Coaches’ dreams realised

Sprung floor for softer landings has judoka coming up smiling.

Sprung floor for softer landings has judoka coming up smiling.

SIMON SAYS: Judo coaches (from left) Lincoln Sycamore, Kiki Velloza and Jason King with a class on the sprung floor. Picture by Liam Clayton

GISBORNE Judo Club members have a purpose-built sprung floor for softer landings.

The club’s national judo coaches, Jason King and Kiki Velloza, say it is the dream of any coach to instruct on a sprung floor.

They say it cushions the impact of a fall, gives safer landing and helps prevent serious injury. Both have trained on sprung floors around the world and are excited that the Gisborne club now has one of the few purpose-built sprung floors in New Zealand.

They acknowledge the contribution of the New Zealand Community Trust and the support of Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti.

They thank the Gisborne Judo Club members who donated time and expertise to make the laying of the floor possible.

GISBORNE Judo Club members have a purpose-built sprung floor for softer landings.

The club’s national judo coaches, Jason King and Kiki Velloza, say it is the dream of any coach to instruct on a sprung floor.

They say it cushions the impact of a fall, gives safer landing and helps prevent serious injury. Both have trained on sprung floors around the world and are excited that the Gisborne club now has one of the few purpose-built sprung floors in New Zealand.

They acknowledge the contribution of the New Zealand Community Trust and the support of Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti.

They thank the Gisborne Judo Club members who donated time and expertise to make the laying of the floor possible.

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