratulated for their efforts. To see the full results of Cadets, Juniors and Senior contests please click the link below:
Please find below the information for the event:
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The new leadership of the OJU will work to improve on what is and do so with focus on results, both basic and high level and most importantly both on and off the tatami.
We can and will achieve great things for all OJU members if we come together and work as one toward the common goal of lifting Oceania judo to claim its rightful place also on the global scene!