Coaches

Warren Rosser, Head Coach

Warren is a 5th dan black belt, accredited Level 3 Judo Coach and Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach. Warren was Australian Champion for 6 years in U/65kg and represented Australia on numerous occasions including the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Warren’s best result was 5th place at the 1987 World Championships in Essen. Warren has been a consultant for the Sydney Swans in tackling and falling as well as First Grade Rugby Union and League teams.

 


 

John Buckley, High Performance Coach

John is a 5th dan black belt, accredited NCAS Level 2 coach, 3 times Australian light heavy weight champion and international representative. John is a current national coach, and oversees the Judo Club’s very successful High Performance Program for our Seniors and Juniors.

 


 

Philip McDermott

A former National representative, 5th dan black belt and level 1 Coach. Phillip has trained extensively in Japan and is well known for his ground work skills. Phillip assists with the Junior development program.

 


Kylie Koenig, Womens Coach

Kylie is a 3rd dan black belt, former national competitor with extensive experiences at international level. Kylie is the state and national womens coach, and assists the club with adult classes and development of our junior women players.

 


Tatiana Minkovskaya

Tatiana is a former member of the Russian National team and European medalist. Tatiana was also Russian national youth coach and now assists with our Junior Development Program.

 


Marco Ferrara, S&C Coach

Marco is an experienced 3rd dan Judoka, physical education teacher and fitness specialist. He holds university degrees in sports science and a masters in élite sport training with an extensive experience as a Judo Coach, fully certified from FIJLKAM (Italian Federation for Judo, Wrestling, Karate and Martial Arts) and recognized from NCAS and AJF. He also have experience as strength & conditioning coach with élite Italian athletes, Masters study in élite sports training complemented by élite coaching experience with European national teams and Olympians champions.

 


Rob Maurency, Coach

Former national champion and Australian representative, 4th dan black belt with a degree in Human Movement, Rob has extensive training experience in Japan and Europe. Rob currently assists with senior and junior classes and runs a dedicated ne-waza & coffee session on Sunday mornings.

 


Ivica Pavlinic, Coach

Ivica is a former NZ representative, former Oceania, New Zealand and Australian Champion. He currently helps with the junior and cadet development programme. Ivica also assists with the kids judo programme.

 


Azita Karpour, Coach

Azita is a 1st dan black belt and Level 1 Coach. Azita assists with the Judo Club’s Junior program and the Mini Kids Judo 3-4 year old classes. Azita also holds a Diploma in Child Studies.

 


Hitoshi Kiumra, Coaching Consultant

Hitoshi is a 4th dan black belt with over 20 years experience. He was the Manager of SECOM professional Judo team in Japan for 18 years. Hitoshi now assists John Buckley (High Performance Coach) in coaching and organising International training tours for our Elite Junior and Senior competitors.