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Last term of training for the year...

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 2:35pm, Monday 14th October, 2013
Tags: judo, shirts, training
Last term of training starts this week with normal times resuming Tuesdays and Thursdays. Juniors at 6.30pm and Seniors at 7.30pm.

You can now register online, simply go to the website at and create an account. You will then have access to the Members Area where you will be able to do a range of things from registering for the term, or competitions, or pick up a t-shirt.

We are ordering t-shirts this week so its not too late to get in on the first order which has nearly 40 shirts already!! Registering on the website also ensures you don't miss out on the latest club news.

A reminder that this Tuesday at training is the final day to get your entry in for the upcoming 2013 National Judo Champs in Wellington.

New Judo Term and upcoming competitions

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 1:06pm, Saturday 27th July, 2013
We welcome in a new term of Judo with Juniors commencing this Tuesday 6.30pm and Seniors starting 7.30pm. Its been a pretty cool (literally) last couple of months, however the gyms heating has proved toasty for players and parents watching. In a club over 50 years old, with over 100 years of Judo experience between the coaches, and lifetime members, the Palmy Judo Club has the most qualified coaches in the region. Our coaches have the most coaching experience, competition experience and the most International experience. These coaches are ready to pass on their invaluable knowledge in all things Judo once again.

Away training is taking place this Sunday at 10am at the new Judo Dojo in the old YMCA building, 159 Wicksteed Street, Whanganui. Wayne Watson and Gary Davies will be there to help improve your Judo.

2013 North Island Championships, Gisborne, starting 31 August, registrations due by 21 August 2013
2013 South Island Championships, Lincoln, starting 14 September, registrations due by 4 September 2013

For further information, visit

New Judo Rules Seminars

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 10:17am, Wednesday 9th January, 2013
Tags: judo, rules

As previously advised JNZ Referee Director (Dave Browne) will be attending the IJF Seminar to be updated on the new competition rules that are being trialled world wide.

To ensure the new rules and interpretations are broadcast as soon as possible in New Zealand a series of Rules Seminars will be held on Dave's return.
These seminars are available for all REGISTERED players, coaches, referees, and tournament technicians.

Details are as follows;

Christchurch; Saturday,26th January (1pm to 3pm) Can Am Ju Dojo
Wellington; Sunday, 27th January(9am to 11am) Wellington Judo Academy Dojo
Auckland; Monday (Auckland Anniversary), 28th January (4pm to 6pm) Judokwai Dojo

A further seminar will be held in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region at the end of February. However, members will be very welcome at the Auckland event.

The new rules and interpretations will also be held at National Training Camp in Wanganui.

Please ensure that the Club is affiliated and attendees are registered prior to attendance.

Graeme Downing NBD

Juniors start back this Tuesday

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 9:31pm, Sunday 14th October, 2012

Hope you all had a good holiday break. Juniors start back this Tuesday at 6.30pm with seniors following7.30pm. See you there.

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Posted by ProDev Administrator at 4:39pm, Friday 12th October, 2012


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2012 New Zealand Judo Champs

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 10:36pm, Thursday 6th September, 2012

The 2012 New Zealand Judo Champs will be held on Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st of October respecitively at Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre, 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon, Christchurch.

All entries close Wednesday October the 12th 2012.

For further information visit

2012 Auckland International Open

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 10:32am, Thursday 19th July, 2012

Update and reminder regarding the 2012 Auckland International Open.

On-line entries close 20 July (no exceptions so make sure registrations and gradings are done in plenty of time to allow entry).

International entries so far received from Australia, New Caledonia, Japan, French Polynesia, and Fiji. Interest also received from a number of other countries.

NB: Scales will NOT be available until Saturday morning for trial weigh in.

North Wellington Judo Event report

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 12:02pm, Thursday 28th June, 2012

Big thanks to everyone who helped out in the recent North Wellington Judo competiton. Was a great weekend of Judo action hosted by our Judo Club.

You will have seen from Mondays Evening Standard paper Hiro on the back and Jason just inside. Both guys had outstanding results winning 2 Golds each, and Jason graded up to orange belt in the tournament. I found an article on Stuff if anyone would like to read it. See

Congratulations to all of the other competitiors including our Cadets and Juniors for giving it a go and gaining some valuable experience!

For further information on the competition, see

Volunteers for North Wellington Judo Comp

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 12:19am, Friday 15th June, 2012
Tags: competition, judo

We are putting out the call to any seniors, their partners, or parents of the juniors to put their hands up for volunteer work for the upcoming Judo competition. Rosemary has created a volunteer list whcih you will find in the foyer of the dojo. This is a great opportunity to not only help the club, but also help out with a competition that is part of the national circuit. We are fortunate to hold this years event in Palmerston North so we want to show everyone that we can run a successful competition. To do so requires some teamwork and everyone chipping in.

