Mick Heimdall

Mick Heimdall

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Michael Heimdal, renowned in the world of martial arts as "CUTTA" CUTAJAR, stands as a true luminary in the realm of Judo and MMA-Pangration. Hailing from the picturesque town of Wollongong, New South Wales, Mick Heimdal has etched his name in history as a World-class judo competitor, holding the prestigious title of Commonwealth Judo gold medallist.

At the heart of Mick's martial arts journey lies Judo, a discipline he has masterfully cultivated over the years. Under his guidance, Judo1 Wollongong has flourished into a thriving community, offering classes to students of all ages. Mick's own competitive record speaks volumes, with an impressive 13 professional fights, comprising 8 victories and 4 draws. His prowess extends beyond the confines of the mat, as he is celebrated as a superstar of Australian MMA, boasting a string of domestic victories and a stellar international reputation, crowned by titles in Australia, Europe, and Japan.

A testament to his dedication, Mick Heimdal holds the esteemed rank of 5th dan in Kodokan Judo Australia, a testament to his mastery of this ancient martial art. His life story is encapsulated in the pages of "My Judo," a book that chronicles a journey marked by struggle, adversity, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. Judo, for Mick, is not merely a sport; it's a way of life, a philosophy that transcends the confines of the dojo and touches the lives of all those fortunate enough to know him.

The foundations of Mick's exceptional career were laid in his formative years, and his book, "My Judo," serves as a guiding light for those embarking on their own paths in life. Throughout his journey, Mick has tirelessly explored and refined countless techniques, firmly believing that a well-rounded judo player must not only envision but also execute techniques with precision and practicality.

In Mick's view, preserving the essence of Judo is paramount. He staunchly advocates for the preservation of Professor Jigoro Kano's art, ensuring that the spirit of Judo remains undiminished despite evolving contest rules and constraints. He laments the appropriation of Jigoro Kano's techniques by other martial artists, emphasizing the importance of maintaining the integrity of this martial art.

Today, Judo stands as a pre-eminent Olympic and martial art sport, and Mick Heimdal is one of its most esteemed ambassadors. He recognizes the scarcity of counters and combinations in modern Judo but encourages all practitioners to embrace creativity in their development, nurturing a commitment to learning and achieving their goals within the magnificent realm of Judo.

In the martial arts world, the name Mick Heimdal resounds with reverence. He is a man who has dedicated his life to empowering others, whether in the arena of Judo, fitness, or personal growth. Within his local community, Mick is regarded as a role model, guiding the youth onto a positive path in life. Having surmounted his own challenges during his formative years, Mick understands, perhaps better than most, the transformative power and positive impact that martial arts training can bring. His legacy is not just one of medals and victories but of inspiring generations to reach their full potential through the incredible art of Judo.

Awards & Certifications

5th Dan Judo (Kodokan) | 2003-02-09

Diploma Sport Coaching Martial Arts | 2006-04-03

Certificate IV in Fitness | 2006-04-03

Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training | 2006-09-09

Work Experience

Judo 1 Wollongong | Director

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Wollongong, NSW, AU

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