IBF Judo department would like to welcome our new supporting groups - KIA Motors           motors from the (Hopper Motor Group) from Hoppers Crossing and Werribee Victoria

The IBF Australia and the IBF judo department Oceania has just presented this appreciation plaque on behalf of all of us at the IBF to the Manager David Macdonald, and to all his team at Kia of the Hopper group. We are looking forward to what we can do together.

The IBF judo department committee would like to congratulate Senpai Alan Matic in his new role with the IBF Judo Department as our Oceania liaison officer, his responsibilities will be assisting our team with government grants, promotions, advertising and events. Thank you Alan Matic for accepting this position. Alan has travelled to Japan many times studying the art of Kodokan judo and and has great knowledge with I.T and works full time with the assisting government grants, so if you need help with assistance with government grants please contact Alan directly at

Congratulations to sensei Scott Steer for receiving his Ni-dan 2nd dan in Judo, Scott is the founder of Veteran Grappling based in Gold Coast Queensland he runs a program that assist all ADF veterans and emergency services through doing martial arts at his dojo. Once again well done sensei Scott.

We are pleased to announce that the IBF Judo department has now just been approved by the Australian government as a recognised and approved official Judo Department in Australia.

Over the last 2 years of hard work, we have finally made this happen by receiving the call from the sports minister.

This was for our approval, and its also now officially on the government website as of today.

So now we have bigger and better things for our future with the IBF Judo department and the IBF in the Oceania.

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IBF Judo Department - Special Needs Division

We are now proud to announce that the IBF Judo department has a special needs division in the professional hands of Mr. Terry Riches, who has many years of experience in this area and is currently working with the Judo SNJU along side now with the IBF. 

Disabilities includes, but is not limited to, visual impairment, Aspergers, cerebral palsy, muscular weakness and palsies, autism spectrum disorder, ADD, ADHD, Downs Syndrome, learning and cognition disorders.

We would also like to congratulate Shihan Mr. Terry Riches, our judo technical director, on his 7th Dan Judo promotion approved at the international congress held in Poland on the 3rd & 4th of October.
The IBF in conjunction with the AJU will be conducting an IBF Judo referee and Kata judges courses, this will be available by next year.


The IBF-JD is in talks with some Japanese clubs to set  up a Judo training trip for personal development, dates TBA.


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