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“do or not do - there is no try”
2016 Dan Gradings
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 07:36

JNZ wish to congratulate all our members who were successful in attaining NZ Dan grades during the year. Those graded were;

1st Dan; Cameron Baker (NJC AK), Finn Brown (WCC NW), Todd Godfrey (WJA AK), Kevin Mackey (WHA WB), Gensric Sakiman (JNH AK), Jake Spinks (CAN CA), Koen Visser (HOW AK), Alex Rivett (WEL WN)

2nd Dan; Ross Beale (CAM CA), Neisha Brooking (WHA WB), Tatalong Hannarong (NJC AK), Chanel Kavamagh (TAU WB), Emma Rouse (NJC AK), Carlton Ruffell (BUB WN), Gareth Smith (WAI WN), Harry Smith (CAM WB)

3rd Dan; Justine Bishop (NJC AK), Alan Green (UNI AK), Vinay Reddy (NJC AK)

4th Dan; Craig Bartlett (HOW AK)

5th Dan; Graeme Fair (TAU WB) - Lifetime Award of Grade

Welcome Dae Han Judo
Friday, 20 January 2017 08:43

JNZ welcomes a new Judo club in the Waikato Bay of Plenty Area.

Dae Han Judo has been affiliated and will be run by Seong Keun (Ben) Park in Tauranga.

We wish Ben and the club success.

Revised IJF Contest Rules
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 07:54

The IJF have made a number of changes to the contest rules following the 2016 Olympics. Notably, the scoring system has been amended to only Ippon and Waza-ari (which are now not cummulative).

The changes are outlined in the attachment (and yes - they have been ammended already!)

JNZ Sports Commission will be making recommendations on how these changes will be implemented into the JNZ Sporting Code prior to the first points event for 2017. Any changes will be advised asap.

The Referees Commission have representatives attending the IJF Seminar on the revised rules, and will be running a number of Rules Seminars for coaches, referees, and competitors later in January and February.


NTD Appointment
Monday, 12 December 2016 08:44

JNZ Board of Directors are pleased to announce that the successful applicant for the National Technical Director's role is Mr David Browne.

Most of you will be familiar with David from his previous role as JNZ President, and active referee around NZ and internationally.

David was appointed by the selection panel after applications for the role were received, and a number of applicants interviewed.

JNZ congratulate David on his appointment to the role, and wish him every success in this important position.

Earthquake Concerns
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 07:23

JNZ wish to share our best wishes to the clubs and their members affected by the recent earthquakes - particularly the Kaikoura Judo Club (KAI CA).

We have received reports that all are safe, and some clubs have closed while safety assessments are conducted.

JNZ have also received an e-mail from the Judo Federation of Australia extending their concerns and pass on their thoughts and prayers to those affected.

Hopefully a return to "normal service" as soon as possible!


upcoming events

Queensland International Open

Queensland Training Camp

Wellington Open
Kapiti College, Margaret Road, W

OJU Championships
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Event information is available on the documents page