Judo and Ju Jitsu

Sensei Simon Ogden


Simon has a 6th Dan (black belt) in Shorinji Kan Ju Jitsu and a 3rd Dan in Olivecrona Ju Jitsu, as well as a 2nd Dan in Judo and 1st Dan in Aikido.

Simon is an NZJJF accredited C4 Expert coach, he is Chief Instructor of Jitsu New Zealand and is currently Chairman of the NZJJF.

Simon teaches with a great pinch of humour and a large splash of the inner child. He has been coaching Ju Jitsu for over 25 years, Judo for 10 years and has just started coaching Aikido, and instills a great passion for these arts in his students. He is inspired in the pursuit of Judo, Aikido & Ju Jitsu by his peers and instructors; such as Sten Olivecrona, Paul Huston, Graham Rogers, Rick Littlewood, Cameron Clarke, Tony Schaufelberger, Paul Reti, Robin Howard, Andrew Standish and Patrick Toner.


In 2018 Simon was awarded the NZJJF's Outstanding Service Award.

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