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”.

Tracy Goddard Sensei - (Godan) 5th Degree, Instructor, SKIF NZ Secretary.

I tried my first Karate lesson in 1994, and have never looked back. I was graded Shodan( first degree black belt) by Goran Glucina Shihan in 1998 and Nidan by Kanazawa Hirokazu Soke in Bali at the 7th SKIF World Karate Tournament in 2000. I attained Sandan and Yondan also under Kanazawa Soke. I first started assisting with children’s classes at Yonkyu ( Purple belt level) and continue to assist in teaching to this day. I was nominated secretary of SKIF NZ in 1995.

Tracy Goddard attained Godan in September 2019

Kanazawa Nobuaki Kancho and Tracy Goddard Sensei
Sensei Tracy Goddard