#TeamUniSA Profile: UniSA Judo Club

Kirralee Thomas


Judo is a traditional Japanese martial art that is known for its 68 throwing techniques and 32 groundwork techniques. The UniSA Judo Club is involved in competitions all around Australia including the UniSport Nationals, where their members have won many medals while representing UniSA. Learn more about the club in our latest #TeamUniSA profile:

How many current members?

We have around 15 members.

What competitions or activities has the club been involved in over the past 12 months?

We have been in several local competitions as well as the Australian National Championships and World Kata Championships. We are also involved in judo demonstrations at events such as Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day) and in local schools to spread the word about judo.

Outline some of your club or club member achievements.

We compete in two judo divisions, one is 'Shiai' (fight) competitions and the other is 'Kata' (form) competitions. The last three years in the kata division, one of our members – UniSA alumni and current vice-president of the UniSA Judo Club Amy Trinh – has become an Australian national representative. She has competed in the Kata World Championships in Mexico (2018) and South Korea (2019).

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What is your favourite part of being a UniSA Sport club member?

The camaraderie – we are always supporting each other and working together. Recently, it was pleasing to see that most of our members participated in online sessions during the coronavirus period.

How can people join your club?

We have recently restarted our training sessions. We have two sessions at City West and one at City East every week. Anyone is welcome to come along to our training sessions and give judo a go. More information about our training sessions is available on our website or our Facebook page.


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