Saturday, 26 May 2018

Big Judo's Japanese Visitor

A nice photo of our latest visitor - Chisato.  We have been lucky because we get a few long-term visitors particularly women.  It is probably because we have Nellie who is a very good female coach. 

Not so long ago we had Pia from Germany and now we have Chisato from Japan.  Both were competitive Black Belts with really nice technique and have improved our Judoka's performance.

Visitors lift our game because in many countries Judo is a much stronger sport. Also they often have different styles of Judo, exposure to which, improves our Judo.  Finally, it is really good for Big Judo's young women to meet strong female players so they know that there is a pathway for them in the sport.

Both Pia and Chisato have helped out with training and we really appreciate having them as part of the Big Judo family. 

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Big Saturday Training and Farewell Jaocb

Great day on Saturday,  nice adults class followed by a BBQ to farewell Jacob who is off to Japan this month.  We look forward to him coming back even better. Good luck.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Big Judo Gets Bigger

Well the church has let us leave our mats down and we have appox. 160 sqm of mats on a springy wooden floor.  Awesome,

Sunday, 6 May 2018

More Cool Photos

Another set of nice photos sent in by a parent - Thanks heaps Mike. 

Little kids lined up and ready to go. 

Kids in action on the ground.

The kids lined up ready for ne-waza (ground fighting)..  Nice well behaved kids with older club mates helping out too  Awesome

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Big Judo Little Guns Start Term Two

Term Two kicked off this week and we had lots of kids on the mat. It was awesome if we can start the winter with large classes we are in a really good position to have a great year.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

New Big Judo Big Gun Well Done Noah

Well done Noah.  Two Silvers and a Bronze medal at the Wellington Open.  This photo says it all.  Noah started in the club and is growing into good fighter and great guy. Well done.  

Pukekohe Kids Training

Some photos of the Big Judo Kids in Pukekohe training.

Big Judo teaches Kosen style Judo and we take a lot of pride in being good on the ground,. We get the kids started early on ground fighting and push them at it,.  We also put a lot of emphasis on develop 'flow' and 'control' as they transition from standing to the ground. Here the kids are drilling the guard and 'passing' through the 'guard'.

Games help us teach balance and coordination.

At Pukekohe the mats have to put out and packed away.  Some people moan about putting mats up and down, but these kids are having a good time.  More importantly they are learning that sometimes you have to work a little to get what you want in life.  And if you have to work there;'s no point whinging just make the best of it.