Fuji Ryu Goshindo Ju Jitsu – Little River

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. 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

Venue: Little River Community Centre, 43 Western Valley Road, Little River.


Contact: Todd Rogers; 0274440200

Classes: Thursdays  4.30pm for Juniors and 6.30pm for Seniors

Instructor:  Todd Rogers, 3rd Dan