Instructor for New Zealand is Jurgen Perlich, he has a strong passion for karate since he had his first lesson at the age of 16. After some intensive training years he had a longer break and started again about 12 years ago. Overall Jurgen spent over 16 years in Shotokan style dojos. He travels every year to Japan for Training and studying more about karate. He is still competing in the veteran category.
Jurgen holds a NZ Level 3 certificate in Sports Training and Development and is a Japan graded black belt and is a board member for Karate Auckland and is the representative for Northland.