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Instructors
  • Daniel Savage
  • Rob Swain
  • Jeff Swain
  • Billy Ellery
  • Chris Francis
  • Carol Kohl
  • Zak Kohl
  • Peter Sheffield
  • Chris Denne
  • Darren Ngarewa
  • Douglas Tassell
  • Wayne Robinson
  • Katrina Savage
  • Tony MacAskill
  • Laura Toplis
  • Simon Wright
  • Ryan Slick
  • Nick Toplis
  • Genevieve Powzun
  • Lorenz Wijnschenk
  • Cliff Hedley
  • Isabella Wright
  • Brendan Morgan
  • Julie Cameron-Jones
  • James Wigzell
  • Shane Reid
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    Profiles

    Kyoshi Martin BradyName: Martin Brady
    Rank: Shichidan, 7th Dan
    Title: Kyoshi
    Dojo:  Wolves
    Town:  Palmerston North
    When did you start Martial Arts:  I took my first Karate lesson with the Masterton Kyokushinkai Dojo when I was 15 years old. At that time they were part of the Rembuden under Sensei John Jarvis, the first westerner to complete the 100 man kumite in their system. Until the age of about 22 years, I grazed through several Karate systems as I moved about New Zealand and achieved rankings in Sounji Ryu (Sensei Rob Downing) and Shotokan Karate (Sensei’s Bill Hall and Brett Carr).
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  In the early ‘80’s I was attracted to Kickboxing and the local promoters of this new sport were Zen Do Kai. For a period of time I trained in 2 separate systems until I got my brown belt in Zen Do Kai, whereby I made the call and committed to achieving my Zen Do Kai Black Belt.
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  5th May 1985
    Your instructor:  I started under Shihan Marty Takarangi, and moved under the direct guidance of the founder Soke Bob Jones several years later.
    Martial Arts experience: In the late eighties we launched BJC Muay Thai with a promotional tour by the founder. Most of my higher ranks hopped onboard at that stage and most are still active & successful in that field to this day. With the heavy influence on promoting, I was tasked to develop the sport as the New Zealand Director of Operations, World Kickboxing Association. Into the nineties and my interest in grappling/groundfighting saw me promoting seminars with John Will, aswel as the likes of George Dillman, Rick Moneymaker, Larry Hartsell ( a personal student of Bruce Lee)plus several others. Our system has always been one that encourages diversity and each of these great men has influenced me in one way or another. If you ever have the opportunity to train with someone of standing in the Martial Arts, take it, as they all have something to teach us.
    The past decade have been fairly chaotic for me but the last couple of years I have recovered from a knee operation to get back into my training. Also because of my new rank of 7th degree Black Belt, Soke Bob Jones made me NZ State Head with the tasking to get our new committee up and viable. This process is happening and am sure all our students here in NZ will be seeing the positive outcomes of this in the near future.
    Martial Arts highlights: Being awarded my Black Belt, then being fast-tracked through to full 5th Degree in the next six years. Only through the support of those around me was I able to commit to the intensity of this process. Then in 2009, I was inducted into the New Zealand Martial Arts Hall of Fame, following in the footsteps of my good friend Shihan Charles Chadwick. Recognition by your peers outside of the system you train in is a humbling experience.
    Any regrets: Only one, not starting sooner in my life.
    Fav weapon:  Katana, closely followed by the Desert Eagle
    Fav book: Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
    Fav movie: 
    Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
    Fav food:  Hhhmmmmm  too hard, eat nearly everything so all foods.
    Fav quotes: If I agreed with you, then we would both be wrong.
    UUuuummm at the end of a war . . . . . it's a good idea . . . . to have some soldiers left . . . . . . otherwise it looks like you lost !!
    Other interests: I like to shoot, both rifles and handguns, so time tramping in the hills is mandatory.


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    Kyoshi Shane Longstaff Name: Shane Longstaff
    Rank:  Shichidan Ho, Probationary 7th Dan
    Title:  Kyoshi
    Dojo:  Kobun
    Town:  Tawa, Wellington
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1984
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1987
    When did you receive your Black Belt: 1989
    Your instructor:  Kyoshi Steve Nedelkos
    Do you have any other ZDK families under you:  Alpha, Dau Draig, Sonkei, Blue Dragons, 4 Dragons, Energy, Mountain Climbers
    Martial Arts experience: Tae Kwon Do, ZDK, Arnis/Escrima/Kali, Thai kickboxing
    Martial Arts highlights: BJC 25th Anniversary Ball, BJC 40th Anniversary Ball, 20th Kobun Anniversary
    Any regrets: Met so many assholes that never got told
    How did you get involved: My brother trained in ZDK while I was in TKD. I then worked for a security firm and I thought I should learn how to fight better. I never intended on grading, the rest is history
    Fav weapon:  Most bladed weapons, especially knives and Katana
    Fav movie:  Three-way tie between…   Top Gun, Taken, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    Fav book: Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab
    Fav food:  Spaghetti Bolognese
    Fav quotes: Although we're not at war, we must always act as though we are. The tip of the spear may best be sharp.
    Other interests: Race Karts, Race Quads, Hot Rods, Anything that’s fast and uses Avgas


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    Kyoshi Lloyd SushamesName: Lloyd Sushames
    Rank:  Shichidan Ho, Probationary 7th Dan
    Title:  Kyoshi
    Dojo:  Dau Draig
    Town:  Wellington
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1990
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1990
    When did you receive your Black Belt: 1993 
    Your instructor:  Shane Longstaff
    Do you have any other ZDK families under you:  Ignite Martial Arts/Mountain Climbers, 4Dragons, Evolution, Duir Draig
    Martial Arts highlights: All Dan gradings, 25th and 40th ZDK Anniversary, Training with Soke Bob Jones at his compound, NZ 1996 Senjo
    How did you get involved: Dave Hitchens introduced me to ZDK
    Fav weapon:  Katana and Axe
    Fav book:  Martial Arts – Craft of the Japanese Sword, Non MA – 21 Lessons of Merlin
    Fav movie: Ninja Assassin, Lord of the Rings trilogy
    Fav food:  Thai
    Fav quotes: The twin of power is responsibility
    Other interests: Motorcycles and fishing


