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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.

This year’s event will be held in Yamaguchi City, just south of Hiroshima City. The venue will be the Yamaguchi Budokan on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of November. A big party is always held on the Saturday night.

The plan is to leave on Friday 2nd November for Osaka and proceed to Kyoto where the team will stay at the Shimeikaikan Judo Hotel for $100 per night. Korean Air is currently selling return tickets to Kansai Osaka for the month of November for $1119 return.

Training will be at the Rakunan High School, and Enshin and Kyodai Universities, before proceeding to Yamaguchi Budokan on Friday with a stop at the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Centre.

On the west coast of Yamaguchi is a very famous small town called Hagi which was the center of the Samurai rebellion against the Shogun in 1867. There is a castle and museum there the team members will find very interesting. Those who wish to stay longer may make their own arrangements after that.

Please contact the organiser - Rick Littlewood - to register your interest and confirm arrangements. Rick’s email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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