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”.
 
 

Sunday 4th July 2021

We had an excellent turnout of 45 Competitors and also Parents in support. All junior and Senior competitors showed good spirit and the Kurobi ( Black belts) showed great fighting spirit and technique.

Photo of Junior members who competed.

 

ENROLMENTS BEING TAKEN NOW FOR NEW MEMBERS.

SENIOR AND JUNIOR MEMBERS WELCOME, TRAIN WITH NZ’s LEADING JAPANESE TRADITIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATE ORGANIZATION.

TRAIN IN A PROPER JAPANESE KARATE DOJO. NO GIMMICKS — PROPER TUITION — HIGHEST JAPANESE QUALIFIED KARATE TEACHERS IN NZ

SENIORS YOUR AGE DOES NOT MATTER AS KARATE CAN BE PRACTICED AT ANY AGE -- JUNIORS FROM THE AGE OF 5 -- SPECIALISED CLASSES

FEEL A SENSE OF BELONGING IN OUR KARATE FAMILY — THROUGH HARD PROPER TRAINING YOU WILL EXCEL IN EXCEPTIONAL FITNESS AND UNIFY BODY —MIND—SPIRIT

ENQUIRIES WELCOME — REFER TO CONTACT PAGE ON WEBSITE

 

INSPIRATION FOR 2021 AND FURTHER

“ The Karate that I teach is combined within a triangle of the Body, Mind and Spirit. Many people mistake strength as just an external physical force however this is far from correct, in short as an analogy when you see a beautiful house or car or even the wonderful ocean all you see is the external , yet most Human’s will never see the internal infrastructure or the internal living force and world that is under the sea. Human’s have an external and when you see this in the mirror you can identify with this easily.However it is extremely difficult to connect with their internal self. You are not taught this in school nor in University, you are programmed. Japanese Karate is connected with Budo and Zen Buddhism, these concepts of Buddhism are not a religion but a philosophy of how to connect your outer self with your inner self and discover the true self with meditation (Zazen) and the rigorous practice of Karate and discover the living force within yourself. It is important alway’s regardless of what situation you are placed in to control yourself and remain calm, if you can accomplish this then you will be able to make the right decisions. True strength comes from within. This is why the breathing we do in training is so essential.

Through our Karate training we make real life progress in discovering our inner selves our weaknesses and our strengths, yes we will confront setbacks during our course of training however if we push on through the hard times and be determined , use the power of the mind and the innate capacity to be in control of yourself and to go along without fear, accomplishing whatever comes within your mind and believing that with effort you will get there.Without pain there is no substantial gain"

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WELCOME TO 2021 with SHOTOKAN KARATE FEDERATION INTERNATIONAL(NZ)
JOIN NOW AND BECOME A MEMBER OF OUR KARATE FAMILY
Join New Zealand’s leading Shotokan traditional Japanese Karate Federation. Learn and experience Karate under NZ’S highest qualified Shotokan Karate Master and his team of Instructors in a full time Japanese style Dojo. Our club is based on respect, etiquette and hard training in the old Japanese Tradition, knowledge of Japanese Culture, language and proper Karate ethic’s. Goran Glucina ( Shihan) spent 10 years in Japan full time training in Shotokan Karate and Ryukyu Kobujitsu and trained under the leading Masters in Japan, our pedigree is proven. Our Team of experienced Instructors are devoted teaching you proper/ correct Traditional Japanese Karate.

You can join anytime and classes are available for Seniors, Junior’s and also parent’s. Apart from an exceptional form of Self Defence the Karate we teach gives you a complete Body, Mind and Soul workout which will elevate you to a higher spiritual level in this life.

"No matter what profession you choose to do in this life it is important that you seek and study under the very best in their particular profession, if you do this and make an effort to do so even through hardship’s you will elevate, if you don’t then you will rotate in a circle and get nowhere. Have no fear and let your Body, Mind and soul flow like a river then you will experience freedom, You need to delve into the past to inspire the future.” I went to Japan to live , train and learn Karate and Japanese Culture from the very best so I can teach you the same with the highest standards , no shortcut’s. Karate is my life .