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    Kyoshi Eddie Woodford
    Name: Eddie Woodford
    Rank: Rokudan Ho, Probationary 6th Dan
    Title: Kyoshi Dojo: Lightning
    Town: Christchurch
    When did you start Martial Arts: 1986
    When did you start Zen Do Kai: 1986
    When did you receive your Black Belt: 1987 (Jet Black)
    Your instructor: Kyoshi Steve Nedelkos
    Do you have any other ZDK families under you: Sasori Martial Arts
    Martial Arts experience: Zen Do Kai, Muay Thai, Escrima. I have experienced many seminars and classes with many great martial artists over the years but my heart always belongs in Zen Do Kai. I seem to enjoy the company of many if not all higher ranks I have met in Zen Do Kai which endures me to thinking we have some wonderfully talented individuals in our system.
    Martial Arts highlights: Muay Thai, South Pacific Title, #1 Cruiserweight and #4 Heavyweight WKA STAR rankings in the early 90’s. One of the pioneer fighters in the South Island Kickboxing scene in 1987 having fought in all of the first series of fight nights (AMA rules) to be held in the South Island. Of course my black belt grading and most recently being awarded Kyoshi, Rokudan Ho, this was mind blowing, unexpected and nothing better than to be judged and recognized by your mentors.
    Any regrets: Never How did you get involved: 3 friends dragged me along after pestering me to join… I then never looked back. I competed in a South Island Karate tournament, Queens birthday 1986 after training for one month, won my KYU section (Blue belt at the time) and knew Zen Do Kai was for me.
    Fav weapon: Shins
    Fav book: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
    Fav movie: World’s fastest Indian
    Fav food: Indian, Thai, Vietnamese
    Fav quotes: "When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life." – John Lennon
    Other interests: Motorbike (racing)


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    Kyoshi Nigel StupplesName: 
    Nigel Stupples
    Rank:  Rokudan Ho, Probationary 6th Dan
    Title:  Kyoshi
    Dojo:  Proactive
    Town:  Christchurch
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1986
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  1989
    Your instructor:  Shihan Sean Purcell
    Do you have any other ZDK families under you: 
    Martial Arts experience:  Many styles over the years from ju jitsu to Shinkendo. Have tried most BJC styles but love ZDK
    How did you get involved:  Friends at school were training and talked me into coming to have a look and I got hooked!
    Fav weapon:  My hands (Seem to damage most things I touch)
    Fav book:  The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey
    Fav food:  Seafood
    Fav quotes:  Never give up & don’t take life to seriously
    Other interests:  Fishing – Shooting – diving just hard to find time to fit everything in. I also teach in over 30 schools in the south Island of which I love the challenge


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    Renshi Stewart Allen Name: 
    Stewart Allen
    Rank:  Rokudan Ho, Probationary 6th Dan
    Title:  Shihan
    Dojo:  Sagasu
    Town:  Rotorua
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1984
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1984
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  1985
    Your instructor:  Robert Tier
    Martial Arts highlights:  Balck Belt grading and 4th Dan grading
    How did you get involved:  Joined with a friend
    Fav weapon:  Bo

     

     

     


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    Renshi Dan Smart Name:  Dan Smart
    Rank:  Godan, 5th Dan
    Title:  Shihan
    Dojo:  Seiha
    Town:  Lower Hutt
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1983
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1983 
    Your instructor:  Bill Ollington
    Martial Arts highlights:  My Fourth Dan grading
    Any regrets:  No
    How did you get involved:  My dad saw an ad in the paper and I thought breaking boards would be fun – it wasn’t quite like that but it was fun
    Fav weapon:  Bo
    Fav book:  Shogun - James Clavell
    Fav movie:  Too many to pick from
    Other interests:  Music


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    Renshi David Hitchens
    Name:  David Hitchens 
    Rank:  Godan Ho, Probationary 5th Dan
    Title: Renshi
    Dojo:  Alpha
    Town:  Wellington
    When did you start Martial Arts: 1969
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1991
    When did you receive your Black Belt: November 1993
    Your instructor:  Kyoshi Shane Longstaff
    Do you have any other ZDK families under you: Not any more had 4 x Muay Thai and 4 x ZDK Clubs
    Martial Arts experience:  Judo, Muay Thai and ZDK trained with numerous Instructors from a wide variety of systems
    Martial Arts highlights: Being awarded probationary 4th dan by the Chief after he witnessed a very strong grading by a number of my 2nd Dans
    Any regrets: Letting the immaturity and silly politics of others curb my enthusiasm
    How did you get involved:  Was ZDK club at the gym i trained at and I needed anger management
    Fav weapon:  Anything requiring Gunpowder or other explosive force
    Fav book:  The Jesus Papers by Michael Baigent
    Fav movie:  Blazing Saddles
    Fav food:  Most things that contain Meat as long as prepared and cooked properly
    Fav quotes:  "Gods are for those who don't believe in Themselves"
    Other interests: Fishing, Hunting , family and most sports that entail Couches and Television


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    Renshi Donna SushamesName: 
    Donnamarie Sushames
    Rank:  Godan Ho, Probationary 5th Dan
    Title:  Renshi
    Dojo:  Duir Draig
    Town:  Wellington
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1991
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  1994
    Your instructor:  Lloyd Sushames / Dave Hitchens
    Martial Arts experience:  Muay Thai Kickboxing
    Martial Arts highlights:  25th and 40th Anniversary Ball, being squashed in the back of the Chief’s Porsche on the way to dinner with the Chief driving
    How did you get involved:  Dave Hitchens was training, then Lloyd Sushames, then the kids so I joined in but was told I was too old for Jrs so I joined up with the Srs. It was majority Black Belts and only one other woman!
    Fav weapon:  Whatever is in my hands at the time!
    Fav movie:  Merlin, Enter the Dragon (the first Martial Arts movie I ever watched)
    Fav food:  Sunday Roast, I will try almost anything once
    Fav quotes:  If it aint broke don’t fix it
    The mind is like an umbrella, it works best when open
    Other interests:  Family, photography, computers, socialising, music, playing bass guitar


