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Medals At Queensland Open
Thursday, 13 March 2014 08:12

A number of NZ players had medal success at the Queensland International Open last weekend in Brisbane.

Congratulations to; Emma Rouse (NJC AK) silver SW-48, Meghan Robson (NJC AK) silver JW-52, Amber Porter (WAI WN) silver CW-57 and bronze JW-57, Jade Tuilaepa (NJC AK) bronze in CW-57 and JW-57, Cameron Baker (NJC AK) bronze CM-73, Ashley Porter (WAI WN) bronze JW-63, Annezka Joubert (NJC AK) silver CW-63, and Blake Platt (NJC AK) silver SB-40.

Thursday, 13 March 2014 07:49

The 2014 OJU Continental Championships will be held at the North Shore Event Centre, Auckland on Saturday 26 April.

Cadet, Junior, and Senior men and women divisions, plus teams events will all compete.

Due to IJF imposed entry number restrictions, the team will be smaller than in the recent past. Please come along and support the local team and see the best in the Oceania region.

The NZL Team is attached.

Stalwart Passes
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 11:53

Sadly, Willem (Bill) Slykerman passed away last weekend following heart surgery.

Bill, aged 70, was a JNZ member for over 30 years, and was the club coach for the Onslow Judo Club and, more recently, the Tawa Judo Club in Wellington.

In addition to his club involvement, Bill had been the Treasurer for Wellington Area for a lengthy period. He was a regular and successful competitor in Kata Competitions.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11am and will be conducted at the Catholic church in Dr Tayloer Terrace, Johnsonville.

The Preisdent, Board of Directors, and Officers of JNZ extend our deepest sympathy to Bill's family, his club members, and the Wellington Area Judo Association.

Medals At ACT
Saturday, 01 March 2014 10:10

A small group of JNZ members competed recently at the ACT International Open in Canberra.

Ockert Steyn (HEN WB) won the JM-81kg category, and bronze medals went to Joy Williams (GIS EC) in SW-63, Ella Spinks (CAN CA) in JW-63 and CW-63.

Congrats to all!

Funded Holiday Program
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 08:13

Westside Judo Club in Canterbury ran a holiday programme in the second to last week of the summer school holidays in association with Families and Communities Services. 
19 children registered with many never having tried Judo before. The programme was free (funded by the Ministry of Social Development) for all the children to participate in and was run over four days. The children were taught the basics of Judo, along with self-defence techniques and how to proactively avoid placing themselves in danger of being attacked. 
The programme was a great success and the children learnt good skills and had a great deal of fun.
As an Area, Canterbury is now looking at how it can take this holiday programme model and roll it out on a regular basis through other Judo clubs within Canterbury.


upcoming events

OJU Championships
Auckland, NZL

Judo NZ - Preliminary Selection Discussions (2 M
Board Room; Freightways House; L

North Wellington Open

Central Districts Open
Blenheim, NZL

Event information is available on the documents page