Okinawa Shorin-ryu
New Zealand
Matsubayashi-ryu karate & kobudo
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Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand
Matsubayashi Ryu
Karate - Kobudo

Brendan Paul Williams
Shodan

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Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand Copyright 2006
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Brendan Paul Williams
Shodan

Paul Williams
Obi embroidered - Matsubayashi Ryu
Brendan Paul Williams joined our Helensville dojo in 2001.
We knew him as Paul.
Paul soon developed a passion for karate and kobudo and travelled regularly from Glen Eden in West Auckland to attend classes. He was graded to shodan in 2004. This achievement inspired in Paul a determination to visit and train in Okinawa, the birth place of karate. In August 2005 Paul fulfilled this dream when, with a group from this club, he travelled to Okinawa.
Towards the end of this visit Paul's health had become a concern. Soon after arriving back in Auckland Paul was diagnosed with cancer.
After a short illness Paul died on 25th October 2005 aged 34.
He is greatly missed by all of us who knew him. Our thoughts and love are with his family, especially his young son Brett.
Kia kaha Brett.
We have created the 'Paul Williams Memorial Trophy' to honour Paul and his commitment to karatedo.
It is awarded annually in October to the student within our New Zealand Organisation who we feel best displays the attributes exemplified by Paul.
Paul Williams
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Obi embroidered - Matsubayashi Ryu
Paul Williams receives his shodan certificate from Kancho Taira
Paul Williams with bo in Okinawa
Paul @ dojo
Paul Williams with bo in Okinawa
He was graded to shodan in 2004. This achievement inspired in Paul a determination to visit and train in Okinawa, the birth place of karate. In August 2005 Paul fulfilled this dream when, with a group from this club, he travelled to Okinawa.
Towards the end of this visit Paul's health had become a concern. Soon after arriving back in Auckland Paul was diagnosed with cancer.
After a short illness Paul died on 25th October 2005 aged 34.
He is greatly missed by all of us who knew him. Our thoughts and love are with his family, especially his young son Brett.
Kia kaha Brett.
We have created the 'Paul Williams Memorial Trophy' to honour Paul and his commitment to karatedo.
It is awarded annually in October to the student within our New Zealand Organisation who we feel best displays the attributes exemplified by Paul.
PAUL WILLIAMS
MEMORIAL TROPHY
COMMITTED ~ DETERMINED ~ UNWAVERING
OKINAWA SHORIN RYU NZ
MATSUBAYASHI

The Paul Williams Memorial Trophy
Awarded to:
 2016  Jeremy Hunt
 2015  Karen Hellier
 2014  Mark Pearce
 2013  Jamie Dobbin
 2012  Jim Johnston
 2011  Andrea Sugar
 2010  Sam McLachlan         
 2009  Russell Wilkinson
 2008  Jake Clayton
 2007  Matthew Street  
 2006  Isaac Wilkinson    
    
Paul Williams receives his shodan certificate from Kancho Taira
Brendan Paul Williams joined our Helensville dojo in 2001.
We knew him as Paul.
Paul soon developed a passion for karate and kobudo and travelled regularly from Glen Eden in West Auckland to attend classes.
Russell 2009
Sam 2010
Isaac 2006
Matthew 2007
Jake 2008
Andrea 2011
Jim 2012
Jamie 2013
The statue for this trophy was generously gifted by Classique Sculptures
Mark 2014
Karen 2015
Jeremy 2016
Paul @ dojo
PAUL WILLIAMS
MEMORIAL TROPHY
COMMITTED ~ DETERMINED ~ UNWAVERING
OKINAWA SHORIN RYU NZ
MATSUBAYASHI

The Paul Williams Memorial Trophy
Awarded to:
2015  Karen Hellier

2016  Jeremy Hunt

 2014  Mark Pearce
2013 Jamie Dobbin
 2012  Jim Johnston
2011  Andrea Sugar
2010  Sam McLachlan
2009  Russell Wilkinson
 2008  Jake Clayton
 2007  Matthew Street
 2006  Isaac Wilkinson
The statue for this trophy was generously gifted by Classique Sculptures