About Us

Judo International was founded by Peter Middleton in 2004 with the aim of developing a specialised club in Perth where players of all ages and levels can train and learn judo. We are proud to have grown to be one of WA’s largest clubs by registered players with the Judo Federation of Australia (JFA), receiving the JFA’s ‘Best 3 Star Club in Australia’ award in 2017.

JFA 2017 National Star Club Rankings & Recognition Awards

Today we offer a wide range of classes for children as young as 3, through to adults. We believe you are never too young or too old to enjoy the benefits of judo.

Classes run 3 days a week from our dojo located centrally in Karrinyup/Gwelup, on Huntriss Road in the beautiful Lake Gwelup Reserve.

We welcome all visitors from beginners who just want to have a go at a free trial class through to experienced players and those returning to judo after years away from the sport. There is a class to suit everyone and everyone is welcome.


Peter Middleton began learning judo in Northern England 1965 and was awarded his senior black belt at the age of 17. He is a former British Open Champion and was a member of the British National Team for 10 years, representing Great Britain in a number of international tournaments including the Jigoro Kano Cup in Japan, the European Championships, Dutch Open, Swedish Open (silver medal) and the American Open.

Some of Peter’s major tournament wins include the National (Great Britain) AJA Championship at age 15, British Judo Association U21 Championship, All England Championship, Welsh Open, British Closed, British Senior Championship (twice), British Open and Scottish Open. In more recent years Peter has won the Australian Masters -73kg division in 2015, 2016  & 2017.

Since migrating to Perth in 1987, Peter has coached players at the club, state and national level, including a number of national tournament winners.




Clemens Geiselhart

Senior Adults’ Instructor



Bob Strahinjevich, Beginner Adults' Instructor


Bob Strahinjevich

Adult Beginners’ Instructor



Cathy Middleton, Childrens' Instructor


Cathy Middleton

Childrens’ Instructor



Luc Tournier



Luc Tournier

Childrens’ Instructor



Carl Bloomfield



Carl Bloomfield

Childrens’ Instructor