The New Zealand Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Association, headed by Shihan Dennis May 8th Dan, is an international body devoted to the teaching of traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate and is directly affiliated to the International Goju Ryu Karate Association (I.G.K.A).
It is with deep sorrow that we advise the Karate community of the untimely and tragic passing of Robbie Smith. Robbie was an immensely talented Karate ka who has made a huge contribution to Karate in New Zealand and internationally. We, his wider Karate family, join his immediate family in mourning the loss of our much loved and respected brother. We will all miss him dearly.
Dan Grading 2013 at Honbu Dojo.
Sensei May, 8th Dan: