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posted by Dukenukem on 14.12.13 00:00 | under DAN Gradings
2013 Shitokai New Zealand DAN Grading - Saturday 14th December 2013
The traditional Karatedo Shitokai New Zealand Dan gradings were held at Honbu dojo in Whangarei on 14th December.
This year was the biggest grading group for our organisation, with seven gradees (one Nidan and six Shodans, including three Junior Shodans). As usual the gradings were hard, with each gradee performing individually, making for a very long day. There was once again good support from family ...
posted by Dukenukem on 17.11.13 00:00 | under Local Events
2013 Manawatu Championship - Sunday 17th November 2013
Karatedo Shitokai New Zealand - Palmerston North recently attended the Manawatu Champs. The event attracts many of the local clubs and it is often the first time many of the younger students get a chance at competing in kata and kumite. In all, there were about 90 competitors.
Kataedo Shitokai New Zealand – Palmerston North has been attending ...
posted by Dukenukem on 15.09.13 00:00 | under International Events
2013 World Shitoryu Karate Federation Championships - Tokyo - Japan 15th-16th September
Karatedo Shitokai New Zealand, and our sister club Association Shitoryu Karatedo New Caledonia both sent teams to these championships. Both organisations combined as a group, staying in the same hotel, on the same floor, and attending the tournament together, and, as we were alphabetically one after the other, marching on together. Both organisations have a great relationship with each other, and the mutual friendship ...
posted by Dukenukem on 02.08.13 00:00 | under DAN Gradings
2013 Senior DAN Gradings - 17th July and 24th August 2013
Three important Senior Dan Gradings were recently held in Palmerston North and in Whangarei.
On the 17th July 2013, Sensei Bob visited our Palmerston North Dojo, where he graded Dave Nuku, the Palmerston North Head Instructor to Yondan, and later on 24th August 2013 at the Honbu Dojo in Whangarei he graded Murray Burns, the Kamo Head Instructor to Yondan, and Sempai Matthew Baird ...
posted by Dukenukem on 24.07.13 00:00 | under Club News
2013 MacKay Visit 24-30 July 2013
Sensei Bob traveled to Mackay, Northern Queensland in late July, at the request of a long time friend of his, Earl McCann, who is head instructor at a club in the city. Earl is ex-South African, and used to head up a club in Kerikeri in the late 90’s, but who is now an Australian citizen, teaching at a Mackay secondary school.
Earl and his wife Jo, made Bob very welcome, ...
posted by Dukenukem on 15.06.13 00:00 | under Nouvelle Caledonie
2013 Noumea Visit - 15th June 2013
On the 15th of June to 23rd June, Sensei Bob and Sempai Matthew Baird traveled to Noumea to visit and train with our Sister club, Association Shitoryu Karatedo New Caledonia (ASKNC). This was Sensei Bob’s 5th visit, and Matthew’s 2nd, and this year Yukimitsu Hasegawa Sensei also visited at the same time. As usual it was a tremendous trip, with some very hard training interspersed with some ...
posted by Dukenukem on 20.04.13 00:00 | under Local Events
2013 Self Defence Seminar, Whangarei - Saturday 20th April 2013
Shitokai New Zealand, in conjunction with Sensei’s Henry Heta and Tim Baxter, held a one day self defence seminar, at Sensei Tim’s Dojo in Whangarei. The seminar was well attended by all three clubs and was restricted to Senior members of each club.
This seminar was the first of what will hopefully be an ongoing exchange of ideas. The group was ...
posted by Dukenukem on 07.04.13 00:00 | under Local Events
2013 Auckland Open - Sunday 7th April 2013
At the Auckland Open on 7th April, Honbu dojo took three competitors, Yvette Hendrickse, Olivia Crum and Harrison Higgins. All in all, a mixed day, with some tough calls from judges, but that is Karate competition. Yvette won bronze in 10-11 years female premier Kata and Harrison Higgins performed particularly well in the 10-11 years premier kata, which had 18 competitors, in two pools. Harrison ...
posted by Dukenukem on 24.03.13 00:00 | under Local Events
2013 Hamilton Open - Sunday 24th March 2013
Shitokai New Zealand Honbu and Kamo took eight competitors to the Hamilton Open, five from Kamo dojo and three from Honbu dojo. The eight competitors were: Yvette Hendrickse, Olivia Crum , Harrison Higgins, Connor Lynch, Nick Foulkes, Sophie Weber, Isaac ones, and Dan Burns.
Both clubs are in a rebuilding phase for competition, as new young members come through and at the Hamilton Open ...
posted by Dukenukem on 02.03.13 00:00 | under Club News
2013 Jonathan Mottrom Seminar, Saturday 2nd March 2013
Phil Laing from the Ishinryu Karate Club in Lower Hutt brought over Jonatahn Mottrom for a one day Kata, Kihon and Coaching Seminar. Jonathan, a former European Champion and English Karate Team, held three sessions over the course of the day covering Technical Kihon Training, Gojushiho Sho (Shotokan) and Gojushiho (Shitoryu) Kata and finally Advance Kata (Unsu).
What I liked about this and many ...
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