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Kiwis Medal At Sydney International
Monday, 08 October 2012 08:12

A small group of NZ players competed at the Sydney International, with good results.

Jakob Teneti (GIS EC) won gold in the Senior Boys -60, Fletcher Honey (GIS EC) silver in SB -55, Patti Grogan (GIS EC) silver in Senior Women -57, Antoine Rahier (WCC NW) bronze in both Cadet and Junior Men -60, Shawnee Felton (MET WB) bronze in Junior Women -63. Dylan Leney (WCC NW) placed 5th in Cadet Men -66.

Congratulations to you all.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 11:19


The team to represent NZL at the OJU World Cup in Samoa is in the process of being selected and notified.

In addition, a number of players are still under consideration and their selection will be dependent on performances at remaining points ranking events leading up to the event and other factor including the availability of places due to acceptance or declining of selection of other players.

Coaches and/or selectors will be in communication with these players regarding this.

The selectors have requested that the attached is communicated to players / coaches who may still be in contention that have not been contacted directly.

A final team will be published as soon as acceptance from players is confirmed.

NTEW Details
Monday, 03 September 2012 17:49

The National Technical and Examination Weekend is scheduled to be held in Wellington on the 6-7 October, 2012.

Details and application form follow;

Singapore Youth and Junior Open Success
Monday, 20 August 2012 13:56

A small group of young players from NZ competed successfully at this event over the weekend.

Under 20 year old players from 14 countries, including Korea, China, and Australia competed in the event, which was of a higher standard than the previous week's Hong Kong International.

Results were as follows;

2012 Pan-Pacific Masters
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 10:05

The 2012 Pan-Pacific Masters Judo tournament is being held in Gold Coast on 3-4 November.

Entry information is attached.

Young Kiwis Do Well In Hong Kong
Monday, 13 August 2012 17:13

A small team of young players are currently training and competing in Asia.

They have just competed at the Hong Kong International Youth and Junior Tournament against players from 7 Asian countries, achieving 3 silver and 3 bronze medals.

JNZ Congress 2012
Monday, 13 August 2012 17:07

The 56th JNZ Congress will be held in Auckland on Sunday 23 September.

The Agenda is attached.

Auckland Assistant Club Coach Course
Monday, 06 August 2012 16:52

JNZ and Judo Auckland are hosting a one day workshop to assist new or less experienced club coaches to develop and deliver successful classes.

Information poster attached. Note deadline for applications is 20 August. Address any enquiries to Graeme Downing, JNZ Club Support Commission.

OJU Kata Seminar and Competition
Monday, 06 August 2012 16:45

The OJU Kata seminar has been scheduled for 21-24 November, 2012. The seminar will be held at Sydney's Olympic Park and will be facilitated by sensei from the Kodokan.

The seminar will be followed by the OJU Kata Championship to be held on 25 November.

Details and entry forms are attached. Please address any enquiries to Bill Vincent, JNZ Kata Director.

Moira Defends Strongly At Olympics
Thursday, 02 August 2012 09:27

Moira de Villiers applied strong defence to eventually lose by 2 shido (yuko) against Germany's Kirsten Thiele in the first round of the Olympic -70kg category.

Thiele continued to fight well right through to the final, where she was defeated by the favourite Lucie Decosse (FRA).

So Moira lost to the eventual silver medallist after taking her to full-time. Well done Moira!

Technical Skills Workshop Level 2
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 14:36

Wellington Area are hosting a Level 2 Technical Skills Worksop on 18-19 August. This workshop supports the revised Teaching and Grading Syllabus, and covers the technical standards for 2 kyu to shodan, and is free to registered members in the Wellington Area.

The attached information outlines the details for application to attend.

Kata Training Seminar
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:28

Christchurch will be hosting a Kata Training Seminar over the weekend of 4-5 August.

This will be led by JNZ National Kata Director, Bill Vincent (7th Dan) and focus on Katame No Kata and Ju No Kata.

Details are attached.

Welcome To Another New Club
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:03

JNZ wishes to welcome a new club to the federation.

Pacific MMA have affiliated a judo club operating in Rotorua (WBOP) and we look forward to seeing them at events in the future.

Best of luck TJ and Paul in getting the judo club operating.

Latest IJF Referee Rules
Sunday, 22 July 2012 17:15

The IJF have just released the latest version of the Refereee Rules.

These can be found by logging in to the JNZ website, selecting "Documents", then "Organisation".

JNZ Fax Number Discontinued
Friday, 06 July 2012 10:42

Due to extremely low demand for the JNZ fax number over recent years, this number will be discontinued within the fortnight.

Scan and e-mail attachment appears to be the preferred method of sending documents, so please continue with this process. All other contact numbers remain unchanged.

Obituary - Mick Yarrow
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 15:00

YARROW, Philip William (Mick).  Passed away peacefully at home on 13 June 2012, aged 81 years and at Mick’s request the family held a private cremation.

Mick was a Wellington judo identity for many years and was a member of Budokan and the YMCA at various times. As a member of the 1966 New Zealand Team (standing far left), Mick won the Oceania Open title, and also won bronze in the light-heavyweight division.

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