Grading Date: Saturday 3rd of August
128a Onehunga Mall,
Pee Wees (4-7yrs): 12pm – 12.45pm
Junior Grading White to Yellow Belts (Junior 8-11yrs): 1pm – 2pm
Junior Orange and Above: 2pm – 3pm
Adult Grading (All Grades): 3pm – 4.30pm
Grading is a formal test for our Shukokai students to exhibit Karate technique, express dojo creed, and demonstrate diligence of Karate-do. Students must arrive 15 minutes prior to the grading start time. The grading will start at the scheduled time therefore students who arrive late will not be permitted to grade. Training Gi’s must be clean, ironed and at the correct length. The best way to approach grading is with a positive mindset, confident energy, and effort. Mistakes do not affect assessment however a lack of karate spirit will be noticeable. The purpose of grading is for the Sensei to see how each student is progressing and for the student to demonstrate their technique to the level required.
Please bring your grading card with you.
Registration & Payment must be received by Friday 26 July, 2013. Late registration will not be accepted.
Grading Fee: Junior $25 Adult $40 Brown Belt & Above $50. Eftpos is available however no cash is held on premises.
Download the grading form here: August 2013 Grading Registration
Grading Reminder… Monday (tomorrow) 22nd April 2013 –
Pee wee (4 – 7 years): 4 – 4:45pm
Junior (8 – 11 years) White to Yellow Belt: 5 – 6pm
Junior (8 – 11 years) Orange Belt and above: 6 – 7pm
Adults: 7 – 8.30pm
The Onehunga Dojo address is 128A Onehunga Mall, Onehunga.
There is parking at the rear of the building in front of the YMCA Gym.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the grading time to allow the students to warm up. Please also ensure their Gi is ironed.
Good luck to all participating!
Download the Samurai Karate New Zealand 2013 Calendar here
We’ve cracked open Facebook, and gyaku zuki’d a page out of it. Be sure to check us out, post things up… like like like… etc. Cheers.
Photos of Sensei Kohji’s visit to Auckland are now up… to to the Gallery!
Calling all those down South… send us your photos! :)
Samurai Karate NZ is pleased to host Sensei Kohji Doi during his visit to New Zealand in May 2012.
Sensei Doi is the head Instructor at the SWKA (Shukokai World Karate Association) Honbu Dojo , Kobe, Japan. Sensei Doi is graded 6th dan, Jun Shihan, Renshi. He is also a highly qualified JKF (Japan Karate federation) Referee and Instructor ranked 4th dan. Sensei will be in New Zealand to teach 3 Kata and their application (Bunkai). Whilst here Sensei Doi will also officially open The new Ponsonby Dojo. All students are invited to train with our special guest.
Sensei Kohji Doi 6th dan
Head Instructor SWKA Honbu Dojo, Kobe, Japan
Saturday 12th of May - Ponsonby Dojo
Niseishi: 1.00 – 4.00pm
Sunday 13th of May- Onehunga Dojo
Matsumura Rohai: 1.30 – 4pm
Wednesday 16th of May - Onehunga Dojo
Juroku: 6.30 – 8.30pm
1 Seminar $30
2 Seminars $50
3 Seminars $65
Thanks to everyone that helped make the 2011 Samurai Champs another success. It was a great day.
Congratulations to all the competitors for getting out there and representing their Dojo.
You will find pictures you can purchase at http://demo.upixphotos.com/.
Also, be sure to check out the pictures in the gallery.
After checking through the results and entering them into spreadsheet tallies, the official results by dojo were as follows:
Congratulations to Alexandra for taking the title yet again! Also for hosting such a great event and having such a great turnout. Well Done! :)
Congratulations to Arrowtown’s Anna Leat for being selected to represent New Zealand in the Commonwealth Karate Championships in Australia in July!
Anna has a great write up in Queenstown’s local paper The Mountain Scene, click here to read it.
All the best Anna, you will do Shukokai New Zealand proud :)
See the poster below for information on this year’s championships.
No doubt the other Dojo’s will be looking to take the tournament title away from Alexandra!
Recently Samurai karate NZ had the pleasure of hosting Sensei Ronan Mitchell to the Auckland dojo for a weekend seminar on Shukokai technique and impact develpoment. It was a great weekend of hard karate training and an insight for NZ students on how to generate more power through better technique.