'Apply just the right amount of force — never too much, never too little.'          - Jigoro Kano

Our Coaches


Paul Wong

Paul has many years of Judo experience. He has won numerous National titles and was a top ranked Oceania player during his time as a competitor. He devotes his time to developing Judokwai’s junior Judo players.


Gavin Bisett

Gavin was a top level junior and cadet player and is now responsible for developing young beginner childrens judo.


Kirk Doran

Kirk has competed internationally for New Zealand many times with great results. His coaching style has inspired many and he is responsible for the development of numerous top Judoka in New Zealand.


Lynton Maiava



Keith Salmon

Keith is Judokwai’s kata specialist and holds numerous national and international titles in this discipline of Judo. He has assisted many players with attaining their black belt grading and offers a Judo kata class for those that are just starting in the sport to more advanced players.


Omar Bachir Brahmi



Kheang Ov



Bryn Reade



Gary Board - Coaching Director

A holder of several coaching qualifications in Judo, enjoys the personnel development of school age kids and adults, from beginner through to intermediate levels through his coaching style of making the learning journey fun while maintaining the core principals of Judo. 


Simon Johnson