Newsletter – October 2022

From Shihan Syed

Kia Ora

I hope you are having a great term break. Do not forget that your classes start next week, on Monday, 10 October 2022, in your respective classes/branches.

Attendance at your classes is mandatory for your training; we see some students missing training classes without notice. You can send a note stating your absence by emailing

The club’s tournament team did exceptionally well in last month’s tournament when representing the club. Congratulations to the winners; this has been a remarkable win.

Our senior students are preparing to take their Black Belts tests, scheduled for 19 November 2022 at Arahoe School this year. Club members are welcome to watch and support their colleagues on the grading day. 

Almost all of our Instructors are now First Aid certified. Congratulations Team. Thanks for your time and efforts in achieving this.

The most awaited event at the club is our club tournament. One of the essential things in the club tournament is that all students are required to participate regardless of their belt ranks. It is a helpful event because it allows students to work on developing newer techniques and strategies. To be successful, students must go hard with their training. You will receive more details in the next few weeks.

Ngā manaakitanga

Mohiuddin Syed
Shihan | Chief Instructor

Uniform, General Safety and Neatness

  • All students are expected to be clean and neatly dressed.
  • All students must wear the appropriate clothing at all sessions; this will be a Dogi with club badge and current association awarded belt.
  • It is essential to make sure the shirt length covers the hips.
  • Make sure shirt sleeves and pant legs are the correct lengths (not just folded, you should sew them properly)
  • Hair must be clean and tidy.
  • Rings, earrings, studs, watches, or any jewellery are not to be worn by any student while training.
  • Nails must be trimmed. Otherwise, it can be dangerous for you and your partner while training.


Public Holiday – No class

  • Monday, 24 October – Labour day

Club Tournament

The club tournament is just around the corner, and all students are required to participate.

This year’s tournament will be held on Saturday, 26 November, at a venue yet to be confirmed.

Stay tuned for more details!

Protective Equipment

We’ll practice sparring drills and self-defence drills regularly. For these drills, the participants will need to have protective equipment.

  • Without protective equipment, members will not be allowed to participate in sparring and self-defence drills.
  • The protective gear for your belt level is mandatory.
  • All protective equipment must be LBKI-approved.

Little Lions

Little Lions classes are in high demand among parents with kids aged 5 to 7 years old. The registrations for our new class on Mondays at 5 pm have already started. These classes are designed to give young students a head start in their martial arts journey.

Tournament team

We introduced the tournament team system earlier this year. With just a few months and they are doing superb!! We’d love to have you if you’re interested in joining the team. Email Shihan Syed for more information at

Group of young women practising karate indoors in gym.

Women’s Self-defence 

The long-awaited self-defence classes are for girls or women, 10-year-olds and over, starting on Saturday, 15 October, at Arahoe School. This class is only available on Saturdays and is led by female instructors. 

Purchase your protective equipment before the prices go up!

WSA Sports are still selling protective equipment and uniform at the older price. Their new consignment has just arrived, and the price review is under process. If you want to get your gears sorted out at the current prices, then act now. Visit to place your orders.

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