Category Archives: Grading

New USKU NZ Shodan

Caleb Payne receives his Shodan certificate after successfully grading under Fukamizu Shihan

Congratulations to Caleb Payne who successfully passed his shodan (black belt) exam in front of an international panel in Adelaide, Australia.

Black Belt gradings in Japan

Congratulations to Sam Siggs, Andre Griffin and Dominic Griffin for successfully passing their shodan (black belt) grading in Miyazaki, Japan under an international grading panel.  The pass is reflective of many years of dedicated training.

Manawatu Karate Champs

USKU students were well represented at the Manawatu Karate Champs at St Peters College on the 23rd of November. There were some outstanding results, and everyone that competed in kata, kumite or both should be very proud of their results. The USKU participants results are as follows;

USKU International Tournament, Labuan, Malaysia


USKU Labuan (Mayalsia) hosted our 16th USKU International Tournament, AGM, seminars and dan gradings over 17th to 22nd of September 2014.

Black Belt Gradings in Japan, Oct 2013


Eight USKU NZ members travelled to Takanabe town, Miyazaki, Japan for a week of karate – with a primary focus being black belt gradings on Saturday October the 19th.