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    Renshi Jeremy LeathemName: 
    Jeremy Leathem
    Rank:  Godan Ho, Probationary 5th Dan
    Title:  Renshi
    Dojo:  Warriors
    Town:  Wanganui
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1991
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1991
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  1994
    Your instructor:  Charles Chadwick
    Do you have any other ZDK families under you:  Patea
    Martial Arts experience:  Fighting in the ring for Martial Arts Tournaments
    Martial Arts highlights:  Training with Soke Bob Jones the day after I received my Black Belt
    Any regrets: Not starting when I was younger
    How did you get involved:  Went along to a class with a friend, liked it. I joined, he didn't.
    Fav weapon:  Tonfa
    Fav movie:  Platoon
    Fav food:  Steak and mushroom
    Fav quotes:  Am I running my life or is it running me?
    Other interests:  V8 Supercars, spending time with family and friends


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    Renshi Chris Samuel

    Name:  Chris Samuel
    Rank:  Godan, 5th Dan
    Title:  Shihan
    Dojo:  Ignite Martial Arts
    Town:  Porirua - Plimmerton
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1996
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1996
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  2000
    Your instructor:  Kyoshi Lloyd Sushames
    Martial Arts experience:  Watching Kung Fu and Bruce Lee movies as a youngster. 16 years training ZDK 15 years Muay Thai
    Martial Arts highlights:  There have been a lot, but I think seeing the positive impact and the changes it has created in peoples personalities and lives, that’s what gives me the greatest pleasure. We of the Dau Draig and Ignite clubs have seen some true success stories in our students.
    Any regrets:  Not keeping my hands up in sparring. (Its like putting diesel into a petrol car, it doesn't work)
    How did you get involved:  At the time my eldest daughter was training in Zen Do Kai, while watching her grade I decided to give Zen Do Kai a go and have never looked back
    Fav weapon:  If need be: anything I can get my hands on
    Fav book:  NZ Fishing
    Fav movie:  Bruce Lee: Enter the Dragon and 7 Pounds
    Fav food:  Anything seafood, Taro and chop suey.
    Fav quotes:    "Live by the sword, die by the sword".
    My grandmother once said "there is nothing more rewarding than growing and picking your own vegetables" rewarding it is.
    Other interests:  I have lots of interests, different sports, different types of art but what I do outside of training is fish, relax in my garden and I enjoy lazy days, smooth jazz and a glass of good wine (beers) with friends and family



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    Renshi Kane FreemantleName: Kane Freemantle
    Rank:
      Yondan, 4th Dan
    Title: Renshi 
    Dojo:  Four Dragons
    Town:  Upper Hutt
    When did you start Martial Arts: 1997
    When did you start Zen Do Kai: March 1999
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  2002
    Your instructor:  Kyoshi Lloyd Sushames
    Martial Arts experience:  Over the years I’ve trained with many very accomplished Martial Artists from all around the world & plan on training with many more in the years to come…
    Martial Arts highlights: There’s too many to mention …Every time one of our students reach their full potential it’s a highlight for me… but being a part of the 40 year Anniversary grading in Melbourne 2010 was a sight to been seen !!!
    Any regrets: NO REGRETS... Live life each day as it was your last !!!
    How did you get involved:  I’d always been interested in Martial Arts as a young boy, but I never had the opportunity to train until I was in my early twenties. I first started Go-Kan-Ryu in 1997 but ended up converting over to Zen Do Kai in 1999 after Sensei Andrew Gibson an old employer of mine suggested that I check out the local Upper Hutt club … well almost 13 years later & I’m still there … One of the founding member of Four Dragon Dojo’s & over 100 students.
    Fav weapon:  My RED Katana… 
    Fav book: Anything with lots of pictures … not a big reader ( Youtube’s the way to go !!!) 
    Fav movie:  Gladiator & Kung Fu Panda
    Fav food:  Anything healthy… Specially fish “Even better if I’ve caught it that day myself“
    Fav quotes:  "When you see a worthy person endeavor to emulate him...when you see and unworthy person then examine your inner self"
    Other interests:  Spending time with my family of six … also art, golf, surfing, watching rugby “well actually most sports”, socializing with family & friends, Gym & anything that involves physical fitness in general…


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    Renshi Greg NesbittName:  Greg Nesbitt
    Rank:  Yondan, 4th Dan
    Title:  Renshi
    Dojo:  Four Dragons
    Town:  Upper Hutt
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1997
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1997
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  1999
    Your instructor:  Kyoshi Lloyd Sushames
    Martial Arts experience:  14years ZDK, Black singlet BJC Muay Thai, heaps of camps and guest instructors
    Martial Arts highlights: Getting together with sensei’s Kane and Billy to help sensei Reg with his san dan grading at the Melbourne Anniversary 2010 --- 4 dragons on tour! Watching our students give it all at Senjo. Classes with my instructors instructors: the Chief,  Kyoshis’ Steve Nedelkos, Richard Norton, Michael Kenna, Shane Longstaff and many others
    Any regrets: Yes, waiting 40 years before starting
    How did you get involved:  after nearly 20 years doing concert security with my brothers, had a look in at the local ZDK dojo where some of our workers trained and got hooked!
    Fav weapon:  Katana
    Fav movie:  Something Wild
    Fav food:  hot sour sweet and salty – Thai!
    Fav quotes:  Problems are for people who allow themselves to have problems
    Other interests:  Motorcycles, most music, cooking and eating, cycling, travelling, holidays with family


