Featherston – Wairarapa

Club Location

Featherston School Hall

Lyon Street


Club Contact Details

Paul Cantwell 027 376 9804


Dianna Hosnell 021 2629202

Email: sthwaiogkwi@gmail.com

Club Training Times

Wednesdays: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Club History

The Featherston Dojo was established in March 2004.

Club Instructors

Paul Cantwell

Sensei Paul Cantwell Godan (5th Dan)

As a young boy I starting training in Kei Shin Kan, Lower Hutt and then trained under Vernon Winitana with the Whanake Rangataua Karate Club until I was about 15. It was many years before I took up martial arts again.

I began my IOGKF training with Sensei John Whitby at the Greytown Dojo in April 2001 and opened the Featherston Dojo after achieving Shodan in 2003 under Sensei Terry Hill. I achieved Nidan in 2006, also under Sensei Terry Hill, Sandan in 2008 under Sensei Bakkies Laubscher, Yondan in 2013 under Nakamura Sensei and Godan in 2018 under Sensei Ernie Molyneux.

I have obtained Shodan in Ryūkyū Kobudō Hozon Shinkō Kai under the guidance of Derek English.

Dianna Hosnell

Dianna Hosnell Sandan (3rd Dan)

Andrew Hosnell

Andrew Hosnell Nidan (2nd Dan)