Sensei Trevor Foster

Position                 Head of JKS New Zealand

Current Rank       Godan (5th Dan JKS)

  • Training since 1988 under Shihan Malcolm Dorfman (South Africa) with the original Japan Karate Association (JKA)
  • Gained his Shodan (JKA) in 1993 under instruction and examination by Shihan Dorfman (7th Dan JKA)
  • Gained his Nidan (2nd degree) under instruction and examination by Master Asai
  • Gained his Sandan (3rd degree) under instruction and examination by Master Asai
  • 2008 Gained his Yondan (4th degree) under examination by Sensei Kagawa, Sensei Norman Robinson, Sensei Yamaguchi
  • 2013 Obtained Godan (5th degree) under examination by Sensei Kagawa and International JKS panel incl. Sensei Norman Robinson, Sensei Yamaguchi

Further Qualifications

  • JKS Instructor Level C
  • JKS Examiner Level C
  • JKS Judge Level  B 
  • Karate New Zealand (WKF) National Kumite Referee ~ Level A
  • Karate New Zealand (WKF) National Judge ~ Level A

Achievements. Has achieved numerous medal placements at sanctioned Karate New Zealand competitions for

  • Kumite
  • Kata

In 2007 attended as competitor at the JKS World Championships in Okinawa Japan and achieved top 8 placement in finals

  • Team Kata
  • Individual Kata

In 2013 attended as competitor at the JKS World Championships in Tokyo Japan and achieved 7th place in

  • Individual Kata

Membership and Affiliations

  • Committee Member Canterbury Westland Karate Association
  • Member of Karate New Zealand