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The Madibaz Judo club prides itself in doing outreach to enrich the lives of those in the community less fortunate and to ensure all know how to protect themselves.

Previous Projects:


Over the years Madibaz Judo has been approached by different on-campus residences to conduct self -defense classes. We take pride in providing such services to the university and the community at large. Over the course of the year, Madibaz has managed to conduct three self-defense sessions at student residences, Kings Residence and Sarah Baartman house, previously known as Melodi Residence. The aim of the sessions was to provide awareness and equip students, especially female student with the necessary skills they need in order to defend themselves. It is unfortunate we live in a time where one must have the necessary skills to protect themselves in order to survive.

Resident Student Assistants were contacted or would contact any of the Madibaz Judo members to setup a meeting to discuss the appropriate date, time and location to conduct self defense sessions. These details would then be communicated with the coach (Sensei Ben) and finalized. On the day of the self-defense session, the coach would lead the session and the rest of the judokas help with illustrations.

Inter-University Training Program

On the 20th of July 2019, a university Judo camp was conducted in Grahamstown Eastern Cape. The camp started at 10am and ended at 4pm. Universities that were invited and attended were Rhodes University, University of Fort Hare and Nelson Mandela University. From Nelson Mandela University 7 Judokas were able to attend, transport was provided for.

The Judokas that attended were taught various techniques by Sensei Benjamin Gallant, Lwazi Mapitiza, and Siyabulela Mabulu throughout the course of the day. To feed a hardworking judoka, snacks, tea and lunch were provided at the camp.

The camp was beneficial in helping the members that attended in teaching them how to fall properly, new ways of holding down opponents, escaping hold downs, learning new techniques and perfecting techniques.

After lunch we then had a presentation by Lwazi and Sensei Sondisa Magajana on the vision of the Eastern Cape Judo and University Judo Committees, where our chairperson was announced, being Mr Lwazi Mapitiza.After a long day of hard work and training, the camp was ended off with a braai which ended at 6pm, where the students departed for their respective towns.

Madibaz Judo had the greatest honor and privilege to host Intervarsity and USSA competitions in the same year. Intervarsity was held in August with universities such as University of Fort Hare and Rhodes University attending the competition. However due to lack of enough participants, the event was turned into a friendly competition therefore points were not awarded to the judokas. This was a great opportunity for Madibaz Judo judokas to gain more exposure and experience fighting with different opponents from different universities.


Multiple outreaches at various student residences over the year; Lobombo, Smada and Kings. As well as a trip to a northern areas Dojo Heath Park Judo all were successfully completed and appreciated by the participants.

A Multiple sports code opening function was coordinated a very successful and enjoyable event, comprising of Volleyball, Basketball, Karate and Judo.


The club has run a self defence course on campus for the students. This will not be the last, we will be having more of these courses for staff and students. All information about future courses will be posted here.

On the 12th of May 2010, the Judo club visited a club less fortunate at the George Botha indoor sports centre. The kids enjoyed it thoroughly and a great time was had by all. Check the gallery for pictures of this project.

On the 14th August 2010, the Judo Club visited the inmates at St Albans Medium B Prison to help out with their grading. This is part of the rehabilitation of the prisoners and it served as an eye opener to the students. Check the gallery to see what a great time was had by all.

On the 11th September 2010, the team visited the S.O.S. Children's Village in Schauderville and conducted a self defence course for the kids and the adults. A great time was had by all and everyone learnt a lot. After the self defence, a game of soccer was played with the kids and they thoroughly enjoyed it. At the end of the day each of the kids received a pie and a juice from the students. It was a great day all in all. Pictures of the day are in the gallery.

On the 18th September 2010, we conducted a self defence course for the students of the Oceana Residence at 2nd Avenue Campus. Having been taught a few bone crushing techniques, the students were confident that they were now able to defend themselves. Check the gallery to see all the fun.

Future Projects:

We will be embarking on more projects so as to make the Madibaz Judo Club more prevalent within the community. Including self defence courses that will be conducted on the campus. Watch this space for more information.