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).
Hanshi Nakamoto visits Auckland and Katikati, in May 2016.
10th Dan Grandmaster Nakamoto took a week long training seminar consisting of 5 hours a day training in Karatedo and Kobudo (weapons). With the help of his grandson Sensei Takuma acting as interpretor and assistant, we received a wealth of instruction and knowlege whilst also endeavouring to glean the rare cultural insights and training shared with us by Hanshi Nakamoto.
Tickets can be bought from NZ Okinawa Kan Dojo Instructors. Ticket Price is $15 for all 3 days (includes Family of 2 Adults & 2 Children)
The Timetable below shows Finals begin at 2pm on each day. (Timetable is indicative only and may change without further notice).
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.
Sensei May, 8th Dan: