Poneke Kyokushin Karate Dojo Inc. is a society incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act. Details are publicly available on www.societies.govt.nz.
The club is managed by a committee of volunteers including the Dojo Head and three elected member representatives. This core group has the freedom to appoint additional committee members as required to ensure the committee has the skills and experience needed to keep the club humming.
On 1 Feb 2016 five people were elected to represent the membership and Chris Holmes was appointed.
The committee is supported by a whole network of volunteers who each play an important role in the ongoing operations of the club. The committee is always very happy to hear from any member or parent who is keen to volunteer a little time or expertise. Many hands make light work!
Chris Gower is the founder of the club and remains in the position of Dojo Head. Chris has also been appointed by the International Kyokushinkaikan Organisation in Tokyo as a branch chief. He is one of two IKO branch chiefs in NZ who are trusted to maintain the international standard in this country.
Angela Foster – firstname.lastname@example.org
Appointed Committee Members
Chris Holmes – email@example.com
Membership and accounts – firstname.lastname@example.org
Uniforms or other purchases – email@example.com
Shihan Chris Gower – IKO Branch Chief 5th Dan
Sensei Paul Kleer 3rd Dan
Sensei Paul Michalik 3rd Dan
Senpai Conway Te Rito 1st Dan
Senpai Haines Eng 1st Dan
Senpai Phillip Apperley 1st Dan
Senpai Rob Struthers 1st Dan
Senpai Darcy Boardman 1st Dan
Senpai Thelvin Cabezas 1st Dan
Senpai Kirsty Chinn 1st Dan
Senpai Angela Foster