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“do or not do - there is no try”
-Yoda-
Medal Success At OJU World Cup
Monday, 17 November 2014 18:39

A NZL team of 13 competitors competed at the OJU Continental Cup in Wollongong over the weekend.

Medals success went to Jason Koster (CAN CA) gold -100kg; Moira de Villiers (CAN CA) silver -70kg, Ivica Pavlinic (MET WB) bronze -81kg, and Justine Bishop (NJC AK) bronze -52kg.

 

In addition, valuable IJF ranking points were also obtained by; Darcina Manuael (GIS EC) 5th -57kg; Ockert Steyn (HEN WB) 7th -81kg, and Ashley Porter (WAI WN) 7th -63kg.

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NZL Success At Pan-Pacific Masters
Monday, 17 November 2014 18:26

After their recent success at the National Kata Championships in Christchurch, Alan Hoverd (BUD WN) and Colin Berry (BUD WN)competed with success at the 9th Pan Pacific Masters Games held in the Gold Coast from 1- 9 November.

The pair won gold in both Ju-no-Kata and Katame-no-kata, while Alan also picked up an additional silver, pairing up with Australian Jennifer Beaton for Ju-no-Kata after her partner got injured in the morning's Shiai.

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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)

 

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National Training Camp
13/02/15~15/02/15
Wanganui, NZL

Canterbury Open
21/03/15~22/03/15
Christchurch, NZL

East Coast Open
28/03/15~29/03/15
Napier, NZL

OJU Championships
10/04/15~12/04/15
Noumea, NCL

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