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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.

Olympic Judo On Sky TV
Monday, 02 July 2012 11:42

Sky TV have announced very comprehensive coverage for this year's Olympics. All subscribers will have 5 channels devoted to the games, and My Sky will have an additional 3 channels. Prime will also have 23.5 hours coverage per day free to air.


Attached is the judo viewing schedule provided by Sky, including delayed coverage of the Womens -70kg category on 2 August. No details of the Prime coverage have been provided as yet.

2012 Nationals Confirmed For Christchurch
Monday, 02 July 2012 11:36

As you are all aware last years Nationals were shifted from Christchurch to Auckland because of the infrastructure damage as a result of the earthquakes.

Our Christchurch judo colleagues have made it very clear that they are keen to host this years Nationals and have been given the go ahead from Judo New Zealand.

Trip To All Japan Masters
Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:34

A Masters team from New Zealand is going to the All Japan Masters Judo Championships to be held on the 10th and 11th of November to continue the tradition started in 2003 of having New Zealand Masters at this event.

This trip is available to all Masters competitors from New Zealand who are registered with Judo New Zealand.

New First Aid Module
Monday, 18 June 2012 14:41

The first of the new judo specific, 3 hour first aid modules was trialled in Hamilton last Saturday.

The module is part of the new Coaching Education program and was delivered to a group of WBOP Area club coaches by St Johns at the Henkada club.

These modules are available to Areas at a fixed rate for a maximum of 20 participants. They must be scheduled through JNZ.

New Club Coaching Course Launched
Thursday, 14 June 2012 10:25

A group of committed club and assistant club coaches attended the first of the revised club coaching courses in a snow covered Christchurch last weekend.

The group had a wide variety of experience in club coaching, and worked very well together over the 2 days. The JNZ Club Support Commission will use this experience to fine tune the program prior to delivering the next course.

Thanks to all who participated.

NZL Olympic Qualifier
Thursday, 31 May 2012 11:35

The NZOC has today announced that Moira de Villiers has been selected in the NZL Olympic Team to compete at the 2012 London Olympics.

Moira has been training in Europe for most of the past 2 years in an attempt to qualify. She finished 18th on the IJF Olympic Qualification Ranking List in the -70kg category, and met all the criteria required by the NZ Olympic Committee.

We wish Moira all the best in her build up to the Games, and in the competition itself.

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OJU Championships
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Event information is available on the documents page