We had really good weekend at the annual Howick Judo Academy Competition. The contest is in its 50th year and is organised by the Howick Judo Academy. This year it attracted over two hundred competitors.
We had a good time and our people did really well. We had heaps on the mat and lots of noisy supporters too.
Check out the photos.
|Genesta and Gregor. Both did well. Genesta blitzed her category with really good throws and won Gold. Gregor got Bronze.
|Wiremu at the warm up. The kids always have a great time at Howick.
|Jakhongir with his medal.
|Wiremu on the podium with his Bronze.
|And again! With Silver this time!
|Nathan on the podium with his Gold medal.
|Nathan up close.
|Ben and Nelly smiling surrounded by a group of awesome fighters!. The seniors did classy, technical Judo and beat stiff opposition to win well deserved medals.
And a quick thought, its about the most important thing we do at Big Judo. We teach kids.
Most of our medal winners started Judo with us. Here is a photo of our little kids class this Saturday. Scott is there helping out and we have a nice group of beginners who in a few years time will be getting their photos taken with medals too. Awesome.