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Throw To Tokyo
Monday, 06 May 2019 16:24

The International Judo Federation launched its first online game to win a trip to the World Judo Championships 2019 Tokyo, Japan, to be held in the Japanese Capital from August 25th to September 1st, 2019

May 1 - May 25: Users and Upload Videos
May 25 - May 31: Internal Check Videos
June 1 - June 15: Voting Open
June 16: Winners Declared

Link for information;


2019 WN Area Grassroots Camp
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 08:24

The following is a report from WN Area;

When Gisborne Judo Club van arrived at El Rancho on Friday 15th March adrenaline of those present started racing.  Jason King and Kiki Velloza were the Guest Coaches for the annual Grassroots Camp and they brought 7 club members with them.
There were 80 young Judoka on the mat for 2 days learning from Jason’s and Kiki’s worldly Judo knowledge and experience.  Palmerston North Judo Club and Forgotten Art Judo Club also had members attend.  On Sunday the Chocolate Fish and Beat-up-a-black-belt events created lots of smiles and laughter.
The atmosphere of the weekend was exciting for Judoka, coaches, parents and volunteers who were there.  Thank you Jason and Kiki for your time given to us in Wellington.

Congratulations to all involved!

Success In Peru
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 07:22

We have three members currently competing in three Continental Opens in South America - Justine Bishop (NJS AK), Jason Koster (CJA CA), and Elliott Connolly (CJA CA).

The first of these opens was held in Lima, Peru over the weekend and we are pleased to advise that Justine fought her way to a bronze medal in the Under 57 kg category and Jason did the same in the Under 100 kg category.

Two bronze medals is a great start in their first tournament - congratulations!

The three now move on to Cordoba, Argentina this weekend and Santiago, Chile the weekend following.

We wish all three good luck for these events and hopefully more medals.

New Club For 2019
Thursday, 24 January 2019 07:45

JNZ welcomes our first new club for 2019.

Ochiba Dojo (OCH AK) will be running classes in Orewa, Auckland.

Welcome, and all the best for the year.

Merry Christmas
Monday, 24 December 2018 11:46

Once again we are at the end of another busy Judo year!

We wish all our members - and especially all the club coaches and club administrators - a happy, safe, and refreshing holiday season.

Look forward to seeing you all again in the new 2019 Judo year.

2018 Dan Gradings
Thursday, 13 December 2018 07:34

JNZ would like to acknowledge our members who attained Dan Grades through out the year. 2018 resulted in 16 new black belts and 8 members attaining higher grades.

Congratulation to all who attained Dan grades this year.

They are as follows:

NZL Players Taste Success At OJU Open
Monday, 03 December 2018 07:28

JNZ had a relatively small team of 13 attend the recent OJU Open for Seniors and Juniors held in Perth, Australia.

Overall a medal haul of 5 gold, 3 silvers and 1 bronze was achieved.

Congratulations to the team.

The medal winners are as follows:

Silver At World Veterans
Thursday, 25 October 2018 07:57

At the 2018 IJF World Championships for Veterans in Cancun, Mexico - Vitaly Alliluev (UNI AK) won silver for New Zealand.

Vitaly came second in the M5 (-55y/o) category.  This impressive performance followed up his silver medal in Fort Lauderdale in 2016.

The 2018 World Championships for veterans had 45 countries represented, with 789 competitors fighting.

JNZ congratulates Vitaly on yet another impressive international achievement.

Dave Browne (National Technical Director) was refereeing at this event.

Rihari Off To The Youth Olympics
Thursday, 04 October 2018 15:39

JNZ is pleased to announce that the New Zealand Olympic Committee has confirmed the selection of Rihari Iki (HOW AK) to attend the Youth Olympics to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Rihari will fight in the combined men’s weight comprising the Under 73 kg and Under 81 kg categories.

Rihari will be accompanied by National Coach Kiki Velloza (GIS WB).

Also attending the games will be Craig Bartlett (HOW AK) as one of the IJF selected officiating referees.

We wish Rihari all the best!

An attached link will take you to the press release from the NZOC.

Obituary - Peter Miles QSM
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 08:32

We regret to advise that Peter Miles (MAI CA) passed away on September 2nd, aged 89.

Peter became a Life Member of Judo NZ in 2006 having previously been an
Honorary Officer. These awards were testament of his long service to Judo NZ and judo in general.

During his long service to Judo Peter was active at club, area and national level.

Our condolence to Helen & family.

2018 Pan-Pacific Masters Games
Friday, 24 August 2018 08:02

Early bird fee entries for the 11th Pan Pacific Masters Games Kata, Judo individual Shiai and Team event, competition close Sunday 2 September.

Information available at;

Obituary - Rick Littlewood
Saturday, 28 July 2018 16:30

We regret to advise that Rick Littlewood passed away on July 24th aged 77. He will be sadly missed by his wife Yumiko and family and also his many judo colleagues & friends.

Rick started Judo in 1959 at Hastings Judo Club and during the next 5 years was also member of the Otago University Judo Club, Dunedin & Invercargill Judo Club whilst attending Dunedin Teachers Collage.

Obituary - Des Tarring
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 12:00

Des Tarring with Yasuhiro YamashitaWe regret to advise that Des Tarring passed away on July 16th aged 92. Hw was a Life Member and foundation member of the New Zealand Judo Federation Inc (JNZ)

Des will be sadly missed by his wife Beryl and family including their son Steve who is a current JNZ Board Member and also Des’s many judo colleagues & friends.

Welcome To Another New Judo Club
Saturday, 21 July 2018 09:44

JNZ extends a welcome to yet another new club affiliated in the WN Area.

Yongi Yudo (YON WN) is situated in central Wellington and will be operated by Carlton Ruffell.

We wish Carlton and the club all the very best of success.

NZL Men Amoung The Medals In Hong Kong
Thursday, 19 July 2018 08:43

The JNZ Cadet and Junior Development Team competed last weekend at the Hong Kong Asian Cup.

The men where among the medals with the following results.

Rihari Iki (HOW AK)  won 2nd place in the cadet and 3rd place in the Junior -81kg categories.

Keightley Watson (WAN NW) fighting in the +90 kg in the cadets and +100 kg in the Juniors won a bronze medal in each division.

We wish the team more success at the next event in Macau this coming weekend.

JNZ Welcomes Another New Club
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 12:37

JNZ is pleased to announce the affiliation of a new club - Hajamie Judo (HAJ AK) run by Jamie Hopson.

It is encouraging to see another club being run by a young woman, particularly in West Auckland which has been lacking a "judo presence" recently.

We wish Jamie and the club all the best.

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