First off, we will be shifting mats from Jonathans house to the IPC Gym this Saturday, starting 9am at 52 Linton Street (just off Ferguson St opposite Kingsgate Hotel). If we could have some able people, that would be great. Rosemary needs volunteers for the Kitchen to work 2 hour shifts. We also need contribution by way of food for us to sell through the canteen. This is one of the few ways we can raise money for our club at this event. If you could contact Rosemary by leaving details on the form in the foyer, that would be greatly appreciated.

The competion runs over 2 days, so assisstance with mat stewards, work on the desks, and other duties is appreciated in support other volunteers from different regions. Feel free to email in questions through the website also.

IJF Highlights packages to be screened on Sky

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 10:10am, Sunday 27th May, 2012
Tags: ijf, judo, skytv

The schedule of dates, times and channels for the IJF Highlights packages to be screened on Sky can be found now on the JNZ website.

Note that the first episode goes to air on Monday 28 May.

School Holidays

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 2:39pm, Wednesday 11th April, 2012

Juniors start back on Tuesday the 24th of April at 6.30pm. Until then seniors are continuing training at 7pm over the holiday break

East Coast Champs

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 12:21pm, Friday 6th April, 2012

The East Coast Champs held in Napier on the 24th of March saw a good number of our club members attend. Some great results with medals going to nearly all those who attended. A special mention for Zane, his first competition, and a solid start to build on. Also of mention, congratulations to Poppy Lenney who got a Silver in the junior girls open, and a Gold in her weight division. Poppy was upgraded to an orange belt within the competition, an outstanding effort and well deserved. Hiro won Gold in the under 66Kg Seniors Mens with the top 4 players all from Japan. Phillip, John, Grace, Xavier and Richard also brought home medals with John winning his first Gold Medal in 20 years for the Restricted Kyu under 90kg. Great effort by all.

Next competition is in Wellington on 5th and 6th. Keep up the good training :)


Whanganui visit this Thursday

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 11:27pm, Wednesday 29th February, 2012

Graeme from Whanganui Judo will be coming over with some of the other players for some serious training. Should be a good session so make sure you are there to make the most of training with different people and learning new things.

2012 National Training Camp

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 11:48pm, Monday 16th January, 2012

This years National Training camp will be held in Whanganui, Friday 17th of Feb from 6.00 pm until Sunday 19th at approx. 2.00 pm. (There will be training on Friday evening from 7.00 pm). Deadline for registering for this event is 3rd February 2012. I have attached details in the events section. Click here for further info. A reminder that we are back at training this Tuesday at the slightly earlier time of 7pm while the juniors are still on holiday. Seniors and Cadets are invited to start training early to get a good start on the year.

Senior Training in 2012

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 9:49am, Friday 13th January, 2012
Tags: judo, training

Welcome back for the year of 2012. Hope everyone had a great holiday? We are kicking off the seniors training starting Tuesday 17th January at 7pm. Time to work off that Christmas cheer :) Plenty of events happening this year so we figured we better get back to training in preparation.

Dont forget a 7pm start for the next 2 weeks until Juniors come back from holidays. See you there.

Have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 4:34pm, Thursday 22nd December, 2011
Tags: bbq, club, judo

It has been a big year for the Palmerston North Judo Club ending with a fantastic end of year prizegiving event. We had a cracker afternoon with a strong turn-out and a lot of fun and games.

Special thanks goes to all those who have participated, and in particular the coaches and committee who have helped guide the club through the year.

Of special mention, Hironori Matsuo, who has retained is under 60kg National title has recently been selected to represent New Zealand. This is an outstanding effort and highlights some of the strength and talent within our club. We wish him all the best with his representation. 

Juniors will be recommencing on the first Tuesday of the year / term proper which is Tuesday, January the 31st 2012. Seniors will start training 2 weeks earlier starting Tuesday 17th January.

Notification of our AGM will be given at the start of the new year.

On behalf of the club administration, I would like to wish the juniors, their parents, and senior members a very merry and safe Christmas. We look forward to exciting time in 2012!

Judo on Sky TV

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 9:35am, Monday 7th November, 2011
Tags: judo, sky tv
Hi folks,

After some work and frustration I have succeeded in having several judo programmes scheduled to be shown on Sky tv.

These programmes are half-hour highlights from the top world ranking list events including World Master, Grand Slam, Grand Prix and world championships.

They are made by fighting films and commentated by Neil Adams, former world champion; these are excellent programmes and some great judo.

Below is the schedule of when the programmes will be shown on sky sport 1, 2 and 3. there may also be some unscheduled repeats but no idea when.

Please tell all your friends about this, and if possible send feedback to sky to say how much you appreciate the programmes so that they will maybe show some more in future.

I am informed that after the six programmes this year there will also be some shown early next year and will give the dates of these as they come to hand.

