Issue #21


The New Zealand Disability Karate Association Newsletter

Summer 2024


Welcome to the Summer issue of the New Zealand Disability Karate Association newsletter.

This is the first newsletter of 2024.

This year we have added a new weapon to our Kobudo training, the Nunchaku. Starting from Valentine's Day we will be learning to use Nunchaku and Sai every 2nd Wednesday of the month.

This will be an exciting addition to our Kobudo training.

Special Easter Class

On the 27th and 29th March we will have our Easter classes. Remember to dress up in your favorite Easter costume.

Little Blue Easter Bunny

There will be Easter eggs, a lolly scramble and lots of games.

Everyone is welcome, both old and new students!

Who has graded?

There has been one grading since our last newsletter. We have three new yellow belts.

We have two new club members, who are likely to grade to yellow belt before the next newsletter.

In our club there are now

  • 7 white belts (10th kyu)
  • 38 yellow belts (9th kyu)
  • 3 orange belts (8th kyu)
  • 2 green belts (7th kyu)
  • 4 blue belts (6th kyu)

What is coming up

Our plans for the next quarter

  • Publish the fifth book in the Rainbro series.
  • Approach local bookshops to see if they would consider selling the Rainbro series.
  • Finish work on the new information pack for schools and local businesses.
  • Submit a funding application to the Wellington Community Trust. They have supported us over the last couple of years.
  • Finish the preparation for our first tournament.
  • Have a stand at the Armageddon Expo in April to enable us to promote the Rainbro books and the club.
  • Send the 2023 annual report to Charities Services.
  • Remember you can invite your friends along to class.

Rainbro and the Art of Kobudo

The fifth book in the the Rainbro series will been published in time for the Armageddon Expo.

Any money made from book sales goes towards running the club.

The copies in the dojo will sold at the special price of $15, which is a saving of nine dollars.

Book cover, Rainbro and Little Blue using weapons front of the dojo

The final Book will be out later this year and concludes Rainbro's karate adventures.

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will be on Sunday 3th March. This will be instead of Zoom training and will start at 4pm. All club members are welcome. A copy of the annual report will be sent out prior to the meeting.

  • We will review the annual report.
  • Review the Code of Conduct.
  • Brainstorm funding and grants.
  • Review changes to the class structure.
  • Debate the work we are doing to open a second class.

Look out for the Autumn issue and feel free to share this newsletter with your friends.

If there is anything you would like to see in the next newsletter please let an instructor know.

Membership is free and open to anyone who wishes to take part in the martial arts training offered by the club. All the details are on our website. www.karatedojo.nz

Ngā mihi