Sunday 25 February 2024

Well Done Noah! Gold at the English Open

 Awesome work Noah!  At Big Judo we are all very proud of everything you do overseas but winning the English Open is fantastic.  Well done! 

Monday 12 February 2024

Notice of Big Blue Judo Machine AGM

Notice to members that Big Blue Judo Machine Inc will be holding its AGM.

 Date: 24 February

Location: Big Judo Central Dojo

Time: 1245 


  • Annual Financial Report
  • Election of Officers

Big Judo Pukekohe back on the mat

Two Saturday trainings down.  Numbers good and looking forward to a good year.  Nellie is on the mat and we have really good group of teenagers pushing themselves hard. Nice place to be in February. 

Saturday 16 December 2023

Another Awesome Catch Up - Noah Wallis is Back in Town

It was awesome to see Noah again, after years overseas and competing at the World Champs he came out and visited the team in Pukekohe and Pukekawa.  He trained with the kids, shared his experiences and demonstrated some technique. 

Most importantly he was there!  An international player taking the time to do randori and let them know that  once he was just like them, a kid doing Judo. 

Noah is now travelling and doing Judo with the best Judoka in the world, but his visit is a reminder for our young Judoka that every journey starts with a step. 

My favorite photo is this one.  Noah helping to put the mats away.  Demonstrating his humility and willingness to help, even with the boring bits.  A really good example for our young Judoka. 

It was awesome! Thanks Noah. 


Friday 8 December 2023

Catching up with Old Friends

I spent last week in Australia and took the opportunity to catch up with Morgan Endicott-Davies and the crew at Zenbu Dojo is Sydney.  It was great fun and I really enjoyed catching up with Morgan.

The team at Zenbu remember Noah and Jacob who they hosted previously. We did Judo together and shared some great memories.  Thanks heaps for the hospitality. 


Friday 17 November 2023

Saturday Morning the Highlight of my Week!

Saturday morning Judo is really good fun at the moment.  We have a good range of skill levels and some fantastic 13-16 year old's willing and able to train hard and learn good Judo. It makes for a really enjoyable session for Nellie, Todd and I because teaching keen, motivated and capable students is great fun.  


Friday 27 October 2023

Another Great Saturday Morning at Big Judo Pukekohe

We trained hard today and had a good turnout. We had visitor, Souki an Indian national level competitive player.  It was nice watching him throw our Cadets around.  

It is really good when a good competitive Judoka visits because it gives the team a great training opportunity. We rally appreciated it and hope that we see him again. Even so we have a great crop of young Judoka learning and getting better at Judo.  It was a good day.