Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Ben was in Australia this weekend and the kids must have known because they showed up 'in numbers' at Sandringham. Nelly took the class and worked them hard out.
Meanwhile in Australia Ben caught up with Noah and Jacob who are having a great time in Sydney.
The guys are doing us proud training hard, being polite and humble and making the absolute most of being at Zenbu. It made us all proud to get such positive feedback. Especially when we have lots more kids coming through behind them!
Posted by Ben Stallworthy at 21:36
Friday, 1 March 2019
This Friday Matt Rowley came and sheared technical knowledge with our young Judoka. It was a good night we had small group of our young people that are interested in developing their throwing technique learning from a really good instructor with excellent technical Judoka,
Big Judo's focus is developing a strong base and this was another brick in our foundation, well done kids and thanks heaps Matt.
Posted by Ben Stallworthy at 11:59
Monday, 25 February 2019
Jacob and Noah both had there first taste of off-shore competition last weekend in Sydney. Tony, Shaun and Oliver went over and supported them. No medals but great experience and Tony said he had an awesome time with Ivor and Morgan at Zenbu. Cool weekend.
Bummer about the stink photo. It was the only one the crew took that we could use! Oh well I'm in Sydney next month and will try and get some decent shots.
Posted by Ben Stallworthy at 23:57
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Big Judo's secret is its strategy. We care about people and about Judo. Big Judo isn't about one instructor its about motivating experienced Judo players to invest time and effort in teaching. We develop the little people and they grow into our own elite. The first generation left home this month.
Taking time out to teach a kid to tie their belt can be a pain when you are running a class. But it demonstrates to that kid that you care, that we look after each other and that everybody matters in this Judo family. Values that in a time they may be transferring to the next generation. .
Posted by Ben Stallworthy at 23:30
First photo of Jacob and Noah at Zenbu with Morgan and Ivor Endicott Davies at Zenbu Dojo in Australia. The guys say that they are having a great time and learning lots already.
Nice to see the first international outing of the famous Big Judo hoodie. Maybe there'll be a Big Judo Sydney one day! Jordan you listening.
But seriously, a big thanks to Morgan and Ivor whose help we really appreciate.
Posted by Ben Stallworthy at 23:27
Monday, 11 February 2019
Jacob and Noah, our top young players left this week for a long trip overseas. Behind them is another generation of kids developing their Judo. In a few years they may return and other people will follow them overseas.
Big Judo has always been about strategy and sustainability. We spend lots of time developing our people, focusing on growing them so they are braver, service focused and interested in good Judo. From big kids classes come good adult Judoka.
Posted by Ben Stallworthy at 05:14