Lineage: The Fuji Ryu Goshindo school of Martial Arts was created / founded by Sugawara Geshu in 1962 in Miyagi Prefecture in Japan. Sugawara Geshu held the position as Chief Instructor of Physical Education studies at Kokushikan University, a notable Judo and Kendo university in Japan to this day, and it is here that he taught a range of Martial disciplines including Aikido, Judo and Goshindo. Sugawara Geshu died in July 1985. In 1969 New Zealander John Bonniface attended Kokushikan University as a Physical Education and Martial Arts student. On his return to New Zealand in 1976 John Bonniface opened the New Zealand chapter of Fuji Ryu Goshindo school of self defence.
Style: Fuji Ryu Goshindo in New Zealand is the form of Jiu Jitsu as taught by John Bonniface. John Bonniface gained 5th degree black belts in Jiu Jitsu and Goshindo; a 2nd degree black belt in Aikido, a first degree black belt in Kendo and a 2nd degree black belt in Judo from the Kodokan Judo Institute. John Bonniface died on the 9th November 1992. Before his death he handed the system over to Sensei Stan Taylor. He in turn handed the system to Shihan Paul Reti in 1994. Shihan Paul Reti is the current head of Fuji Ryu Goshin Do Jiu Jitsu.
Chief Instructor: Shihan Paul Reti OSA, 9th Dan, NZJJF C3 Advanced Instructor, NZMAHOF
Hombu Dojo: Canterbury Amateur Judo Club Dojo (CanAmJu), 66C Magdala Place, Middleton, Christchurch.
Contact: Paul Reti; 027 4059433 or Dave Lomax; 021 2515783
Classes: Tuesdays 7:30pm to 9pm & Saturdays 9:00am to 11:00am.
Instructors: Dave Lomax, 5th Dan, NZJJF C2 Club Instructor.
Assistant Instructors: John Kirk-Anderson, Carl Boyd