The KKA Team
Admin team (Chris, Allan & Gina)
Behind the scenes, many people are voluntarily involved in the running of the Academy, in particular these three people, Chris van Reenen and his wife Gina and Allan Youl who started this all back in 2014.
Our qualified, experienced and friendly instructors are all volunteers. We do this because we are passionate about Martial Arts and we enjoy helping people of all ages, shapes and sizes to develop themselves in the ways of Shotokan Karate.
From left to right; Sensei Amy (Little Tigers), Sensei Brad, Head Sensei Allan, Sensei Chris, Sensei Barry, Sempai Fiona (Hutt) and Sempai Rachel
Sensei Allan Youl
Head instructor and KKA Karate Founder.
Sensei Brad Stevens
Technical Shotokan instructor.
Sensei Barry Foster
Applied Karate and Weapons instructor.
Sensei Chris van Reenen
Sensei Amy Brunton
Lead instructor – ‘Little Tigers” Karate
Sempai Fiona Hall
Lower Hutt Assistant Instructor.
Sempai Rachel Woodrow
Assistant instructor – ‘Little Tigers” Karate
Shotokan International Alliance (SIA)
Sensei Edmond Otis
Chairman and Chief instructor of Shotokan International Alliance (S.I.A.) and 8th degree Black belt. Otis Sensei is based at Shotokan Karate Hawkes Bay.