Judo event draws youth

Waihi Leader - - News -

A dojo was set up at the Waihi Events Cen­tre to wel­come ju­doka in a re­gional con­test.

The Waihi Judo Fun Day com­mu­nity event, hosted by Waihi Judo and led by in­struc­tor Le­an­der Huiarangi, took place last Sun­day May 13 at the Waihi Events Cen­tre.

Le­an­der has taken over the club from for­mer in­struc­tor Peter Grant who re­tired from coach­ing in 2016. The club has about 15 young ju­doka en­rolled and is steadily grow­ing. The mem­bers are a equally made of boys and girls rang­ing aged from five to 13 years.

The event was pop­u­lar as more than eight judo clubs joined from all over the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

More than 60 youth com­peted rep­re­sent­ing their clubs. Waihi Judo club mem­bers did well against the other clubs, win­ning medals across most cat­e­gories. Since the event there has been sig­nif­i­cant in­ter­est with sev­eral new youth al­ready at­tend­ing a train­ing night.

The Waihi Judo Club cur­rently meets for train­ing on Mon­days and Thurs­days from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on the mez­za­nine floor at the Waihi Events Cen­tre.

Judo is fam­ily-ori­ented, fun and safe. De­vel­op­ing self-aware­ness, con­fi­dence and re­spect for all, with games and chal­lenges through a mar­tial arts per­spec­tive.

Con­tact In­struc­tor Le­an­der Huiarangi on 021 02483857, Face­book at Waihi Judo Club 2017, email: wai­hi­ju­do­club2017@icloud.com or come along to a train­ing ses­sion.

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Waihi Judo Fun Day.

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