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2014 Training and Competitions...

Posted by Web Admin Palmy Judo at 11:04am, Sunday 20th April, 2014
The Palmerston North Judo Club has attended 2 Area Judo Champs in Gisborne and Wellington with great results in both.

In Gisborne we had a small team travel up of Juniors and Seniors. Phillip Payne won 2 Golds (Under 73kg Young Masters uncontested and Masters under 73kg) and John Greenwood 2 Silvers (Under 90kg Masters and Masters Open).

In the Juniors, Deakin Payne won a Silver in under 28kg Junior Boys and Bronze in the Junior Boys Open. Luca Ribero won Silver in the under 36kg Junior Boys and took out the Junior Boys Open beating one of the top junior boys players in the country to win Gold.

These Junior results were to be later backed up by outstanding performances at the recent Grassroots Training Camp in Wellington that saw Luca, Deakin, and Grace Leney receive special mention. Deakin went on to perform batsugan with 7 wins in a row and was promptly recommended for grading. Congratulations to Deakin who has since been graded.

Last weekends Wellington Open saw a surprising well represented senior showing across all clubs with good numbers in the Masters Categories. All Masters players were in the medals with Jason Turley winning Silver in the Young Masters under 90kg, John Greenwood Bronze in the Masters Open, and Jonathan Godfrey winning 3 Golds in Senior Mens +100kg, Masters +90kg, and MAsters Open. Jonathans fights amongst others were recorded by one of his opponents and can be found on Youtube at In the Senior Women, a hard fought effort saw Lisa Major score Bronze in the Senior Women Open.

In the Junior Men, Senior Girls, and Juniors categories, players did equally as well. James Hutton won Bronze in the Junior Men Open, Yannick Ribero won Gold in under 66kg Senior Boys, Deakin Payne won Silver in under 28kg, and special mention goes to Arhan Pilkington and Luca Ribero who faced each other twice in 2 finals, under 36kg Junior Boys and Junior Boys Open. Congratulations to Luca who won Gold in both events, and an awesome effort for Arhans 2 Silvers. In the Senior Girls Poppy Leney did exceptionally well with 3 medals, Gold in Under 50kg Senior Girls uncontested, Silve in under 55k Senior Girls, and a Bronze medal in the Open.

With virtually all competitiors, both young and not so young in the medals, the club continues to demonstrate a high calibre of Judo. With all the coaches in the medals, its great to see the club also practices what it preaches, which is good solid all round Judo.

Over the Easter holidays, training will be at 7pm for seniors with those juniors considering competing in the upcoming North Wellington Judo Champs (NWJC) in Wanganui also welcome to join training. The NWJC is our area champs on our back doorstep so it is an opportunity to train, support and participate in our local event building on excellent results for the year to date. Well done everyone in the club for a great first quarter!

2013 North Island Champs in Gizzy

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 3:00pm, Tuesday 20th August, 2013
Tags: competition
Closing date is 21 August (this Wednesday) for the North Island Judo Champs at Ilminister Intermediate School, Gisborne, starting 31 August.

For our club, make sure registrations are in to Phillip by tonight at training. There are no late entries!

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

Accommodation in Napier for East Coast Champs

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 6:12pm, Sunday 17th March, 2013

James Mason, President of Napier Judo Club, has been approached by a local Hastings motelier with an offer of accommodation for the weekend of the tournament at a good price.  The motel is the Angus Inn and they are offering accommodation at $80 per room a night, cooked/contential breakfast for $10 or a two course dinner for $15.  The motel is next door to the Hastings Sports Centre where the tournament will be held.  There is also the Portmans Motel within 200m of the Sports Centre.  There are also other motels in Hastings and Havelock North which are only a short distance away.

If you are interested in the Angus Inn contact Sue at or free phone 0800109595 to find out more.  Mention you are in Hastings for the Judo tournament.

Next Tournament and PN Club AGM

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 8:22pm, Sunday 3rd March, 2013

The National Training Camp held is Whanganui was a fantastic event with players from all around the country in attendance. A healthy number of our cadets through to seniors attended, probably our biggest training camp group yet to head away yet. Wayne and his team put on a fantastic 3 days with the training level and quality of Judo nothing short of outstanding.

Next Tournament is the East Coast Champs in Hastings starting Saturday 23rd March 2013 with juniors on Sunday. While in Gisborne this week I had an opportunity to train with the Gisborne Judo Club. Jason and the guys are training up hard. Was a good training session to iron out some of the kinks from training camp.

The 2013 PN Judo Club AGM has been confirmed for Thursday 21 March at 8.30pm. Seniors class will end half an hour early for this meeting. The Agenda includes setting the fees for the rest of the year, and voting of positions. If you would like to volunteer for a position, we would appreciate your attendance. These positions are key in the running and shaping of the club. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to discuss these with John at the club.

Training Camp and competitions

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 11:44pm, Tuesday 19th February, 2013

National Training Camp starts this Friday in Whanganui. A great opportunity to accelerate your own Judo with some of the best students and coaches in the country.

One of the first competitions in the North Island is the East Coast Champs which will be held in Hastings this year starting March 23rd. See for further details. Entries close 13th March 2013

Wellington Blue & White Competition No.2

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 3:24pm, Thursday 25th October, 2012

Wellington is holding their 2nd Blue and White competition on Sunday 4th November at Wellington East Girls College. for more information visit

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


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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.

Wellington Judo Open 2012

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 8:00am, Friday 11th May, 2012

Mixed results at the Wellington Judo Open with good representation by the Palmy Judo Club. All those who competed from our club came home with medals. Congratulations to Hironori Matsuo - Gold U66Kg, Phillip Payne - Bronze U73Kg, John Greenwood - Gold Res Kyu Open, Xavier Hill - Gold U55, Silver +55 & Bronze Senior Boys Open, Poppy Leney - Gold +36Kg & Bronze Junior Girls Open.

Well done to all of our competitors. Keep up the good work!

Special mention to Xavier Hill, who not only did well in this competition, but in the previous week was graded to Green Belt by way of Batsugun at the Training Camp held in Wellington. This means that Xavier beat at least 5 players of his grade in a row by Ippon. Super effort!!

2012 East Coast Champs - Change of venue

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 6:14pm, Wednesday 21st March, 2012

Due to unexpected circumstances, the venue for the East Coast tournament in Napier has been changed. The new venue is:

Pettigrew Green Arena
480 Gloucester Street

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? :)

Secondary School Champs entries close this Thursday

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 11:56pm, Tuesday 5th July, 2011

Just a reminder that entries close this Thursday for the Secondary School Champs in Tauranga

 Also that the venue has changed to:

Aquinas Action Centre, Pyes Pa Road, TAURANGA.

Not Merivale as was originally advised.

Please contact Phillip Payne at the club or if you wish to attend and compete in this event

2011 North Wellington Area Open tomorrow

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 4:42pm, Saturday 25th June, 2011
Wishing the juniors, cadets, and seniors the best of luck tomorrow. Make the club proud, but above all, have fun :)

2011 Auckland International Open

Posted by ProDev Administrator at 5:21pm, Wednesday 2nd February, 2011
For those interested in competing in the 2011 Auckland International Open competition, please download further details by clicking here, or contact your club representative for further information.