Wednesday 21 March 2012

Matt Brew Sensei back in New Zealand

Matthew Brew Sensei (3rd Dan) has returned the dojo after more than a decade in Tokyo.

We welcome him back to the club with open arms, and also his lovely wife Eiko, and son Luke (pictured next to him) and baby daughter Reona. Matt is now teaching Luke karate-do and has him in the beginners class at the Christchurch Shotokan Karate Club.

Matt was a member of our group (Asai JKA New Zealand in the 1990s) before joining the honbu-dojo in Japan, and has done private training under Shuseki-Shihan Tetsuhiko Asai (10th Dan) and Qi Gung under Mrs. Keiko Asai.

Needless to say, he has extensive knowledge of Asai-ha Shotokan-ryu. Overall, I'm personally thrilled to have him back, as is Christchurch Karate Club shibucho, Lyall Stone Sensei, and all of the members. Osu!

© André Bertel. Christchurch, New Zealand (2012).

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