KIDO MINGARA JUDO ACADEMY
2013 JUDO NSW AWARDS FOR KIDO MINGARA
· DEVELOPMENT Club of the Year
· KASIEA NAIDOO SENIOR GIRL OF THE YEAR
2013 Judo NSW Awards recognises the achievements and contributions of clubs and individuals across the NSW Judo community determined on the accumulating competition points achieved at events over the last twelve months. The NSW State body nominated Kido members in 4 Individual award categories, with KASIEA NAIDOO from Wyong, winning the ‘JUDO NSW SENIOR GIRL OF THE YEAR’ individual competitive-based award. It must run in the family, for last year’s winner was her brother Neeson.
Our Tuggerah based Kido Mingara Judo Academy proved that this Region has abundance of local talent by being recognized with the prestigious Judo NSW Junior DEVELOPMENT Club of the Year. This is the second time in the past 3 years that KIDO brought this award, based on junior u/17 results and demonstrated commitment to junior development, to the Central Coast.
Kido has a solid coaching team this year with Yasue Fujita, S. Hobbs + Tamra Acciari, bringing out the best in the youngsters. The strong developing talented pool of contest players that have National medal level results this years included: Caroline Hain Neeson & Kassiea Naidoo; Liam + Angelina Yokoyama, Daniel Villani, and Elyshia Jackson. Not including minor events an impressive list of results under pinned the award.
q ACT International – 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze 
q NSW Jnr State- 2 Gold, 1 Silver 
q (IJF) CONTINENTAL Cup, Samoa. 5TH, 7th
q Shoal Haven Open - 3 Gold 
q AUCKLAND International Open - 2 Gold 
q Queensland International – 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 4Bronze 
q Oceania Championship, Cairns, - 1 Gold, 2 Silver 
q National Title – 10 medals, 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze 
q Southern Cross Intern. VIOC-, 3 Gold, 1 Bronze 
q SYDNEY International Open - 6 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze 
q NSW Country Championship 4 Gold, 1 Bronze. 
q S COAST OPEN + Country Championship 5 Gold, 2 Silver, 1Bronze
q Sonice Ganesa Cup, Indonesia - 2 Bronze 
q 2 selected for Cadets World Championships in Florida
q 2 players on the National Talent ID scholarship program.
The KIDO coaches, with the help of our current sponsors, Mingara + Central Coast Veterinary – Pet Imaging Centre, will build on the player base and anticipate having a stronger club in 2014 while not losing the distinct focus on junior technical and personal development in their training sessions.
KIDO MINGARA JUDO ACADEMY, TUGGERAH
2 GOLD MEDAL, 1 SILVER and 1 BRONZE
Southern Cross International Open Championships
The 2013 Southern Cross International Open Championships held in Melbourne on August 10-11th, was a very well-run event with many nationally ranked interstate players in attendance. Kido Mingara had 4 entries from the Tuggerah club including our Japanese female teacher, 3 Dan, Yasue Fujita.
YASUE FUJITA SNR WOMEN 57kg GOLD
DANIEL VILLANI SNR BOY u/15 GOLD
KASIEA NAIDOO SNR GIRL u/15 SILVER
ANGELINA YOKOYAMA CADET 57kg BRONZE
Yasue, FUJITA- The Academy’s resident Japanese coach and former Junior World medalist hadn’t been on the mat in nearly two years and thought she would have a go to test her fitness level. In her first round she faced off against a nationally ranked S.A junior player. Looking sharp and dominating the grips from the start Yasue threw her opponent with her fast Uchi Mata and transitioned effortlessly into Kesa Gatame to hold for the win. She took only marginally longer to break down S. Stuart, the strong but defensive nationally No 2 ranked player; throwing with Tai Otoshi to holding. In the finals Yasue showed her experience in grip fighting by setting up her opponent for a very well timed Ko Uchi Gari and another quickly transition into Osae Kome win. In her bouts she clearly showed that she hasn’t forgotten anything, applying her lightning fast Uchi Mata throw with devastating effect. The opponents had no answers on the ground either, where Yasue’s hold-downs clamped them immovable on the mat, ending all in full point wins for her first GOLD medal at an Australian ranked points competition.
