Message from our Head Coach

Welcome to Hawthorn Judo.

At Hawthorn we emphasise all the aspects of Judo. Our junior classes cater for all levels from beginner to advanced, and our youngest member is 4.

We concentrate on technique and grading as well as competition preparation and we have several members representing Victoria at the National level and a current Junior National champion.

As well as learning Judo techniques, our students learn the theory behind Judo and a number of Japanese words which helps them in their understanding of the names of the techniques. Students are encouraged to represent the club in the regular competitions run by Judo Victoria as well as our own two in-house competitions.

Our senior class caters for a range of ages and abilities, our oldest member is 64. We all work together to help each person achieve their full potential.

Michelle Matthews - Head Coach

IJF Rule changes for 2017

March 17, 2017

IJF Rule changes for 2017

In January 2017 the IJF made some adjustments to several rules that players abide by during competition. This video gives a nice overview of these changes.