Jun Shihan Scott Taylor (6th Dan)
Jun Shihan started training in 1987 at the Christchurch Shibu under Hanshi Renzie Hanham. His beginning instructor was Senpai Andrew Sparks, his green belt instructor Sei Shihan Harry Roelofs, and his brown belt instructor was Sei Shihan Neil Mathieson.
He graded to Shodan in 1993, to Kyoshi (5th Dan) in 2013, and to Jun Shihan (6th Dan) in 2021. .
In 1990, Jun Shihan Scott gained third place in the Seido National Tournament in brown belt kumite. He also competed in three Nelson tournaments throughout the period of 1987 – 1990.
Kyoshi Scott has been teaching for 25 years.
He took Wednesday night class for ten years, taking over from his big brother, Sei Shihan Grant. Prior to this, as a 1st kyu, he took the yellow belt Saturday morning class.
Jun Shihan Scott now teaches at New Brighton Dojo, which he leads. His classes focus on good etiquette, strong form, training hard, having a bit of fun, and enjoying your fellow karateka.