Welcome to Henkada Judo Club

Judo (柔道), meaning ‘gentle way’ is a modern Japanese martial art and combat sport it is practiced in over 200 countries and is an Olympic and Commonwealth Games sport.
It’s most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the aim is to throw one’s opponent to the ground, immobilise or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling manoeuvre, or force a submission by using armlocks or a strangle hold.

Various aspects of judo principles and training methods promote attributes and skills helpful in self defence.
Henkada Judo club is suited to Judo players of all levels. Some of our members participate at national and international competitive levels, while some only for recreational purposes at the club.

Derek Maggs is Sensei and President of the club; he is a 5th Dan Black Belt, National and International Referee and member of the New Zealand Dan Grade Commission. He has over 40 years experience in judo and teaches the senior class. 
Dan grades Mark Nasmith and Ockert Steyn teach the junior classes and are assisted by 1st Kyu Mike Geelen and Paul Thurgood, all have Judo New Zealand club coach qualifications .  
We welcome new players and encourage you to come along and have a try.

Dojo Location
Our Dojo (training hall) is at the Hamilton Old Boys RFC. Entrance off Willoughby Street.
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Judo Training      MONDAY   &   WEDNESDAY 
JUNIORS (ages 8 -15)        6:00 - 7:30pm                
SENIORS                            7:30 - 9:00pm