Hokianga Dojo

Sensei Garry Clarke opened the doors of the Hokianga Kyokushin Karate Dojo in March 2001. The club has gone from strength to strength with students and instructor representing the far North at multiple International and National events, taking away many 1st & 2nd placings. They can boast at least 7 NZ Champions with a strong core of dedicated & entusiastic students. There's a welcoming atmosphere that seems to breed in the North, with commaradarie and friendships that are made for life, so come along and join in the fun, it's infectious and great for the whole family!

 

Training Schedule

  MON TUES WED THU FRI
Circuit / Fight
7.30-8.30am
7.30-8.30am
7.30-8.30am
7.30-8.30am
7.30-8.30am
Combination Class
3.30-5.30pm
3.30-5.30pm

Dojo Operator

Sensei Garry Clarke, 4th Dan

Sensei Garry Clarke started his Kyokushin training in Melbourne with Shihan Eddie Emin in 1984 at the age of 31
After attaining Black Belt belt in 1990 he started his first Dojo in Melbourne in partnership with Shihan Bill Poly in the suburb of Burwood and also continued training and instructing at Shihan Emin’s Elwood Dojo until December 1994. In 1995 Sensei Garry moved back home to NZ and started the very successful West Auckland Dojo and then in 2001 moved to Rawene and started the Hokianga Kyokushin Karate Dojo

Graded to 1st dan BlackBelt 1990
Graded 2nd dan Black Belt 1994
Graded 3rd dan Black Belt 2001
Graded 4th dan Black belt 2008

Australian Tournament History
I.K.K.A. (International Kyokushin Karate Australia)
1988 1st place Austrailan I.K.K.A Open Weight Championships Kumite
1990 1st place Australian I.K.K.A. Kata
1990 2nd place Victorian State Championships Kumite
1991 3rd place Australian Karate Federation All Styles Championships
1991 1st place Australian I.K.K.A. Kata
1991 1st place Australian I.K.K.A. Open Weight Championships
1992 2nd place Australian I.K.K.A. Middle Weight Championships
1993 2nd place Australian I.K.K.A. Middle Weight Championships
Retired from competing for 8 years

New Zealand Tournament History
2001 NZ Representative Top 4 placing International Men’s World Championships over 40’s Middleweight - Osaka, Japan
2001 2nd place New Zealand Kyokushin Karate Over 35’s open weight
2003 2nd place New Zealand Kyokushin Karate Over 35’s open weight
2004 1st place Tran Tasman Championships over 35’s
2004 1st place New Zealand Kyokushin Karate Championships over 35’s
2005 NZ Representative International Men’s World Championships over 40’s Middleweight
2006 1st place New Zealand Kyokushin Karate Championships over 35’s
2007 NZ Representative International Men’s World Championships over 40’s Middleweight
2007 1st place NZ Kyokushin Championships over 35’s
2007 received the most spirited fighter award at the 2007 NZ National Championships held in Auckland
2008 2nd place Waikato Kyokushin Karate Tournament over 35’s

Contact Details

Ph 09 405 7688
Mob 021 0333 999

Dojo: Rawene Town Hall
Parnell Street
RAWENE

e-mail: Sensei Garry Clarke

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