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Okinawa Karate Association NZ
Shohei-Ryu Karate Clubs, Tasman
Est. 2014

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Posted 18th May 2016

Paul Natzyl's Visit to U.K. Spring 2016

During a recent visit to the U.K., Paul met up with many students of the Association. Andrew Worth, who arranges the social events for the group put together an evening for everyone to catch up with each other, which was a enjoyed by all.

During Paul's visit, he attended classes held at Billericay, Rayleigh and Wickford dojos formerly taught by himself and now run by Barry Coles. Paul also taught at an Association seminar held at the Wickford dojo, which was arranged by Barry Coles. The seminar was a great success and was attended by 25 members.

Paul said that he had a great time visiting the clubs and teaching at the seminar and still has a great affection for the Association. Paul will be returning next year when possibly a grading and seminar will be held.


In the photo in no particular order can be seen, Jennifer Lock, Louis Boettenger, Gary Ott, Martin Seal, Louis Seal, Joshua Seal, Harley Cowell, William Phillips, Edward Knowles, Thomas Knowles, John Pike, Daniel Longhurst, Stacie Longhurst, Euan Weatherley, Ian Weatherley, Max Richardson, Henry Davidson, Jacqueline Purser, Rajet Jadhav, Daniel Tanner, Derek Charlton, Bill Spring, Sophia Coles, Abigail Coles, Barry Coles and Paul Natzyl



Posted 19th January 2016

Paul Natzyl's Planned Visit to U.K. in Spring 2016.

Paul Natzyl is planning to visit the U.K. again this year. Paul will be visiting the U.K. between the 20th April and 8th May, during which time he will be visiting family, friends and U.K. Karate students.



Posted 7th July 2015

President Paul Natzyl's Visit to UK

Paul Natzyl visited the UK in June and attended many of the Shi Gakko Shudan clubs belonging to the U.K. Association as well as hosting a Black Belt grading. Paul said that it was wonderful to be back and see many of the U.K. students. He was delighted that so many had continued to show their keen interest in the art and also to be able to meet some of the new students. He also commented that it was very satisfying to be able to maintain an active roll in the affairs of the U.K. Association, which Paul now operates from New Zealand.


President Paul Natzyl



Posted 7th July 2015

U.K. Dan Grading 13.6.15

On the 13th June 2015 a Dan Grading was held at the Brentwood School Sports Centre, home to the Brentwood branch of the Shi Gakko Shudan.

Nine students were examined, eight from the various clubs belonging to the Shi Gakko Shudan and one from the Orpington Club.

The grading panel included the President of the UK Association, Paul Natzyl and Senior Members, Derek Charlton, Barry Coles, Tony Coles, Simon Lee and Ian Weatherley. Roy Stevens was also invited by the panel to participate as a guest examiner for the occassion.

Barry Coles, Shi Gakko Shudan Head Instructor said the standard was very high this year due to the hard work and dedication shown by all of the students. Well done everyone! We look forward to continuing with your training and may your success prove and inspiration to all.

President Paul Natzyl, former owner and instructor of the Shi Gakko Shudan said that he was very proud of the students and the way they had performed on the day. He added that it was a priviledge to be able to grade the students to Black Belt after teaching them for so many years. Paul also congratulated Barry on getting everyone prepared and to the correct standard for examination.

Congratulations to the following nine participants for passing their various grades.

Ben Howard - 1st Dan
Michael King - 1st Dan
Jennifer Lock - 1st Dan


Jennifer Lock showed tenacity and dedication along with a lot of hard work to achieve her grade.


Alexander Quinn - 1st Dan
Thomas Schofield - 1st Dan
Divyen Vanniasegaram - 1st Dan


Divyen Vanniasegaram achieved his grade in the nick of time along with Alex and Thomas. All off to University later in the year.


Joe Rapley - 2nd Dan
Reggie Went - 2nd Dan
Rodolfo Picciau - 3rd Dan



From left to right, Rodolfo Picciau, Ben Howard, Divyen Vanniasegaram, Thomas Schofield, Reggie Went, Michael King, Alexander Siddle, Joe Rapley and Jennifer Lock



From left to right, Rodolfo Picciau, Ben Howard, Divyen Vanniasegaram, Thomas Schofield, Reggie Went, Michael King, Alexander Siddle, Joe Rapley and Jennifer Lock



Back row, left to right, Roy Stevens, Barry Coles, Tony Coles, Derek Charlton, Paul Natzyl, ian Weatherley, Simon Lee. Front row, left to right, Rodolfo Picciau, Ben Howard, Divyen Vanniasegaram, Thomas Schofield, Reggie Went, Michael King, Alexander Siddle, Joe Rapley and Jennifer Lock



Back row, left to right, Roy Stevens, Barry Coles, Tony Coles, Derek Charlton, Paul Natzyl, ian Weatherley, Simon Lee. Front row, left to right, Rodolfo Picciau, Ben Howard, Divyen Vanniasegaram, Thomas Schofield, Reggie Went, Michael King, Alexander Siddle, Joe Rapley and Jennifer Lock




Posted 24.01.15

New Class for Youths and Adults Starting in Upper Moutere

After a tremendously successful start last term, with children's Karate classes, lessons for youths and adults are to be provided by the Moutere Hills club. The new class will meet on Monday evenings between 7.15 p.m. and 8.15 p.m., during school term time, commencing Monday 16th February 2015, with a free introductory lesson. Instruction will also include basic self-defence techniques. The Shohei-Ryu Karate Club welcomes both beginners and those with previous experience.



More Karate Clubs Opening In Brightwater and Ngatimoti

In addition to the three clubs already opening in Mapua, Lower Moutere and Upper Moutere , clubs are opening in Brightwater on Monday 20th October 2014 and Ngatimoti on Friday 24th October 2014, making a total of five new Shohei-Ryu Karate clubs in the north of the south island.



New Karate Clubs Opening in Mapua, Lower Moutere and Upper Moutere

New Karate clubs are opening in Lower Moutere Memorial Hall on Tuesday 21st October 2014, the Moutere Hills Community Centre on Wednesday 22nd October 2014 and the Mapua Community Centre on Thursday 23rd. The classes will be aimed at children from about 5 years and upwards.




Please email Paul Natzyl at paul.natzyl@shohei-ryukarate.com or telephone 0226331055 should you require any additional information or advice regarding the classes above.