JUDO NEW ZEALAND


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JNZ Welcomes Another New Club
(2020-09-18 13:03:32)

JNZ is very pleased to welcome another new Judo club. Mangawhai Judo (MAN AK) has affiliated and will be run by Deney Vale in Mangawhai, north of Auckland.
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2020 National Championships
(2020-09-14 13:01:09)

Auckland Judo Association have this morning advised that they are withdrawing from hosting the 2020 National Championships.
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JNZ Welcomes New Club
(2020-09-14 11:30:29)

JNZ are pleased to welcome a new club to the North Wellington Area.
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North Island Championships Cancelled
(2020-09-14 13:01:22)

WN Area have advised that due to the ongoing restrictions and uncertainty around Alert Levels the hosting of the 2020 North Island Championships is no longer viable.
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Christchurch Training Camp
(2020-09-14 11:30:43)

Premiere Equipe Judo Club (Christchurch) have organised a training camp the weekend from Friday 11 to Saturday 12 September and would like to extend an invite to any Judoka who may have booked flights / accommodation for the cancelled South Island Championships.
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South Island Championships Cancelled
(2020-09-04 16:27:48)

CA Area have advised that the 2020 South Island Championships have been cancelled due to the ongoing uncertainty as a result of COVID and the impact on the viability of hosting the event.


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Reminder COVID Level 2
(2020-09-18 13:03:41)

With Auckland catching up (almost) with the rest of the country on Monday, attached is a reminder of the requirements at Level 2.
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South Island Championships Update
(2020-08-26 21:41:03)

CA Area advise that the South Island Championships scheduled for 12 and 13th September in Christchurch is currently under review pending the government’s decision on the Covid-19 levels to be announced on Monday 24th August.
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AK AREA Open Cancelled
(2020-08-27 08:58:29)

Auckland Area advise that the scheduled Auckland Open has been cancelled due to the current Level 3 restrictions affecting Auckland.


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Prize Money Now Available
(2020-08-25 17:35:27)

The International Judo Federation are now offering prize money for their "elite challenge".
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Honorary Member Award
(2020-08-21 16:49:35)

Ron Jones (5th Dan) was awarded JNZ Honorary Membership at the 2019 JNZ Congress, and recently presented with his certificate by Jim McPhee (JNZ Board member).
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Extention To Financial Membership Expiry Dates
(2020-08-15 16:31:12)

JNZ in conjunction with the Area Associations have agreed to extend all financial members' registration expiry dates by 3 months in response to the COVID-19 situation.
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Rules Seminar 2
(2020-06-11 10:05:49)

A second Rules Seminar for JNZ members has been scheduled as follows;
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Sky Offer Free Neon And Lightbox Trials To JNZ Members
(2020-05-26 12:08:15)

Hopefully you're still keeping fit at home and enjoying some classic sport re-runs on your screens, as we all do the right thing and stay home to look after each other.
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JNZ On-line Rules Seminar
(2020-05-26 12:18:07)

JNZ Referees Commission will be running an online Rules Seminar on Thursday 23rd April at 7pm.  The seminar will be a maximum of 40 minutes. This will be using local examples from our CARE system footage.  
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JNZ BOD Covid Update
(2020-05-07 11:36:29)
The JNZ Board of Directors has been monitoring the current COVID-19 situation and its potential impact on clubs and members.

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IJF Competition For Children
(2020-06-12 11:00:39)

The IJF have created a drawing competition for children under 14.
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IJF Undergarduate Certicate Judo Instructor
(2020-04-23 09:00:23)

Attached is some information from the IJF Academy regarding their Level 1 Coaching program.
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Sport NZ COVID-19 Information
(2020-04-20 15:48:44)
Sport NZ are providing up to date information regarding the COVID-19 impact on sport.

