Sensei George Gericke 4th Degree Black Belt
Shidokan New Zealand Branch Chief
|1986||Begin training in JKA Karate with Sensei Ken Wittstock.|
|1990||Awarded 1st Degree Black Belt (Sho Dan) in JKA Karate.|
|1991||Begin tarining in Ring Contact Fighting Art with Master Joe Viljoen.|
Awarded Orange Freestate Provincial Colors in RCFA.
Invited to participate in Battle of Atlanta in USA.
|1992||Joined the SA Defence Force for National Service.|
|1993||Awarded 1st Degree Black Belt in RCFA.|
|1994||Awarded 1st degree Black Belt in Taekwondo from UTF.|
Invited to participate in Battle of Atlanta in USA for RCFA.
Owner of Beach Fitness Studio (Health & Fitness Gymnasium) 1994 to 1998.
|1995 to 1998||Begin training with Shihan Henk Pelser in MHK Kickboxing.|
(Former student of RCFA, established new system in 1997)
Established five Kickboxing Schools in the Eastern Cape Province.
Established the Eastern Cape Kickboxing Control Board (1995).
Received recognition for Kickboxing as a Sport in the Eastern Cape from the National Sports Council of the Eastern Cape (1996).
Appointed as the President of the Eastern Cape Kickboxing Control Board (1995 to 1997).
Appointed as the President of the SA Defence Force Eastern Cape Kickboxing Control Board (1995 to 1997).
Received awards for Sport Achiever of the year from the national Sports Council in the Eastern Cape (1997 & 1997).
Awarded 1st degree black belt in MHK (1997).
Awarded Honory Colors for Kickboxing from the SANDF (1996 to 1997).
Awarded SA Defence Force Colors for Kickboxing (1995 to 1997).
Awarded Eastern Cape Provincial Colors. (1995 to 1997).
Awarded South African National Colors. (1995 to 1997).
Awarded 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon from UTF (1996).
Awarded 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon from UTF (1999).
Taught Self-Defence to Advanced VIP Protection students in SANDF.
|1999||Awarded 2nd degree black belt in MHK (1999).|
|2002 to 2003||Awarded 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo from UTF (2004).|
Awarded 3rd degree black belt in MHK (2003).
Recognized as 4th Degree black belt in Taekwondo – Martial Arts Association International (2004).
Recognized as 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo from the USA Dan Registry (2004).
Recognized as as a member with the Progressive Martial Arts Alliance (2005).
Accepted as a member with the Martial Arts Association International (2004).
Trained under Master Kim in South Korea – Eom-Sa-Ri City, Daejon Province as 4th Degree Black Belt.
|2007 to 2012||Owner of Fit4Life Studio (Kickboxing/Taekwondo and general fitness). |
Awarded 4th Degree Black Belt in MHK Kickboxing (2012).
|2013 to 2015||Immigrated to New Zealand – stopped training|
|2016||Recognized as 4th Dan Black Belt by Chief Master Rankins of U.W.T.A. |
Appointed as New Zealand Representative. United World Taekwondo Association. – U.W.T.A.
|2018||Accepted as member of W.A.K.O. – World Association of Kickboxing Associations – New Zealand. |
Appointed as Shidokan Karate Representative for New Zealand.
Appointed as Mile High Kickboxing & Shidokan Representative for New Zealand.
Established Shidokan – New Zealand. Opened the first Shidokan Dojo in Okura – New Zealand.
Awarded Shidokan Karate 4th Degree Black Belt.