Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation NZ
 
 
Karate-Do
Karate-Do
“Kara” is the Japanese for empty while “te” means hand and “Do” translates as the way, or path. Karate-Do is “The Way of the Empty Hand”.
 
 

 
I would like to thank all of our Members and their extended Families for supporting our Organisation and wish you all the best this coming festive season and wishing you a great, safe, healthy and positive successful New Year 2019.
 
Our Final Training This Year is on December 21st followed by a club Dinner Function for all of our members. All the detailed information will be in our end of year newsletter.
 
The first training session in 2019 will start on Monday, January the 7th. All Juniors Yellow Belt and above are welcome to train in these sessions until school officially starts again so they can continue their training and not loose momentum.
 
Junior classes in our New Lynn Hombu Dojo and also Mt. Roskill Tristar Dojo will commence on Friday 26th January 2019.
 
MEMBERSHIP ENROLMENTS FOR SENIORS AND JUNIORS ARE WELCOME ANYTIME. JOIN US NOW IF YOU ARE COMMITTED TO TRAINING TRUE JAPANESE BUDO KARATE. BECOME A PART OF OUR FAMILY AND KARATE TRADITION in 2019
 
SELF-DEFENCE- FITNESS - BODY-MIND -SOUL CONNECTION - CONFIDENCE- SELF BELIEF-
EXPERIENCE TRADITIONAL JAPANESE BUDO KARATE IN ITS PURE FORM.
 
Budo is a Japanese term. It means "martial way" and refers to those martial disciplines whose ultimate goal is spiritual, ethical and/or moral self-improvement. The characters “bu” and “do" in "budo" are rich in meaning and have many secondary interpretations.
 
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Kanazawa Hirokazu Soke ( Grand Master )
Kanazawa Hirokazu  Soke ( Grand Master )

Kanazawa Soke (10th Dan Black Belt) is one of the world most renowned and respected traditional karate masters of all time. He is the first Karateka to have won the notorious All Japan karate Championship.

Kanazawa Hirokazu  Soke ( Grand Master )

In 1957 Kumite champion (while nursing a broken wrist)
In 1958 Kumite and kata champion

Although trained in Judo in his early years, Kanazawa Soke took up karate whilst at University under the late headmaster of JKA Shotokan, Sensei Masatoshi Nakayama. Kanazawa Soke is also one of the few remaining Karateka privileged to have studied under the great Shotokan Master Gichin Funakoshi, the famous Okinawan Karate Master who brought Karate to mainland Japan in 1922 from Okinawa and founded the Shotokan style.

In 1978, Kanazawa Soke set up SKIF (Shotokan Karatedo International Federation). SKIF is now the worlds largest Shotokan Karate Association under one chief instructor, having several million members in over 130 countries.

 
 

Nobuaki Kanazawa Kancho Auckland Seminar
Kanazawa Nobuaki Kancho and Goran Glucina Shihan
Kanazawa Nobuaki Kancho and Goran Glucina Shihan
 

Winners of December 2nd 2018 SKIF Tournament.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Karate-Do "The Way of the Empty Hand" - TV9 Interview
 
Kanazawa Soke with SKIF NZ  Senseis
Kanazawa Soke with SKIF NZ Senseis
 
End of training
 
Shodan presentation Certificates to from left Aiken, Pranav and Aboudi.
Shodan presentation Certificates to from left Aiken, Pranav and Aboudi.
 
Winners of Junior Tournament June 2017 at New Lynn Honbu
Winners of Junior Tournament June 2017 at New Lynn Honbu