CLUB INSTRUCTORS

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SEB MURPHY

Head Judo Coach

Seb has over 15 years of experience in Judo, competing in UK, Europe, Japan & Australia. He was awarded his black belt in 2015 and also has a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

 

With Postgraduate qualifications in Exercise & Sports Science with martial arts research experience, accompanied with a Level 2. State Coaches accreditation, Seb brings high-level  modern day Judo expertise to the mat.

Achievements:

Australian National Kyu Grade Champion (2015) & Silver Medalist (2014)

2 x Queensland State Champion

2 x Australian University Games medalist

 

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KEVIN MURPHY

Senior Judo Coach

Since commencing Judo in the UK in 1967, Kevin successfully competed his Shodan at the Budokwai in London aged 17 and he achieved 6th Dan in 2019.

He has trained and competed in Europe, USA, Australia and Japan and is a multiple medalist in National, Pan Pacific, European, British Open, Australian Masters Games, Commonwealth and other International Championships. Kevin was a member of the GBR National Squad in the 1970’s and a five time member of the GBR Masters Squad. In 2003 he achieved 7th place in the World Masters Championships.

In 2017, Kevin was appointed as OJU Veterans Director and an IJF Veterans Commissioner. He has been a Director of Judo Queensland since 2014 and a Qld Grades Commission member since 2013.

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JOHN TAYLOR

Club Judo & BJJ Coach

John is a Jiu-Jitsu & Judo Black Belt. John is a qualified Judo instructor with the Judo Federation of Australia and travels frequently to support the Elite UQ Judo Club athletes at all levels of competition, state, national and international. John is also a student at the University of Queensland studying Exercise Physiology.

Achievements:

Australian National Judo Champion 2021

Australian National Judo Champion 2019

Australian University Games Judo Gold Medal 2018

Auckland International Judo Open 2018 Medalist

State Judo Champion 2016 & 2017

Pan Pacific Jiu-Jitsu Champion 2014, 2018 & 2019

Australian National Jiu-Jitsu Champion 2015

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Charisma Taylor

Club Judo & BJJ Coach

Charisma is a Judo Black Belt, Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt, a qualified Judo instructor with the Judo Federation of Australia and a member of the Australian Judo Team. Charisma is also a student at the University of Queensland studying Business.

Achievements:

Australian National Judo Champion 2022, 2019 & 2018

Oceania Judo Champion 2018 & 2017

Pan Pacific Jiu-Jitsu Champion 2018, 2017,2015,2014

Australian National Jiu-Jitsu Champion 2017,2016,2015,2014