Coaching Panel: Director - Pete Acciari, ncas III, Phil Sweeney ncas II, Chad Acciari, Martin Kelly; Tamra Acciari; .
Please NOTE! The NEW DATES effective for the New Year are set out below: Significant Points …… Start at KIDO is Wed 25th January 7pm class. Then from Monday 30 Jan normal 6:30 pm. ….. 1st NSW selection “Sydney Open” is on 26 Feb.
Month Date Event Venue Remarks .
Dec Sat 10 *Kido Awards BBQ MINGARA ALL persons, annual awards, gam s + party
During School holidays NO Judo classes except one Wednesday
Jan 25 Judo Start - Classes resume at KIDO Wed Kido session no 1 …. 7PM
27 Commonwealth Games TORCH Relay. Kido players in Judo GI’s or club colours could support the section in Blue Bay being run by Pete Acciari.
28/29 ##** Wollongong Training Camp JC International - Details will be forwarded
Feb 5 RSL All grades, low level
12/13 #** ACT Open high level + National Team selection pts
18 NSW Squad Development Session # 1 Sports Halls 1.00-5.30pm
26 # Sydney Open Championship 1st NSW Team selection
Mar 11 NSW Squad Development Session # 2 Sports Halls 1.00-5.30pm
13 # NSW Challenge 2nd NSW Team selection
19 RSL All grades, low level
22 NSW State Squad increases to Wed 6.30-9.30pm & Sat 1.00-5.30pm
Apr 2 # Monster League JC International u/10 only, modified
22/23 NSW State Squad Camp International JC 25th Apr Anzac Day
May 14 ##* NSW State Championships 3rd NSW Team selection
28 BBR Academy Kata Kenshusei Sports Halls 10.00am-3.00
June 3 Sat BBR Academy Kata Kenshusei Sports Halls 1.00-4.00pm
4th State Kata Championships & Dan Grading Sports Halls 9.00am-3.00pm 10/11/12 Junior & Senior Nationals Perth 12th Queens Birthday
25th MONSter League Bushido 30th June term 2 ends
JULY 2nd Kyu Grade & Masters Championships Sports Halls
5th NSW State Squad re-commences Sports Halls 7.30-9.30pm
15/16 National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) UWS Bankstown
23rd RSL Seven Hills
30th NSW Club Team Championships Sports Halls
Parents and Guardians please make yourself and the youngsters familiar with the Dojo Rules (posted on noticeboard) and in the Membership book. Some specific Hygiene & etiquette points to remember, now that summer is coming up and many youngsters run about barefoot. Footwear is to be worn to dojo. Judo gi not torn; fingernails cut & clean, NO use of the Mat area until class session officially begin with a (bow) It is ok to sit on it and have a quiet chat and stretch until the ring.
# Regional level recommended to u/10, 13, 16, 20 subject to qualifying grade criteria
# State level u/13, u/16 .
# National + State recommended subj. to NSW JFA levels requirements
** Recommended for serious players for the seasons preparation..
SISC = "Sydney Indoor Sports Centre", Olympic Boulevard, Homebush Bay.
Wollongong Training Camp January 28 + 29; this is a highly recommended camp with lots to learn if you have the time and a great preparation for comp players, even if only visited for one of the 2 days. At the JC International - Details will be forwarded when available. It is strongly recommended for anyone aiming at State level selection. __________________________________________________________________________________
Congratulations are in order for our Snr coach PHIL SWEENEY. He is now General Manager of Booth’s Mitsubishi Wyong. He has worked is way up the ladder over the years running virtually every department at some point in time. He even went back to the spanners and tools when back in Ireland several yrs ago. So he has not only a thorough understanding of the motor industry, but knows what he is talking about when you need some advice.
MINGARA SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR 2005 Awards Our nominations of current Kido members for this BIG annual event were:
Most Promising Junior & Senior Sportsperson (Local) Junior – JAY SHARPE
Best and Fairest Junior & Senior Player of the Year Junior - SEAN SWEENEY & Senior - HAROLD LONGWOOD Junior Sportsperson of the Year – HANNAH TROTTER. The submissions were very good and showed a real commitment on the part of the nominees.
