The JNZ Board is pleased to announce that the 2021 Judoka of the Year Award has been decided and this year will be shared between Justine Bishop and Jason Koster.
We would like to congratulate both athletes on their respective performances on the international judo scene.
Justine and Jason will share the $1000 that goes with the award.
The 2021 JNZ Congress is being held next Sunday 12 December on-line via Zoom.
All registered members of JNZ are entitled to attend.
Anyone wishing to attend the meeting will need to e-mail email@example.com stating their name and preferred e-mail address for logging in to the meeting by midday, Saturday 11 December to allow the meeting invitations to be set up.
Kapiti Judo Club will turn 50 years old next month.
Started by Des Sharp and Jim Weekes in 1971, the club continues to be capably managed by Des's daughter Karen Parker with great support from a team of coaches lead by Norm Cook (6th Dan) and a large group of parents and members.
More info can be found at https://www.nzherald.co.nz/kapiti-news/news/kapiti-judo-club-celebrates-50-years-on-the-mat/3CC5DCUHCP62II7NR5AWBFCYBM/
JNZ congratulates the club on this milestone.
Today is Jigoro Kano's 161st anniversary of Jigoro Kano's birth.
This has been acknowledged by Google in their immage for today.
Go to https://www.google.com/ for the link to the images.
Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions, and in an attempt to hold a "normal" Members Forum and Congress, the JNZ Board have agreed to postpone the annual meetings until 11-12 December.
If the situation still prevents a physical meeting, the Congress will be held on-line via Zoom on 12 December.
Updated Agendum attached.
As a result of the latest Government announcement regarding Alert Levels, and the unlikelihood that ALL members will be able to access sufficient mat training to be able to compete in a safe and equitable manner, JNZ and the host Area confirm that the previously postponed Senior and Junior 2021 National Championships will now be cancelled.
In addition, the National Technical Examination Weekend is also cancelled for 2021. Alternative options are being investigated by the Grading Commission for providing opportunities for early next year.
It was announced recently, with regret but understandably, the Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games have had to be postponed from March 2022 to March 2023 due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19. The Games will still be held in Rotorua and judo will still be in the program.
Due to the continuing uncertainty regarding the changes in Alert Levels and the potential impact that this will have on the viability of the scheduled 2021 JNZ National Championships, Wellington Area and JNZ have jointly decided to reschedule the event, in a limited form, to Saturday 4th of December.
The rescheduled event will be held in Kapiti and is limited to Senior Men and Women, and Junior Men and Women divisions only.
This is due to the unavailability of suitable venues to host a full event covering all divisions and Kata, and that the athletes in these divisions are most in need of read more...
Welcome Te Manawa Dojo
JNZ and CA Area welcome the affiliation of a second Judo club in Queenstown.
The club will be run by Felipe Galvao de Oliveira. We wish Felipe and the club every success.
The host Areas - in consultation with the JNZ Sports Director and National Technical Director - have cancelled the scheduled North Island Cahmpionships (scheduled for 25-26 September) and South Island Championships (scheduled for 11-12 Septeber) due to the current and projected Alert Level settings.
The possibility of rescheduling the South Island Championships is being investigated.