TSKF New Zealand was Established in 2009 by Takahashi Shunsuke Shihan who was 8th Dan at the time, he is a former graduate of the JKA Instructor Program, as well as being JKA New Zealand Founding Chief Instructor in 1977.
Takahashi Shunsuke Shihan 9th Dan, now Chief Instructor of TSKF has indisputably guided us through the true teachings of “Traditional Karate-Do” and his presence is always invigoration.
Since first coming to NZ every (six months) Takahashi Shunsuke Shihan has Challenged each individual to strive for personal improvement in Karate-Do.
For his efforts in 2002 he was Awarded an Honorary Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
TSKF New Zealand, in Takahashi Shunsuke Shihan’s absence, is led by Mark Willis 8th Dan, Deputy Chief Instructor of TSKF New Zealand and Australia.
Our Federation has organised trainings, grading’s, regional, national, world championships and qualification examinations throughout the year.
In 2011 TSKF New Zealand joined the International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) who’s Chief Instructor is Okazaki Hiroyoshi 9th Dan.
ISKF & TSKF teach and follow the same principles as taught by Masters Funakoshi Gichin and Nakayama Masatoshi which is “that the #1 Principle is – Never forget that karate begins and ends with Respect”