NATIONAL TITLES 2005 TASMANIA
1 Gold + 1 Bronze NATIONAL Judo Medals for Tuggerah’s KIDO-MINGARA JUDO ACADEMY. Possibly the smallest contingent of our club players qualified on the NSW State team to attend the 2005 National Titles held in Launceston TAS. Three (3) players from the Academy wore the NSW blues and managed 2 medal wins.
MARTIN KELLY, had cut back drastically on his training post Athens, entering this event super confident, justifiably, since he has not been seriously challenged for quite some time in Australia. He won this Nationals again but not without one controversial bout. His first 3 bouts were flawless textbook full point “ippon” throws. Martin was in form. In the final bout of the round robin, it did not take him long to take control and then attack and throw his opponent. However mid air the player managed to initiate a counter, which brought about a controversial decision based on the landing. Who landed first? It came down to deciding on the last millimetres before impact, as to the validity or negation of the score. The referees initially awarded the bout to Martin, however after lengthy discussion with the referee’s commission they reversed their decision (Judo does not allow a video referee) and award it to the opponent. So one can see a great deal hangs in the balance on the referees of the day, how good they are, how well positioned and if they can see and interpret the action correctly.
Jay SHARPE U/13 u/40kg was only very light in his weight division but nevertheless played really well with good attempts at a variety of techniques. After winning his first bout he lost his second to one of the strongest and older opponents who went on to the finals. This gave Jay a second chance in the repechage rounds, which he took full advantage of. The Laats Kata guruma (lifting shoulder throw) worked brilliantly in his 3rd bout. His Seoi and huge harai goshi hip throw helped him win the next 2
bouts to earn himself a 3rd place on the dais. This was a great effort for being at his first Nationals and after only his 2nd year in the sport.
Casey TROTTER tried hard and was countered when attempting his seoi nage a second time. Unfortunately his opponent was eliminated in the next bout, thus also taking Casey out of the competition. The Nationals was a positive experience for the juniors and served them well by gaining the experience to seriously needed at that level
We will plan a small Easter Raffle in 2005 again to assist the players at comps.
NEW KIDO ENGRAVED PEN-It was a grand gesture by many families to take 10 or more of the new Pens and use them as gifts or sell them in their businesses. It is another small club fundraiser for the club and the pen has a useful purpose as well.
You only saw very little of two of our coaches, Chad and Tamra Acciari this year they have been pretty busy opening their new VET Hospital on the Pacific Hwy in North Wyong. Their overall approach is to provide a quality, caring affordable service to the area. Check out some of their product opening specials** and the state of the art facility at the Central Coast Veterinary Centre 4353 0200.
Unfortunately we have lost the large Road Signage that was on the Pacific Hwy for the past 13 years. BUT it is now at last, replaced by a SMALL WSC’s proper directional blue road sign saying “Judo Academy”.
There are no alternatives but to physically undertake a Pamphlet distribution targeting our local areas, starting with the beginning of our Judo year. We WILL definitely organise this by working over suburbs with hopefully some help from our players. If we can promote the fact that we are the ONLY Judo club in the wyong shire and give special attention to the areas closest to our Dojo we should have some success in building up our numbers.
We can expand the promo with adds in the local schools and displaying our Posters in some shops and business houses. Let us know if you can display a Judo poster into a shop window or other prominent position. The Women Judo poster was impressive and should be used if possible. We have plenty or can obtain them..
The Mardi Gras at the Entrance was a real buzz and promo. Thanks go to the group of parents and players that supported this and marched. (Sweeney, Jackson, O’Donnell and Sharpe Families). Jaimee Lee was the lucky one to sit on the MINGARA float and practice her ‘queens wave’ and as the crowd grew, soon all of us were greeted and waving madly. Richard thought it was so good and a great promotional opportunity, Kido could have our own float on HIS new Scania truck next year. It is 6o foot long so ideal for our mats and show off our ‘tumbling’ skills. Something to think about??????? Richard is just itching to drive the rig and wave with both arms at the same time!!
