Award Of 8th Dan

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Jim McPhee MNZM (JNH AK) has been awarded a Lifetime Award of Grade to the rank of 8th Dan.

Jim is a longstanding member of JNZ and has been involved - amongst a much longer list -as a club coach, Area Director, international competitor, coach / manager to national teams, holder of many adminstrative roles internationally as well as in JNZ (including Board member, National Technical Director, and currently chair of the JNZ Grading Commission).

He was awarded the Member of NZ Order of Merit in the recent New Year's Honours list for his contribution and service to Judo.

Jim is one of only 2 living members holding the grade of 8th Dan in new Zealand.

Congratulations Jim.