Sensei Trevor Foster

JKS NZ
Sensei Trevor Foster

Position: Head of JKS New Zealand

Rank: Rokudan (6th Dan JKS)

Qualifications

  • JKS Instructor – Level B
  • JKS Examiner Level B
  • JKS Judge Level  B 
  • Karate New Zealand (WKF) National Kumite Referee – Level A
  • Karate New Zealand (WKF) National Judge – Level A
  • Oceania (WKF) Kumite Referee Judge – Level D

History

  • Training since 1988 under Shihan Malcolm Dorfman (South Africa) with the original Japan Karate Association (JKA)
  • Gained Shodan (JKA) in 1993 under instruction and examination by Shihan Dorfman (7th Dan JKA)
  • Gained Nidan (2nd degree) under instruction and examination by Master Asai
  • Gained Sandan (3rd degree) under instruction and examination by Master Asai
  • 2008 Gained 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
  • 2018 Obtained Roku-dan (6th degree) under examination by Sensei Kagawa and International JKS panel incl. Sensei Norman Robinson, Sensei Yamaguchi

Karate Sport Achievements

Has achieved numerous medal placements at sanctioned Karate New Zealand (WKF) 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

In 2019 attended as competitor at the JKS World Championships in  Dublin, Ireland and achieved equal 6th place in

  • Individual Kata