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Teamsports Adidas Partnership
Monday, 08 August 2011 10:00

Judo New Zealand and Teamsports are proud to announce a partnership that will benefit members in a number of ways – not least being an exclusive members’ discount on JNZ endorsed Adidas Judo products.

NZ Team To World Championships
Monday, 08 August 2011 09:48


 New Zealand has a small team competing at the Senior World Championships to be held in Paris at the end of the month.

National Squad Training
Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:00

The High Performance Director advises that a third National Squad training opportunity will be provided to coincide with the North Island Championships. Remember that it is now a selection criteria for those wishing to be selected for National representation to attend at least two National Squad trainings per year.

NCL Team At Wellington Open
Thursday, 21 July 2011 14:51

We have just received confirmation that New Caledonia have entered a national team in the senior division of this month's Wellington Open. This provides another opportunity for senior players to get some international competition. Entries close tomoorow so make sure your entry is in!

South Island Clubs Feature On TV
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 17:48

Following on from Motueka Club coach (and Central District's Area Director) Richard Horrell featuring on Country Calendar a few weeks ago, we have just learned that Christchurch Judo Schools will appear tonight on CTV at 7.30pm, and again tomorrow on Maori TV at 1.30pm. Check it out if you get a chance!

Recommended Syllabus Reference
Friday, 24 June 2011 16:25

The book recommended as a resource to accompany the revised syllabus (Syd Hoare's "A-Z of Judo") has proven popular. The first consignment has sold out, but orders will be taken and if sufficient, another order will be placed with the suppliers. If you intend purchasing a copy please e-mail JNZ with your order.

NZL Team For Pacific Rim Championships
Thursday, 16 June 2011 12:28

A small team has accepted selection to compete at the 2011 Pacific Rim Championships to be held in Noumea, New Caledonia in July.

They will be competing against athletes from around the Pacific Rim, including China, Chinese Taipei, and Japan.

Kapiti Judo Club Turns 40
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 10:39

The Kapiti Club celebrates its 40th anniversary with a mat session followed by a dinner on Saturday 20 August.

Details are on the attached flyer - please contact the club directly. Happy Birthday Kapiti!

Trend Setters!
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 10:29

Who says that the current "Planking" phenomenom is a new craze???

We've been doing it since 1882!

Technical Skills Workshop
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 10:13

The latest Technical Skills Workshop was held in Nelson last weekend, with every club in the Central Districts Area participating. This practical workshop supports the revised Teaching and Grading Syllabus and particpants work through the syllabus and get suggestions on how these can be taught. Each club attending receives the Teaching and Grading Syllabus Resource Kit, and a free copy of the DVD "The Gokyo".

The next workshop is this weekend in Wellington. Please note that there have been changes to the original program details, so if you are attending

Kiwi Success
Monday, 06 June 2011 12:12

New Zealand's two judoka currently training at the IJF Training Centre in Paris have recently gained top 7 places in international competition. Moira de Villiers (JNZ AK) gained 7th place at the British Open, and Jason Koster (CAN CA) also placed 7th at the World Cup event in Bucharest. Congratulations to both players.

Kapiti Sports Club Administrator Of The Year
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 17:48

Kapiti Judo Club's Karen Parker took out the "Administrator of the Year" at the recent Kapiti Sports Awards. A great reward for Karen's hard work, and also great publicity for the club.

Local sports awards are a very good way to reward your volunteers and gain some good publicity. Contact your Regional Sports Organisation to find out details.

Congratulations Karen!

Syllabus Resource Book
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 16:38

JNZ have obtained limited copies of the book recommended to support the revised Teaching and Grading Syllabus - Syd Hoare's "A-Z Of Judo".

Second National Training Camp
Thursday, 28 April 2011 17:44

The second National Training Camp for 2011 will be held in Tauranga from 4-6 June in conjunction with the WBOP Open (as per last year).

NZL OJU Results
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 10:48

NZL added two more titles on Day 2 of the OJU Championships. Anton Hammond (NJC AK) won the CM-81 category, and Liam Closey (NJC AK) took the CM-55 title.

Despite a much smaller team at this years event (25 players), NZL finished with a total of 26 medals (5 gold, 7 silver, and 14 bronze).

NZL Take Three Titles On Day One
Monday, 18 April 2011 05:32

Day One of the OJU Championship resulted in three golds for the NZL Team.

Sean Choi (MET WB) won the SM-73 title, Moira De Villiers (NJC AK) defended her SW-70 title, and Darcina Manuel (GIS EC) won the JW-57 event.

In addition, the team took 4 silver and 9 bronze medals. Day Two includes the Junior and Cadet Men, and the Mens and Womens Team event.

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upcoming events

Wellington Open
Kāpiti College

OJU Veterans Open
Noumea, New Caledonia

OJU Open Kata Champs
Noumea, New Caledonia

OJU Championships
Noumea, New Caledonia

Event information is available on the documents page