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posted by Dukenukem on 15.12.12 00:00 | under DAN Gradings
2012 Shitokai New Zealand DAN Grading - Saturday 15th December 2012
Our now traditional Dan grading day was held on Saturday 15th December, and this year our organisation welcomed five new Shodans to our numbers. They are:
As usual it was a "full on” grading day for everyone with again, as is now usual, a big audience ...
posted by Dukenukem on 01.12.12 00:00 | under Club News
2012 Sensei Fumio Demura
On the 1st December, Sensei Bob attended an excellent seminar in Auckland conducted by Sensei Fumio Demura, who was brought out by Sensei Dennis May.
The seminar was attended by around 200 Karateka, all very keen to expand their knowledge from a 9th Dan Karate legend. For readers who do not know, Sensei Demura was the stunt double in the original Karate Kid movie, doing all the stunt ...
posted by Dukenukem on 25.11.12 00:00 | under Local Events
2012 Manawatu Championship - Sunday 25th November 2012
The Manawatu Champs recently held in Palmerston North, provided another success for Karatedo Shitokai with Kieran Nuku winning the Male Cadet Premier Kata division, taking straight flags for the three kata's starting with Seienchin, Nipaipo and finally Koskunsho.
posted by Dukenukem on 07.07.12 00:00 | under National Events
2012 New Zealand Nationals and Secondary School Championships 7-8 July 2012
The Karate New Zealand National and Secondary School Championships were held 7-8 July in Porirua at the Te Rauparaha Arena. Karatedo Shitokai New Zealand had only three competitors this year, Zara and Yvette from Whangarei and Kieran from Palmerston North.
The Nationals are New Zealands best competitors and during the two days it included juniors and seniors and the NZ High school ...
posted by Dukenukem on 23.06.12 00:00 | under DAN Gradings
2012 Association Shitoryu Karatedo Nouvelle Caledonie Dan Gradings
Our sister club in Noumea, recently had three of its members graded to Nidan and Shodan, by the French Karate Association. France carries out all Dan gradings on a national basis in front of a panel of the style's high Dan grades, and this year, Alicia Bezier, who home stayed with Sensei Bob and his wife for four months, sat for Nidan, while two First Kyu ...
posted by Dukenukem on 17.06.12 00:00 | under National Events
2012 Central North Island Open Karate Championships - 17th June 2012
Karatedo Shitokai sent a small team of five competitors to the 2012 Central North Island Open Karate Championships, including three young 10 and 11 year olds, Olivia Crum, Yvette Hendrickse and Harrison Higgins, including Nicky Roberts, the 2011 Northland Sportswoman of the Year, and Zara Wech, the 2011 Northland Secondary Schools Sportswoman of the Year.
Both Nicky and Zara competed very well, ...
posted by Dukenukem on 14.04.12 00:00 | under National Events
2012 New Zealand Open - Christchurch 14-15th April 2012
This year Shitokai New Zealand took 3 competitors to the New Zealand Open, because of the costs involved and there was no development section. We have several young members with great potential, but to send them to compete against premier players would only increase cost with very little gain. it is far better for them to compete closer to home to gain experience.
posted by Dukenukem on 09.04.12 00:00 | under Club News
2012 Sensei Hasegawa Visit to Whangarei - 9th April 2012
We brought Hasegawa Sensei to Whangarei again for teaching. This was his eighth visit, and as always he was superb, his teaching and demonstrating ability continues to improve. This year he worked with Nicky Roberts and Alicia Bezier from our New Caledonia sister club. The knowledge he imparts is quite amazing, and the continuing improvement I see in Nicky during and after his ...
posted by Dukenukem on 25.03.12 00:00 | under Club News
2012 Hamilton Open 25th March
Karatedo Shitokai New Zealand took a team of six competitors to the Hamilton Open on Sunday 25th March. This tournament has become a traditional journey for our organisation, and since the demise of the Northland Open, the first "hit out "of the NZ tournament season.
It is always great to go to Hamilton (despite leaving Whangarei at 5 AM!). It is a well attended and organised tournament and ...
posted by Dukenukem on 03.03.12 00:00 | under Nouvelle Caledonie
2012 French National Championships
The 2012 French National championships were held in Paris on the 3rd March 2012, and Alicia Bezier from our New Caledonia sister club, competed in the Junior Women Kata.
Alicia has been home staying in Whangarei since early January, with Sensei Bob and his Wife, practicing Karate, training five days a week and attending honbu dojo.The intense training has seen her Karate improve considerably, and in Paris Alicia came ...
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