Ranfurly – Central Otago

Club Location

The Arts Centre

Reade Street


Club Contact Details

Name: Tony Clarke

Phone: 03 444-9216

Email Address: closeburn@xtra.co.nz

Postal Address: Closeburn Station, Ranfurly


Name: Dennis Flockton

Phone: 444-9831

Email Address: virgo1@slingshot.co.nz



Club Training Times

Mondays: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Wednesdays: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Club History

Established 1979 and run by Dennis Flockton until 1985 when Tony Clarke took over.

Club Instructors

Tony Clarke
 Godan (5th Dan)

Tony has trained for 25 years in Goju Ryu karate and it was his training with Nigel Thomas in 1984 which set him on a long path of overseas experiences including attending the gasshuku in South Africa in 1985, 6 months training with Terauchi Sensei in Japan 1988, training with Higaonna Sensei in USA in 1989, further training with Terauchi Sensei in 1989 and 1992, and attending the 2003 Budosai in Okinawa. Tony attained his Shodan in 1988 under Higaonna Sensei, his Nidan in 1992 in Dunedin under Dennis May, his Sandan in 2003 under Terry Hill, and his Yondan in 2007 at the Oceania Gasshuku in Wellington under Higaonna Sensei and his Godan in 2017 under Terauchi Sensei.

Dennis Flockton
 Nidan (2nd Dan)