September extra

Important dates

Date Time Event
Sat Sept 23 6pm Dinner and drinks at Avoca Hotel
Wed Oct 4 6 – 9pm Dojo closed due to judo event
Sat Oct 14 10am Senior grading (TBC)
Sun Oct 15 10am Junior grading (TBC)
Sun Oct 22 All day Kudo Competition in Melbourne
Sat Dec 23 10am Last classes of 2017
Mon Jan 8 6pm First classes of 2018 (TBC)
July 2018 All day Pacey black belt grading

Levi farewell/6th anniversary

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This month marks the 6th anniversary of health, happiness and safety at Sobukan. Unfortunately, it we also farewell Levi, who will migrate to the US to live with his wife. Please come to the Avoca Hotel at 6pm on Saturday September 23 to celebrate the longevity of our dojo and to shout Levi a drink.


I think we can all agree that Sobukan lessons are ridiculously cheap – perhaps the best value for money dojo in Australia! In October, Sobukan will be fielding a team at the Kudo Victorian Open, but we need some financial support to get there. We need to raise at least $400, but $1000 would really help!

If you can help, please make a donation via EFT to my bank account and go in the run to win a 2 hour private lesson, with a market value of approximately $150. Please ensure that you clearly identify your name and the word ‘donation’ in the transaction!


Please note the change of dates for the grading; it will be on the weekend of 14-15 October, the adults on the Saturday and juniors on the Sunday. I would wish you luck, but hard work will serve you better. Your success is in your hands. Don’t forget to pay the $25 grading fee and email your registration by October 1.

Current grade:
Belt size:
Any parts of your grading syllabus you are unsure of:

Kudo Event

The Kudo Victorian Open will be held at Batman Royale in Melbourne on Sunday October 22. We are hoping to field a team of five fighters in this tournament. Pacey, Tristan, Daniel S, and Sam are fighting.

Over the next month, improve your 3Cs: combinations, counters, and particularly conditioning! Attend all classes and run three times a week, including sprints. Come to the dojo early and work on developing winning combinations and polishing your counters to fire automatically.


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