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Sensei Eugene Kitney originally hails from South Africa, and this is where he gained most of his exposure to the Goju-Ryu style of Karate-Do. He ran two dojo in South Africa and assisted Leslie Barnett, Sensei as a Sempai in the Seiki Dojo in Durban.
Eugene also served the South African and All African Karate-Do Goju-Kai as Webmaster of their official web site (the first officially sanctioned IKGA Web presence internationally) until his relocation to the United States in 2000.
Eugene-sensei serves the greater Austin, TX community as a Pastor and member of the Clergy.
Holding the following Tested for Rank:
- Goju-ryu Karate-do .
- Yondan (I.K.G.A.) - Issued by authority of Goshi Yamaguchi, Saiko-Shihan
- (Other rank info witheld due to political infustructure) - More available upon request or as is applicable
- Seiryū Kenpō.
- Hokai: Daikenshi (I.S.K.F.) - Issued by authority of Daihanshi Shigeru Tanaka, Kaicho
- Bukai: Godan (I.S.K.F.) - Issued by authority of Daihanshi Shigeru Tanaka, Kaicho
Awarded the following Homologated Rank:
- (O.G.K.K.A., B.G.K., W.G.K.A. & C.M.S.) - Rank info witheld due to political infustructure - More available upon request or as is applicable
- Goshin Jutsu
- Nihon Goshin-Jutsu Kenkyūkai: Godan (Okuden)
- Sekai Goshin Jutsu Renmei: Godan
His personal instructors to which he owes a great deal of thanks and respect are:
- Leslie Barnett*, Sensei (Durban, RSA)
- Peter Brandon*, Hanshi Shihan (South Africa and All Africa Hombu Dojo - Cape Town, RSA)
- Stan Holroyd, Shihan (Somerset West, RSA)
- Ahmed Kanzadeh, Shihan* (I.S.K.G.A., now S.K.I.F.) (Clarksburg / Morgantown WV & Pittsburgh, PA, USA
- Susan Kaplan, Shihan (Johannesburg, RSA)
- Stanley Khoza, Shihan (Durban, RSA)
- Ben Maré Shihan (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, RSA)
- Ian McGarrity Shihan* (USA)
- Logan Naidoo, Sensei (Durban, RSA)
- Chris Niemand, Shihan (Pietermaritzburg, RSA)
- Jay Padayachee, Shihan (Durban, RSA)
- Danie Roussouw Shihan* (Bloemfontein, RSA)
- Willem "Tash" Staphorst, Sensei (Pietermaritzburg, RSA)
- Johan van Niekerk, Shihan (Johannesburg, RSA)
- Goshi Yamaguchi, Saiko Shihan*
His Current Mentors & Support System:
- Peter Brandon, Hanshi (Cape Town, South Africa) - Instructor & Mentor
- Paul Starling, Shihan (Sydney, Australia) - Mentor
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