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Mark Willis

MNZM    (MEMBER OF THE NEW ZEALAND ORDER OF MERIT)

Dojo: Turangi Karate Club (TSKF Turangi)

 

Rank: 8th Dan

 

When First Started Karate: 1973

 

When Started with JKA/TSKF etc. 1973-1975 Trained under Paul Burke, Kanazawa Sensei student. 1975-1977 Trained under Joe Rowan, Enodea Sensei student

1977 Founding Member Dojo of JKA New Zealand

2009 to Present TSKF New Zealand.

2009 Deputy Chief Instructor TSKF New Zealand and Australia

2011 Joined International Shotokan Karate Federation. County Representative

 

When Started Dojo; Turangi Karate Club Established 1973. Mark has been Chief Instructor since 1977

 

Favourite Technique/combination/kata, etc,etc, KazamiZuki, MaeGeri-OiZuki, Sochin.

 

International competitions attended. Etc.

1974 JKA Philippines

1979 to 2008 JKA Australian Championships

All Japan Championships, Japan

Asian-Oceania Championships, Indonesia

JKA World Cups, 1985, 1997, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2006

World Karate Federation, Women’s World Cup 1991 (coach)

ISKF World Cups, 2012,2016

Assisted Solomon Island & New Caledonia set up Karate Organisations

1974 to 1977 Full Contact Championships in New Zealand

1978 to 1998  Mulit – Style events in NZ UNZKO

 

 

1979 Shodan

 

Mentor: Takahashi Shihan 9th Dan

              Jeff Green JKA Australia Chairman (deceased)

 

Qualifications: A Grade Instructor, A Grade Judge, B Grade Examiner.

Waikato Institute for Leisure & Sports Studies, Level 4 Coach & Level 3 Sports Administration Certificates

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Deputy Cheif Instructor Australasia

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