Welcome to Western Warriors Martial Arts the Western Sydney's premier martial arts club.


Shinka Ryu Jitsu is taught as a self-defence system which acknowledges that situations may include multiple armed or unarmed opponents, rather than a single "one on one" officiated match. Joint locks and throws, complemented by weakening strikes, are employed to deal with attackers in an efficient way. In most cases, a practising pair will include an Uke and a Tori in which the Uke launches an attack and the Tori defends. The style includes some treatment of groundwork (newaza) however to a far lesser degree than some sports-based styles of jujutsu. Much of the competition focus of styles such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo is ignored in favour of maintaining focus on the complete surroundings with all possible threats considered. The commonly held prescriptions of "clean fighting" are disregarded in the Jitsu Foundation and the use of all advantages available (including groin strikes, hair pulling, spinal locks, eye rakes, and to a small extent nerve points) is encouraged - although in competitions such as the Randori Nationals, these are not employed. The style has adopted the name 'jitsu', a shortened version of 'jiu jitsu,' or 'jujutsu.'



Judo is a combat sport where the aim is to overcome one's opponent by the use of throwing techniques (nage-waza), holding techniques (osaekomi-waza), including arm-lock techniques (kansetsu-waza) and strangle techniques (shime-waza) which are performed by seniors players only.
Judo also involves striking and other joint lock techniques but these are not used in competition or randori (free practice).
They are preserved in Kata (pre-arranged forms).
The practice of Judo develops high degrees of stamina, strength and flexibility, while also developing very effective self-defence skills.
Grades are awarded in Judo for technical knowledge and competition experience.

Competitions are held for novices through to Olympic level. Each match in a competition can last for 5 minutes for men and 4 minutes for women.
There are number of ways to win to win in a competition:

    By Throwing your opponent onto thier back to gain a score of ippon
    By Throwing your opponent twice onto their back to gain a score of ippon from two wazari's
    By Hold your opponent on his/her back for 20 seconds to score ippon
    By Gaining a submission from your opponent by use of a strangle or armlock (seniors and cadets only).
    By opponent getting a direct disqulification
    By apponent being diqualified by a aqumulation of penalties (shido, shido, shido then Hansoukumake)
    By having the highest score at the end of normal time
    By having less penalties than your apponent at the end of normal time
    By getting first score by throw or holddown in golden score time
    By opponent getting first penalty in golden score time

Scores There are 3 scores in Judo:

   Ippon is awarded when:
One point scored in a single manoeuvre to win a bout, either by throwing the opponent largely onto their back with force, speed and control, by holding an opponent for 20 seconds or by gaining submission to a strangle hold or armlock.

  Waza-ari is awarded when:
A half-point, awarded for either a throw almost meeting the criteria for ippon or holding the opponent for 15 seconds.

  Yuko is awarded when:
Meaning "almost Waza-ari", a score given to a judoka for either completing a throw that has two of the four scoring criteria for an Ippon or holding an opponent for 10 seconds.


Rodney Moulder Head Instructor

16 Years Martial Arts teaching experience
Head Judo Instructor for 16 Years
2nd Degree Black Belt Judo
Life member Black Belt Registry JFA

Internationally accredited Judo Referee
Judo NCAS Level 1 accredited
1st Kyu Jitsu
Member of the Australian Ju-Jitsu Association.