In the U/15 Senior BOYS, twelve year old Daniel VILLANI made short work in the finals by dispatching the Victorian player in under 20seconds. He was trying a new speedier attack tactic which worked so well that he pressed it home with a solid throw landing the Victorian squarely on his back with Harai Goshi for Ippon full point score for the GOLD medal.
Angelina YOKOYAMA- had an interrupted preparation but nevertheless played 57kg, one weight up due to the amalgamation of divisions. Here in the Cadets she found the going tough matching strength with the larger opponents to gain the opportunity to commit and create a clean throwing entry. Her defense against submission techniques was not strong enough thus losing by Juji Gatame a key bouts and being relegated to the repechage round. Here she fought hard and although a scrappy fight, was able to turn her opponent over with Kesa Gatame for a hold-down score and the bronze medal. In her Junior Women fights, Angelina could not overcome the strength and experience of her opponents on this meet.
Wyong’s Kasiea NAIDOO had a cautious start in the 57kg division faced off against two Vic players in a round robin draw. In her 1st bout although ahead with good attacks, was hesitant in finishing them. Although dominating, with this pattern it was only a matter of time that she would be countered, which eventuated in her only loss on the day. Early in her subsequent bout she was scored against which fired Kasiea up. She became more decisive in her gripping and attacking actions and after a deep committed entry threw her opponent with Ouchi Gari for Ippon to take the SILVER.
Pete Acciari, KIDO Head Coach
KIDO’s CAROLINE HAIN - 2 GOLD Medals AT AUCKLAND INTERNATIONAL OPEN,
Competed at the Cadet World Championships, in MIAMI
Seventeen (17) year old High school student from Hexham, Caroline HAIN, a rising indigenous athlete, who travels from Hexham 3 x pwk to Tuggerah and on Saturday to Sydney for training en-route to the Cadet World Championships, competed at the Auckland International Open Championships [3 Aug] were she entered 2-age divisions. She easily made her 48kg weight check straight after arriving from the airport, for the 48kg Cadet (U/18) and Junior Women (U/21) categories.
Although tired Caroline performed well throughout the day, completely dominated her bouts and was never really pushed to her limits. She won her bouts convincingly with full point Ippon scores to take Gold in both the Cadets and Junior Women's divisions.
Caroline represented on the u/17 National Team to contest the 4th Cadet World Championships, in Miami Florida, USA. After a grinding year of physical skill training at the Tuggerah KIDO dojo [gym], not having missed one lesson, combined with the daily strength training and her Canberra AIS sessions gave her a good preparation.
Seeded as Continental [Oceania} champion in the large 32 entries 48kg division, Caroline received a draw in pool C meeting Mbazoghe, SOUTH AFRICA, who she dominated and defeated by ½ point [Waza Ari] convincingly.
She was then matched against the current European Champion, Szekely from Germany losing to her by 2 Waza Ari's. The German didn’t get it all her way with the bout going for over 4 minutes and finding Caroline’s unusual and relentless attacking style difficult. Eventually one of her throws was miss-timed and the strong German was able to counter and eliminate Caroline.
Disappointing but a very good learning experience and one Caroline will benefit from. The experience has made Caroline even more keen to sharpen her skills and strength specific to her techniques. She will be training in Texas for 2 weeks before her return just in time for more training at the Russian Coaching Clinic at Tuggerah on 15th Sept.
Caroline is the 2nd youngster to representative from Tuggerahs’ Kido Dojo at a Cadet World event and Head Coach Pete Acciari believes she has the determination and drive to follow in the footsteps of former successful club members, at the international level.