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Welcome to Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Wairarapa Incorporated (OGKWI). We have four dojo (places of training) throughout the Wairarapa. We train in Greytown, Featherston, Carterton and Martinborough. Check out our session times.

OGKWI is an Incorporated Society with over 100 Karate students/members in the Wairarapa. Sensei Paul Cantwell Godan (5th Dan Black Belt) is the Chairman and Chief Instructor for OGKWI. There is a formal committee structure in place. Committee positions are appointed at the Society’s AGM by the membership.

We are members of the International Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Federation of New Zealand (IOGKFNZ). The IOGKFNZ is in turn affiliated with the International Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Do Federation (IOGKF).

Putting this another way, we are members of a global network. This means that our instructors learn directly from international masters. It also means that our members can travel almost anywhere in the world and train in one of our affiliated clubs.

Check out our directory of New Zealand IOGKFNZ affiliated dojos and our IOGKF International Member Country List.

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