Lower Hutt – Wellington

Club Location

Wainuiomata High School

New students are encouraged to come along and try out a few sessions with no obligation, to see if the club meets their expectations.

Club Contact Details

Name: Brian McGhie

Phone: 027 2240627

Email Address: bpmcghie@hotmail.com

Club Training Times

Tuesdays: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Thursdays 6.30 – 8.00 Adults only class

Club Instructors

Sensei Brian McGhie

Nanadan  (7th Dan)

Brian started training in 1974 in Kyokushinkai Karate at the Upper Hutt Karate Club, which at the time was a member club of Rembuden, a martial arts organisation established by Sensei John Jarvis in the late 1960’s.

In the last 70’s Rembuden affiliated to Sensei Morio Higaonna and the organisation started training in Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate. Brian graded for Shodan in Goju Ryu in 1980 at Sensei John Jarvis’s Rembuden Honbu Dojo in Newtown, Wellington.

All Brian’s Kyu gradings were held by Sensei John Jarvis and all Brian’s Dan gradings have been under Sensei Higaonna. Brian’s most recent grading for Nanadan (7th Dan) was in 2017 under Sensei Morio Higaonna in Okinawa, Japan.

Brian has travelled and continues to travel to train with Sensei Morio Higaonna and his senior students in Okinawa, as well as visiting the United States in 1989 / 1990 to train with Sensei Morio Higaonna for three months full time training.

Brian believes Goju Ryu karate, with its wide range of skill and knowledge requirements provides a continual challenge for both beginners and experienced Karate practitioners.


Terry Webb Yondan (4th Dan)


Wayne Foster Yondan (4th Dan)


Jason Gray Nidan (2nd Dan)


Jordan O’Neill Shodan (1st Dan)