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Training in Holidays

There will be two training sessions per week during the school holidays, at our main dojo at 877 East Coast Road.

All players under 50 Kg, up to Orange Belt :

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30

All other players :

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 to 7:45

All welcome.

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Welcome to the West

We welcome the judo group from Henderson into Team Nippon. They have been coached by Jamie Hopson until the end of 2020, and Lewis was care-taker coach in Term 1. Now we welcome them in our family.

Classes are run every Wednesday in the Rutherford Primary School hall. Under 14’s train from 5:30 to 6:30, and the seniors from 6 to 7. New members are very welcome.

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Competitions Coming up fast now

Make sure you read the UPCOMING EVENTS section, and do not miss the deadline for entries for the Canterbury Open, Waikato Open, and Auckland International.

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Training Camp : Tauranga

A brilliant few days in Tauranga, hosted by the local Judo Club. Lots of fun, hard work, but totally enjoyed by all.

Bring on the next camp!!!!

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Training : Easter Weekend

No training on Monday 5 April.

Tuesday 6 April : 2 early sessions are combined into 1 session from 5:45 to 6:45. Senior session is unchanged from 7 to 8 PM

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Training Camp in Tauranga

Our club will visit our good friends in the Waikato for combined training sessions at the end of April. Tauranga club will host us, and hopefully we will have the other Waikato clubs visiting as well, in order for more people to benefit from this combined effort.

More details will be circulated soon, but here are the basic outlines :

Thursday 29 April – depart by bus in the morning, training session late afternoon.

Friday 30 April- 2 training sessions, visit to hot pools in Mt Manganui

Saturday 1 May – morning training session and players released at lunch time to join their parents (if they are there) or travel back to Auckland by bus.

All players will sleep in the dojo (part of team building), and will have most meals catered for.

To register interest, write names on the notice board in the dojo, or let Johan know by email or text. This is for all ages from 9 and older. Young players will be welcome to join, provided they have parents in the group. All parents are very welcome to join us.

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Coaching Course

We are hosting 2 coaching course, run by JudoNZ, in our dojo over the next few weeks. Hope everyone attending the course, get the necessary value from it. The more you put in, the more you get out.

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Training Schedule for January

As we move into the last week of January, the training times change slightly. There will be NO CLASSES for under 14’s on Tuesday 26 January and Thursday 28 January. The 14+ players train from 7 to 8 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Next change is on Tuesday 2 February. Under 11 players train from 5 to 6, every Tuesday and Thursday. Players aged from11 to 14 train from 6 to 7 on the same days.

All classes at the central dojo at NorthCross.

The adult (geriatrics) class started on Friday 15 January – same time as always 6:30 to 7:30.

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Senior Gradings

Well done to Justine and David, for achieving higher grades at the examination on Saturday.

Justine was awarded her 4th Dan, and David his 2nd Dan. Great achievement!!!!

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Results : Auckland Open

Congrats to all our members who competed in the only post-lockdown area competition in the country, which was held on 7 November. Lots of photo’s on the Auckland Judo FB page. We now also have added to our stocks of qualified officials.