WEB; Geoff King is still doing a great Job on the updating of the web; unfortunately his work took him off to the big smoke, which stopped his Judo training. Just as he was getting in the swing of things… Lets hope the IT field he is working in might bring him back to the Coast soon.
Queens Baton Relay XVIII Commonwealth Games one of the longest (180 000km across 71 nations. Well one of our club members has been selected as a Queens Baton Relay runner for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. Pete Acciari will be carrying the torch on day 3 of the batons 50-day journey around Australia, in the Blue Bay area on the 27th of January. He is tickled pink and just hopes it isn’t an uphill leg that is given to him when the exact location of his leg is decided.
It is most unfortunate that Judo was not selected as a participating sport in Melbourne, unlike Manchester where Martin Kelly obtained a coveted bronze. It would be a promotional opportunity if our club players, parents and friends can share in this occasion by joining on the day and wearing the Judo GI and/or club tracksuits and hold our banner high.
FOR SALE: BLUE + White JUDO GI (uniforms) are now available as the 2nd gi. = Subsidized to $30 to Academy members. .....Kido-Mingara POLAR Jackets embroidered with Kido Logo + Mingara Logo $35 long sleeves, $25 Vest style. These are really thick Alpine Quality and will be very warm for wearing to training on cold nights. ... BELTS of any colour are available free if traded for your existing belt and if in stock. They can be purchased/ ordered for $6. There are some Old TATAMI MATS remaining for $15 ea. They are in various states of repair, some damaged or frayed and of the traditional rice straw nature. Knee pads - $5.00 pair….. JUDO manuals (booklets) $5.00 ea. Kkido engraved Pens - $3 ea or 5 for $10. (Make agood gift). Patches $4 ea. Kdo – T-shirts- $6.00 (while stock lasts). Note! sales are a main contributor to raise funds.
A BIG WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS: Jamie Lee Jackson, Kevin & Ryan O’Donnell, Watanabe Takumi & Kurtis McCabe by all accounts they have settled in well and are showing top progress, we wish them all the best in their future progress and attaining a higher technical and grade level. It is a pity Taka is returning so soon to Japan, we wish him all the best and trust he had a good time in Australia..
__________________________________________________________________________________ GRADING Examiners Review Our last grading was very small mostly due to the limited attendance during the 2nd part of the year. For those that qualified Well Done !! It was a learning experience coupled with a display of skill requirements.
KAI TROTTER U/16 BROWN SHANNON LANGLEY SNR BROWN
Hanna TROTTER u/16 BLUE JAMIE LEE JACKSON U/10 YELLOW
TAKA SNR YELLOW emphasis was on a well rounded curriculum including but not overstating the Kata.
PLAYER PROFILE: and nominee for MINGARA SPORTSPERSON Nov 2005
KAI TROTTER, Terrigal, student
Kai is 15 years old about to go for is brown belt and trains 3xp week year round. He fist started judo in July 1999 at age 9 and commenced competition in early 2001 in a local Regional event where he was spotted for his quality skills when entering the u/13s and has been awarded the “Best u/13 Regional Player in 2003”.
2005 Bronze NSW Summer Open 1st NSW team selection u66kg
Silver Summer Champ 2ndNSW team selection u66kg
Carrying a, what he thought well mended injury, Kai was well on his way to qualify for the National Titles again. Unfortunately his shoulder was re injured seriously and ultimately let him down forcing an extended rehabilitation and break from Judo.
The medical verdict ruled him out from competitions until he is of an age that he can have reconstructive surgery. Kai is back on the mats, showing his love for Judo by regularly training and assisting in coaching in the club.
2004 Silver – Summer Open, 1st State Team selection, u/16,u/66 kg
Silver – March Challenge, 2nd State Team Selection,u/16,u/66
Bronze – NSW State Titles, 3rd State Team selection,u/66kg
7th State Team Rep at National Titles, Queens land
injured NSW International Championship
Kai has not only grown within himself this year but also in his Judo skills, etiquette and manner. The Kido-Mingara coaching Panel feels that by his club participation he brings the required keenness, inner strength and determination the sport and acts as a great role model to all the youngsters. in our club.
