Taketani Judo Academy

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Enrollment for Term 3 Pixies and Kids' classes are closed.

 
Enrollment for Term 3 Pixies and Kids' Classes are closed. We are not accepting new members this term.
 
Term 4 Pixies and Kids Class enrollment is open now. Please contact us to book a trial. The trial week for Term 4 is from Monday 7th October to Saturday 12th October.

Important Notice

We are so sorry, but our senior class is full and we are not taking any new members.
Please contact us if you would like to be on our waiting list.

Taketani Judo Academy originated at the Malvern Health and Fitness Centre in 2013 and in November 2016 we opened our own full-time Judo Dojo in Oakleigh. In October 2018, after just 2 short years of incredible growth, we moved to our new state of the art Dojo just around the corner in Huntingdale.
 
We have more than 80 junior and 40 senior members. We currently have 23 medallists from the Australian National Judo Championships with 12 National Champions training with us.

Our head coach Nao and Kasumi both learned their Judo in Japan. They started Judo from the age of 6 and trained at the highest level until they moved to Australia.
 
We coach a Japanese style of Judo which we teach both to the juniors and seniors and ensure that the training environment encompasses high levels of respect and discipline. Nao is also the Head Coach for the Junior Victorian State Team.
 
Nao leads a team of coaches with Kasumi and Sunny helping in specialist areas and have been working together since 2010. Since then they have been developing up their own teaching method which is based on a Japanese Judo style and Japanese teaching philosophy.
All our coaches are high level national competitors and have vast experience as a coach. Kasumi and Sunny have a great experience in their Judo life.
Pixies Class - 6 y/o
Kids Class - 7 to 14 y/o
Senior Class 15 y/o & Older

Nao Taketani 

  
 
Education:
• Bachelor of Physical Education from Kokushikan University
• Certificate III & IV in Personal Trainer from Fitness Australia
• NSAS in Judo – National Coaching Accreditation Scheme.
• Kodokan Judo Institute 4th Dan
• High School Physical Education Teacher License from Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education
• Certificate in First Aid from Australia Wide First Aid

Nao started his Judo journey in Osaka, Japan in 1988. He enrolled in Junior high school, high school and university with a focus on Judo. His university ‘Kokushikan University', stays at the top of the ladder every year. Nao studied physical education focused on the Martial arts of Judo. While studying at University he trained and competed with many Olympic athletes.

 
Nao is a multiple champion (4 X Japan Regional Champion), and has worked with the US Judo team prior to the Beijing Games in 2008. He has helped his students become National Champions in Judo in Australia. Nao has worked with some of the best from all over the world and is willing to share his advice and experiences.
 
He has coached several students to National level championships. He is qualified and accredited (both Japan and Australia) and wants to help his students succeed
 
Nao is a high performance coach with international experience in mentoring Athletes to achieve a standard higher than their own expectations. He has personally trained against international opponents in Europe, Asia, North America and now in Australia.
 
He has trained Australian national medalists and Australian Team members. His goal is to provide the support for all of the members so that they achieve their highest results on a consistent level.
 

Kasumi Muramatsu

Kasumi started judo in Japan when she was seven. She became a top athlete in Japan at 14 years of age, since then she was ranked number 1 in the all Japan championships and was chosen as a member of Japanese judo national team.
 
She moved to Australia in 2004 where Kasumi continued competing in Australia and won the Australian Championships from 2005 to 2009. She has trained and competed with many Olympians from all over the world and enjoys sharing her elite judo experiences with her students.
 
Kasumi is also a qualified teacher in Australia, she completed her Bachelor of primary/ Early childhood education through University of Tasmania and has worked in Australian primary schools, kindergarten and child care centres for many years. She has warm and caring nature and always wanting to help students to improve their skills from basic to advanced levels.
 
 

Sunny Chua

Sunny started Judo in Singapore when he was 12 years old and has continued Judo ever since. Sunny showed great enthusiasm for the art and was promoted to Judo captain of his neighborhood high school, where he led the team and himself to multiple victories.
 
Sunny has traveled and trained in Japan and Europe to see experience different approaches to coaching Judo.
 
Sunny remains passionate about the art, even after 18 years. He motivates the team and ensures beginners feel welcome to the club. He remains competitive in Judo and BJJ tournaments.
 
Sunny has medaled in the Australian Nationals 2013, Oceania International Open 2013 in Samoa, resulting in a rank on the IJF ladder.
 
Sunny is the director of Dojo Mats which supplied the club with all our mats. More information can be found at www.dojomats.com.au

Timetable

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
         
Weight Training
Seniors Competitors Only
8am to 9.45am

           
Kids All Levels
7 to 14 y/o
10am to 11.30am


Pixies Class
6 y/o

4.15pm to 5pm

 
Pixies Class
6 y/o

4.15pm to 5pm

  Pixies Class
6 y/o
4.15pm to 5pm 
 
Kids Beginners & Intermediate
7 to 14 y/o

5pm to 6.30pm
Advanced
Kids Class
Invite Only

5pm to 6.30pm
Kids Beginners & Intermediate
7 to 14 y/o
5pm to 6.30pm
Advanced
Kids Class
Invite Only
5pm to 6.30pm

Kids All Levels
Fitness Class
7 to 14 y/o

5pm to 6pm

 

Seniors Randori Session
Invite Only

7pm to 8.30pm


Seniors Class
15 y/o & Older
Orange Belt & Higher

7pm to 8.30pm

 Seniors Class
15 y/o & Older
White & Yellow Belt
7pm to 8.30pm

Seniors Class
All Levels
15 y/o & Older

7pm to 8.30pm

 
Advanced
Kids Class
Invite Only
6pm to 7pm

 
       
Seniors Class
Yellow Belt
& Higher

15 y/o & Older
7pm to 8.30pm

 
Get in touch with us
If you need any further clarification
please feel free to drop us a line below.
 
 
 
35 Clifford Street Huntingdale Vic