Goran Glucina
2020

Kanazawa Hirokazu  Soke ( Grand Master )

“HIROKAZU KANAZAWA is considered one of the most skilful karate masters of all time. A great technician and an excellent instructor, he has built up a loyal and dedicated following of students worldwide. A gentle and sincere man and a direct student of FUNAKOSHI GICHIN, he has been able to convey the concepts of karate to many generations of students. As prolific author, he has also had many instructional books and videos produced. It could be argued that many people would not have started karate if they had not seen demonstrations from this very talented master. In any case, he is a true legend of Shotokan karate.”

” My philosophy is that I try always to be true to myself and to others … I can say that I fear nothing – not even death, and this I do not say in a big-headed or conceited way. My meaning is that I always try my best in everything I do, so I will be satisfied when I do die – I think the reason that people fear death is because they want to do and accomplish so many other things that are still undone . . . they always want to do more. Also, I truly believe that life continues after physical death – all life continues … life is a circle “.
Kanazawa Hirokazu.

The Legend of Karate, Hirokazu Kanazawa Soke Tribute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvXzhjFqQgc

 

 
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MEMBERSHIP ENROLMENTS FOR SENIORS AND JUNIORS ARE WELCOME ANYTIME. JOIN US NOW IF YOU ARE COMMITTED TO TRAINING TRUE JAPANESE BUDO KARATE. BECOME A PART OF OUR FAMILY AND KARATE TRADITION in 2021
 
SELF-DEFENCE- FITNESS - BODY-MIND -SOUL CONNECTION - CONFIDENCE- SELF BELIEF-
EXPERIENCE TRADITIONAL JAPANESE BUDO KARATE IN ITS PURE FORM.
 
Budo is a Japanese term. It means "martial way" and refers to those martial disciplines whose ultimate goal is spiritual, ethical and/or moral self-improvement. The characters “bu” and “do" in "budo" are rich in meaning and have many secondary interpretations.

Kanazawa Hirokazu Soke ( Grand Master )
Kanazawa Hirokazu  Soke ( Grand Master )

Kanazawa Soke (10th Dan Black Belt) is one of the world most renowned and respected traditional karate masters of all time. He is the first Karateka to have won the notorious All Japan karate Championship.

In 1957 Kumite champion (while nursing a broken wrist)
In 1958 Kumite and kata champion

Although trained in Judo in his early years, Kanazawa Soke took up karate whilst at University under the late headmaster of JKA Shotokan, Sensei Masatoshi Nakayama. Kanazawa Soke is also one of the few remaining Karateka privileged to have studied under the great Shotokan Master Gichin Funakoshi, the famous Okinawan Karate Master who brought Karate to mainland Japan in 1922 from Okinawa and founded the Shotokan style.

In 1978, Kanazawa Soke set up SKIF (Shotokan Karatedo International Federation). SKIF is now the worlds largest Shotokan Karate Association under one chief instructor, having several million members in over 130 countries.

 
 

Nobuaki Kanazawa Kancho Auckland Seminar
Kanazawa Nobuaki Kancho and Goran Glucina Shihan
Kanazawa Nobuaki Kancho and Goran Glucina Shihan
 
 

September 2019 Seminar training at SKIF NZ Honbu Dojo with KANAZAWA NOBUAKI ( Kancho).
 

September 2019 Seminar training at SKIF NZ Honbu Dojo with KANAZAWA NOBUAKI ( Kancho).
 

September 2019 Seminar training at SKIF NZ Honbu Dojo with KANAZAWA NOBUAKI ( Kancho).
 
 

WINNERS OF THE MAY 2019 SKIF NZ KARATE TOURNAMENT
 
 

Goran Glucina (Shihans) Birthday Celebration July 12th 2019
 
 

Winners of December 2nd 2018 SKIF Tournament.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Karate-Do "The Way of the Empty Hand" - TV9 Interview
 
Kanazawa Soke with SKIF NZ  Senseis
Kanazawa Soke with SKIF NZ Senseis
 
End of training
 
Shodan presentation Certificates to from left Aiken, Pranav and Aboudi.
Shodan presentation Certificates to from left Aiken, Pranav and Aboudi.
 
Winners of Junior Tournament June 2017 at New Lynn Honbu
Winners of Junior Tournament June 2017 at New Lynn Honbu