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“do or not do - there is no try”
-Yoda-
NZL Development Team To AIS
Friday, 17 October 2014 16:31

JNZ sent a 15 strong athlete squad to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra from September 27 to October 4. Our young athletes were exposed to good quality judo training, sport science testing and guest coaching tuition from Sensei Kosei Inoue.
A great week of hard intensive training with the Australian Junior and Senior Teams, Japanese male and female high school teams and the Senior Mens Japanese Team.  Our young judoka lived among other professional athletes, and really got a taste of the life of training full time. A trip our young ones will never forget.

 
National Technical Examination Weekend
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:52

The NTEW was held at Can Am Ju in Christchurch on the 4th and 5th October, and is an annual event run by the Grading Commission. It is used to qualify dan gradings from Shodan upwards. The weekend consists of a Technical exam on Saturday (carried out in 4 parts over 6 hours), and the Kata exam / presentation on Sunday.

Congratulations go to the new Shodans; Andrew MacDonald (BLE CD), Darren Webb (MAI CA), Ron Craft (REN SO), who worked very hard over the two days to pass both the Technical exam and the Kata requirements. James Entwistle (CAN CA) also took the opportunity to successfully present his Nage no Kata to achieve Shodan.

Stefan Heinrich (MOT CD) successfully completed the Technical Exam component for his Ni-dan and is planning to present his Katame no Kata in the near future.

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NZL at Senior Worlds
Monday, 08 September 2014 17:25

NZL had a small team at the recent Senior Worlds held in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Alex Bishop (NJC AK) fought very well to reach the third round in the -66kg category, unfortunately having an ippon awarded against his Mongolian opponent downgraded to waza-ari by the video referee and then losing by osaekomi. Team mates Lee Calder (WJA AK) -73kg, and Ivica Pavlinic (MET WB) -81kg met very strong opponents in their first round contests and did not proceed to the next round.

Congratulations to thje team and coach Jason King (GIS EC)

 
North Wellington Training Day
Friday, 05 September 2014 16:43

North Wellington have organised a training day on 28 September.

All registered and graded members over the age of 15 are welcome to attend.

Refer to attached flyer for details.

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JNZ Hall Of Fame
Friday, 05 September 2014 16:27

JNZ have launced a "Hall of Fame" program to recognise significant success at the international level, and the first recipient was inducted at the recent North Island Championships.

Donna Guy became the first inductee for meritorius achievement at an international competitive level. Amongst numerous other successes, Donna was our first (and so far only) World Championship medallist, taking bronze at the 1986 World Championships.

Congratulations to Donna on a well deserved award.

 

upcoming events

Level 1 Coaching Course
01/11/14~01/11/14
Wanganui

First Aid Workshop
01/11/14~01/11/14
Wellington

Auckland First Aid Course
02/11/14~02/11/14
NJC AK, Torbay

L1 Coaching Course
02/11/14~02/11/14
Wellington

Event information is available on the documents page

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