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    Renshi Daniel SavageName: Daniel Savage
    Rank: Godan, 5th Dan
    Title: Shihan
    Dojo: Sasori
    Town: North Shore, Auckland
    When did you start Martial Arts: 1981 (Seido Karate, Barbadoes St, Ch Ch)
    When did you start Zen Do Kai: 1993
    When did you receive your Black Belt: 1995
    Your instructor: Kyoshi Eddie Woodford
    Martial Arts experience: Started aged 5 in Seido Karate, trained for 4 years Boxing at Crichton Cobbers, Muay Thai Kickboxing 20 years, Bujinkan Ninjitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Kali Arnis, and tried any cool moves I have ever seen in movies (watch Jeff Speakman in "The Perfect Weapon")
    Martial Arts highlights: Every day I trained with Kyoshi Eddie Woodford, extensive training with Renshi Brad Crampton. Kickboxing fights and being a corner man for many of my students, refereeing and judging Thai fights around the Country. Training my Brother to Shodan Ho, my Sister to Sandan Ho, my Wife to Nidan and my Son to Junior Shodan Ho. But the best highlight is turning up to training every night and seeing my students improve in both the physical and mental aspects of Zen Do Kai
    Any regrets: No
    How did you get involved: My Brother started training under Shihan Nick Randle (Black Horseman Dojo, Ch Ch), I couldn't make the time slot from work, but through Shihan Nick he heard of Lightning Dojo & Kyoshi Eddie Woodford. I trained every day for the next few years and then started co-foundering clubs until I moved to Auckland to set up shop here!
    Fav weapon: All of them, but I am now leaning towards the Jo (4 foot staff)
    Fav book: I'll read anything related to Martial Arts or battle strategy
    Fav movie: Wrong Bet (Jean Claude Van Damme)
    Fav food: Steak
    Fav quotes: "the inability to abandon a fixed idea, is often accompanied by a low level of physical flexibility" (Thomas Kurz)
    Other interests: I am content with (Family-Martial Arts-Play-Work) in that order


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    Sensei Rob Swain Name:  Rob Swain
    Rank:  Yondan Ho, Probationary 4th Dan
    Title:  Sensei
    Dojo:  Trinity
    Town:  Waiuku
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1996
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1997
    Your instructor:  Dai Sempai Darren Horten
    Martial Arts experience:  Kempo / Thai Boxing
    Martial Arts highlights:  Nidan Grading
    Any regrets:  No
    How did you get involved:  Through a friend
    Fav weapon:  Sai
    Fav quotes:  What goes around comes around
    Other interests:  Snow Boarding, Fishing



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    Sensei Jeff Swain Name:  Jeff Swain
    Rank:  Yondan Ho, Probationary 4th Dan
    Title:  Sensei
    Dojo:  Energy
    Town:  Waiuku
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1987
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1996
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  2000
    Your instructor:  Darren Horten
    Do you have any other ZDK families under you:  Gisborne
    Martial Arts experience:  20+ years
    Martial Arts highlights:  Opening of ZDK Waiuku, ZDK 40th anniversary in Melbourne
    Any regrets:  Not starting Martial Arts earlier
    How did you get involved:  Friends with common interests
    Fav weapon:  Katana
    Fav book:  Five Rings - Taiko
    Fav movie:  District 9
    Fav food:  Seafood and eat it
    Fav quotes:  What goes around comes around
    Other interests:  Family, surfing, fishing, gardening


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    Renshi Billy ElleryName: Billy Ellery
    Rank:  Yondan, 4th Dan
    Title: Renshi 
    Dojo:  Four Dragons
    Town:  Upper Hutt
    When did you start Martial Arts: 1999
    When did you start Zen Do Kai: 1999
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  2002
    Your instructor:  Lloyd Sushames
    Do you have any other ZDK families under you: No
    Martial Arts experience:  13 yrs+/- ZDK, 10 yrs +/- Muay Thai, 1 yr Judo (Jr)
    Martial Arts highlights: 3rd Dan – Awesome hard and rewarding
    Any regrets:  Not getting into Martial arts younger in life
    How did you get involved:  Kyoshi Shane lay down the ‘give it a go’ challenge.
    Fav weapon:  Katana/War Hammer
    Fav book:  Art of War - Sun Tzu, Art of Fighting, (Author to advise)
    Fav movie:  IP Man (cause I wish I could punch that quick) 
    Fav food:  Lamb Rogan Josh, Indian hot and a good Naan to back it up.
    Fav quotes:  Know this; if you fall today you may never rise again.
    Other interests:  Keeping fit, DYI, Rugby and swimming


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    Renshi Chris FrancisName: Chris Francis
    Rank:  Yondan, 4th Dan
    Title:   Renshi
    Dojo:  White Dragon
    Town: East, Auckland
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1986
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:   1986
    When did you receive your Black Belt: 1990
    Your instructors: Kyoshi Eddie Woodford, Johnny Kennedy, Sean Purcell, Steve Dodson, Punong Lakan
    Martial Arts experience: Zen Do Kai, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Jujitsu, Goju-Ru, Modern Arnis.
    Martial Arts highlights:  Putting on my black belt. Receiving my Bushido Cross. ZDK International Super Summer Seminars in New York, Arnis Grading in the Tropical 100 Islands in Philippines on a beach.
    Any regrets:  I don’t live in the past, life is too short to worry about what could’ve or should’ve been.
    How did you get involved:  I watched Karate Kid and was hooked. No one was going to bully me so I better learn how to defend myself so I can protect not just me but my friends and family. I was living in Noosa and had to investigate various clubs and decided to try Zen Do Kai. A couple kids at school were also training there. I had to beg my parents to let me join as I was only 10yo at the time and luckily they agreed. Haven’t looked back ever since. I would have to say the biggest and most important decision of my life was to start Zen Do Kai. I wouldn’t be the same person today.
    Fav weapon:  Knife. One Second and it’s all over. Literally you’re now pushing up daisies.
    Fav books:  The Power of your Subconscious Mind, The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings, The Art of The Deal.
    Fav movies:  Enter the Dragon. Blackhawk Down, American Sniper, Wolf of Wall Street.
    Fav food: Lasagne, Roast Lamb, Beef.
    Fav quotes:  To be the best you have to work the hardest. You only live once.
    Other interests: Travel, Food, Wine, Property


