Judo event draws youth
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to a training session.
Waihi Judo Fun Day.