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“do or not do - there is no try”
-Yoda-
OJU Medal Success For NZL Team
Monday, 13 April 2015 09:31

The NZL team completed the 2015 OJU Championships over the weekend with a total medal hall of 27, including 4 gold, 10 silver, and 13 bronze.

The 2015 OJU Champions are Qona Christie (WEL WN) CW -52kg, Matthew Roley (JNH AK) JM -90kg, Moira de Villiers (CAN CA) SW -70kg, and Jason Koster (CAN CA) SM -100kg.

Congratulations to the team and officials.

For a full medal count

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NZL OJU Team To Compete This Weekend
Thursday, 09 April 2015 16:03

A large NZL team has been selected to compete in Cadet, Junior, and Senior divisions at this year's OJU Continental Championships to be held in Noumea, New Caledonia.

The event begins Friday 10 April, and concludes Sunday 12 April with Veterans and Kata. The event is followed by a training camp featuring 2012 Olympic gold medallist and 3 times World Champion Lucie Decosse (France), as well as Olympic silver medallists Larbi Benboudauod and Noriko Mizogushi.

We understand that the event will be available on live-stream via the OJU website (access by clicking OJU logo at bottom of this page).

We wish the team well for the event. A team list is attached.

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JNZ Welcomes New Club
Thursday, 09 April 2015 15:55

JNZ is pleased to welcome another new club to the Canterbury Area.

Team UMAF Judo Club (TUJ CA) has just affiliated and will be run by long time member Kerry Saggers.

We wish Kerry and the club all the success.

 
WB Camp a Huge Success
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 07:52

The WB Area's annual weekend Camp was hosted this year by Whaktane Judo Club. Around 115 Judoka attended on both days with ages ranging from 5 to 60yrs.

A full, fun program was provided (for more detail, Read More).

A massive thank you from the clubs in the WB Area to Kevin Mackey (WHA WB) and his team for their hard work in putting on this event.

 

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Great Finish To South American Tour
Monday, 23 March 2015 09:39

The NZL team in South America finished on a high note with 2 podium finishes at the PanAmerican Open in Buenos Aires.

Moira de Villiers (CAN CA) picked up another bronze medal in the -70kg category, and Jason Koster (CAN CA) lost the final of the -100kg category to place second. Darcina Manuael (GIS EC) could not get past the Argentinian opposition.

De Villiers and Koster finished the tour with 2 bronze and a silver each, and with important World Ranking points and great form heading into next month's OJU Championships.

Congratulations team!

 

upcoming events

Wellington Open
26/04/15~27/04/15
Wellington

Technical Directorate Meeting
03/05/15~03/05/15
Auckland

North Wellington Open
09/05/15~10/05/15
Palmerston North, NZL

Central Districts Open
23/05/15~24/05/15
Blenheim, NZL

Event information is available on the documents page

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