2023 STATE TRAINING DAYS
Dates for 2023 - Download the flier
Booking and Payment info - Zen Do Kai Days - all BJMA styles welcome
Booking link will open 1 month prior to the event
Training days - Sundays 10.30am to 2.15pm
March - completed
28 May - completed
9 July - completed
27 August - completed
PRE-ASSESSMENT DAY - people grading only
State grading ZDK -25 November, Saturday - Springers (Keysborough)
Our State Training days make up some of the biggest days in the BJMA calendar.
Each BJMA system, now has its own training day.
Zen Do Kai State Training Days include development time to explore other BJMA systems and enhance your own martial arts skills. Even though State Training Days are style specific they are now open to all BJMA students.
Our next training day will offer workshops where students can experience interactive tuition with an All Star Instructors line up of BJMA Systems from across Australia.
How we suggest you get the most out of a training day.
2 sections - Part 1 =2 hours, Parts 2 = 1.5hrs
Part 1. Work on skills specific to your next grading. Your co-ordinator and their assistants will help guide you on the requirements you need to master. As you improve they will put you through your paces in preparation for your next grading.
Part 2. You will choose a specialty to explore. Your coordinator may guide you in your choice. Topics may include -
Kenjutsu - Japanese sword
Eskrima – Stick and dagger
BJJ - Ground work and throws
Krav Maga - self defence
Muay Thai - sparring and pad work
Kobudo - Okinawan and Japanese weapons
E.P.C.- Enter, Pass, Control, Aikido principles
Boxing - sparring and pads
Jiu-jitsu - locks and holds
Freecombat - techniques from your forms
Note to ZDK Students
If you are a ZDK student (Brown Belt and above) and wish to grade at the state grading you must attend a minimum of two ZDK State training days with your coordinator plus the final assessment day (last training day prior to grading). These are your CTP points.
If you are not grading this year and you are a Black belt to 8th degree you must attend and participate in two state training days for the year to be counted towards your next grading.
Club Instructors invite your students to attend, whether they are refining their grading skills for the upcoming State Grading or would like to take advantage of experiencing the best of all BJMA Systems on offer.
Find out what each group will be doing, directly from your coordinator. What do you need to bring, what should you expect? Click here
Training Days will include specific training for 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th degrees.
In the first hour and 20 mins Soke Billy will instruct 5th degrees to 8th degrees. In the second half of the day Soke Billy will either run a specialist session for all BJMA members or he will oversee the training of the other groups. When Soke Richard is is available he will take the 5th Dans and above for the 2nd hour of their training. If he is unable to attend this group will either self train or assist other groups.
What are the age restrictions for attendance?
Zen Do Kai Coordinator training - training open to
Coloured Ranks - 12 years and above
Black Belt - 15 year olds and over (must be 16 yrs old to grade at state grading)
1st Degree - 14 years and over (must be 16 to grade at state grading)
2nd Degree - 16 years and over (must be 18 to grade at state grading)
3rd Degree and above - 18 yrs and over
All development sessions in Part 2 are open for 12 year olds and over other than Krav Maga which is min. age of 16yrs and Kenjutsu which is 14yrs.
IN HOUSE GRADINGS ZDK- Clubs would have the option of grading under 18year old black belts in house or at the state gradings until BJMA Vic has decided on a long term strategy. This could be after review at the end of 2023.
SPARRING - Coordinator and instructors must always ensure sparring partners are appropriate in relation to control, size and experience.
It is the coordinators responsibility to partner people appropriately at training days.
Grading Day - If it was decided that the group of people grading offered no suitable sparring partners then the coordinator will work with the club instructor to arrange for sparring partners for their student.
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