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Success At Asian Masters
Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:29

A team of 12 from NZ clubs competed at the Asian Masters recently. The team from NZ was the second largest contingent, and achieved the following podium placings;

Alan Green (UNI AK) gold M6 -110, Vitali Aliluev (UNI AK) gold M4-100, and Stuart Mitchell (OBJ AK) silver M2 -100. One of the three teams also made it through a number of rounds in the team competition.

Congratulations to all.

Kiwi Medals At Sydney International Open
Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:24

A small number of JNZ members competed at the Sydney International recently, with the following achieving podium finishes;

Shawnee Felton (MET WB) bronze JW-63, Blake Platt (NJC AK) gold JB-38, Mark Brewer (MOT CD) gold SM-81, and Emma Rouse (NJC AK) gold SW-48.

Congratulations to all.

Three More Clubs Affiliate
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 11:00

JNZ again welcomes 3 new clubs who have recently affiliated.

Spartan Judo Club (SJC WB) has opened in Cambridge, run by Spiros Poros: Forgotten Art of Judo (FAJ NW) underway in Palmerston North, run by Hamish Rees; and Olympic Judo Albany run bt Bill Vincent on Auckland's North Shore.

This brings the total to 10 new clubs affiliated so far in 2013 - a pleasing trend that will hopefully result in an increase of membership and Judo being available to more people in NZ.

JNZ welcomes these new clubs and wishes them all the best of success.

Crowd Goes Wild
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:50

Josh Kronfeld joined members of the NZL Senior Worlds team for an introduction to Judo which screened on the Prime television show "The Crowd Goes Wild".

Unfortunately JNZ was advised extremely late on the screening date and so we were unable to advise prior to it screening last evening.

However, good exposure, and another opportunity to wish the NZL team well for the World Champs in Rio next week.

JNZ 2013 Members Forum and Congress
Monday, 19 August 2013 09:18

The anual JNZ Congress and Members Forum will be held in Auckland over the weekend of 28 - 29 September, 2013.

Delegates from each Area have been invited to attend.

The agenda for each meeting is attached.

Gisborne Judo Club 60th Anniversary
Sunday, 11 August 2013 09:51

Gisborne Judo Club (GJC EC) will be celebtaing its 60th Anniversary in December and invite all members, ex-members, and "friends of the club" to register for the celebrations.

Attached is some information and a registration form, and an order for "limited edition" anniversary T-shirts.

All orders and enquiries to Kiki Velloza (GJC EC) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Best wishes for the celebrations and congratulations on 60 years of quality judo!

Recent International Successes For NZL
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 09:19

New Zealand judoka have had good results in recent international tournaments.

Anton Hammond (NJC AK) place third at the Macau Junior International event in the -90kg category.

A small team attended the Thailand International Open with solid performances. Lee Bronkhorst (MET WB) -60, Darcina Manuel (GIS EC) -57, and Anne- Marie Rasmussen (GIS EC) -78 all took bronze medals, and Emma Rouse (NJC AK) placed 5th in the -48.

Congratulations to all.

2013 Asian Grand Nasters Open
Saturday, 27 July 2013 08:47

The Asian Grand Masters is an open judo event for masters over the age of 30 and comprises shiai and kata competitions. It is being held at the Kodokan, Tokyo, Japan on the 21st and 22nd of September.

The event is open to all masters and New Zealand is looking to have a contingent attend this event.

NZL Selection For Cadet World Championships
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 09:46

After outstanding performances at the OJU Championships where he won the Junior Men -60kg category and placed 2nd in the Cadet division, James Entwistle (CAN CA) has accepted selection for the Cadet World Championships.

James will leave for the Miami based event early in August. All the best James.

NZL Team To World Championships
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 09:22

One of the larger teams for some time has been selected to represent NZL at the Senior Worlds in Rio at the end of August.

The NZL Mens team will also compete in the World Team Championships - one of only 16 teams - following their victory at the OJU Championships

A team list is attached. We wish the team all the best for the event.

Thanks From Yuichi's Family
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 09:12

The family of Yuichi Tanimura who was unfortuantely injured while competing earlier this year, wish to thank all individual members and clubs who have generously donated money and best wishes.

The recent fund-raising event at Can-Am-Ju saw over 30 people on the mat, and combined with other donations from around the country raised over $1600.

Donations can still be made to the account number provided in the earlier news item.

Judo On Sky TV
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 15:11

Sky TV have just provided scheduling of recent top level competition judo, which will begin on Sky Sport 1, 4 July.

A schedule is attached for your information. Please send an e-mail to Sky TV thanking them for providing Judo coverage, as this influences their decisions to screen again in the future.

Fund Raising Event
Monday, 10 June 2013 11:39

Many of you will be aware of the accident that occurred at the Wellington Open recently, involving one of our members.

To support Yuichi and his family, Can-Am-Ju are hosting a fund-raising training session involving newaza, grapling, and groundwork lead by Jason Koster and supported by other coaches.

The session will cater for all levels, cost of the session (to be held at Can-Am-Ju at 5pm on Sunday 16 June) will be $5 (participants and spectators).

JNZ Welcomes Another Four New Clubs
Thursday, 30 May 2013 09:23

An additional four new clubs have affiliated with Judo New Zealand for 2013, all in the Auckland Area.

We welcome; Big Judo (BIG AK) run by Ben Stallworthy; Onehunga BJJ and Judo Club (OBJ AK) run by Stuart Mitchell; Auckland Police Judo Club (APJ AK) run by Craig Cartwright; and AUT Martial Arts (AMA AK) run by Jordan Reynolds.

JNZ wishes these new clubs well in developing successful Judo clubs.

Littlewood Success in Japan
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:31

Rick Littlewood (UNI AK) recently attended his 25th Kodokan High Grade Masters tournament, winning his fight.

He states that over 1500 high-grade (5th dan and above) masters entrants were involved in this year's shiai at the Kodokan.

JNZ Board Appointment
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 09:49

The JNZ Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Jim McPhee as a Board Member.

Jim takes up this new position after many years service to judo in New Zealand, most recently as National Technical Director.

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