Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation NZ
“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”.

Sensei Arisa Iwasaki - 4th Dan, Instructor
Sensei Arisa started learning JKA Karate-Do in 1989 in Ehime-Ken, Japan. She graded Shodan (Black Belt) in 1997. Arisa also holds a 2nd Dan in JKS 2003 and was graded 2nd Dan in 2006 at SKIF. Arisa recently graded 4th Dan. She has competed in a number of world tournaments. Her achievements are:

1998 JSKA World Championships in Switzerland
- 1st Place in womens Kumite
- 2nd Place in womens Kata.

2004 JSKA World Championships in South Africa
- 3rd Place in womens Kumite.

2004 JKS all Japan Tournament
- 2nd Place in womens Kumite

Arisa is a dedicated Shotokan Karate-Do karateka and enjoy's teaching Traditional Shotokan Karate-Do and spreading her knowledge. She has been living in New Zealand for the past five years. She teaches at the Mt Roskill dojo.
Sensei Arisa Iwasaki