Here's the schedule we have been given, unfortunately the first one has been shown already without them giving us the dates. All times are subject to change without notification.

Episode 1
Wednesday 2 November 7.00 pm Sky Sport 1
Thursday 3 November 6.30 am Sky Sport 1
Thursday 3 November 11.30 am Sky Sport 3
Friday 4 November 12.30 pm Sky Sport 3
Friday 4 November 5.00 pm Sky Sport 3

Episode 2
Wednesday 9 November 7.00 pm Sky Sport 1
Thursday 10 November 5.30 am Sky Sport 1

Episode 3
Wednesday 16 November 7.00 pm Sky Sport 1
Friday 18 November 2.30 pm Sky Sport 3

Episode 4
Wednesday 23 November 7.00 pm Sky Sport 1
Thursday 24 November 7.30 pm Sky Sport 3
Friday 25 November 8.30 pm Sky Sport 2
Saturday 26 November 1.00 am Sky Sport 1

Episode 5
Wednesday 30 November 7.00 pm Sky Sport 1
Thursday 01 December 11.00 am Sky Sport 3
Thursday 01 December 2.30 pm Sky Sport 3
Saturday 03 December 8.00 am Sky Sport 2
Wednesday 07 December 7.00 pm Sky Sport 1
Wednesday 07 December 11.00 pm Sky Sport 2
Thursday 08 December 11.00 am Sky Sport 1
Friday 09 December 6.00 pm Sky Sport 2

I suspect the dates for episode 5 are actually episode 5 and 6, but this is the information as forwarded from Sky tv.

As you see, each episode is shown at 7.00 pm on successive Wednesdays, then repeated at different times.

Any feedback you care to give will be welcome and please remember to tell all friends and family etc to watch it and respond to sky tv.

Hope you enjoy the programmes

Best regards,

Clare hargrave
Oceania Judo Union

NZ Judo Champs 2011 Results

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 9:02pm, Monday 31st October, 2011
Congratulations to our guys for competing hard and coming away with some good results. Hiro retains his Senior Mens Under 60 kg national title winning Gold, Jonathan won Bronze in the Senior Mens 100+ kg backed up by a Silver in the +90 kg Masters Male, Dylan won Silver in the Cadet Men Under 66 kg (we will claim you as ours mate :), and Phillip won Bronze in the Young Masters Male to go with an uncontested Gold in the U73 kg Young Masters Male. Well done guys, hope your not too bruised and battered for training tomorrow? :)

Happy World Judo Day :)

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 2:47pm, Friday 28th October, 2011
Tags: judo
Today is World Judo Day. It comes on the eve of our National Champs in Auckland. For those interested, visit and the Facebook page

Seniors Judo still on

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 10:48am, Monday 18th April, 2011
Seniors will be still continuing Judo training at the usual time of 7.30pm while the juniors are taking a well earned break from Judo over the holidays. We will be looking to leave the mats down over the next 2 weeks, so we can focus on training.

Although we have had members on holiday or plagues with injury, particularly from the East Coast Champs, I still encourage you do train within your limits.

Special thanks to Hamish who did a fantastic job with his first grading session for the juniors, and continues to do an excellent job with a new junior syllabus.

Some of you will note that the last Blog post was offline after the email notification email was sent. I had the post hidden while editing the grading table, and some may have tried to view it. It is back up and results for juniors are now showing.

Auckland Judo National Training Camp

Posted by Web Admin Palmy Judo at 9:01pm, Sunday 6th February, 2011

A reminder that closing date for entry to National Camp to be held in Auckland 18-20 February close 10 February. Late applications will be accepted with payment of late fee.

Details are on the JNZ Website, click here

Enquiries to JNZ High Performance Director.
Mobile 021-113-2105

Welcome back for Judo in 2011

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 5:06pm, Wednesday 2nd February, 2011
Tags: judo, juniors, seniors
Hi everyone and a happy new year from the Palmy Judo Club.

This Thursday (3/2/2011) is the last impromptu senior training starting at 7pm.

We welcome back the juniors starting Tuesday 8th February to the normal start time of 6.30pm with seniors commencing straight after the juniors at 7.30pm.

Training is still at Parklands Primary School and all old and new pupils alike are welcome back.

We look forward to seeing you there to kick off another action packed year!

Judo Club Annual Photos

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 11:00am, Tuesday 16th November, 2010
"We need to be there ready to be photographed by 6pm please as the photographer has another appointment and will leave at 6.15pm. Can we have the hall open at 5.50pm please?" - Murray

Wanganui Judo Club training with us tonight

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 9:50am, Thursday 7th October, 2010
The Wanganui Judo Club will be coming to Palmerston North to train with us tonight. We will be starting training early as a result with a start time of 6.30pm.

Mats are already down, so we are all set for a good session tonight. Would be good to have numbers tonight as Wanganui will bring a full crew with them.

Cya down at Parkland.