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    Sensei Carol KohlName:  Carol Kohl
    Rank:  Sandan, 3rd Dan
    Title:  Sensei
    Dojo:  Blue Dragon
    Town:  Khandallah, Wellington
    When did you start Martial Arts:  2000
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  2000
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  2003
    Your instructor:  Kyoshi Shane Longstaff
    Do you have any other ZDK families under you:  Blue Dragon Masterton
    Martial Arts experience:  Only ZDK really, trained a little with a friend who is into Kung Fu
    Martial Arts highlights:  Passing my Third Dan at the second attempt, our fisrt students passing Black Belt
    Any regrets:  None come to mind, I’ve always done my best and had fun
    How did you get involved:  My soon Zak joined and got me along to the kids class
    Fav weapon:  Kali sticks
    Fav book:  The Bible
    Fav movie:  The Princess Bride
    Fav food:  Chocolate
    Fav quotes:  Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right – Henry Ford
    Other interests:  Walking in bush, sewing, knitting, gardening, Church

     


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    Dai Sempai Zak Kohl Name: 
    Zak Kohl
    Rank:  Sandan, 3rd Dan
    Title:  Sensei
    Dojo:  Blue Dragon
    Town:  Khandallah, Wellington
    When did you start Martial Arts:  2000
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  2000
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  2003
    Your instructor:  Kyoshi Shane Longstaff
    Do you have any other ZDK families under you:  Blue Dragon Masterton
    Martial Arts experience:  1st Dan BJC Muay Thai, Wing Chun and Aikido on and off for the last couple of years
    Martial Arts highlights:  Trainging for my Second Dan grading. First time teaching at a club stated by one of our students
    Any regrets: Not starting earlier
    How did you get involved:  I wanted to start a Martial Art and ZDK was recommended by my uncle
    Fav weapon:  Butterfly knives
    Fav book:  The Bible
    Fav movie:  Hot Fuzz…yeah boy!
    Fav food:  Sausage rolls and dried apricots
    Fav quotes:  A wise man learns from his own mistakes but a wiser man learns from other people’s mistakes – Zachary Kohl
    Other interests:  Drag racing, tattooing, custom cars (not Jap!), Jesus and doing crazy stuff


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    Sensei Peter SheffieldName:  Peter Sheffield
    Rank:  Sandan, 3rd Dan
    Title: Sensei
    Dojo: Kawa
    Town: Auckland
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1977
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1985
    When did you receive your Black Belt: 1987 
    Your instructor:  Dave Scobhie
    Martial Arts experience:  Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do
    Martial Arts highlights: When I passed my 1st Dan
    Any regrets:  
    No
    How did you get involved: I just wanted to learn martial arts 
    Fav weapon:  Arnis (Kali Sticks)
    Fav book:  Art of War
    Fav movie: Shogun Assassin
    Fav food:  Filipino/Chinese Foods
    Fav quotes:  Life is short and make the most of it
    Other interests:  Playing table tennis and Classic Cars


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    Sensei Chris DenneName:  Chris Denne
    Rank:  Sandan, 3rd Dan
    Title:  Sensei
    Dojo:  Yoban
    Town:  Auckland
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1987
    When did you start Zen Do Kai: 1987
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  1992
    Your instructor:  Paul Keating, Dave Scobi
    Martial Arts experience:  Five years ZDK as a child/intermediate, 14 years as an adult. Some Wing Chun, Taejutsu and Kickboxing
    Martial Arts highlights:  Meeting Ray porter and training with his style. The 2011 Ninja Camp
    Any regrets:  Stopping training in between teen and adult years, being a bit up myself in younger years
    How did you get involved:  my brother was training and I went along and got hooked. Came back as an adult to smash out some issues on the pads
    Fav weapon:  Bo Staff
    Fav book:  Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh
    Fav movie:  Enter the Dragon
    Fav food:  Steak
    Fav quotes:  On my command, unleash hell” – Russell Crowe, Gladiator
    Don’t think, feeel” – Bruce Lee
    Other interests:  Gym, wine, film, reading


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    Sensei Darren Ngarewa Name:  Darren Ngarewa
    Rank:  Sandan, 3rd Dan
    Title:  Sensei
    Dojo:  South Taranaki
    Town:  Patea
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1985
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1985
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  1988 and again 2005
    Your instructor:  Shihan Takarangi, Sensei Tracey Wilson, Dai Shihan Charlie Chadwick, Renshi Jeremy Leathem
    Martial Arts experience:  3rd degree in Zen Do Kai, 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, blue belt in Kyokushin kai.
    Martial Arts highlights: Opening of Patea dojo in 2004
    Any regrets: Could have done more training
    How did you get involved:  Started when ZDK came to Hato Paora College in 1985
    Fav weapon:  My mind
    Fav book:  The training and fighting techniques of Benny the jet Urquidez.
    Fav food:  Seafood
    Fav quotes:  "Hard work beats talent, when talent refuses to work hard" - Joe Rogan, UFC
    Other interests:  Big fan of MMA pay per views

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    Sensei Doug Tassell Name:  Douglas Tassell
    Rank:  Nidan Ho
    Title:  Sensai
    Dojo:  Evolution Dojo
    Town:  Levin
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1989
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1989
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  1993
    Your instructor:  Kyoshi Lloyd Sushames
    Martial Arts experience:  ZDK and Rapid Arnis
    Martial Arts highlights:  Earning my 2nd Dan at the age of 53
    Any regrets:  Not stating Martial Arts at an early age
    How did you get involved:  I had injured two discs in my neck and two discs in my lower back so I decided to work through the pain and get myself well. ZDK was the avenue I choose to attempt this
    Fav weapon:  Kali sticks
    Fav book:  A Treatise on White Magic - Alice Bailey
    Fav food:  Thai
    Fav quotes:  It is not what a person says, it is their action that tells you what they truly think/feel
    Other interests:  Riding my Harley, gardening, mediating and last but not least my children and grandchildren

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    Sensei Emma CrookesName:  Emma Crookes
    Rank:  Nidan, 2nd Dan
    Title:  Sensei
    Dojo:  Sonkei
    Town:  Wellington
    When did you start Martial Arts:  2004
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  2004, age 9
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  August 2006
    Your instructor:  Carly Robinson
    Martial Arts experience:  Zen Do Kai and Muay Thai Kickboxing
    Martial Arts highlights:  Receiving my black belt, receiving my Ishoa, Melbourne gradings in 2010, being awarded Kobun Black Belt of the year in 2011.
    Any regrets: none
    How did you get involved:  My Year 5 teacher (Sensei Elizabeth Wells) opened a juniors class after school. I hated my after school care program so decided to go there instead.
    Fav weapon: Nunchaku 
    Fav book:  The Tomorrow Series by John Marsden
    Fav movie:  Taken
    Fav food:  Anything Mexican especially Nachos
    Fav quotes:  failure is success if we learn from it
    Other interests:  Spending time with my family and friends, Dragon-boating, Netball, Basketball, and Cricket. Going to the beach.


