Friday 28 April 2023

Big Judo - Behind the Scenes


The not so fun bit of Judo is looking after the mats.  Putting them up and down, mopping them, repairing them and generally making sure that the dojo is ready for training.  

Tonight we had one of the young guys helping; and in the background a picture of Nellie and I's Sensei. 

Saturday 22 April 2023

Lots of Black Belts on the Mat

A real joy of teaching at Pukekohe is that we have the support of lots of local Black Belts keen to instruct.  Currently, we have three ex-international's including two females coaching. We also have two retired- national level competitors.  

The club is really, really lucky and we are working hard to build on this base.  

Nellie, one of New Zealand's top ne waza (ground fighting) exponents teaching teenagers.