Art, Olympic Sport, Self Defence

(Protective Behavior)

About Our Judo Teacher

My name is Richard Roper (Phone Number and Email Below) I have been teaching Judo for more than 20 years. I have been doing Judo since I was 9 years old. I am a second degree black belt (NiDan), Qualified Coach and Trainer. I am Married with 4 grown boys and lots of grandchildren. All my boys started Judo with me from the age of 5 Years old.

Stand Tall: Respect and Affect

Thursdays During School Term
6:00PM - 7:00PM Juniors
7:00PM - 7:30PM Junior Advanced
7:30PM - 9:00PM U/16's, Seniors

Newport Baptist Church Hall
26 Mason Street Newport
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Contact: [email protected]
Postal Address
17 Fifth Avenue
Altona North, 3025


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Trusted Adults, Parents
Welcome To All Sessions
As I have been doing Judo for so long and have had extensive contest experience in that time I am well equipped to prepare the students (Judoka) for contest and I encourage but not require all my students to compete.

I am convinced of the benefits in both confronting self defence (Australian spelling of Defense), situations as well as the personal confidence that is developed to confront the every day challengers of life.

I have had extensive experience in running youth groups and Sunday schools as well as Leading young peoples and children's camps since I was 16. This I think has given me a unique insight to the issue that children and young people confront daily allowing me to better tailor much of my lesson plan for them. My intention behind this is to help prepare them for what ever may confront them.

My life experience with a growing family, my work with street people and drop-in centres as well as my travels have given me a prospective on how people should look after themselves in real life and varied situations. I take great care in passing this information on.

Judo has always been a spiritual experience (see Budo) for me. I choose to interpret this experience through my Christian faith (See my document " Toward A Theology Of Self Defence"). The spirit of Judo is not about the contest it is about self development. This is some thing that I encourage in all my students.

I encourage you to view my Goals and Vision for this club and I hope to see you on the mat at Newport Judo soon.

Contact: [email protected], Mob:0408-541-015
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