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”.
 
Instructors

Goran Glucina Sensei - 8th Dan, Chief Instructor, President SKIF NZ
SKIF NZ was opened in 1989, when Goran Glucina Sensei returned to Auckland, after living in Tokyo for the previous 10 years. As a 4th Dan at the time, he was eager to continue his practice of traditional Shotokan Karate-Do and his long association with SKIF Japan by sharing his expertise through teaching in Auckland.
 
Upon arrival in Auckland, Glucina Sensei (now 8th Dan) established a dojo affiliated directly to SKIF Japan headquarters. As Chief Instructor and Director of SKIF NZ, he holds the official license from Japan to operate under the SKIF name in NZ and is the only authorized affiliate of SKIF in NZ. As a 8th Dan, Goran Glucina is the highest ranked Japan graded Shotokan Sensei in NZ. He was inducted in the SKIF Tokyo Japan Headquarters instructors course ( Shidoin ) and is only one of very few elite Westerners outside of Japan that successfully graduated . He also studied under the Famous Ryukyu Kobudo Master Motokatsu Inoue for 5 years the study of Okinawan traditional weapons.

He teaches traditional Shotokan Karate and speaks Japanese and understands Japanese Budo culture and Japanese mannerisms. He strictly adheres to discipline and etiquette and follows the traditional values and philosophies of Karate do on a daily basis in his life. “ What we learn in Karate Do should be portrayed in everything in our life, for those who truly understand this meaning, Karate Do is life."

Goran Glucina Sensei - 8th Dan, Chief Instructor, President SKIF NZ
8th Dan

Educated Auckland Technical Institute and part time Auckland University . New Zealand

Birth Place : Croatia. Europe

Chiba Ken Taikai, Tokyo Champion in Kumite 1st Place

All Asian Pacific Tournament Nagoya Japan 2nd Place in Kumite.

Numerous JKA Tournaments in Tokyo Japan, Best 6th and 8th position.

SKIF All Japan Tournament Ist Place in Dantai Kata

SKIF All Japan Tournament 3rd Place Kumite

Goran Glucina Sensei would like to express his deepest gratitude to the following respected teachers and personal friends who have been his inspiration and guiding light:

Hirokazu Kanazawa Soke - SKIF
Abe Keigo Shihan - JSKA
Sawada Tadao Shihan - JKA
Araki Yoshio Shihan - JKA
Motokatsu Inoue Shihan - Ryukyu Kobudo
Kasuya Hitoshi - WSKF