Illawarra International Judo Club is an active judo club, with emphasis on participation and fun. Illawarra International was voted “Most Inspired Judo Club” at the 2011 Judo Federation of Australia (NSW) awards. This is a result of the dedication and commitment of many people to the club which is run entirely with volunteers for the benefit of members.
Our coaching team consists of seven Dan grades all with past or current high level national and international competition experience. There are also many high grade members of the club who assist with coaching especially with the junior classes. This depth of coaching means that there can be an emphasis on different stages of development throughout the club. We have a very competitive group of tournament players, but there is also a great emphasis put on the development of junior and beginner judo. The fact that 4 of our current coaches have been members of the club since childhood is testament to the fact that Judo is truly a skill for life.
On the competition scene the club has a strong and growing presence amongst the top level Judo competitors in the country.