Wednesday, October 5, 2011

SJC Featured in Exquisite Magazine September Issue!

Get your September issue of Exquisite Magazine!
This month's Wellness Section features Martial Arts Judo, Aikido and Karate, along with a generous contribution of photos from SJC. 

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

SJC kids visits the Budo Academy!

Another successful combined kids class, this time it's our turn to hop on the bus and visit the Budo Academy. Big THANK YOU to Sensei Scott and Kiat of SJC for representing SJC and also Sensei Gerard of Jagsport for the brilliant hospitality!

To a vibrant Judo Community!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

JagSport Kids visits SJC!

An amazing combined kids class with our guest from JapSport. Big thank you to Sensei Scott, Principle Instructor for the SJC Children's Program and Sensei Gerard Lim, Principle Instructor at JagSport.

To follow up on this excellent program, JagSport will be playing host to our Kids! Parents who wish to participate please drop us an email:

Program Details:
Sunday, 2nd Oct 2011
0845 - 1030am
Address: Budo Academy, 340B George's Ave, King George's Building
Fees: Free for SJC members, Free Parking

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Our Story.... told 2 decades ago.

Ever wondered how the Singapore Judo Club started? 
Who are the ones responsible?
Where it has been? 

Heres a little writeout on our history taken from the 1993 Federation magazine. Lookout for more snippets of our history!

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From the left, current SJC President Mr Tan Sin Ann, Mr Wee Teck Kim, the late Mr. K.S. Moorthy (9th Dan Master) and Mr Steven Loh current Island Judo Club instructor

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Report: Sensei Mori back from Finland.

Principal Instructor Sensei Mori has returned from his week long seminar in Kokkola, Finland

Heres a summary from a news source of his visit:
"6 Dan Master, 10 times Iranian champion and 1986 Asia Games Medalist, instructed in Kokkola and Raahe this week. Sensei Mori was invited by Mr Timo Sivula, the Kokkola Judo Chamber Secretary who trained under Mori in Singapore in the early 2000. "My training at the local judo club and with Sensei Mori was a matter of chance. I wanted to offer others the same opportunity to learn from Mori" said Sivula on inviting sensei Mori to Finland. 

Sensei Mori stressed on going beyond the pursuit of Judo techniques but also the importance of safety, citing example of his injured knee. Avoiding injuries will allow a Judoka to train well into his or her golden years. 
For the full report in Finnish by Raahen Seutu Daily

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Friday, August 26, 2011

NOTICE: No Training on Hari Raya Puasa, Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Members please note that there will be No Training on Hari Raya Puasa, Tuesday, 30 August 2011. All other training dates are unaffected.

Wishing all Muslims a Happy Hari Raya Puasa! 

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Monday, August 8, 2011

NOTICE: No Training on National Day, Tuesday, 9th Aug 2011

NOTICE: No Training on National Day, Tuesday, 9th Aug 2011. Normal session resumes this coming Sunday, 14th Aug 2011. Members please take note.

Wishing Singapore a Happy Birthday! 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

SJC blogspot welcomes 10000 visitors!

We think this is an Achievement and we Thank You for watching this space :)
There are talks of a small feature in a magazine. 
Watch out for that! 

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Monday, August 1, 2011

SJC History Archive underway...

Current SJC VP Mr. Philip Law (Right)

From the era of Asia's Champions to the current community orientated SJC, we've definitely come a long way. SJC is currently gathering resources (and stories) to document our rich history. Let us know if you have any to share. 

History in the making...

bit of a spectator sport back then

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sensei Mori to showcase in Finland!

Sensei Mori (Middle) & Cheryl (3rd from the right)

The Singapore Judo Club Principal Instructor Sensei Mori will be hosting a week long seminar in Kokkola, Finland. If your a Judoka in Finland, please do take note of the following program details:

Following Finland, Sensei Mori will then leave for Iran to run another series of seminar and will be back training with us in a month's time. During his absence, Sensei Cheryl Goh (Commonwealth & SEA Games Medalist) and Club President Sensei Tan Sin Ann (2 times SEAP Games Medallist & Ex-National Coach) will be at the helm. So please do attend training as usual!

A packed class this morning! Keep up the good work guys! 

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

We've got Banners & Bookmarks!

Look out for our flashy new Banner right along Guillemard Road. 
We've also printed some SJC Bookmarks. Come pick one up soon!

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Kyoto University Judo MTV

A very Tastefully done clip by Kyoto University Judo. Enjoy!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

5 reasons why Children should practice Judo

A great writeout on why Children should practice Judo. Read this if your a concerned parent or even a young person who is deciding if you should step on the mats!

