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The first Chocolate Fish Competition of the years is being held at Kapiti JC on Sunday, 31 July.

Who: Judoka aged 6-13 years. White Belt up to and including Orange Belt.

Where: Kapiti Judo Club, 2 Ruapehu Street, Paraparaumu.

When: 10am – 12noon.

How (much): Free.

What: Judoka will be divided up into several divisions to ensure a good match of size, grade and age between competitors. Bouts are fought under modified rules to given everyone maximum mat time.

Why: Unlike higher level competitions where a newcomer might only get one or two fights and spend most of the day sitting around, Chocolate Fish competitions are over in 2 hours and guarantee considerably more mat time for judoka than the traditional competition format.

Our latest Third Dan, Sparkles is an enthusiast for Chocolate Fish competitions. Make sure he doesn’t get them all.