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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can you Find us Online?

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When do we Meet?

UTS Judo is located in two locations:


City Dojo:  ActiveFit Gym – UTS Level 2, Building 4 745 Harris Street Ultimo


TUESDAY             Senior Coach – Semir Pepic

6:15pm – 7:45pm              Beginners with Matt Peppas

Intermediate Group with Roman Gari



6:15pm – 7:45pm              Intermediate Group with Roman Gari and Yuki Uemura

Advanced Group with Mark Brewer


Lane Cove Dojo – Blackman Park, Lloyd Rees Drive, Lane Cove West


WEDNESDAY      Head Coach: Roman Gari

5:30pm – 6:30pm -Beginners with Roman Gari & and Amber McIndoe

SATURDAY          Session 1: 10:00 am – 11:00 am, with Roman and Amber

Session 2  11:00 am – 12:00 midday, with Roman and Amber

You can book in for your first class online here.

What Does Judo Teach you?

Judo is a Japanese martial art and was developed as a form of unarmed combat that was safe, fun, and effective. Judo teaches you how to fall properly and leverage your opponent to subdue them. Judo is a skill that will stay with you throughout your life.

Even if you are in your teens or 70s and have never tried judo before, we can teach you and help you to become skilled. This will help your entire body as well as your mind to grow stronger as you acquire new skills.

Is There an Active Parent Community?

Absolutely, we encourage parents to get involved in their child’s judo. Parents are welcome and encouraged to support their kids and to watch the Judo sessions we run on Wednesdays Saturdays (bring your coffee) at Blackman Park Lane Cove.

Can Judo be Used to Defend Oneself or Others?

It certainly can, Judo is so much more than just self-defence. It is a way of life, that helps guide you. It shows you how to overcome adversity and be your truest and best self. For both women and men alike when you cannot run to protect yourself you will learn how to defend instead, Judo is centuries-old and a highly effective form of self-defence.

Is Judo Suitable for Women?

No doubt about it, in fact, Judo is an ideal sport and form of defence for Women as one of the primary tenets of Judo is leverage. Leverage is key, as it allows you to face a much bigger opponent by utilising your opponent’s momentum effectively. Throwing and grappling techniques learned in Judo can be the answer to removing yourself from a threatening, physical situation. The regular practice of Judo teaches one to be able to think through this process and respond quickly and accurately to a threatening situation.

Is Your Team Qualified?

At UTS Judo we have some of the most qualified and experienced trainers available. T

Each of our team of trainers have all attained a Balck Belt of varying levels. Our instructors are also fully qualified with the International Judo Federation.

Do I Need to be Experienced?

Absolutely not, beginners are very welcome at UTS JUDO, we believe that every step on the path is beneficial, especially that very first step. If you know a little bit about judo, there is a class for you. If you know nothing about judo, there is also a class for you. If you understand the basics of judo, we have a class that’s perfect, for you.

Are There any Fitness Requirements?

Not at all, Judo is a great way to exercise regularly and keep in shape, so all you need is a desire to learn and get in involved. At UTS Judo, being out of shape is not an obstacle in starting Judo. When you take up Judo training you will get fit and stay fit. Judo helps your fitness without thinking about it. So no better time to get started than right now.

How Much Does it Cost for my First Lesson?

At UTS Judo your first lesson is always free, we really want everyone to give it a try, meet the team, have some fun, and get a small taste of how judo can literally change your life, build your ‘why’ and begin to fulfill your ‘life’s purpose’.

So you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain, so book in for your first session HERE?


At UTS Judo, we are not just about our judo matches. We are passionate about Judo, and how it will change your life, provide children with greater purpose, self discipline, and strength of character. We believe in our students and that through our efforts, we can help build a healthier, more responsible generation through the discipline of judo. We teach skills and values that will help you for years to come.

Building 4 UTS, 745 Harris St, Ultimo NSW 2007 Blackman Pk, Lloyd Rees Dr, Lane Cove West NSW 2066
Roman: 0411 504 677 Semir: 0411 530 125
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