Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation NZ
“Kara” is the Japanese for empty while “te” means hand and “Do” translates as the way, or path. Karate-Do is “The Way of the Empty Hand”.

Welcome to 2017

Welcome to 2017 and Join New Zealand's leading Traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate Federation.

New Members Welcome, Seniors, Men, Women and Juniors

Junior classes at New Lynn and Mt. Roskill , join our Karate Kid's classes now.


2017 Training Schedule

The first day of training in 2017 is Monday 16th January at New Lynn Dojo, 6:30pm, for Seniors.

Green belt and above Juniors can attend this class also until the Junior classes officially start again.

The first Junior class along with new enrollments will start at 5pm on Friday 3rd February 2017 at our New Lynn and Mt Roskill clubs.

Any queries please contact us by email or phone, or text 021-1775614


Seasons Compliments and a healthy, prosperous New Year to all SKIF Members.


Great Shotokan Karate Masters alive and well
KANAZAWA SOKE  and ABE KEIGO SHIHAN together 30th October 2015 , Tokyo , Japan
KANAZAWA SOKE and ABE KEIGO SHIHAN together 30th October 2015 , Tokyo , Japan

Karate-Do "The Way of the Empty Hand" - TV9 Interview

Kancho, Nobuaki Kanazawa Seminar September 2014

SKIF Japan April 2014 Inaugural Seminar and Celebration
Goran Shihan with Higaonna Morio Shihan Goran Shihan with Tatsuya Naka Sensei
Brendan Sensei, HIGAONNA MORIO SHIHAN , Patrick Sensei and Daizo Kanazawa Sensei
Patrick Sensei and Brendan Sensei
Back: Brendan Wells Sensei, Goran Glucina Shihan, Patrick Dyzell Sensei
Front: Nobuaki Kanazawa Kancho, Hirokazu Kanazawa Soke, Manabu Murakami Shihan
Japan Seminar and Inaugural Ceremony

SKIF NZ Junior Grading & Competition - May 2013:
May Grading 2013
May Grading 2013

Personal Training Now Available:
4th Dan Arisa Sensei is available for one on one Karate training.
Please contact Arisa on 021 02686152 for more information.

Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation NZ
Welcome to SKIF NZ!
Traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate taught by Japan qualified 7th Dan Instructor Goran Glucina pictured 2nd from left below. SKIF NZ is the only NZ affiliate of SKIF Japan.
Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa 10th Dan
SKIF Chief Instructor
Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa
One of the world's most renowned and respected traditional karate masters alive Kanazawa Kancho, 10th Dan. He is the first karateka to have won the notorious All Japan karate Championship.

In 1978, Kanazawa Kancho set up SKIF (Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation). SKIF is now the worlds largest Shotokan Karate Association under one chief instructor, having over 3.5 million members in over 107 countries.

Karate Legend HIROKAZU KANAZAWA 10th Dan:
SKIF NZ Instructors
SKIF NZ Instructors with Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa
Kancho Seminar 2009
SKIF NZ has two dojo's in Auckland.
SKIF NZ - Childrens Class
Childrens class from our Mt Roskill Dojo