Welcome to Judo Western Australia (Inc.)
Judo Western Australia (Inc.) is the governing body for Judo in Western Australia. We are delighted to assist our clubs and members to bring this fantastic Olympic sport to all our current and future players.

What is Judo?
Judo is many things to different people. It is a fun sport, an art, a discipline, a recreational or social activity, a fitness program, a means of self-defense or combat, and a way of life. It is all of these and more.

Originally founded in Japan in 1882 by Dr. Jigoro Kano, Judo is a refinement of the ancient martial art of Jujutsu. Dr. Kano studied these ancient forms and integrated what he considered to be the best of their techniques into what is now the modern sport of Judo.

Judo was introduced into the Olympic Games in 1964 and is practiced by millions of people throughout the world today. People practice Judo to excel in competition, to stay in shape, to develop self-confidence, and for many other reasons. But most of all, people do Judo just for the fun of it.

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Judo WA - Community Engagement Officer

Judo WA is looking for a Community Engagement Officer.

The part-time role (10hrs week) will be responsible for the coordination of education and training courses, member engagement opportunities and working with the JWA Commissions.

More information about the role and how to apply are provided in the position description.

Applications close on Friday 24 August 2018.

We're hiring

If you have any questions about the role, please
email Emma Taylor, Judo WA Executive Officer or contact her on 0417 074 554.

Kata Camp

Kata Camp
SouthWest Judo Academy is excited to host two of Australia's most knowledgable kata practitioners: Ernie Wakamatsu, 5th Dan, and Dale Keogh, 6th Dan.

Whether you are looking to expand your judo knowledge or simply need to learn kata to obtain your next grade, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn from Australia's best.

To get the most out of the sessions we ask that participants have at least a basic understanding of the kata(s) they wish to take part in.

Download the event flyer here...

Register here...

Judo WA Refereeing Course - Have you got what it takes?

Have you got what it takes to become a Judo Referee?

You’re invited to further your knowledge and understanding of Judo by becoming a Judo WA certified referee.

To be eligible for this course you are a current Judo WA financial member, at least 12 years old with an orange belt or higher.

This course will have a 3-session theory component to be held on Fridays 07, 14 and 21 September from 18:30 – 21:00h at the Fremantle PCYC (Gym 3), 34 Paget Street, Hilton WA, followed by a Practical exam at the SWJA Beginners tournament on the 30th of September, SWJA Dojo, 10 Crowley Street, Port Kennedy.
Olympic referee Lubo Pjetr
Lubo Petr – Australian Olympic Referee

The course fee is $50 per person, which will be refunded upon successful completion of this course (full attendance and passing both theory and practical exam components).

Please download the event flyer and click here to register for this course (Closes Sunday 2nd of September).

SouthWest Judo Academy Beginners Tournament

SWJA Beginners como
Registration opens September 1st, 2018. Please click here to register for this event

2018 Perth Oceania Open Judo Championships

Great news for all Judo enthusiasts in (Western) Australia.

It is with great pleasure that we are able to share this great news with you. Judo WA has worked extremely hard behind the scenes to be able to bring this international World Ranking List event back to Perth for 2018. 

Following the Western Australia International Open Judo Championships the weekend prior, and the subsequent International Training camp, the 2018 Perth Oceania Open Judo Championships will be held on the weekend of the 17th and 18th of November 2018.

Mark your calendars for this great double weekend Judo roller coaster. Please share with all your Judo friend around the world!!

For more information, please click here...


Did you know...

that most of our clubs offer free trial classes for you and/or your child(ren) to come and try one of the best Olympic sports in the world?

Why not give it a try and contact your nearest club today and book a free trial class?

For a list of all our clubs in Western Australia, please click here...

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Working with Children's Check Are you working with children?

Then you may also have to apply for your Working with Children Check?

Having a valid Working with Children (WWC) card is mandatory for all coaches/trainers that teach at a Judo WA affiliates club or school.

Think you don't need to get one?
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Upcoming Events

Kata Camp
SouthWest Judo Academy Dojo
10 Crowley St, Port Kennedy, WA
More info...
Register here...
Judo WA Annual General Meeting
Offices of Sport and Recreation WA
246 Vincent Street, Leederville, WA
For more info, please contact your club representative
7, 14, 21
& 30 Sep
Judo WA Refereeing Course
Fremantle PCYC, 34 Paget Street, Hilton
More info...
Register here...
2018 NSW International Open
Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, NSW
More info...


SWJA Beginners Tournament
SouthWest Judo Academy Dojo
10 Crowley St, Port Kennedy, WA

Register here...

2018 South Australia International Open
Westminster School, Marion, South Australia
More info...
SouthWest Judo Championships
SouthWest Judo Academy Dojo
10 Crowley St, Port Kennedy, WA

More info to follow...

LiveLighter Judo WA International Open
Perth, Western Australia
State Netball Centre, 200 Selby Street, Jolimont WA
More info to follow...

Judo WA International Training Camp
Perth, Western Australia
More info & location to follow...
2018 Perth Oceania Open & Junior Cup
Presented by LiveLighter
Perth, Western Australia
State Netball Centre, 200 Selby Street, Jolimont WA
Click here for more info...
Oceania Judo Union International Training Camp
Perth, Western Australia
More info & location to follow...

      Click here for a list of all WA events