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2023 Japan New Zealand Budo Cultural Exchange

(2023-11-10 17:12:25)
On Sunday 12 November there will be on-line demonstrations involving Japan and New Zealand to promote international understanding, dissemination, and promotion of Budo and to contribute to the friendship and goodwill between Japan and New Zealand.
The on-line sessions are aimed at implementing modern Budo and Kobudo, show the essence of Japanese Budo, and to promote the development of Budo activities.
The link to attend is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDHiM4k22Qo
The program is scheduled to begin at 4.30pm NZT. A schedule is attached.

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2023 World Veterans Championships

(2023-11-10 11:56:37)
Three players, John Maxwell (NEL CD) M6 -90kg, Melody Scott (CAN CA) F6 -70kg, and Vitaly Aliluev (UNI AK) M6 -100kg, joined over 1000 competitors who had entered from all corners of the world, from as far flung as Angola (with 17 players) across to New Zealand and up to the Faroe Islands along with another 60 countries in between at the competition.
Referee Diane Limbrey (WEL WN) joined 26 other referees selected by the IJF to officiate at the event, including two Australians.
With only three mats running the four days were long (day one started at 9am and finished 12 hours
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Japanese Ambassador Visits National Championships

(2023-11-10 17:12:33)
Judo New Zealand were pleased to host Ambassador Mr Koichi Ito and Ms Misako Ito attending the National Judo Championships on 7th October held at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua. The Ambassador and his wife presented medals to the successful Judoka on Saturday. They enjoyed seeing one of their countries long heritage sports being done in New Zealand.

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NZL Referees Represent In Calgary

(2023-11-10 11:56:43)
Diane Limbrey (WEL-WN) and Craig Bartlett (HOW-AK) were selected to referee at the Cadet, Junior and Senior Panamerican - Oceania Championships held in Calgary, Canada on 8, 9 and 15-16 September respectively and the teams competitions held for all three competitions on 10 and 17 September.
Diane was fortunate to referee the prestigious under 100kg final on day two of the senior event between local Canadian favourite Shady Elnahas and Brazil’s Leonardo Goncalves. Elnahas won by ippon making it four consecutive title wins for him.
Congratulations to both our referees representing NZL at the highest levels.
During the week in between they attended, along
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Prime Ministers Scholarship Awards Ceremony

(2023-11-10 11:11:02)
Derek Maggs (JNZ President) and Zane Lightfoot (JNZ Technical Director) recently attended the Prime Minister Scholarship Awards Cermony in Karapiro, Waikato.
The scholarship programme was established in 2000 to allow high performance athletes to undertake tertiary study and vocational qualifications while pursuing their sporting goals.
Our two international referees (Craig Bartlett and Diane Limbry) are also recipients of these awards - assisting them to represent NZL at events around the World.
National coaches Jason Koster and Senne Wyns received funding to assist in attaining the required IJF coaching qualification so coaches can be matside with our players at international events.
Congratulations to Jason and Senne.
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NZL Success In Calgary

(2023-10-17 10:20:50)
Moira Koster (CJA CA) and Sydney Andrews (GIS WB) both reached the podium at the PanAmerican - Oceania Senior Championships in Calgary with a silver and bronze respectively.
This success sees them continue to move up the reankings as Paris Olympics selection gets closer.
Congratulations to bot Moira and Syd on another great performance.

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The Joseph Samuel Youth Development Award

(2023-10-17 09:30:31)
JNZ is pleased to announce a new award which will provide financial assistance to youth members endeavouring to advance their Judo development in ANY Judo associated field (eg Refereeing, Officiating, Coaching, Kata, competition).
This new award - The Joseph Samuel Youth Development Award - has been made possible by the generous donation from the family of Joseph Samuel and the members of the previously registered Te Atatu Judo Club.
Jo was a long time coach at the Te Atatu Judo club, with a specific emphasis on developing youth through Judo.
The award is for a sum of up to $1500.
The bylaw regarding the award
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Oceania Kata Seminars and Championship

(2023-10-17 09:22:34)
From Tuesday 29 August to Saturday 2 September, four New Zealand Judoka, Bill Vincent (Hachidan and Oceania Kata Director), Neisha Brooking (Waikato Bays Judo Association), Sam Manu and Palilaving Phouphayly (Wellington Judo Association), all attended the Oceania Kodokan Kata Seminar 2023 in Brisbane, Australia. After a long 5 year hiatus, it was great to be back with new and old friends doing Judo and developing a higher understanding of its nuances though the study of Kata. The kata studied were Kodokan Goshin Jutsu, Kime no Kata, Ju no Kata, Katame no Kata and Nage no Kata. It is hoped that Itsusu
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Sydnee Andrews Makes NZL History

(2023-09-25 09:45:27)
Sydnee Andrews (GIS WB) has made NZL Judo history by winning a bronze medal at the IJF Zagreb Grand Prix over the weekend. This is the first time that a New Zealand judoka has made the podium at an IJF Tour event since the tour was established.
The second bronze medal contest saw 20 year old Sydnee take on Camara (FRA), after defeating Morillo (DOM) in their repechage match to cap an impressive day. The match was a fiery encounter, with Andrews pushing forward aggressively from the first “hajime.” Camara picked up two shidos and the New Zealander saw her moment; she
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Obituary - Les Brindley

(2023-09-12 11:55:32)
We regret to advise that anothe Judo NZ stalwart - Les Brindley (4th Dan) - passed away on August 5th, aged 87.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Iris, his family and also his many judo colleagues& friends.
Les became an Honorary Officer of Judo NZ in1994. This awards was recognisedof his long service to Judo NZ and Judo in general.
More detail regarding Les's contribution is attached READ MORE
Service DetailsThere will be a celebration of Les's life at 10am on Saturday, August 12th at theChristchurch (Linwood) Crematorium, 455 Linwood Avenue, Bromley,Christchurch 80672
MessagesTo the Brindley Family, c/- PO Box 31300, Ilam. Christchurch
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