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    Sensei Brendan MorganName:  Brendan Morgan
    Rank:  Shodan Ho
    Title:  Sensai
    Dojo:  Blue Dragons
    Town:  Masteron
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1986
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  2007
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  2010
    Your instructor:  Carol and Zak Kohl
    Martial Arts experience:  Hapkido but only did one belt (yellow), Boxing
    Martial Arts highlights: Earning my Black Belt after flaking out as a Martial Artist earlier in life
    Any regrets:  Not taking Martial Arts seriously when I was young
    How did you get involved:  I started ZDK to pick up my cardio (5 years earlier I had survived a brain tumor & was doing weights) & to get my girls ready for life
    Fav weapon:  Pump action shot gun
    Fav book:  The Bible
    Fav movie:  Ip Man
    Fav food:  Dark choc
    Fav quotes:  Walk with the wise and become wise
    Other interests:  Motorbikes, Cars

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    Dai Sempai Wayne Robinson Name:  Wayne Robinson
    Rank:  Nidan, 2nd Dan
    Title:  Dai Sempai
    Dojo:  Energy
    Town:  Gisborne
    When did you start Martial Arts:  2002
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  2002
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  2005
    Your instructor:  Robert and Jeff Swain
    Martial Arts highlights:  All Gradings
    Any regrets: Not starting at a younger age
    How did you get involved:  A smoko time conversation
    Fav weapon:  Katana
    Fav book:  It’s not about the bike by Lance Armstrong
    Fav movie:  Kiss of the Dragon
    Fav food:  Fish and Chips
    Fav quotes:  It’s not a democracy in here
    Other interests:  Sport, Muscle Cars, Life

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    Sensei Katrina SavageName:  Katrina Savage
    Rank:  Sandan-Ho, Probationary 3rd Dan
    Title:  Sensei
    Dojo:  Sasori
    Town:  Auckland
    When did you start Martial Arts:  25 January 1998
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  25 January 1998
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  15 October 2000
    Your instructor:  Kyoshi Eddie Woodford, Renshi Daniel Savage
    Martial Arts experience:   Zen Do Kai, Muay Thai Kickboxing
    Martial Arts highlights:  Kaikoura Camp 1998 (a great weekend & learned a huge amount right at the start of my training); achieving Black Belt; watching husband Sensei Daniel Savage achieve 3rd Dan (the only grading of his I have seen whilst he has seen all of mine!!); watching students of all ages & backgrounds progress & gain strength (especially the girls, love seeing them realise how strong they can be)
    Any regrets:  Not really, what’s the point?
    How did you get involved:  A friend suggested I come along with her and try it, I didn’t actually think it would be for me & was surprised how much I enjoyed it
    Fav weapon:  Kali Arnis sticks
    Fav book:  Pride & Prejudice; Trainspotting; Cross Stitch
    Fav movie:  Titanic; Forest Gump
    Fav food:  Nothing in particular I like most things
    Fav quotes:  "Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans" – John Lennon
    Other interests:  Photography; Geneology

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    Dai Sempai Tony MacAskillName:  Tony MacAskill
    Rank: Sandan Ho
    Title: Sensei
    Dojo: Sasori
    Town: North Shore, Auckland
    When did you start Martial Arts: 1989
    When did you start Zen Do Kai: 1991
    When did you receive your Black Belt: 1996
    Your instructor: Kyoshi Eddie Woodford & Renshi Daniel Savage
    Martial Arts experience: Judo, Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Bujinkan Ninjitsu, Zen Do Kai, Kali/Arnis Escrima
    Martial Arts highlights: Achieving my Black Belt, cornering our students in Muay Thai Kickboxing fights (especially Oz), setting up and running clubs, aiding many students in their journey.
    Any regrets: No
    How did you get involved: Through a friend
    Fav weapon: Kali sticks
    Fav book: Book of Five Rings
    Fav movie: Enter the Dragon
    Fav food: Chicken
    Other interests: Fishing, gym, family

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    Dai Sempai Laura ToplisName: Laura Toplis
    Rank: Sandan Ho
    Title: Dai Sempai
    Dojo: Sasori
    Town: Auckland
    When did you start Martial Arts: 1995
    When did you start Zen Do Kai: 1995
    When did you receive your Black Belt: 2000
    Your instructor: Renshi Daniel Savage
    Martial Arts experience:I have been involved in Martial Arts from a young age and count many of my instructors and fellow students as close friends and family.
    I have primarily trained in Zen Do Kai however I have also tried different styles including Tae Bo and Boxing.
    I am currently training towards my next rank of Sandan (3rd degree black belt).
    Martial Arts highlights:The highlight of my Martial Arts career has to be every time I have an opportunity to meet and train with family and friends.

