Confidence
without ego


Kids Academy



We turn kids into confident adults by:

  • Improving their balance and fitness
  • Creating mental strenght and discipline
  • Teaching a safe, competitive sport
  • ..all in a fun, family atmosphere.

Join your local Judo club

Location: Blackman Park Scout Hall, 8 Lloyd Rees Dr, Lane Cove West NSW 2066

Age Groups: 5 to 6 years old and 7 to 8 years old


Enrol IN KIDS ACADEMY

Enrol in a course now if you are interested in trying judo but have never done it before or have done a little bit as a kid. Download a course guide or contact us for more information about our courses. When you come to training wear track pants and a loose fitting t-shirt and bring a full water bottle for drink breaks. You will also need to remove any jewellery and your wristwatch.

 

5 – 6 years

These classes develop the core skills of Judo:
  • Safe falling
  • Balance
  • Contact awareness
The classes are conducted in a games environment where the games are structured to create awareness of the desired skill. Big Ball Sumo, Pillow fights and Crash Mat battles are just some of the fun games the children play.

 

7 – 8 years

These classes develop specific Judo skills but with a high “game” element. Safe falling skills are more developed to increase the ability to relax during the fall. Gradings commence in this age group.

 

9 – 10 years

These classes develop throwing and groundwork techniques with games designed to challenge mentally and physically. Techniques taught are required for gradings.

 

11 – 15 years

These classes develop throws, groundwork techniques and overall body strength. Classes develop strategy with a focus on competition depending on individual player’s maturity.

Enrol IN ADULT Judo

Enrol in a course now if you are interested in trying judo but have never done it before or have done a little bit as a kid. Download a course guide or contact us for more information about our courses. When you come to training wear track pants and a loose fitting t-shirt and bring a full water bottle for drink breaks. You will also need to remove any jewellery and your wristwatch.

SEMIR
PEPIC

HEAD COACH

4th Dan Black Belt

LIFE
body
mind

Semir Pepic has been training in Judo for over 35 years. He is a 4th Dan black belt and has studied Judo in Slovakia and Australia.

He represented Slovakia at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and then continued by representing Australia at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games where he achieved 9th place. He again represented Australia at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Shortly
about us

Located in UTS Building 4 entrance from HARRIS STREET

UTS Judo is founded by three-time Olympian Semir Pepic and is located in UTS Building 4, offering training of an exciting sport in an environment that is friendly, fun, safe, and challenging. With the increasing popularity of grappling sports it is a great way to learn throws and takedowns from highly experienced teachers.

Students will also learn how to fall safely and will also improve their spatial awareness. Semir’s jovial and friendly nature belie his vast experience and technical knowledge. He is capable of showing what will work for the untrained beginner as well as the seasoned professional.

ROMAN
GARAI

Head Coach 

UTS Lane Cove

2nd Dan Black belt

Train
Focus
Fight

Roman Garai is a 2nd Dan black belt and competed in Slovakia for many years where he achieved numerous victories and accomplishments such as qualifying for the junior national team. Roman also has tremendous experience in fitness training, and has competed in countless natural physique competitions in Australia.

MARK
Brewer

SENIOR COACH

3rd Dan Black Belt

SPORT
HEART
Fitness

Formerly New Zealand's number one ranked judoka, Mark Brewer has over 11 years of experience representing New Zealand in international competitions.

As a multiple National and Oceania Continental Champion and 2014 Commonwealth Games Representative, Mark has trained with top athletes around the world in countries like Japan, Germany and Britain. Mark now devotes his time to sharing his passion and knowledge for fitness in various endeavours, including acting as a radio presenter, sports coach and personal trainer.

MATT
PEPPAS

Assistant Coach

1st DAN BLACK BELT

Believe
Battle
Succeed

One of our students, Matt Peppas, has begun acting as an assistant coach during our beginners class. Matt has been training in judo for fourteen years, competing in many high-level competitions and often finishing in top places.

Amber
McLndoe

Assistant Coach

2nd DAN BLACK BELT

TRAIN
HARD

WIN 

Amber McIndoe is a 2nd dan black belt and has been training in judo for over 12 years. A former active cadet & junior competitor, Amber represented Australia at a World Championships and medaled at numerous Oceania championships. Since the end of her athlete career Amber has obtained a B. Health Science (Fitness) and is currently coaching at club and NSW state level.


First training
free

Come and visit us and enjoy your first training for free. Bring your clothes and join us. If you don't feel like training come over and watch and maybe you will join us during the next session.

individual
training

We also provide individual training as well as personal training for Judo competitions. If our time doesn't suit you ask Semir or Roman for more information about individual traning hours.

join
our club

Our club is equipped with all the necessary facilities to train judo at a high level. Our facilities include showers and change rooms, along with all of the necessary equipment required to train.

personal
training

Our trainers are professionals, equipped with extensive experience and knowledge in judo and will lead you to become a professional in the sport of judo.