Eastern Zones Dojo was established in November of 2001 by Sensei Aram Goes. The dojo operates out of the Nuhaka School Hall with polished timber floors, including training equipment, toilets and shower facilities. We are a non-profit community group supporting local initiatives and developments. The club is in its formative years and has a strong base of dedicated young students, well supported by their parents and local community.

Training Schedule

General Class 4.30pm General Class 4.30pm

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Dojo Operator

Sensei Aram Goes, 2nd Dan

Sensei Aram started his Karate in the King Country at Otorohanga College in 1985 at the age of 12. He trained under the watchful eye of his Sensei, Tahi Parata and was a mainstay of the Waikato Central Dojo. During these 17 years Aram was also fortunate to experience expert tuition from other respected instructors including Branch Chief Shihan Stephen Takiwa, Shihans Rob Begbie and Kevin Pepperell, and Sensei Garry Clarke to mention a few. Aram has also trained in other martial art disciplines including two years boxing (Waikato Boxing Association) and 18 months Kong Chang (Singapore Unarmed Self-Defence School). Aram now resides on the Mahia Peninsula and the development gained from his instruction and his Sensei's on-going support has seen the establishment of the Eastern Zones Karate Club in November of 2001.

Tournament History:

  • 2010 (Finally) managed time for himself to sit Nidan grade
  • 2005 South Pacific Selection Tournament 2nd Place Mens under 70kg
  • 2001 NZ Under 75kg Championship 1st Place (Purcell Branch)
  • 1999 Australian Lightweight Champion
  • 1998 NZ Open Weight Division 2nd Place (Davies Tournament)
  • 1996 and 1997 NZ Lightweight Champion
  • 1997 Selected for Inaugural Oyama Weight Category Tournament in Oceania Team (did not travel - injured)"

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Contact Details

06 837 5020
Primary School
Locke St
Mahia Peninsula

Click here to email Sensei Aram Goes

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