Club Location

Featherston School Hall

Lyon Street


Club Contact Details

Name: Paul Cantwell

Phone: 06 3089839 or 027 3769804

Email Address: [email protected]

Postal Address: 104 Fox St, Featherston 5710

Club Training Times

Wednesdays: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Club History

The Wairarapa has four dojos operating – Masterton, Greytown, Martinborough and Featherston. 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. Achieved Nidan in 2006 also under Sensei Terry Hill, Sandan in 2008 under Sensei Bakkies Laubscher and Yondan in 2013 under Nakamura Sensei.

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

Thomas Duncan

Thomas Duncan Nidan (2nd Dan)

Andrew Hosnell

Andrew Hosnell Nidan (2nd Dan)


Dianna Hosnell

Dianna Hosnell Nidan (2nd Dan)