     

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    Dai Sempai Simon WrightName:  Simon Wright
    Rank:  Nidan
    Title: Sensei
    Dojo: Kawa East and Kawa City
    Town: Auckland
    When did you start Martial Arts: 2007
    When did you start Zen Do Kai: Feb 2007
    When did you receive your Black Belt: 2010
    Your instructor:  Dai Sempai Chris Deene and Shihan Stewart Allen
    Martial Arts experience:  Shodokan as a teenager for a couple of years. Working with experienced instructors who willingly give their time and knowledge.
    Martial Arts highlights: Doing my Black Belt grading with my daughter Gen. Awarded A’s for Kata in my Nidan grading and spending time with Kyoshi’s from NZ and Australia. Getting my PKM instructors certificate from the Chief in 2013.
    Any regrets:  The usual not starting sooner....
    How did you get involved: Gen asked me if I wanted to stop sitting there watching and would I like join in.
    Fav weapon:  Shotgun
    Fav book:  Anything I read with my daughter Elizabeth
    Fav movie: Man from Snowy River, Early Star Wars and Riddock
    Fav food:  Lamb, Fresh Tuna, Smoked Mullet and Tohoroa
    Fav quotes:  “Teach a person how to fish and they are fed for life”. “Teach what you need to learn the most”
    Other interests:  Fishing, Travelling and spending time with my family

     

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    Sempai Ryan DickName: Ryan Slick
    Rank: Nidan, 2nd Dan
    Title: Dai Sempai
    Dojo: Sasori
    Town: North Shore, Auckland
    When did you start Martial Arts: 2002
    When did you start Zen Do Kai: 2002
    When did you receive your Black Belt: 2007
    Your instructor: Renshi Daniel Savage
    Martial Arts experience: 10 years of Zen Do Kai, 5 years Muay Thai, 4 years Brazilian Jui Jitsu, 3 years MMA
    Martial Arts highlights: My recent first Dan grading where I was first beaten up by my instructor with weapons in his delta group before racing off to change out of my Hakama and into my Gi to go straight into my own grading. 
    Any regrets: The only regret would be not competing in more tournaments and ring fights over the years.  
    How did you get involved: I used to watch K1 on TV and thought kickboxing would suit my tall frame, so I saw a poster at my university for kickboxing/martial arts lessons and went along one night to try it out, and after my first lesson I didn't miss a single training session for the next two years.  
    Fav weapon: Nunchaku
    Fav book: No time for reading!
    Fav movie: The Other Guys
    Fav food: BBQ Duck 
    Fav quotes: "I didn't punch him, he head-butted my fist" 
    Other interests: Training towards my pilots license currently. Work in the IT field as a network architect which takes up most (all!) of my free time.

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    Sempai Nick ToplisName: Nick Toplis
    Rank: Nidan
    Title: Dai Sempai
    Dojo: Sasori
    Town: Auckland
    When did you start Martial Arts: 2003
    When did you start Zen Do Kai: 2003 at Lightning Dojo
    When did you receive your Black Belt: 2005
    Your instructor: Renshi Daniel Savage
    Martial Arts experience: ZDK mainly and some Kickboxing
    Martial Arts highlights: Being awarded my Bushido
    Any regrets: No
    How did you get involved: Through my brother Dai Sempai Mark Toplis
    Fav weapon: Sai
    Fav book: Anything by Chris Ryan
    Fav movie: Boondock Saints
    Fav food: Meat
    Fav quotes: ‘Don’t hunt what you can’t kill’
    Other interests: Rugby, racing, socialising

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    Sempai Gen PowzunName: Genevieve Powzun
    Rank: Nidan, 2nd Dan
    Title: Dai Sempai
    Dojo: Kawa Dojo
    Town: Auckland
    When did you start Martial Arts: I started Zen Do Kai as my first martial arts back in 2008 when I was 12 going on 13 years of age.
    When did you start Zen Do Kai: 2008
    When did you receive your black belt: I received my black belt at the end of 2010.
    Your instructor: My instructors at the time were Sensei Chris Deene and Sensei Peter Sheffield, I train with Dai Sempai Simon
    Martial Arts Experience:
    I didn’t have any other martial arts experience aside from everything I learn from all the instructors through Zen Do Kai. I would love however to try some Kung Fu, Aikido and Fencing.
    Martial Art Highlights: The biggest highlight through my years training aside from meeting all the amazingly talented and awesome instructors, would have to be attending Senjos and meeting all the higher ranks. Having the gradings and events that happen along with Senjos, I have been able to aspire and motivate myself to keep pursuing training to share and gain knowledge from everybody. It's such a thrill learning new applications or correcting something in a kata that you never knew before! It's such a joy.
    Any regrets: None whatsoever. Joining the ZDK family has been one of the best things that's happened to me and my family.
    How did you get involved: I got involved with ZDK purely by looking for somewhere to get fit. I had a look around and saw many karate places that looked interesting, but then I saw the ZDK advertisement in the white pages just down the road from us. I went along and haven't stopped going from day one, nearly 5 years later.
    Fav weapon: My favourite weapon would have to be the nunchuku, katana and short sticks.
    Fav book: I have recently developed a love for all Dan Brown books.
    Fav movie: The Little Mermaid! I especially love all Disney's traditionally animated movies, and the modern Pixar movies, too!
    Fav Food: Anything and everything to do with pasta. Especially lasagne!
    Fav Quote: "If I'd observed all the rules, I never would have gotten anywhere" ~ Marilyn Monroe
    Other Interests: I have a huge passion for all things art, and animation. Art and drawing have been my whole life ever since I can remember, and I will always continue to do so! I also love exploring music of all times, and hanging out with friends of course!

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    Sempai Lorenz WijnschenkName:  Lorenz Wijnschenk
    Rank: Nidan, 2nd Dan
    Title: Dai Sempai
    Dojo: Kawa
    Town: Auckland
    When did you start Martial Arts:  2006
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  2007
    When did you receive your Black Belt: 2009 
    Your instructor:  Dai Sempai Simon Wright, Sensei Peter Sheffield and Sensei Chris Deene
    Martial Arts experience: Zen Do Kai
    Any regrets: Achieving my black belt at 15 years old 
    How did you get involved: Answered and an ad in the paper
    Fav weapon:  Taiaha
    Fav book:  Cherub Series
    Fav movie: Avengers
    Fav food:  Sushi
    Fav quotes:  Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “Im Possible”
    Other interests:  Kapa Haka and Rugby League

