Welcome to the Hawthorn Judo Club

Message from our Head Coach

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 a number of members who have represented Victoria at the National level.

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 75. We all work together to help each person achieve their full potential.

Michelle Matthews
Head Coach