2003 Silver Illawarra Open Championship u/16, u/50kg
Gold NSW STATE Titles u/13
Gold NSW Summer Open u/13,u/50 kg 2002 2 x Gold NSW Country Championship, Nowra u/13’s
Gold Hunter – Lake Macquarie Games u/13’s “OUTSTANDING TROW of the COMPETITION”,
Silver NSW March Challenge u/13,under 50 kg
Silver NSW Summer Open
Silver NSW STATE u/13, under 50kg
Gold November Challenge u/13’s
RAFFLE - this years Christmas raffle comprised of 3 prizes with the Sweeneys taking home the top goods. In over 10 years of trying this was his first ever win and boy was he excited!. We will see if he can repeat this in the next 10. A huge thanks goes to everyone for contributing so generously, it was a good indicator of your support for the Judo club and with the purchase/selling of the tickets the proceeds will be used to subsidise the entries to events coming up. We netted $190.
SUPPORTERS SHIELDS see JO SHARPE coordinator…. ANNUAL SUPPORTERS Many thanks go to the supporters of this scheme to assist our Elite Development program, which is thanks to the Sharpe’s slowly growing again.
BOOTHS MITSUBISHI of Gosford - WYONG 4324 4977
KC SURFBOARDS t/as SOAR FIN SYSTEM Trotter Family SHARPE’S BROS- Asphalt road sealing. W. Gosford 4324 6555 INTERCEPT GROUP Security Training Tuggerah. 4353 0922 PENINSULA LAW SOLICITORS Blackwall Rd. Woy Woy 4342 1111
If you own your own business or work for a concern that would consider sponsoring a sporting organization like ours See if they would be interested They receive a shield in the first year and subsequently the engraved annual tag. Over the years your contributions really help in supporting players to high-level events.
___________________________________________________________________________________ JUDO BELT MARKINGS- Note the rules of 3 white bands for u/10 players on a coloured belt will be enforced at all events. Two (2) for Yonen – u/13 players; 1 for Shonen-u/16 players and none for over 16 Seinen players, are now in effect. Blue + White Gi’s for u/16, and seniors at comps. This is simply done by taping the belt with white medical tape.
Note our Annual Club fee is $15 due in January again for the year. GRADING fees are: Jnr $25, Snr $30. (First grading includes a Judo grading book.)
Training The level and commitment to training in the club should be related to the goals that you wish to achieve. A minimum of 2 nights per week is required to progress through the ranks and give you the attendance required to complete the grading syllabus.
Any player wishing to compete at the top level of state and national championships should be prepared to commit to 3 nights per week plus the additional extra training of running squad or weights when necessary. Class attendance is not a guarantee to success but hard work and consistent training will always allow you to perform to your personal best.
Training should be likened to putting money in the bank, the more you put in the more you can take out when needed. I came across this quote awhile back and I believe it applies to everything in life and not just Judo. The difference between being ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. I hope everybody has a safe and happy Christmas and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year. Phil
ATTENDANCE + NEW Perpet. SHIELD (of 124 days max Judo training + related activities available during this year. 1x pwk = 40 days, 2 = 80 In high technical sports it is linked directly to development + results --- therefore the key emphasis is on training. This year no one reached the 100 benchmark but
HANNAH TROTTER, as top attendee, participated in 63% (78) and her name will be placed on the Perpetual shield (also receive a 2005-06 Registration with the JFA); individuals that really showed their enthusiasm and commitment to the development although only joining of late were Jamey lee Jackson, Kurtis McCabe Callum Dittes and Sean Sweeney. All must be commended, for their effort wich surely will be eventually reflected in their results.
CLASSES FOR 2006 set out a plan with clear goals, stay fit and (for those old enough) do your weights. MARRY CHRISTMAS and a healthy NEW YEAR! .