Zone Director - Wellington, New Zealand

Sensei Antonie de Bruin is the Senior Instructor and Zone Director for New Zealand. He has been a member of GKR since 1992 and currently holds the rank of 4th Dan Black Belt.

Antonie began his training in Adelaide, South Australia and spent 9 years as a Senior Instructor/Regional Manager in Melbourne, Australia.

In 2006, Antonie was appointed the role of Zone Director. As the Senior Instructor of New Zealand, he oversees the ongoing training and support of 5 Senior Instructors/Regional Managers, over 150 Branch Instructors and over 3000 students throughout Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch and Wellington.

Antonie is based in Auckland with his wife Nicola and their 2 children, Alexis and Mason.

Antonie is the Senior Instructor and Regional Manager of Wellington, Region 21. He oversees the training and administration of over 50 classes, 30 branch instructors and hundreds of students who train each and every week. Antonie has been the Regional Instructor of this area since 2020.

GKR Qualifications
  • IGKF Member
  • IGKF Certified Zone Director
  • Accredited First Aid Trainer
  • Accredited Trainer of IGKF Regional Instructors
  • Level 6 Accredited IGKF Tournament Judge and Referee

To contact SENSEI ANTONIE DE BRUIN, please fill out the form below or call: 021 979 999

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