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”.

Arisa Iwasaki Sensei - (Yondan ) 4th Degree, Instructor.
Arisa Iwasaki (Sensei) started learning Karate in 1989 in Matsuyama, Ehime -Ken , Japan. She graded Shodan ( Black Belt) in 1997 and Nidan (2nd Degree) 2003 in Japan. She joined SKIF NZ apon arriving to Auckland and is now a Yondan (4th Degree). She has competed in a number of Tournaments in Japan and overseas. 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 Iwasaki was born in Matsuyama, Ehime -Ken on the Island of Shikoku in Japan and is a Shotokan Karate Teacher and has comprehensive knowledge of Karate, she started practising Karate at the young age of 7 . She is a dedicated Sensei and teaches at the SKIF HQ in Auckland, being Japanese she is proficient in Karate culture and knowledge.
Sensei Arisa Iwasaki