I can now offer the more traditional congratulations to our 5 new MVD black belts! Yes! All five survived and passed the test along with 12 other candidates from across NZ, Timaru to Auckland. For different reasons we are full of admiration for all 5 of our guys, Jamie, Chetan, Darsheka, Dom [...]
I just wanted to congratulate the five shodan candidates from MVD who will be travelling to Napier this weekend for their Black Belt grading. Jamie, Chetan, Darsheka, Dom & Christian. It might seem premature but in my view the few months before a shodan grading are the most arduous of your entire Kyokushin [...]
Budokan Judo club have confirmed they will be coming with us to Mt Cook! The Budokan moved in with MVD when we were at Hania Street so we appreciate them letting us drag them across Welly for a second time! This is also great news in terms of mats! Budokan own the [...]
While we’ve enjoyed the last 12 months disporting ourselves in what amounts to almost 600sqm of dojo, Chris and I have been very aware this is wholly unsustainable.
Since our printer repair business downsized at the beginning of this year we have only stayed at Home Street because we were committed to the lease until Jan [...]
As you may be aware the dojo is sporting some lovely new jigsaw mats as a result of funding received from NZCT, bless them!
Many of you are also aware we wanted more mats than were covered for by funding 1. so we could make use of the excess space in the dojo and 2. so [...]