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”.
Why Choose Us?

Why choose our club over others?

1. We train and conduct training in a Japanese style Karate Dojo.

2. We are directly affiliated to Japan and teach pure Traditional Shotokan Karate that is not watered down for Westerners as almost all other clubs teach.

3. Glucina Goran Shihan’s pedigree comes from been a  student of Abe Keigo Shihan and later Hirokazu Kanazawa Soke who was a  student of  Grand Master Gichin Funakoshi.

4. Glucina Goran (Shihan 8th Dan) is the only Karate Shihan in Australasia and only one of the very elite in the World outside of Japan that has Graduated from the  Instructors Course  at the SKIF GHQ in Yotsuya , Tokyo  where you are chosen to attend . This meant training back then a grueling 30 hours a week and also competing in Tournaments and self training for a period of  four years . The general time for an instructors course is two years , he completed four years as his commitment to Karate Do. His daily life is Karate Do and he lives,  teaches and breathes Karate. He lived in Japan for ten years from 1978-1988.
He also is proficient in the Japanese language and Budo culture and strictly adheres and teaches the values of traditional Karate Do and keeps in contact with Japan. He is also a devout Zen Buddhist and studies the philosophy of Zen and incorporates this into his Karate teachings along with the proper way of living associated with healthy eating and correct diet and has a wealth of knowledge on these subjects.

5. He also has strict demands on his Sensei’s to follow, live and practice true Japanese Budo Traditional Karate Do. His classes are strict and he demands and gets the very best out of his students. He insists on Values and Traditions,   loyalty and dedication to one’s Dojo and Organization and respect for Instructors and other people, development of good character and humility. To develop great spirit, focus and to become strong and indomitable.

6. Join our Dojo , New Zealand’s leading Shotokan Karate Organization and see and feel the difference.

7. Grow with us on this great journey and learn Japanese Traditional Karate Do. At Ikkyu and above depending on your level of ability the door to SKIF World Tournaments and Seminars in Japan will open to you and you will feel and sense a great positivity in life along with learning a new culture.


Goran Sensei

Goran Sensei

Goran Sensei