Posted: 29 June 2014

The KFMA Annual training camp has been confirmed on the Saturday 6th of August to Sunday the 7th of August. Details of the camp structure as follows.


TIME: 9.00am to 5.00pm

VENUE: 37 Washbourne Road, Sockburn, Unit 12 , Christchurch


TIME: 9.00am - 2.00pm

VENUE: 37 Washbourne Road, Sockburn, Unit 12 , Christchurch.

COST: $100.00 per person. Family discounts apply. Please talk to your club instructor for details.

CONFIRMED BLACK BELT ATTENDANCE: Shihan Johnny Kennedy (5th Dan) Sensei Ryan Austin (4th Dan) Sensei Amanda van Vliet (3rd Dan) Sensei Nadia van Vliet (3rd Dan)

CAMP DETAILS: The content in this year camp will be covering a huge amount of new material to help improve all aspects of your training.

There are limited numbers available so get in quick to register. Talk to your club instructor or contact Shihan Kennedy at johnny.kennedy2018@gmail.com


Posted: 14 December 2013

Congratulations goes out to Jordan frater and George Walker who successfully passed there Black belt tests on Saturday the 1st November. The grading started at 9.00am and finished around 7pm. Well done guys we are all proud of you.


Posted: 26 May 2013

Great news everyone. Please see below details on our up and coming Kennedys Freestyle Martial Arts 2013 Training camp and Advance rank promotions.

The camp will run for two full days covering a wide range of KFMA techniques including self defence, competition tactics and new skills.

Shihan Johnny Kennedy will be hosting the camp with Senior instructors Sensei Ryan,... Sensei Amanda and Dai Sampei Nadia to name a few.

To make it fair for all clubs we have decided to run one day in Rakaia and the second in Christchurch.

SATURDAY THE 29TH JUNE: Rakaia Community Centre, Rakaia

SUNDAY 30TH JUNE: TUNZ Headquarters, 16 Mathers Road, Hoonhay, Christchurch.

Cost for both days is only $75.00
One day is $50.00

Training starts at 9am and goes through to 5pm.

If you would like to register for this event please talk to your club instructor or you can email an enquiry to johnny.k@ihug.co.nz

Look forward to seeing you then

KFMA Karate Tournament 22 June 2013

Posted: 01 May 2013

Great news KFMA will be hosting it first tournament for 2013 after a 5 year break from club tournaments. This is a great opportunity to take you martial arts training to a new level and get a taste of the competitve aspects of training in a safe environment. No student is too young or old to compete so talk to your club instructor on what the rules are and how to enter.

The close of date to register for the tournament is the 22nd May so start training and get you information packs from your instructors now.

Haydne Spatcher recieves his Yudansha grading under Hanshi McCarthy

Posted: 25 April 2013

Congratulations goes to KFMA Yudansha Hayden Spatcher for being promoted to Yudansha under Hanshi Patrick McCarthy over the weekend.

Hayden attended the annual International Koryu Uchindi Kempo Jutsu Ghassuku over the weekend in Sydney and trained with Hanshi Patrick and many of the leading Sensei's in the KU organization in Australia. Well done hayden we are all very proud of your achievement and all the hard work you have done over the last 12 months.

Welcome back everyone for an action packed 2013

Posted: 19 January 2013

The Christchurch and Rakaia clubs are now open with Rangiora KFMA starting back shortly.

We have a big year lined up with grading dates pre-set for all the KFMA  shools, a interclub tournament on the 16th June and our annual KFMA Gasshuku set for mid july.

Please check the upcoming events page or our Kennedys FMA facebook page for the latest updates.

End of Year BBQ and Prize giving

Posted: 30 October 2012


It is that time of year again to get out your water pistols and swimming togs for the KFMA Annual End of Year BBQ and prize giving.

The date we are looking this year is Sunday 2nd December and will be a full day event packed with fun and excitment for the whole family.

Confirmation on venue and times will be posted by the end of the week so please make sure you pencil this date in.

We are also looking forward to meeting some of the friends and families of the new KFMA Rangiora Training Centre that started this year under Sampei Connor and Mike Edmunds.


Posted: 30 October 2012

The advanced Senior rank grading will be held at Sampei Nadia's new KFMA Christchurch Training Centre located at 4 curletts road in Riccarton.

Date: Saturday 10th November 2012

Grading will start at 9am.

The advanced Junior grading will be held at the TUNZ National headquarters on Mathers Road in Hoonhay.

Date: Sunday 11th November 2012

Grading will start at 9.00am

All those testing please make sure you have plenty of fluid, towel, food and sparring gear.

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch for the Brown / Black belt participants. 12.00pm - 12.30pm

The Grading will go for approx 6 - 7 hours

If you have any questions please talk to your club instructor.

YELLOW to BLUE Belt gradings for 2012

Posted: 11 October 2012

Please see below details on our last Yellow to Blue belt gradings for 2012.

The grading will be held at the Rakaia Community Centre on the 3rd of November.

Junior grading will start at 9am in the morning with the senior gradings following in the afternoon. Could all students interested in grading please talk to your club instructors to see if you are ready to test and if all club instructors please communicate with Sensei Amanda on what number s and ranks will be attending. Her contact number is 027-2406398.

Advanced rank pretest date and times for end of year grading

Posted: 11 October 2012

On Sunday the 28th October students are invited to attend the pretest training day at the TUNZ National headquarters in Mathers road in Hoonhay. The training day will start at 10am and go through to 4pm.

All advanced senior students are invited whether you are grading or not. This is a great opportunity to go through all the grade syllabus up to Black belt.

Look forward to seeing you there.

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