Newsletter – September 2022

From Shihan Syed

Kia Ora

It’s been quite a while since our newsletter came out. Several developments across the club are happening as of this writing. I will try to share as much information as possible through this newsletter. For the last few months, we have been busy with events and activities related to tournaments and gradings.

We have seen members winning medals in the tournaments and getting promotions to their following belt levels. Congratulations!!

I welcome our new members who joined us recently and in the past months. You are all doing great, and some of you will go for your Yellow belt grading this month. So keep practising hard!

Your attendance is necessary for your training; we see some members missing classes regularly and without notice. Please be regular and inform us in writing if you miss classes. The best way to report absences is to email

Go hard with your training and enjoy your new techniques and moves!

Ngā manaakitanga

Mohiuddin Syed
Shihan | Chief Instructor

Counties Shotokan Tournament
On Saturday, 24 September, several of our Tournament Team members will participate in the Counties Shotokan Tournament. Please do come and cheer them.

Venue: Pukekohe Indian Community Hall
55 Ward Street, Pukekohe
Event Starts: 9:00 AM
Spectators’ entry fee: $5 per person (children 12 years and under free)
Kata Events: Morning hours
Kumite Events: Afternoon

Public Holiday – No class

  • Monday, 26 September  – Queen’s Memorial Holiday

Term Holidays

  • Monday, 3 October to Saturday, 8 October – Term 3 holidays (no classes)
  • Monday, 10 October – Classes will resume 

Club Jackets

LBKI club jacket is now available to pre-order through WSA Sports! Please place your orders by Friday, 30 September 2022, as we will organise a bulk order for these jackets. Your jacket will be sent to you via courier approximately in late October. Please select your size carefully. There is a size chart on the website that you can refer to before placing the order.

Protective Equipment

We’ll be doing sparring drills and self-defence practices regularly. For these drills, members are required to purchase protective equipment.Protective gears required according to the current belts.

Protective gears required according to the current belts

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