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Our Mission

Confidence Without Ego

At UTS Judo, we believe in teaching the “gentle way” to children and adults alike. We believe that judo is the key to understanding yourself, your body and making your way in the world. It is our mission to spread the philosophy of judo as far and possible and to help the new generation of children become their best selves.


Training children in judo from a young age will help with discipline, schoolwork, their ability to apply themselves at school, and respect for their teachers and parents. Over time, judo can help build your children’s values and help them develop a strong and empathetic character and demeanour which all parents want for their children. As UTS Judo President Roman Gari says, “The best way to teach discipline, is through discipline”.

“The best way to teach discipline, is through discipline”.

UTS Judo President Roman Gari

Today we have serious problems with our children and teenagers battling drug addition, depression, anxiety, and addictions to screens with video games. Research around the world tells us that by training our children in the sport of judo, we can help avoid many of these 21st-century challenges, and provide a very different roadmap for our children, culminating in a highly successful outcome. This is at the core of our mission at UTS Judo.


When you bring your child to us, we will put them in an age-appropriate class. We will not only teach them the moves they need to defend themselves, we will also show them the correct mindset to have to use these moves. We will help them understand their place in society, where they stand, and how to better themselves in the process. Those are lessons that will last them a lifetime and help them reach their highest potential.

"In Judo, he who thinks is immediately thrown." Robert Linson

"Judo should be free as art and science from any external influences, political, national, racial, and financial or any other organized interest. And all things connected with it should be directed to its ultimate object, the benefit of Humanity". Kano Jigoro

We also believe we can help adults with their challenges. As you get older, it can be harder to stay in shape and more challenging to stay mentally focused. Adults suffer from depression and anxiety, the same way children do. By learning judo, adults will work on their bodies as well as their minds. They will become stronger leaders, better human beings, more encouraging examples in reaching their full potential. This is a crucial part of our mission.


Judo is more than just a sport. It is a way of life that helps guide you. It shows you how to overcome adversity and be your truest and best self. That way hopefully, your child grows up not addicted to screens, however instead, invested in the outside world. We think that is a valid mission and that reflects our core values.


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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