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BBR and Membership Information


The BBR is a not for profit organization for black belt judokas or Yudanshakai in New South Wales, Australia.


BBR’s Aim

The aims of the BBR are to:

  • Establish a register (currently just a list of BBR members) of Dan grades of the Sport of Judo in the State of New South Wales
  • Promote and develop the technical and ethical standards of the sport of Judo
  • Arrange and conduct such courses, training squads, dan grading, schools and other activities that will advance the standard of the sport of Judo
  • Provide assistance to Judoka to expand the teaching and practice of the sport of Judo

The BBR Office maintains the New South Wales Judo black belt register, Dan grades requirements, and Judo promotion programs. The BBR has established the BBR Academy (BBRA) to provide the Judo instruction to help meet these aims.



The Black Belt Register (New South Wales) Inc (BBR) is a not for profit Association, registered with the Office of Fair Trading, NSW Government. The BBR was established in 1961 and has been in continuous operation. The BBR is responsible to Judo New South Wales for consultancy, Dan gradings and technical matters on their behalf. The BBR representative occupies a position on the Board of Management of Judo NSW.

The Black Belt Register Academy (BBRA) was established in 2004 and was fostered by the BBR when convinced by some elite competitors that there was a constructive need for a Judo Academy in New South Wales. The BBRA is responsible to the BBR for elite training and education, however specifically focus on operational education ‘within the red mat area’. The BBRA is not a club and is available to any eligible judoka who is desirable of availing to the elite service.

BBRA instructors are current or recently retired elite competitors who are over sighted by a core of ‘Masters’ of Judo techniques who have volunteered their services to the Academy. Training sessions are structured with invitation to one or more ‘masters’ to participate. BBRA have also been instrumental in coordinating and sponsoring international masters to instructional camps at the Academy.

Unique to the BBR and BBRA is the Student Development Program, whereby, each year one or two BBRA students are sponsored to visit the Kodokan, Tokyo, Japan to attend a program which will considerably enhance their skills in Judo. Consequently the graduated students join the core of elite Academy Instructors, teaching their acquired skills.


BBR Membership Information

BBR Membership is available to any male or female member of Judo Federation of Australia (JFA NSW) and who is an accredited Dan grade in Judo and is a financial member of the JFA. BBR focuses on a Membership For Life scheme whereby the proposed member purchases a Membership for Life medallion package which comprises of an attractive medal of choice, leather wallet and membership card. This scheme offers many advantages in addition to no further membership fees for life. Available individual BBR memberships are:


Gold Membership for Life $500
Silver Membership for Life $250
Bronze Membership for Life $150


The medallions membership packages make excellent presents for achievement or age and time payment facility is available.

Please click here for the application form


Advantages of BBR Membership

It is an advantage for a newly promoted Black Belt Judoka to become a Medallion Member For Life as soon as possible after their grading and could represent a good family reward for achievement, together with other advantages:

  • Join the unique fraternity of Black Belts within NSW
  • No additional membership payments for the rest of life
  • Receives discount on all BBR and BBRA training and events. Percentage of discount is graded dependant on the medal purchased
  • Admits member to all BBRA training squads
  • Member becomes eligible for Student Development Program to be sponsored for training overseas
  • Members are represented by BBR in advocacy and conciliation purposes
  • Should a member wish to upgrade to a higher medal membership, the price of the original is deducted.

Medals are numbered and not transferable. Member’s money is invested in term account and the interest gained is utilized to support the BBR and BBRA programs.

Please click here for the application form


BBR Officers


President  Warren Rosser; bio page
Vice President Ernie Wakamatsu; bio page
Secretary Mike Griffiths:bio page
Treasurer Rob Ivers
Committee Morgan Endicott-Davies; bio page
Pete Acciari



BBR Meeting Information

The BBR meets at least annually in September and as necessary through the year.

BBR Historical Gallery

The BBR also provides awards for outstanding service to NSW Judo. Please visit the BBR Historical Gallery (under construction) to view a list of past award recipients and notable past events.


Contact Information

The BBR can be contacted by either Email or Postal Mail:

  • Postal Mail:

Sports House, Level 2, Quad 1,

8 Parkview Drive,

Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Email us

[email protected]