|Sanchin Kempo Karate||
Shihan Isedora (Izzy) Lewis
Izzy has over 20 years experience in martial arts starting as far back as 1989 with a background in Karate, but she also has experience in Aiki Jutsu, Jujutsu, Kempo and Kobudo.
Izzy is responsible for training and grading the cubs and juniors, teenagers and adults. She also manages the senior grade training and black belt training sessions.
She is currently head instructor for Sanchin Kempo Karate.
She is a qualified counselor and has experience and training as a chef, support worker, pizza delivery driver, cashier, working in the disability sector and has been in the navy. She is currently a youth tutor in alternative education working with at risk youth.
"I have come a long way in my training, and believe wholeheartedly in living and teaching martial arts that is effective for use. What I teach is effectively a mixed martial arts that covers most skill aspects needed to defend oneself. I do however approach my teaching from the traditional sense (although with s slight post modernistic touch) and include history and theory study. I believe martial arts can suit any willing mind and committed body. I approach my martial journey with privilege and feel that being an instructor is an honour & a gift."
Qualifications and Experience
2015 WOMA NZ Godan(5th Degree Black Belt) Rank Recognition/Instructors License/ Lifetime Membership
2014 Post Graduate Diploma in Education
Placed 1st Adult Mixed Kata & Kumite Divisions - Sanchin Dojo Tournament
2013 Shihan - Sanchin Kempo Karate Kai
2012 Shihan Title – Sanchin Ryu Bujutsu/Fudoshin Ryu Bujutsu
2011 Sandan(3rd degree black belt) - Wakazamurai International Martial Arts Organisation & Fudoshin
Martial Arts New Zealand
2011 Wakazamurai International Martial Arts member & New Zealand representative.
2011 International Koryu Bujutsu member & New Zealand Representative, Kokusai Bujutsu Kessha
2010 Post Graduate Diploma of Social Practice - Unitec NZ, (current)
Shihan – Sanchin Ryu Bujutsu
World Martial Arts Friendship Society – Certified Master
Placed 1st Fudoshin Dojo Tournament - Black Belts Kata
2009 Nidan(2nd Degree Black Belt) - Fudoshin Ryu Bujutsu Inc.
Instructors licence - Fudoshin Ryu Bujutsu Inc.
Bachelor Of Social Practice - Unitec NZ, (Counselling)
2008 Sempai - Ronin Matial Arts NZ
2007 Ratified Shodan - Ronin Martial Arts NZ & Fudoshin Ryu Bujutsu Inc.
Placed 3rd - Ronin Martial Arts Adults Kata & Adult Female Kumite
2005 Shodan(1st degree black belt) - JKS Karate
JKS Whakatane, Grade Ratification - Brown with black tab (1st Kyu)
2004 Wairiki Certificate in Community and Social work
2003 Launch of Rotorua Karate Do
2002 Rating - Royal New Zealand Navy
1999 Sempai - Universal Karate - do, Brown with black stripe belt(1st Kyu, (Chidokan)
Kyokushinkai - Whakatane
1998 Universal Karate do - Grade Ratification, Purple Belt (2nd Kyu),Brown Belt (1st Kyu) , (Chidokan)
1997 Shotokan Karate, Whakatane - Grade ratification, Purple belt ( 3rd Kyu)
1996 Shokukai Karate Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa
1995 Cape Town Tang Soo Do, South Africa - Grade ratified: Red belt (3rd Gup)
1994 Namibian Shotokan Karate Nationals - Gold Girls under 13 Kata & Bronze Girls under 13 Kumite (Sparring), Attended Namibian National All - Styles Karate Tournament (NAKU)
1994 Namibia Shotokan Karate - Purple with two tabs (4th Kyu)
1992 JKA Namibia - Blue Belt (6th Kyu) & Purple with one tab (5th Kyu)
1991 JKA Namibia - Orange Belt (8th Kyu) & Green Belt (7th Kyu)
1990 JKA Namibia - Yellow Belt (9th Kyu)
1989 Commencement of training, Walvis Bay, Namibia (South West Africa)