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60 Years On The Mat
Friday, 03 March 2017 08:14

Ron Jones (NSA AK) celebrated his 60th year of Judo on the mat at his North Shore Acadamy of Judo.

Ron began Judo in Sydney 2 March, 1957, becoming Australian lightweight champion before starting his coaching career in Australia. He moved to NZ in 1965, and took over the coaching at NSA AK in 1977, where he has coached ever since.

Ron has also taught self-defence and judo at a number of schools on the North Shore, and worked for some time teaching judo to members of Blind Sport NZ.

Ron's message;

"Give back to Judo what you have learnt. We will only keep the art and love of judo alive if we encourage our present players and competitors to give back to their clubs, and move into assisting and coaching to bring on the next generation of judoka".


JNZ congratulates Ron on this significant achievement, and thanks him for his long service to developing Judo in NZ.


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