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Shihan Simon Ogden
Simon has a 6th Dan (6th degree 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. In 2018 Simon was awarded the NZJJF's Outstanding Service Award.
Simon is an NZJJF accredited C4 Expert coach, he is the founder and Shihan of Jitsu New Zealand and is currently Chairman of the NZJJF.
Simon teaches with a great pinch of humor 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.
Sensei Jacob Verbeek
Jacob has a 1st Dan (1st degree black belt) in Shorinji Kan Ju Jitsu
Jacob is an NZJJF accredited C2 Club coach
Jacob started Shorinji Kan Ju Jitsu at the Masterton Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy in 2015 under Simon and graded to black belt in 2021.
Sensei Rob Hunter
Rob has a 1st Dan (1st degree black belt) in Shorinji Kan Ju Jitsu
Rob is an NZJJF accredited C2 Club coach
Rob started Shorinji Kan Ju Jitsu at the Masterton Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy in 2010 under Simon and graded to black belt in 2021.