Peter Paige (2005)

Inducted into the A.M.A.H.O.F.(Inc) for 2005
Lifetime Achievement – Judo

Inducted into the W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2005
Lifetime Achievement – Judo (Australia)

Sensei Peter Page began to learn judo in December 1956. He joined Sydney University Judo Club in March, 1957, and has been a member ever since. He was elected captain of the club in 1958, and remained in that position for 6 years. During that time club membership increased from about 20 to over 150, and hundreds of new players were introduced to the sport.

He has been an instructor at the club for 47 years and currently responsible for the Saturday training session, which has a floating membership of over 50, and provides teaching and training for all players from 12 year olds to people in their 60’s, from 6th Kyu novices to 5th Dan veterans. More than one of Australia’s current Olympians find it worth while attending on a regular basis.

He has held a number of positions with the NSW Black Belt Register, which has been the technical authority for the Judo Federation of Australia (NSW) for most of the last 45 years. He has served on grading panels and instructed at courses for many years. He obtained his Yondan Judo in October 1979.

Contest records:
Australian Championships

1st 1964
2nd 1959,1963

NSW Championships:

1st 1959, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970 and open champion 1963
2nd 1964, 1965, 1969

Australian Universities:

Open 1st 1960, 1962, 1964

Australian Veterans Championships:

1st Over 40 division 1980

Australian Masters Games:

2nd 1991, 1995

World Masters Games:

2nd Over 65, Under 81kg 2004

4th Over 60, Under 90kg 2002

Positions held:

W BBR 1963-1982

Vice President NSW BBR 1965 – 1982

NSW Mens Coach 1978-1981

Australian Mens Coach 1979- 1980

Life Member NSW BBR (second person to be so honoured)

Vice President Sydney University Sports Union, 1963-1965