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“do or not do - there is no try”
-Yoda-
Success In Japan
Monday, 25 May 2015 11:46

James McCombe (UNI AK) has committed to a year training in Kyoto, Japan. He now trains six days per week at Ritsumei, Kyoto, and Doshisha Universities .
On the weekend he won the kyu grade division of the Osaka Mayor's cup after beating eight opponents.
Congratulations James, and good luck for next weekend.

 
Age Is No Barrier
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 14:18

Rick Littlewood (UNI AK) recently competed in the Kodokan High Grades Shiai 7th Dan Shiai.

Rick has been a regular attendee at this event for many years now giving us a NZ presence.

In this competition you are matched with an equivalent grade, weight and aged competitor and have just the one fight. On the 29th April Rick again won his shiai event. In addition, Rick was honoured by being presented with a trophy and certificate for being the best Kodokan 7th Dan. He is the first non Japanese ever to be presented with this honour.

Congratulations Rick!

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Fond Farewell to Hiro
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 08:44

We will soon be saying goodbye to a positive contributor to New Zealand Judo.

Since coming from Japan in 2010, Hironori (Hiro) Matsuo (PMN NW) has been a regular on the New Zealand Judo circuit, impressing with his dynamic style.

Along with his achievements at on the competition circuit, it will be his contribution to local club Judo that Hiro will be remembered and recognised for also.

We wish Hiro well and a huge thank-you for his contribution as he nears the end of his stay in New Zealand and wish him every success on his return home to Kobe, Japan in June.

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Welcome to Another New Club
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 08:40

JNZ welcomes another new club in the South Island.

Andrew MacDonald has affiliated Woodbourne Judo School, based at the RNZAF Base Woodbourne.

We wish Andrew and the club all the best success in growing the club.

 
Howick Have-A-Go
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 08:33

Howick Academy of Judo (HOW AK) recently held a "have-a-go" day at the Budhist Temple in Botany, Auckland.

Head coach Lawrie Crooke stated that it was a tremendous success, and received feedback from the organisers that we have a "great martial art".

Hopefully the enthusiasm of those that took the opportunity to have a go will translate into more members for Howick Academy. Well done team Howick!

 

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