Coaches

judo matsu st peters dojo coach oren

OREN JANIV

Oren Janiv is the founder and Head Coach of Judo Matsu. He is a former Australian National Judo Team Member, holds a 3rd degree judo black belt and is a qualified High School PE teacher.

Oren draws from his previous experience training and competing internationally (including extended studies in Germany, Brazil and Japan) to shape the Judo Matsu curriculum. This creates a unique teaching system and style of judo which is designed to be adaptable to each individual’s capabilities and level of athletic experience.

Alongside this, Oren also offers specialised personal training services which integrate closely with martial-art fighting styles. This can be arranged individually with Oren, and supplements the judo movements and principles taught during group classes.

Oren’s formal qualifications include:

  • Sandan (3rd Dan Black Belt in judo)
  • Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education)
  • Diploma of Fitness (Fitness Specialist)
judo matsu st peters dojo coach guillaime

GUILLAUME SHIED

Coach Guillaume holds a 1st degree black belt. 

Guillaume brings a wealth of knowledge having started Judo in France 20 years ago.

When Guillaume started Judo in 2002 he also was training in traditional Jujitsu. He practised the two arts until he moved to Australia in 2016.

Guillaume recalls, “I remember that I loved Judo after my first session. From then on I never stopped practising or thinking about Judo. For me it’s a passion that has never left.”

“Judo is an Art, a Martial Art that can push you to get better – both physically and mentally, providing not just discipline and self control but also a physicality to create a strong body and powerful throws. Above all, Judo is also about socialising and interacting with people that share the same interests and goals. Performing Judo alone is difficult, so you need a partner and a group to grow with.

In our Judo Matsu sessions we provide a space to release the stresses of the day by having fun wrestling with your judo mates. Our classes provide a wide-range of different judo techniques – from traditional techniques to competition, to cater for every level and person. We also teach Judo history and how to be a referee during a competition.”

Guillaume found Judo Matsu through an internet search, attended his first session and liked the club straight away.

“It was because we are learning Judo and having fun at the same time, which is important to me.

When I work with you in Judo, I will help you grow your Judo background and techniques . We will work on your physical and mental strength, but most of all have fun along the way.”

We hope to see you soon at Judo Matsu!

Guillaume’s formal qualifications include:

  • Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt in Judo)
  • 20 Years Judo experience
judo matsu st peters dojo-coach yvonne

YVONNE JANIV

Yvonne Janiv is the assistant coach of Judo Matsu, holding a 1st degree black belt in judo and is an Australian National silver medallist. She holds a broad range of martial arts experience, having also competed in boxing and Mixed Martial Arts competitions.

With additional skills in kickboxing and certifications as a Personal Trainer; Yvonne focuses on methods to empower women at every age. Practically, this includes teaching martial arts and instilling everyday good habits, in order to help each individual build a strong body alongside a strong mind. 

Yvonne is available to coach private lessons by request. Her specialisations include personal training (strength training, calisthenics and/or weight loss), kickboxing/striking and judo.

Yvonne’s formal qualifications include:

  • Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt in Judo)
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness 
  • Assistant Judo Coach
judo matsu st peters dojo group photo after grading