Getting a child started in Judo is something some parents hesitate to do due to their preconceived ideas on martial arts, combat sports or Judo specifically. However, being introduced to Judo at a young age is something for which I am forever grateful. It has taught me so many lessons in life, and I would not be the same man I am without it. Putting aside how fit Judo gets you, I can think of five big reasons for kids to do the sport.

1. Self Awareness 
Seeing their child excited about learning is something all parents strive to achieve. Judo is mentally and physically stimulating in a productive learning environment. By learning to synchronise their mind with their body, kids become very aware of themselves and others. 

2. Flexibility and Balance
We all know children who are injury prone. The kids who seem to find ways of tripping over, getting stuck in strange spots and other creative ways of hurting themselves. Usually not the Judo kids though. By learning the techniques and movements involved in Judo children are twisted, turned, contorted and as a result increase their flexibility. These exercises also help kids maintain balanced posture even if they do stumble.

3. Concentration and Focus 
When participating in a Judo class a student needs to remain focused so as to not injure themselves or their classmates. Also, Judo whilst appearing to be just a bunch of kids wrestling and play fighting actually teaches kids about balance, force production and biomechanics without them even realising.

4. Ethical Competition
Judo competitions are quite different from other ‘fights’. The process involves bowing to your opponent and the referee; these are acknowledgements of your opponent’s willingness to engage you in a bout and the referee’s position in control of the fight. The compulsory bowing and handshake upon completion of the fight means sportsmanship is paramount.

5. Self Defense
Though we hate to think of kids being in a violent setting there is a chance they may possibly be put in such a situation. Judo does not teach weapons fighting or even striking (punches and kicks) however they learn to grapple and control an opponent to defend long enough for a chance to run away unscathed. The confidence that Judo gives a child also helps to make them bully-proof.

You see, these five reasons are great for someonone who is just starting their life out, but these five factors become phenomenal for people who have entered the latter years of their life. Fitness, social skills, agility, mental health, courage and wisdom; these are the crowning glory of a person’s life and the value of elders in the community.

As a kid growing up in Judo, I’ve been blessed to have been guided by people who had turned Judo’s attributes into their life goals.

As the saying goes ‘it’s not where you start that counts, it’s where you end up’. So the best reason I can give you about why your child should do Judo is because it will help them become the best person they can be.


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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Training Resumes!

Good News Guys!
Normal Training resumes this Sunday, 3rd July onwards.

Reminder for our training timings
Exclusively for Kids
Sunday 900am - 1000am
Normal session
Tuesday 730pm -930pm
Sunday 1000am -1200noon

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Notice: Training Disruption & SMS Alert

NOTICE: Members please note training tomorrow (12 Jun, Sunday) will be canceled due to extended premise issues. The management is working to resolve this as we speak. We will keep everyone updated. 

For the members who did not get our SMS & Email Alert for this cancelation, please email your Name and Phone contact to

We understand the inconvenience this series of disruption has caused you and we hope for your kind understanding. We wish to arrive at a permanent solution as soon as possible. Thank you. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

June Grading.

This round of Grading saw many members passing and getting promoted up their grades. Congratulations to all your achievements!

We have also appointed the new committee member in-charge of Grading and Competition; Mr. Eugene Tan (3rd Dan). He will work towards a more systematic approach in grading so as to ensure a high level of quality and consistency in our training.

Some last minute coaching from Eugene (center) to the father and son dual.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Training Resumes!

SJC is back in Action!

Dojo extension project is Completed. Check out the huge space covered with sparking new mats!Same good old workout. Normal training has resumed. Please come hit the mats this coming Tuesday, 31st May 2011.

Normal session
Tuesday 730 pm -930 pm
Sunday 1000 am -1200 noon
Exclusively for Kids
Sunday 900am-1000 am

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Dojo Extension!

Members please note affected training schedule due to the Extension Project.

Adults Class:
NO Training this Sunday, 22nd May 2011 and next Tuesday, 24th May
- Training to Resume Next Sunday, 29th May 2011

Children's Class:
NO Training this Sunday, 22nd May 2011
- Training to Resume Next Sunday, 29th May 2011

New Mats and a more Spacious Dojo for the everyone! 
See You on the New and Improved Dojo! 

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Japan Earthquake And Tsunami Relief!

The Singapore Judo Club strongly encourage our members to contribute to the relief efforts via the following websites.

Crisis in Japan:
On March 11, a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake occurred near the northeastern coast of Japan, creating extremely destructive tsunami waves which hit Japan and triggering evacuations and warnings across the Pacific Ocean. The earthquake and tsunami have caused extensive and severe damage in Northeastern Japan, leaving thousands of people confirmed dead, injured or missing, and millions more affected by lack of electricity, water and transportation. (Google Crisis Response, 2011)

God Bless Japan.

The Singapore Judo Club Management