ivan Zavetchanos

ivan Zavetchanos

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Specialization/s: Martial arts coach,


Judo is one of the world’s most wide spread and practiced martial arts, with reputedly more than 8 million students, (The Ultimate Book of Martial Arts, 2001. F. Goodman pg 132). Although now having reached the pinnacle of sporting status- being played at Olympic Games level, it is vital to remember that it’s originator, Jigoro Kano, “envisaged judo as the development of a lifetime art, as opposed to a sport” (U.B.M.A., 2001. F. Goodman pg 130), feeling that it was more a personal art, to train the mind and body.

The surfacing of judo in Australia, especially after the Second World War, coincided with judo’s worldwide appeal. Since its initial stages, judo has seen a great deal of development in Australia, primarily due to the endless efforts and propagation by key figures such as Sensei Ivan Zavetchanos.
I’ve highlighted just a few of Sensei Zavetchanos’ extraordinary achievements in the experience section below, inviting you all, to realize the enormous influence this exceptional judoka has had not only on Australian judo, but also judo on an international level. From Australian open champion to Australian Olympic team coach, a true inspiration….

Awards & Certifications

Kodokan Judo Federation - Shodan | 1958-03-03

Kodokan Judo Federation - Nidan | 1962-06-05

Kodokan Judo Federation - Sandan | 1964-09-03

Kodokan Judo Federation - Yondan | 1968-08-03

Kodokan Judo Federation - Godan | 1975-06-03

Kodokan Judo Federation - Rokudan | 1980-07-09

Kodokan Judo Federation - Nanadan | 1988-09-08

Kodokan Judo Federation - Hachidan | 2001-08-09

Kodokan Judo Federation - Kudan | 2015-08-07

Work Experience

Kodokan | Commenced judo training

Shudokan Judo Club | Founder

Judo Federation Australia (JFA) | Co-founder

oceania Judo Federation | Founder

Australian Judo Championships | Grand Champion

Australian Judo Championships | Grand Champion

Australian Judo Championships | Grand Champion

Australian Judo Federation | President

Oceania Judo Federation | President

International Judo Federation | Vice President

Kyokushinkaikan Karate | Australian President

Kodokan Judo Japan | Kenshusei Student

Tokyo Olympics | Australian Team Coach

4th World Judo Championships - Rio De Janiero | Official Jury Member

5th World judo Championships - Salt Lake City | Official Jury Member

6th World Judo Championships - Mexico City | Official Jury Member

7th World Judo Champonships -Ludwigshaven | Official Jury Member

8th World Judo Championships - Lausanne | Official Jury Member

9th World judo Championships - Vienna | Official Jury Member

10th World Judo Championships | Official Jury Member

International Judo Federation | Delegate to Munich Olympics

Montreal Olympics | Official Jury Member

Australian Womens judo Team | Manager

Australian Kodokan Judo Association | Founder

Australian Kodokan Judo Association Championships - Hong kong | Coach

World Judo Federation | Secretary General

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