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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.

OJU Progress Day One
Sunday, 17 April 2011 12:51

The preliminary rounds on day one of the OJU Championships in Tahiti have been completed in sweltering conditions.


Senior Men and all Womens categories were fought, and all NZL competitors are now contesting for medals in this afternoon's finals block.

2011 Nationals - President's Message
Saturday, 09 April 2011 08:45

As you are all aware the earthquake in Christchurch has caused us to re-evaluate the appropriateness of holding the 2011 National Championships in Christchurch. I would like to thank all of you who took the time to give me your views on the matter.

From this feedback it was quite apparent that many would not attend the Nationals if it remained in Christchurch. Added to this is the uncertainty over accommodation because of infrastructure issues.

2011 OJU Elite Training Scholarship
Thursday, 31 March 2011 13:20

Nominations for this year's Elite Training Scholarship are invited. These are intended to assist player's in their development for the 2012 Olympics.

Air Ticket For Tahiti
Tuesday, 22 March 2011 09:52

Due to unforseen circumstances, an opportunity exists to purchase a ticket to attend the OJU Championships in Tahiti.

These are hard to get this time of year as it is peak holiday season. The travel period is 13 April, returning NZ on 19 April.

NZL Team For OJU Championships
Tuesday, 22 March 2011 09:45

The OJU Championships will be fought in Tahiti in April, including Cadet, Junior, and Senior divisions, and a team event.

From the initial selections, a team of 25 athletes have accepted their selections.

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