Waipukurau – Hawkes Bay

Club Location

Central Hawkes Bay College

Svenson Rd


Our dojo is located on the college fields. It is the only building on the fields so is hard to miss.

Club Contact Details

Name: Hamish Schwass

Phone: 06 858 5076



Name: Tonk Morgan

Phone: 06 8587121 or 027 4302050

Email: tonk@slingshot.co.nz

Club Training Times

Tuesdays: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Club History

Waipukurau dojo has been around for more than 30 years, Sensei Tonk Morgan brought the dojo, which is purpose built for practicing Okinawan Go Ju Ryu Karate-Do and placed this building on CHB College and was instructing for most of that time. Since then, Sensei Tonk Morgan has always been the Sensei and overseen the growth and sustained a presence in the trainings, formally and informally. Recently, he has officially given the instruction of the dojo to Sensei Te Whiti Seeds, a student of Waipukurau dojo for almost 20 years,  who has returned from Okinawa and is currently teaching at the Waipukurau dojo. Others have taught in this time, but only few have actually officially been given permission and full responsibility directly from and supported by Sensei Tonk. Our History links hugely with Sensei Nigel Thomas and Sensei Brian McGhie who have traveled over often to grade and train Waipukurau Karate Club for decades.

Club Instructors

Sensei Tonk Morgan, Sandan (3rd Dan)

Hamish Schwass, Shodan (1st Dan)