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1. Wellington Open - 25/26 April 2020

 

 Date              : Saturday 25 April - Cadets and older

                        Sunday 26 April - Under 15's, kata

 Venue            : Kapiti College, Margaret Road, Raumati Beach

 

Entry Fees       : $ 30 for under 15's, $ 15 per additional category

                        $ 35 for cadets and older, $ 15 per additional category

                        $ 25 per person for kata, $ 15 for additional kata

 

Closing Date    : 15 April

 

Weigh In         : 8:30 to 9:00 on both days                

How to Enter   : Name, weight categories and entry fee to Johan by 15 April

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2. CANTERBURY Open - 9/10 May 2020

 

 Date              : Saturday 9 May - Cadets and older

 

                        Sunday 10 May - Under 15's

 

 Venue            : Lincoln High School, 25 Boundary Rd, Lincoln

 

Entry Fees       : $ 35 for cadets and younger, $ 20 per additional category

 

                        $ 45 for 18 years and older, $ 20 per additional category

 

Closing Date    : 29 April 

 

Weigh In         : 8:00 to 8:30 on both days                

 

How to Enter   : Name, weight categories and entry fee to Johan by 29 April

 

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Nippon Judo Schools is a business venture, born out of a passion for Judo and education. This is the driving force behind the founder, Johan Boshoff.

 

Johan spent his childhood in South Africa, coached by his mentor and "second dad" Kokkie Uys. Through this man, he developed a love for the sport, and got an insight in the benefits the sport bring to participants. These benefits are not only for the few people who compete, but for the majority of others involved in other aspects of the sport, such as recreation, administration and just being parents of participants.

 

After emigrating to New Zealand in 2000, Johan started Nippon Judo Schools on the Auckland North Shore. Initially, all classes were run at schools. When some players became competitive, combined training times at a central venue was found, and the club went from strength to strength.

 

More details about the achievements of the club will be added here soon.