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JNZ BOD Suspends Events
(2020-04-30 12:40:54)

As you are probably aware, the latest MOH regulations ban indoor gatherings of 100+, which clearly impacts our events.
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Events And COVID-19
(2020-03-20 11:18:00)

The Judo NZ Board and the Medical Director have been monitoring the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 and the hosting of events.
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COVID19 Update
(2020-03-20 11:17:17)

The COVID19 situation is resulting in a dynamic situation regarding international sport and travel. The IJF have just held an Extraordinary Meeting and have cancelled all IJF Calendared Events (including Junior and Cadet events) until at least 30 April. The Continental Championships (including Asia Oceania) have been postponed indefinitely.
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NZL Referees Selected For Asia Oceania Championships
(2020-04-06 09:12:36)

Referees Diane Limbrey (WEL WN) and Craig Bartlett (HOW AK) have been selcted to officiate at the 2020 Asia Oceania Senior Championships scheduled to be held in Mongolia in April.
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2019 JNZ Judoka Of The Year
(2020-04-01 10:22:38)

The Board of Judo New Zealand is pleased to announce that the Judoka of the Year Award for 2019 has been jointly awarded to Justine Bishop (NJS AK) and Jason Koster (CJA CA).
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2019 Dan Gradings
(2020-03-27 10:10:42)

JNZ congratulates all our members who achieved dan gradings this year.
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Merry Christmas
(2020-01-14 09:40:50)

On behalf of the JNZ Board of Directors, we wish all members - and especially our club coaches, volunteer administrators, and all who give their time to support our members - a very safe, happy, and restful festive season.
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Judo NZ Agreement With NZ Sports Collective
(2020-03-02 13:06:49)

JNZ is excited to announce that it was one of the first to sign on as a member of the NZ Sports Collective, which was publicly launched last evening.
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Nationals Highlights
(2019-12-21 08:19:37)

A highlights package taken from some of Day 1 of the Nationals will be available on the JNZ Facebook page.
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Nationals Livestreaming
(2019-12-18 09:02:08)

JNZ will be trialling limited live-streaming of a portion of the National Championships on Saturday 19 October.
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Welcome To The New Homepage
(2019-10-15 09:08:36)

After taking members' feedback on-board, and then having the design critiqued by a number of professional web designers and graphic artists, this is the end result.
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Keightley Wins Bronze In Taipei
(2019-11-15 09:56:48)

Keightley Watson (WAN NW) fighting in the Senior men's Plus 100 kg category at the Taipei Open at the weekend beat Australian Liam Park by ippon to secure a bronze medal. Keightley won his first match against Lee from Taiwan before losing his semi-final match to eventual gold medalist Youn of Korea, setting up the fight against the Australian.


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Asian Tour Results
(2019-10-25 12:16:45)

The Judo New Zealand Cadet and Junior Team have returned home with some good results from their tour with competitions in Macau and Hong Kong. Congratulations to all medal winners.

Results are as follows:


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Kodokan Kata Summer Course
(2019-09-01 12:55:36)

Alan Hoverd and Colin Berry (BUD WN)) and Neisha Brooking (TAU WB) recently returned from the Kodokan Summer Kata Course in Tokyo attended by over 300 participants, three quarters of whom were from overseas.

The following report was submitted by Alan.


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NZL Ref At South Pacific Games
(2019-08-26 17:06:00)

Bryce Butterfield (MAI CA) has been selected by the OJU Referee Commission to be New Zealand’s sole referee at the South Pacific Games currently being held in Samoa.
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JNZ Members Competing Overseas
(2019-08-24 19:11:07)

A number of our New Zealand judo players are in action around the world at various events in the next few months.

We wish them every success. The list of events and players is shown below.


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NZL Referees In International Action Again
(2019-08-24 19:11:06)

Craig Bartlett (HOW AK) and Dianne Limbrey (WEL WN) were again in action refereeing at the European Open in Romania earlier this month.
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NZ Referees On World Stage
(2019-08-24 19:11:06)

Craig Bartlett (HOW AK) and Dianne Limbrey (WEL WN) are currently in Europe gaining additional experiece refereeing at the top level.
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