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Kiwis At Junior Worlds
Thursday, 21 October 2010 20:22

The Junior World Championships are being held in Agidir, Morocco this weekend with two NZL representatives competing.

Darcina Manuel (GIS EC) competes in the -57kg category and Lee Bronkhorst (MET WB) will be taking the mat in the -55kg category.

Good luck to both!

NZ Champs - Limited Edition T Shirt
Friday, 15 October 2010 16:13

A limited edition T-Shirt will be available to commemorate the 2010 Chris Purcell Memorial NZ Championships to be held over Labour Weekend. These T-Shirts are being marketed by Renshuden Judo Club and are approved by JNZ. They will only be available through mail order using the attached form.

OJU Kata Championships
Friday, 15 October 2010 15:11


Five members from JNZ attended the OJU Kata Seminar and competed in the OJU Championships in Sydney in September. The seminar attracted a large group of Kata enthusiasts and included instruction from high grades sent from the Kodokan.JNZ members achieved some very good results .

Everpure Sponsorship
Friday, 15 October 2010 12:43

JNZ is thrilled to anounce a sponsorhip deal with Micronz NZ Ltd to market their Everpure brand range. This company provides top quality specialist water filter products and has offered JNZ an opportunity to generate income through linked sales of its products, and a large discount to JNZ members. In addition, Everpure will be providing product and rehydration services to all entrants at this year's National Championships. Click on the link on the left hand side or

Masters Success in Japan
Thursday, 30 September 2010 11:32

A small (but potent) team competed at the Asian masters event held last weekend in Japan. Competitors compete in age restricted categories, and results included 3 gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze medals.

Revised Coaching Course
Friday, 24 September 2010 15:07

The JNZ C2 Coaching Course is in the process of being revised. The first of the new courses will be held in Christchurch on 9-10 October, 2010, with the second in Wellington on 20-21 November. The program gives more emphasis to practical coaching of youth and junior members.

National Technical Examination Weekend
Friday, 24 September 2010 14:52

A reminder to those candidates seeking to complete Dan gradings that the NTEW is to be held in Wainuiomata on the weekend of 2-3 October. Information has been e-mailed direct to clubs and to prospective candidates where possible. Information is contained in the "Documents" section under "Events" after logging in. Good luck to all candidates!

Considerations For Our "Minority" Sport
Monday, 13 September 2010 10:11

The IJF announced prior to the 2010 Senior World Championships the affiliation of the 200th national judo federation to the international body. In addition, 111 of these countries competed at this year's World Championships, which had in excess of 800 competitors (restricted to 2 per country in each category).

IJF / OJU Scholarships 2011
Monday, 13 September 2010 09:57

The IJF, in conjunction with the OJU, are again offering opportunities to train at the International Olympic Training Centre in Paris. The amended criteria are attached,

Canterbury Concerns
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 10:48

Canterbury Area Director Graeme Spinks stands in a crack in front of his house! We understand that many of our fellow JNZ members are experiencing difficulty and worry after the recent (and ongoing) earthquakes in the region. I am sure all members are thinking of all those affected by these events, and hope that things return to normal as quickly as possible.

Blind Judoka Makes Front Page
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 10:38

Dr Jonathan Godfrey (PMN NW) made front page news in the Dominion last week. In addition, Jonathan was successful at last weekend's North island Championships, winning gold in the Masters -90kg (30 -39 years). A truly inspirational story, demonstarting that Judo provides opportunities for all.

NZL Feature In YOG Medals!
Thursday, 26 August 2010 10:40

 Haley Baxter (KAI CA) has gained a silver medal at the Youth Olympics as part of the successful Team Belgrade in the mixed country teams event at the Singapore Youth Olympics. 

Youth Olympics Result
Sunday, 22 August 2010 17:54

 NZL representative Haley Baxter (KAI CA) is one of only two entries from OJU at the YOG Judo event (the other being a Fijian). Haley lost her first round to Lithuania, but won her first repechage fight!

Welcome New Clubs
Sunday, 22 August 2010 17:23

It is great to welcome three new clubs affiliated to JNZ - two in the South Island, and one in the Wellington Area. Central Districts have Pelorous Judo Club (PEL CD) operating in Anakiwa, Southern have Kaikorai Valley College JC (KAK SO) based in Dunedin, and Wellington have Masterton Judo Academy.

Referee News
Sunday, 22 August 2010 17:05

 NZL referees have been active internationally over recent months. JNZ President David Browne has been selected by the IJF to referee at the Youth Olympics in Singapore, and then at the Senior World Championships in Tokyo. Other NZ referees have also been active internationally.

NZL Team To Senior Worlds
Sunday, 22 August 2010 16:51

The NZL Team for this year's Senior World Championships has been confirmed after last weekend's OJU Championships. The small team is comprised of Jason Koster (CAN CA) -100kg, Moira de Villiers (NJC AK) -70kg, and Sean Choi (MET WB) -73kg.

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