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    Sempai Cliff HedleyName:  Cliff Hedley
    Rank: Nidan, 2nd Dan
    Title: Dai Sempai
    Dojo: Kawa
    Town: Auckland
    When did you start Martial Arts: Around 1992 - I think… 
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  Not long after that.
    When did you receive your Black Belt: 2011
    Your instructor:  Dai Sempai Simon Wright, Sensei Peter Sheffield, Sensei Chris Denne (and many others!)
    Martial Arts experience:  Had a brief taste of self-defence and judo before starting regular karate classes as a teenager.  I tried another style first, which was a disappointment, then found ZDK through a family friend.
    Martial Arts highlights: Achieving black belt after 15 years of being on brown and having no club to call home.
    Any regrets:  After my first club folded, it took me far too long to find a new one!
    How did you get involved: Had been looking for a ZDK club to resume training, and found the Auckland club online through the ZDK website
    Fav weapon:
    Nunchaku
    Fav book:  Generally any investment books or books about restoration of big block Mopars.  I also like action-adventure stories like the Jack Reacher series, and “E.E.Z.”, which is my favourite of the books I’ve read.
    Fav movie: 
    Any of the original Star Wars trilogy, The Matrix, Iron Man.
    Fav food: 
    Anything that goes with red wine… so, pretty much everything 
    Fav quotes:  Life is not a dress rehearsal.  Do or do not, there is no try.  There is no spoon.
    Other interests:  Surfing, snowboarding, muscle cars, motorbikes, options trading and investment, music

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    Sempai Isabella Wright Name: Isabella Wright
    Rank: Nidan, 2nd Dan
    Title:Dai Sempai
    Dojo: Kawa
    Town: Auckland
    When did you start Martial Arts:  2008
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  2008
    When did you receive your Black Belt: 2011
    Your instructor:  
    Dai Sempai Simon Wright, Sensei Chris Denne, Shihan Stewart Allen
    Martial Arts experience:  The most rewarding time is teaching 5-7 year old children and seeing them progress and develop physically and emotionally.
    Martial Arts highlights: First senjo experience in Wellington in 2010 and being part of the delta crew for Sensei Chris.  Cross training with other ZDK dojos in NZ and Australia.
    Any regrets:  I wish I had started training 20 years earlier.
    How did you get involved: Followed in the footsteps of my daughter Sempai Genevieve and my husband Dai Sempai Simon.
    Fav weapon:  Katana
    Fav book:  “Current medical diagnosis”
    Fav movie: “Things are tough all over”
    Fav food:  Crayfish, Pierogi and Polish Cabanossi
    Fav quotes: “It’s better to have tried and failed, and not to have tried at all”
    “I fear not the man who has practices 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times -
    Bruce Lee 
    Other interests: My three daughters. Particular interest in women in ZDK in NZ (inspired by Renshi Donna Sushames). Changing and progressing the practice of advanced nursing, especially in residential hospitals.

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    Sempai Julie Cameron-JonesName:  Julie Cameron-Jones
    Rank:  Nidan, 2nd Dan
    Title:  Dai Sempai
    Dojo:  Ignite and Falcons
    Town:  Wellington
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1991
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1991
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  October 1996
    Your instructor:  Chris Samuel and Ian Beardslee
    Martial Arts experience:  Zen Do Kai , Muay Thai Kickboxing, Judo
    Martial Arts highlights:  being awarded top gradee for Black Belt Grading and Nidan Grading 
    How did you get involved:  My brother wanted someone to spar with at home - was hooked after first lesson
    Fav weapon: keys and ball point pens
    Fav book: "The True Game" by Sheri S Tepper
    Fav movie:  The Fifth Element
    Fav food:  Lamb or Chicken Roast with all the trimmings 
    Fav quotes:  It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees
    Other interests:  paintball, DIY, board games, growing vegetables

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    Dai Sempai James WigzellName: James Wigzell
    Rank: Nidan, 2nd Dan
    Title: Dai Sempai
    Dojo: Sagasu
    Town: Rotorua
    When did you start Martial Arts: 1994
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1994 
    When did you receive your Black Belt: 2011
    Your instructor: Kyoshi Rob Tier and Kyoshi Stewart Allen
    Martial Arts highlights:  Being awarded the Bushido Cross. Receiving my black belt 2011 and the Honour of being handed over the Rotorua Juniors club in 2015
    Any regrets: Having a 14 year break from training
    Fav weapon:Kama
    Fav book:  Gideon by: Russell Andrews
    Fav movie: Hitma nand LOTR
    Fav food:  Steak and Seafood
    Fav quotes: Don't try so hard to fit in, when you were born to stand out
    Other interests: Mountain biking and spending time with the family

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    Sempai Shane ReidName:  Shane C Reid
    Rank:  Nidan Ho, 2nd Dan
    Title:  Dai Sempai
    Dojo:  Taua
    Town:  New Plymouth
    When did you start Martial Arts:  1982
    When did you start Zen Do Kai:  1984
    When did you receive your Black Belt:  2008
    Your instructor:  Sensei Craig Campbell / SMary - Evolution Dojos, Shihan Bill Ollington - Taua - Ollington Dojos
    Martial Arts highlights:  Joinging 4 of the 5 schools I've been involved with in New Plymouth ZDK - Tiger Dojos, Mountain Spirit, Evolution Dojo New PLymouth from 2006 to 2010 and Taua-Ollington Dojo 
    How did you get involved:  Some time around mid '84 I heard about a no nonsense hardcore ZDK utfit training at the old kawaroa railway hall in New PLymouth called Tiger Dojo under a young charasmatic Sensei Allan Joyce. At that timewas reckless and hurting, needed to prove myself, felt i needed to feel some serious pain. Sensei liked my attitude and began teaching me how to give it and most importantly how to take it and never back down. Back then there as no tap out rule, all training was brutal. If you were strong you progressed, if you were weak you left. Thats the way it was.
    Fav weapon: Sai
    Fav book: Anything about SAmurai and their history
    Fav movie:  Equilibrium
    Fav food:  Cheesecake (Still!)
    Fav quotes:  The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it - Henry David Thoreau
    Other interests:  The All Blacks and beach buggies

     

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